Get your diaries out – Autumn dates


REAL WORSHIP the course 2014
A new course run by Marcus on ‘how to lead worship’ Suitable for existing worship leaders and those who would like to find out more. Starts 22nd September. 7.30pm to 9pm in the Upper Room. Contact Marcus.

Freedom Course – weekly structured and prayer based course designed to understand and he help us walk in the fullness of freedom that God intends.
Thursday 25th September. 7.40pm to 10pm in the Upper Room. Leaflets available. Contact Antony Spencer.

Alpha – got questions about life? Try the weekly Alpha course.
Tuesday 23rd September. 7pm to 9.30pm. Meal, talk, discussion groups in the Main Hall. Contact the Alpha team 

‘Not Getting Any Younger’ – A 5-session meeting time for older people, with opportunity to think and talk about some of the issues of growing older and explore together what the bible says.  Starts 2nd October 10.30am-12 noon.  Contact Catriona Foster.  COURSE NOW FULL



PCC Meeting Monday 15th September

An Urgent Call to Stand and Pray Sat 20th September at Birmingham Christian Centre. Organised by the World Prayer Centre.  Details on our website. 

Doug Horley at St John’s Saturday 27th September.

Harvest Services 5th October

Women’s Breakfast ‘ Being busy: blessing or burden?’  Saturday 18th October, 8.15 am to 10.30 am with speaker Emma Ineson.  Tickets available at church from 7th Sept. Contact Pat Brydon.

C Group Leaders Training Evening Wednesday 22nd October  8 pm to 10 pm in the Upper Room. Contact Ruth Hassall    NB THIS IS A CHANGE OF DATE

Children’s Light Party Friday 31st October from 2 pm to 4 pm.  Details to follow.  Contact Ben Baker

Men’s Breakfast: Saturday 15th November, 8.150 am -10.30 am with speaker Ian Ferguson, ex RAF pilot.  Contact Brian Thomas

The Kings Chamber Orchestra at St John’s. Friday 21st November. Details to follow.

CONNECT with Advent Women’s Ministry event Friday 28th November from 7.15 pm to 9.30 pm.  Details to follow.  Contact Pat Brydon


Contact Marcus.

Sanctuary new monthly prayer and worship event at St John’s to be held usually on first Wednesdays.
Wednesday 3rd Sept; 1st Oct, 5th Nov, 10th Dec 7.30pm to 9pm in the main sanctuary.

Half Night of Prayer Friday 24th October. 6pm to midnight.

Start the Week – weekly on Mondays. 6.30am to 7am  in Meeting Room 2.

World Prayer – monthly on Tuesdays with Bob Dunnett.  Starts 9th September.  10.30am to 11.30am in Meeting Room 2.

Arise – weekly on Wednesdays in term time. 7am to 8am in Meeting Room 2.  Followed by tea and toast.

Come and Pray – for just an hour – weekly on Thursdays, usually in school term time from  9.40am to 10.40am.  Where? at Church in Meeting Room 1.  Why? Because God wants us to pray.  Who? You -if you are free at that time of the day.  What?  St John’s and its ministries; the parish and the Harborne Community; and beyond.  Contact Beryl Beavis

Alpha Prayer Times weekly on various days and times. Click here for details.


REGULAR GROUPS start up again in September – all newcomers welcome.  Please get in touch with the contact person.  

CAMEO – weekly group for international women and their pre-school children.
Thursday 4th September 10am-11.30pm usually in the Upper Room. Flyers available at church. Contact Adele Cheatle.

Harborne Mens Group – monthly group for fellowship/teaching.
Thursday 4th September, and on first Thursdays following in the Upper Room. Contact Bob Kimmins

TODDLER GROUP  re-opens on 8th September with NEW OPENING TIMES
10.30am to 12.30pm, Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in term times. Contact Beccy Alllen

Digging Deeper – fortnightly bible study group for women.
Monday 8th September 1.15pm to 3.15pm in the Coffee Lounge. Contact Patty McCulloch.

Midway – fortnightly group for women for fellowship, worship, teaching and prayer.
Thursday 11th September, 2pm to 3.30pm in Meeting Room 2. Flyers available with contact details.

Community Choir – weekly informal choir for anyone interested in singing.
Fridays 7.15pm to 8.30pm in the Upper Room. Contact Luke and Caroline Porter

Who Let the Dads Out? – monthly group for men pre-school children.
Saturday 13th September and second Saturdays. Flyers available. Contact Phil Varley

Students at St John’s – weekly group for worship, bible, prayer, activation.
Wednesday 1st October, 7.30pm in the Upper Room. Meal provided. Contact Vinod Bhatia
Welcome tea for returners and newcomers, 28th September at 5pm at St John’s.

Talk Together – weekly groups for bible study, prayer and support.
Meet on various times and days during term time. Contact Pat Brydon.


319344636_36eb3b88f5_oCHRISTMAS PLANS

The Christmas Tour Thursday 4th December to Saturday 6th December

Carol Singing in the High Street Saturday 20th December

Family Carols 10am Sunday 21st December

Carol Service 7pm Sunday 21st December

Christingle Services 2.30pm and 4pm on Christmas Eve, 24th December

Midnight Holy Communion 11.30pm Christmas Eve, 24th December

Christmas Day Service 10am 25th December. Service will be followed by Holy Communion.

7th Aug 2014 Posted in: News by Stella Jennings 0

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