Trinity Band – 21/6/15

What better way to celebrate the Trinity 3 Sunday than with a visit to our morning praise service by Trinity – the Christian band from Holland

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They were ending a short UK tour and interrupted their journey home to come and play for our service. A 5am departure from Torquay saw them arrive at 8:30am in time to setup for our 10am service…………..20150621_085118

 

and grab a quick breakfast…..

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And what a memorable service it was. A great mix of their material with popular worship songs which included all ages…………

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IMG_1376one comment from a ‘senior’ member of our church – “Wow, what an inspiring service today”.

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we will look forward to them returning hopefully in 2016

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Space Academy 2013

Was Daniel in the lions’ den or was he in space?

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Over sixty enthusiastic primary school age local children took off with the space academy at St John’s church this week, as part of the annual holiday club. They sang, made craft items, played games, took part in drama and generally had a terrific time – while learning about Daniel and his amazing faith. The link between the lions’ den and “the final frontier” may not be an obvious one, but it all made sense in the end.

As usual with one of our holiday clubs, bad jokes, silly costumes, preposterous props, adults reliving their childhood and children finding out that church can be fun were all in evidence.

Ann Laird – Parish Press Officer

 

Leavers Day 2013

Young people from Rownhams School releasing their balloons at the end of an action packed day at St. Johns. Each year those ending their time at our two local schools mark the transition to secondary education with a day of activities at St. John’s. Footprints, church detectives, craft, bell ringing and drama are the sessions, and the day concludes with drama and a balloon launch of their hopes for the future.

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Pentecost Sunday 2013

It was with great joy that a packed St. Johns on Pentecost Sunday 2013 celebrated the dedication of Rosie Grierson,
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and the baptism of Jon Grierson.
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There was literally standing room only in the church as well as the baptism pool!

Nursling and Rownhams get Gold!

On Sunday 28th  April Jonathan Frost, the Bishop of Southampton, presented  the churches of Nursling and Rownhams with their Diocesan Environmental Gold Award

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Getting the gold award has really been a team effort: many church members first became aware of the need to look after the environment when they went away for a weekend together and heard a powerful presentation from the environmental charity A Rocha. They decided that practical action was needed.

A Rocha visit 3/2/13

On Sunday 3rd February Andy Lester from A Rocha (the Christian conservation charity) spoke at our all age service. After the service he took questions from young and old on his conservation work, and his visits to Africa.IMG_1796_edit

This was part of our program to obtain the Diocesan Environmental Gold Award which we expect to receive this year. Activities included making bird feeders…

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bird boxes……

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