St John the Baptist Parish Church

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Community activities

Please support Hopezone through shopping at the Co-op

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 

If you already have a Co-op membership log on to your account at https://membership.coop.co.uk/ and select HopeZone for six months.

How the fund works

  • Every time our members buy Co‑op branded products and services, from buying a loaf of bread to planning a funeral, 1% of their spend goes to a local cause, like HopeZone.
  • For the 6 months HopeZone is part of the fund the money builds up. Throughout the 6 months, members can choose which cause their contribution goes to.
  • If members don't choose a cause during the 6 months we'll share the contribution they've built up equally between the causes in their community.

Pause at Edgbarrow

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.

If you are interested in being involved or would like more information then contact Louise Truscott on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 07931720036

Crowthorne Community Charter

As the new housing developments in Crowthorne pick up pace, CTC have arranged a series of dates for Christians to listen and pray together.  We will be thinking about some of the “challenges” facing our Community, particularly for vulnerable groups (young, old etc.) as leading up to the Crowthorne Community Charter Churches Workshop (C4W) on Saturday 12 November to be run by a consultant working with the TRL developers (Legal and General).

Read more: Crowthorne Community Charter

Contact the Elderly

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

Soulscape

Soulscape will visit Wokingham’s secondary schools, including Edgbarrow School in Crowthorne and most of the primary schools.  Our prayer space, PAUSE will run again for almost a week in Edgbarrow for the first time. We expect to meet well over 1,000 young people during these weeks.  OBJECT, our play and workshop which focuses on how pornography affects relationships between young people will also be delivered Edgbarrow School.

Read more: Soulscape