Sunday July 4th 2021, 5th Sunday after Trinity

Services live and online

Holy Communion at 9.30am on Sunday followed by
Chattabox and Thanksgiving Service 11.15 – Services led by Revd Peter Bold.

The social distancing rules still apply. We will continue with streaming the morning service online. You can watch the videos for all the churches when they “premiere”, or later for your convenience by clicking on this link:
Prayers on-line are available each day.

Readings and Collect
2 Corinthians 12: 2-10, Mark 6:1-13

Almighty God, send down upon your Church the riches of your Spirit,
and kindle in all who minister the Gospel your countless gifts of grace,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Please remember in your prayers: Marion Giles, Muriel Lascelles, Bernard Broadhead, Pat Walker, Joan Jones, Thelma Dean, Reg Creaser, the family and friends of Brenda Edwards and Matthew Jordinson.

Coffee after the Sunday services – 11.45am by Zoom:
We invite you to “virtual” after (or before??) service refreshments. Please bring you own coffee or …?

Church open for private prayer
The church will be open for private prayer Wednesdays 9.30am - 4pm, Sundays 11.30-4pm

Live Streaming - Rob Aldread has organised and run the live streaming since November, with wonderful help from Josh. Rob cannot keep doing all this with his choir commitments. Can you help? Rob assures us it is not too difficult. If no help is available we won’t be able to live stream every week

Needed – A Minutes Secretary for our DCC. For normally 10 meetings a year. If you could help, please see Peter

Daily Prayer online…..
.will begin again on Monday, probably for 4 days a week with a thought for the day from Chris or Tony on the other days. Feedback would be appreciated.

Following news of organ recitals in other churches, it has been decided to have our first since lockdown at 8pm on Wednesday July 7th, with Mary Cobbold, refreshments, all proceeds to St John’s. Please do support this initiative if you can, and if you would like recitals in St John’s to continue

News: As we can’t meet together as we used to do, do you have any news to share? Please send items to the office by 9am on Thursdays.


From Peter’s Garden:
We have a cage round our bird feeders to keep squirrels and the largest birds out – but when squirrels are young they can squeeze in. This one then struggled to get out again!