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Meanwhile you are very welcome to join us for any of the Church services and other activities.
Last updated: 11th May 2016
At 8am and 10am services Rev Stephen Pullin, Assistant Archdeacon of Berkshire, will be our guest Preacher
Everyone is welcome to come along to the BBQ in the Vicarage Garden June at 12.30. Tickets now on sale
Adult £5 per head, child £3 or family £15
Bring your own rug or chair.
Garden games available for the children and pay bar for the grown ups!
We invite everyone to share a mix of traditional and modern hymns chosen by members of our Church and local community, who will each explain what the hymns mean to them.
Do come along to enjoy the singing and refreshments afterwards
Crowthorne Good Neighbours was established in 1972 by Churches Together in Crowthorne to help transport local elderly and infirm people to hospital and GP appointments. In addition, we also take people shopping and to visit relatives who are in care homes. There is no charge for the service although most people pay a donation to help cover the cost of the trip.
Crowthorne Good Neighbours operates out of Crowthorne Baptist Church every Monday to Friday between 10am and 12 noon, and can be contacted on 01344 761001.
New volunteer drivers are desperately needed to help with this vital work. As a volunteer driver, you can:
- volunteer a small amount of your time (just tell us your preferences)
- claim a mileage allowance
- decide where you want to go - local trips are just as important as those further afield.
Last year we took 160 people to 1207 appointments. These journeys were only possible because we have a group of volunteers willing to give up some of their time. Please consider if you may be able to give up some of your time to help a much-needed service. For more information call 01344 761001
Our local Co-op has been supporting HopeZone for the past few weeks and so far the current total for the collection at the Co-op, including money from sales of carrier bags that was added at the start, is £628.
The more members that support HopeZone and shop at Co-op, the more money they'll receive.
How to support:
- You can apply to become a member of Co-op
- Choose HopeZone as the Local Community Fund
- You can go to the link to the Local Community Fund, the profile page is (https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/9578/)
We would like to warmly thank everyone for their kindness at the recent sale of TN products
after church on the 14th May. We made £53 which is a brilliant result! We were able to send this
money directly to the co-operative who share 80% of the total with the craftsmen and women
concerned and 20% goes back into the running of the co-operative. I spoke to Rasmata, the
lady who designs textile jewellery, and she explained that thanks to the sales she has made
over the last year or so she has been able to pay for her daughter, Rachidatou’s, school fees.
It is upon us again on the 10th July Pause will be heading to Edgbarrow again. Pause is an interactive environment within school, to give the Young People time and space to think whilst visiting different activities or just be still.
What I am asking is to make up a team to cover everything from setting up to covering the rota and taking down again. It runs in the from 9.10 until 3.20 roughly for a week. Monday is generally setting up and Friday afternoon taking down. They are broken down in to hourly slots during the day so you don’t have to be there all day.
I would be lovely to have an input from all the churches in CTC. The people that helped last year found it an amazing environment to be in and part of.
A huge THANK YOU to everyone for the support you gave to The Children’s Society last month. The total donations received was an amazing £336, much of which was given at the Open Garden event. This amount exceeded all my expectations and I am grateful to everyone for their incredible generosity.
The House Group meets regularly on alternate Monday evenings. The current theme is 'Angels'; following on from the last theme 'Heaven'.
New members are always welcome, 7.30 pm at Oak Lodge. Speak to Les & Julie for more details.
Forthcoming meetings are:
8th and 22nd May
Current shortages tinned meat and vegetables, tinned fruit, custard, rice puddings, shampoo, black bin bags, washing tablets, bleach, anti-bacterial spray, shaving foam, men’s & women's deodorant, adults & children's toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gel, nappies all sizes
Contact the Elderly have 2 Bracknell groups taking out to tea, isolated elderly people, one Sunday afternoon a month, 12 months a year. Our drivers collect their guests, take them to the tea party in a local host family home and return them home afterwards. They have vacancies for more guests. See www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk Contact Suzan Hyland, 0207 881 2361
Daily prayer intentions are distributed with St John's News with some prayers that might be used. The latest prayer list is attached.
The weekly newsheet is given out at the Sunday services and contains up-to-date news for the week ahead. The latest version is attached - just click on the attachment to download it. Previous versions can be found on the "Documents for downloading" page.
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For fun, music, storytime
and craft with friends
When: 9:30-11.30 every Wednesday
(except during August)
At St John’s Church
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