Improvements & Repairs

Improvements & Repairs

In January 2020, St John’s embarked on an ambitious programme of improvements and repairs to the church. The improvements focussed firstly on improving the environment for our parishioners and secondly addressing urgent repairs to the church fabric. A Warmer Church St...
Covid 19

Covid 19

Its affect on the World and the Church Let us take stock of the last year all that has been achieved been achieved but also our losses. This was a scenario the public health community throughout the world and the World Health Organisation itself had feared for...

Good Friday

When I was younger the only shops that I remember being open were our local Fishmonger (Mr Langley) and the Bakers (Lyle’s). MR Langley opened so we could buy fresh fish, the staple of Good Friday; meat was never eaten and bakers opened to sell Hot Cross Buns. Roads...
Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

Today the palms – tomorrow the passion”. The grim truth is that the same people who shouted “Hosanna” on this day shout “Crucify him,” just five days later. It is sobering to recall that these same people shouting Hosanna on Palm Sunday...
Passion Sunday and Passion-tide

Passion Sunday and Passion-tide

Based on some Thoughts from Sherborne Abbey The title ‘Passion Sunday’, comes from the Latin patior, pati, passus – to suffer. Passion Sunday invites us to turn our thoughts to the suffering and the crucifixion of our Lord. It is a sudden change of gear in Lent; we...