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

Catriona reports on an evening at Brownies “Earlier this week (Monday 7th December), we had a coming together of the generations as the Monday night Brownies at St John’s invited ten older people to join them for their final night of the term. “The story really began back in the summer when some of the […]

3rd Dec 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 1

Thank you to all those who answered the call and came along to sing carols and network with the community in Harborne on 26th November.  It didn’t rain and it wasn’t cold, well not really… Marcus and Jac (nobly supported by Barney), were stars of the ‘Switch-On’ – together with a rather late-to-arrive Santa Claus!  […]

25th Nov 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 0

Our High St shops are eagerly awaiting their ‘Bake and Pray’ cakes!

22nd Oct 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Stella Jennings 1

including a list of the required foods…

8th Oct 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Fran Varley 0

Thank you to everyone who donated food at Harvest. We were delighted to receive a delivery for our food store to help refugees in emergencies. Already this week we have given a bumper bag of food including milk, apple juice and rice to a refugee who has been waiting for 4 weeks for various paperwork […]

8th Oct 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Fran Varley 0

1. Keep it simple 2. Make it visual and interactive 3. Have a great team of volunteers Catriona writes: I’ve just returned from our Harvest service at The Kenrick Centre and feel really encouraged by the way that the residents engaged. Not many came – just a few from the Residential Unit and a couple […]

8th Oct 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Fran Varley 0

Angie Atkins writes: For many years there have been strong links between Birmingham Diocese and Malawi, one of the poorest countries in Africa. This year was the 6th Educational Skills Share visit. The team consisted of 5 teachers and 2 retired teachers. The Malawian teachers were from church schools supported by the 4 dioceses in […]

30th Sep 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Fran Varley 0

Alison Earey writes: As promised, here are some notes and book ideas generated as a result of the sermon on Nehemiah 1 on 6th September. The notes are from a collection of ideas from various people at St John’s – thank you to those people who contributed. The Nehemiah passage demonstrated the need for intercession. […]

23rd Sep 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Fran Varley 0

You may have noticed recently at church that we are singing some new ‘home-grown’ songs. Along with other songwriters at St John’s, I have been getting together so that we can encourage each other in the process of writing new songs for the church to sing. But ‘why?’ you might ask. Do we even need […]

17th Sep 2015 Posted in: News, St John's Stories by Fran Varley 0

Prime Time 2015 was our 8th year of running a 3-day Holiday at Home for Over 70’s…. As in previous years it was great fun and a wonderful opportunity for people to enjoy company, entertainment, good food and just to relax as if on holiday. There were around 40 guests each day – some who […]

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