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A copy of the current notice sheet can be downloaded here.

Missed something? Some previous notice sheets can be found here

Feedback sheets can be downloaded here.

Events Calendar can be found here

  News & Information

The Connections Summer Outing is Monday 15th July, departing for Henley on Thames promptly at 10am from St John’s car park. Have a lovely day.
 
Baptism and Confirmation Service: Sunday 14th July at 6pm. Please pray for the candidates as they prepare to make this commitment to God's call to follow Jesus Christ: Bethany Fox, Bethany Francis, Michael Matthews, Daisy Matthews, Martha Francis, Izzie Ellwood, Josiah Kirpalani, Charlotte Ward and Claire Cross. We will have the pool in church for full-immersion baptisms and the Bishop of Croydon will be coming to take the confirmations. Do come along to support them all.
 
FIRST AID: If you have a current valid First Aid certificate and would be willing to be a designated First Aider for occasional church events, please speak to Diane Francis
 
VERVE taster event: Friday 19 July at 7-8.30pm in the church. Do you know any young people who might like to come to our Friday evening youth group? Why not invite them for our end of term taster session as we transform the church into a mini-golf adventure? VERVE is for young people in years 6-9, and any who are going to be in year 6 in September are welcome to come to our taster event on Friday. VERVE will restart again on Friday 6th September.
 
Prayer Breakfast and Church Lunch take a break for August. The next Prayer Breakfast will be Sat 14 September, the next Church Lunch on Sun 8 September, and the next Catalyst Prayer & Praise Event on Wed 18 September.


Children and Youth Groups will be taking a break in the summer


The last Sunday for The Rock and BOSS Youth Group will be Sunday 21st July.

There will be activity packs for children available on Sunday 28th July, 11th, 18th & 25th August during morning services.

Youth Summer Activities

Details about Car Club 2019 and Summer Socials will follow shortly.

All groups restart on Sunday 8th September.


Renewing our vision: Feedback request to all

Vision renewal for 2020 and beyond:  As we continue the process for renewing our vision as a church, please can we encourage everyone to return feedback forms by Sunday 21 July as we collectively seek God’s guidance about what might be next? There are copies of the forms in church if you haven’t yet had one (or have lost it) and they can also be downloaded from this website by clicking on the following link: Feedback sheets with information about where we are at so far and with space for your thoughts and ideas are now available.

Please can we ask you to prayerfully consider your response and return forms to the basket in the church? Thank you.


Dates for your diary

Sunday 14 July at 6pm – Baptism & Confirmation Service


SUNDAY 14th July

Speaker: Luke Markham:

Sanctification: Being authentically messed up is not enough

10am sundayten  

5.30-7.30pm BOSS Youth Group

Speaker:Bishop Jonathan

6pm sundaysix Baptism & Confirmation Service


The Week Ahead

 

Mon 15 July
10am Connections Outing

Wed 17 July
2-4pm Watercolour Group

Fri 19 July
9:30am Staff team meeting
7-8.30pm VERVE

Sun 21 July

Title: Humanity: the image of God
10amsundayten
6pm  sundaysix


SUNDAY 21st July

Speaker: Mark Francis

Title: Humanity: the image of God

10am sundayten  

5.30-7.30pm BOSS Youth Group

6pm sundaysix


Prayer Diary

Saturday The Keswick Convention begins today for 3 weeks, attracting Christians from all over the world. Pray for great teaching and fellowship there, and at all the other special events this summer.
 
Sunday 14th July This evening the Bishop of Croydon is joining us for our service of Baptism and Confirmation. Pray especially for each candidate, that this will be a pivotal moment in each of their lives as they declare their faith.

Monday Pray for the Connections outing today, and for protection and safety for all who will be enjoying the boat trip along the Thames from Henley. May it be a time of friendship and fellowship for all.
 
Tuesday As the Conservative leadership contest nears its climax, pray that it will be peaceful despite the rivalry and tensions, and above all that God will be in control of the outcome and our politics.
 
Wednesday Pray for each of the Home  Groups meeting this week, that as well as providing great teaching and discussion, they may offer support and encouragement in a friendly, informal environment.
 
Thursday Pray for Christians who are working in the fields of technology and IT, that they may promote ethical values and safe boundaries in a rapidly expanding area with great potential for good and bad.
 
Friday Thank God for equipping his people with gifts in technology and development, that they may be widely used to improve living standards, health and education in many less-developed countries.
 
Saturday Pray for our NHS, under great strain as it faces increasing demands with insufficient resources. Pray for the doctors, nurses, administrators, ambulance crews and other staff who work so hard on our behalf.
 
Sunday 21st Thank God for our children's and youth groups and their leaders, as they meet today for the last time before the summer holidays. Pray that they will remember all that they have learnt about Jesus this term.