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September 2018

By John Cooke - Last updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In this newsletter: Becoming a Christ-like Community ALPHA Inspiring Worship Welcome to Anna – Children & Families Outreach Worker ARCC (Amersham Road Cooking Club) Pizza Evening and Parish Youth Group Safeguarding Training Becoming a Christ-like Community After much consultation, discussion, debate, and prayer we have adopted ‘Becoming a Christ-like Community’ as our Parish Vision statement. […]

June 2018

By John Cooke - Last updated: Thursday, May 31, 2018

In this newsletter: Keeping in touch – protecting you by protecting your data Parish Vision: Becoming a Christ-like Community Palm Sunday review Mike’s sabbatical St John’s update Dates for your diary Keeping in touch – protecting you by protecting your data This week I received an email entitled “We want to keep in touch with […]

February 2018

By John Cooke - Last updated: Tuesday, February 13, 2018

In this newsletter: St Johns-Greyfriars Partnership – The Launch Day-trip to Oxford PCC Away Day Trying something new for God Annual Parochial Church Meeting Rector’s Sabbatical Holy Week and Easter Dates for your diary St Johns-Greyfriars Partnership – The Launch What a cracking day we had on Sunday 4th February, as the team from Greyfriars […]

September 2017

By John Cooke - Last updated: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

In this newsletter: Rest and renewal Re-membering the Kingdom: All Saints, All Souls & Remembrance Greyfriars update Grow your faith Confirmation Dates for your diary Rest and renewal The children have finally gone back to school! (I need not say more to any parents of children reading this, or those who remember what it was […]

July 2017

By John Cooke - Last updated: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

In this newsletter: Developments at St John’s – a new partnership St John’s Day Celebrations Judith’s Ordination at The Minster and St Peter’s Day Holiday Club – 31st July-4th August Developments at St John’s – a new partnership When I arrived at St John’s people regularly mentioned to me that lots of Christians who live […]

May 2017

By John Cooke - Last updated: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

In this newsletter: “We are Easter people, and Alleluia is our song!” The Alpha course Judith’s ordination events and gift APCM roundup Patronal festivals Shared Interest Dates for your diary “We are Easter people, and Alleluia is our song!” Have you uttered the word “Alleluia” this Easter? It ought to be a daily refrain for […]

March 2017

By John Cooke - Last updated: Friday, March 24, 2017

In this newsletter: Journeying through Easter PMC – The spiritual journey ahead PMC – Challenge for Lent Annual Parochial Church Meeting Dates for your diary Journeying through Easter So we’re heading towards Easter, with most of Lent behind us. We’ll soon be into the high intensity of Passiontide and Holy Week, and Easter itself. Those […]

February 2017

By John Cooke - Last updated: Friday, February 24, 2017

In this newsletter: Journeying in Lent Annual Church Meeting Holy Week & Easter services Dates for your diary Journeying in Lent Lent will soon be upon us, starting with Ash Wednesday on 1st March. For those of us who wish it, we can gather that day in the morning at St John’s, or the evening […]

January 2017

By John Cooke - Last updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

In this newsletter: Highlights of the Christmas Season New parish fete chair Another chance to do Alpha December PCC meeting report Our Generous God Contemplating Lent Sunday@4 – Community Prayer Meeting Dates for your diary Highlights of the Christmas Season Every now and then in ministry there is a moment that you know will stay […]

November 2016

By John Cooke - Last updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

In this newsletter: Arriving at Advent Closure of St Margaret’s churchyard Parish fete – Committee chair needed Alpha PMC – where are we going now? Dates for your diary Arriving at Advent Advent must mean that Christmas is not very far away. “Groan! I haven’t done my present shopping, or even thought of the list, […]