Please pray:
  • for our own preparedness to welcome Jesus at Christmas and at His return;
  • for all who will hear the Good News over these next weeks;
  • for the work of S.C.R.A.T.C.H. and Southampton City Mission;
  • for all who suffer because of wars, terrorism, harsh rule and natural disasters;
  • for those who live in St Evox Close and Redward Road;

  • for those who are finding this time of year particularly hard;

  • for those who help in the maintenance of our church grounds, and for John and his outreach to the Community Payback workers;
  • for the work of St Stephen’s, Bibwe, South Rwenzori Diocese, Uganda;
  • all who are moving into the Fen Meadow development;
  • for all the work of our parish Church Schools especially this month.
Other News:


Flower Fund – we hope you are enjoying the festive flowers! Both our churches have a place where you can donate to the flower fund - every little helps to keep our churches beautiful.


Now it’s Advent our big Christmas Cards are here. Why not sign the one at the back of each church (they swapped this week) to wish each other a Happy Christmas and save trees by not sending individual cards? You might like to put the money you save into the retiring collection.


Help Needed at St John’s – Is anyone willing to join the crèche rota on Sunday mornings or to help us have the church open midweek? There are many other ways to help - please ask somebody.


Christmas Eve Carols and Mince Pies – donations of mulled wine and mince pies would be much appreciated. Please leave your donations at the back of church by the morning of 24th at the latest.


Testimonies -don't forget that as a church we love to hear a few words about how God has been at work in people's lives recently. Speak to Julian or another minister and they will arrange to fit you jin.


Are you new to this church/ new to the area/ interested in finding out about the Christian faith? You might like to fill in one of our orange cards at the back of church.



This Week:

Mondays 9am - Morning Prayer, St John's Church


Wednesdays 7am - Early morning prayer group, St John's Church.


Wednesdays 20th -  NO Holy Communion at 11.30am , St John's Church.


Saturday 16th - 8 – 9 am Advent Prayers, St John’s Vestry


Tuesday 19th December - 8 – 9 pm Advent Prayers, back of St. John’s


Wednesday 20th December - 11.45am, Funeral of Edith Stanley-Smith, Southampton Crematorium, East Chapel


Thursday 21st - 10 am - noon, Coffee Break Christmas meeting, Community Centre


Saturday 23rd December - 8 – 9 am Advent Prayers, St John’s Vestry


Saturday 23rd - 11 am–noon, Carol Singing outside Sainsbury’s Lord’s Hill Centre.


Future Weeks:


Friday 29th - Bella Armonia Concert, 7.30 pm St John’s.  A small ensemble of young musicians including our own Fiona and Sandra Thompson.


Saturday 20th January 11.30am - Memorial Service for Edith Stanley-Smith, St John's Church.