Please pray:
  • for the work of Tearfund;

  • for all who suffer because of wars, terrorism, harsh rule and natural disasters;
  • for more local churches and community groups to become involved with the maintenance and development of the A Rocha Wolf Fields project;

  • for who live in Hazeldown Road;

  • for God’s Mercy Revival Church: one of our SO16 partners;

  • for those who read the Bible aloud at services;
  • for managing the lack of Churchwarden at St Boniface;
  • for all who are moving into the Fen Meadow development.
Other News:


Going for Gold - as part of working towards an Eco-Church GOLD Award for St John's we need your help. Please could you complete our 5-minute survey (either online at or by picking up a hardcopy from the back of church). If you use hardcopy we need you to return the tear-off slip to the back of church so we know you have done it. Thanks.


Concert for Africa – we are actively seeking offers from prospective performers!  Please contact Sue Newbitt or Hilary Holden, or email the office.  Thank you!


Church Manner Needed – there is a vacancy for a church manner on Tuesdays. Please contact the office if you are interested in this.


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:

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


Wednesdays 11.30am -  Holy Communion, St John's Church. 



Sunday 17th September - St John’s Eco Church Silver Award Celebration – please consider cycling or walking if you can, and live near enough, but don’t worry if you can’t! Followed by a Bring and Share Lunch in the Hall to celebrate the Award and to honour Sheila’s long Reader/LLM ministry with us. All welcome


Future Weeks:

Wednesday 27th September - ‘Earth: old or young? Why it matters!’  See notice in porch.


Saturday 30th September - 7.30pm, Concert, St John's Church, ‘Music for a While’ A mix of song and instrumental music. Retiring collection for Jane Scarth House and Church Funds.


Saturday 14th October - Quiz Night. Our very own Carol Plunkett will be the quiz master. Come to St John’s Church Hall, Rownhams Lane for a prompt start at 7.30 pm. Tickets £5 each, £15 per family, from the office or Sheila Bulpit. Bring your own nibbles and drinks. Come as a team or join one on the night!


Saturday 18th November - Concert for Africa in St John's Church – ‘Never smile at a CROCODILE!’ Please start to think now about the items YOU could offer to make this performance even better than in previous years.