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Services at 10.30am on Sunday have now resumed at St John's  please see 'Back to church!' for what to expect when you come.


 

Join the JC Squad!

‘The J C Squad’ is the new name for our Sunday School, and it’s running again from Sunday 12th September, at 10.30am, on a similar basis to the sessions we’ve had before, with the children and their leaders in the main church hall and Covid precautions in place.

We hope that children will be able to rejoin their parents in church at the end of the main service and maybe share something of what they’ve been doing together.

 

Thursday get-togethers

Our housegroups start meeting again on the evening of Thursday 16th September: see Rev Rodney Green and Rev Graham Smallman for more information. They are fortnightly meetings, and anyone can go along. And from that date there’s a daytime group as well, at church, starting at 2.30pm. It’s open to anyone who would like to come for Bible study, fellowship and prayer: Rev Debra would love to see you there.

 

All-Age Worship

We’re planning All-Age Worship on the first Sunday of each month from October to December, and there will be a Holy Communion service in the evening at 6.30pm on each of those Sundays, too.

 

Harvest Thanksgiving

The 10.30am All-Age service on Sunday 3rd October will be our Harvest Thanksgiving.  If you would like to bring harvest gifts to church on or before 3rd October, we can pass these on to the Booth Centre in Manchester. They particularly ask for tinned tuna, tinned corned beef and ham, tinned vegetables including potatoes, tomatoes and baked beans, tinned fruit and custard, rice, pasta, spaghetti, herbs, spices and gravy granules, coffee, sugar and biscuits (NB No soup or tea bags).

 


 

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting this year was held on Sunday 23rd May. The Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2020 are available hereThe Churchwardens' Report is available hereThe Deanery Synod Report is available here

 


 

The Rev Debie Blair licensed to St John’s

The Bishop of Middleton has licensed the Reverend Debra Blair as Curate-in-Charge at St John’s Flixton. The ceremony was completed at our service in church on Sunday 6th December, 2020.

 

    

 

 

 

 


 

CORONAVIRUS COLLECTION

At St John's we do not ask people outside the church to help with our expenses as a church, believing that our own members' giving should enable us to 'pay our way' (though friends and visitors do make donations from time to time), and our Church Council has reaffirmed its longstanding policy that we will give away, this year as in any other, one tenth of our total donation income to Christian and charitable work outside our own. We believe in a generous God who will care for us if we are generous too.   

In addition, right now we are having a special collection which will form the basis for an extra donation by us to a Christian charity or charities working with those in need because of the coronavirus. This is primarily an appeal to our own church members, but anyone is welcome to join in by using the red button on our Home Page - click here to go to it.