Welcome

Since it was built St John’s, which forms part of the Guildford Diocese of the Church of England, has been the focus for sharing the love of God and reaching out to the local community through Christian worship, fellowship and service.

Through the years we have learnt to adapt to the changes in society and culture, so how we do things may have changed but we remain committed to those same core values. These are expressed in and through our Sunday Worship, Small Groups, Service and Stewardship which we encourage all members to become involved in and contribute to.

Everyone who comes through the doors at St John’s is warmly welcomed and soon made to feel part of the church family. We pray that as you share with us you will experience the love of God in your life too.

Our Church is typically open during the day for private prayer so if you fancy some peace and quiet why not pop in some time soon. Access is via the South porch (white studded door).

With every blessing

Jonathan Hillman
(Rector)

Patronal all-age service this Sunday 26 June

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 08:11

This Sunday (26th June) is our Patronal Service and we will therefore be having just one morning service which will be at 10.45am.

*N.B. there will be NO 9.00am service*

The service will be an interactive all-age informal Communion service that reflects the worship styles of both our morning services. All are welcome.

Afterwards the plan is to have lunch together so don't forget to bring your picnic!

 

Easter Lillies

Sunday, 06 March 2016 13:19

If you would like to donate a memorial Lilly for the Easter Flowers in church, please sign one of the lists on display at the back of church and int he cloisters' part of the Link.

 

Parent / Grandparent Meeting

Sunday, 06 March 2016 13:17

Our next parent/grandparent meeting is on Tuesday 15 March from 7.30pm until 9pm in the Almond Room of the Link. The topic is on self-esteem and self-image to young people. All welcome.

 

Order your Real Easter Egg

Sunday, 06 March 2016 13:14

If you wish to order any Real Easter eggs please send Yvonne an email or add your order form to the door to the Fairtrade cupboard in the Link.

The Real Easter Egg is the only Easter Egg which has an Easter story booklet in the box, is made of fairtrade chocolate and makes a donation to Traidcraft Exchange from its sales. There are milk and dark chocolate versions. A good way to support Fairtrade Fortnight!

 

Holy Week Services & Easter Day

Sunday, 06 March 2016 13:11

In Holy Week we will be having a series of short services (Compline) at 8.00pm in the church. These will be held on Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th March. At each service a different member of the congregation will be leading a short reflection. Each service should last about 30 minutes.

On Thursday 24th March (7.30pm for an 8.00pm start) we have our Agape Meal in the Hall. Please sign the list on the flip-chart in the Link or contact Kate ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) if you'd like to come. Our plan is to have a two-course meal provided by outside caterers - price to be confirmed. Payment will be needed on or before Sunday 20th March at the latest. All welcome.

On Good Friday (25th) we meet at 10.00am in the church for our walk through the Easter Story. This is open to all ages but is particularly aimed at children.
Our 'Hour at the Cross' service starts at 2.00pm in the Church and is more geared to an adult audience.

On Easter Sunday (27th) we meet at 6.15am on Chobham Common for our Dawn Service (followed by a full cooked breakfast). There is a Said Communion Service at 8.00am in the church followed by a 10.00am Easter Celebration (with Communion) service.

For more information on any of these services/events please contact the Parish Office on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (01276) 489408 (9-12 Mon-Fri)

 

Food Donations for Syria and Iraq

Sunday, 17 January 2016 20:38

Following a request from a local contact we have agreed to be a local collection point for an Emergency Appeal for those suffering in Syria and Iraq. Please see the list below which outlines the specific items required. (No other items are being requested at present – if this changes we will update you)

If you are able to respond please bring your items to the Link where we will be coordinating the collection. Please note that the office is generally open 9am-12pm (Mon –Fri) and 2.30pm-5.30pm (Tues-Fri). This collection will open for donations until 31st January.

Please do pass this information on to other local contacts that you may have as we would love to give all who wish to the opportunity to respond.

ITEMS REQUIRED

FOOD

Tinned food (suitable for vegetarians) -    especially chick peas, kidney beans, tomatoes, soups, tuna, sardines

Dry goods     Pasta, spaghetti, noodles, lentils, flour, rice, porridge oats Jar food – jams, peanut butter

Snacks          High energy cereal bars, flapjacks, biscuits, packaged snacks

Staples          Sugar, tomato paste, olive/vegetable oil

Liquids          Bottled water, long life milk

 

BABY ITEMS

Baby formula (liquid and powder)

Baby bottles & teats

Jars of baby food

Baby/child multivitamins

Nappies

 

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