St John’s Stories
15th Mar 2016 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 0

St John’s students in action                                           To listen to the podcast of ‘Returning Hope’ go to this link to hear Martin Graham.                        

15th Mar 2016 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 0

Marcus writes: “Ben and I were so encouraged by the way the Church got involved in the 24hr prayer time. “Right from the start, as we worshipped together there was a precious sense of the presence of God with us, stirring us up to dig deep in praise and prayer. “Two hours praying for the […]

4th Feb 2016 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 2

..despite being separated by oceans’ This article has been taken from the January 2016 Leprosy Mission magazine ‘New Day’ and published here by permission. Thelma Jones, 93, has been running a prayer group for 60 years.  That has included hosting coffee mornings and raising thousands of pounds for The Leprosy Mission. Miss Jones, who is […]

4th Feb 2016 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 0

On 1st February Rezi wrote: “A BIG THANK YOU to everyone at church for bringing blankets in, and for your generous donations.   “I have now collected all the blankets from St John’s and some other churches and I just wanted to let you see how amazing my office looks.   “Some blankets that we […]

20th Jan 2016 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Fran Varley 0

The following was written by Helen Nixon following the St John’s ‘Women’s Quiet Morning with Catherine Ogle’ on Saturday 16th January 2016 Reflections on being seen by God, being regarded with love “You are my daughter. My beloved. With you I am well pleased.” Lord, you see my restlessness my distractedness my lack of faith […]

22nd Dec 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 0

At our Toddler Christmas Service last week we told the story of the first Christmas. I, and a cast of many very small people (!), reminded every one of the amazing story of God’s present to us all at Christmas – His gift of love, His Son, Jesus. Jesus was sent to show each one […]

16th Dec 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Fran Varley 0

Jeremy writes: Who couldn’t be moved by the photo of three year-old Aylan Kurdi washed up on a beach? It triggered a shift in media coverage and public opinion. Many asked, “What can I do to help?” I work at Restore, a project of Birmingham Churches Together supporting refugees and those fleeing persecution and seeking […]

11th Dec 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories, Toddler News by Fran Varley 0

Christmas is nearly upon us and at Toddlers we have been making shiny tree decorations with glitter (Sorry Pattie…) We’ve also been singing songs about Santa and his sackful of toys and Jingle Bells – as well as our favourite ‘Away in a Manger.’ This week will be our last week at Toddlers before christmas. […]

10th Dec 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 2

Martin Graham tells the story: “Thirty St John’s students crowded into a fairly small lounge for their Christmas party on Wednesday. “This involved chicken-‘n-ribs, carol singing, a Christmas movie and a ‘Secret Santa’ exchanging of presents, which were specially presented by Santa himself.”     Martin adds: “Any questions on how Santa fits into Christmas […]

10th Dec 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 0

Bake and Pray Jude writes: “The list of shops was completed by the end of the first week in December. This is a record! Many shops have already received their cake; others will be looking forward to receiving theirs. A big thank you to everyone who has offered to share in this ministry of love […]

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