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Mark’s Monday Message

I hope you had a good weekend. At church we looked at the theme of hospitality and God’s peace and how we must choose to receive the peace that Jesus offers us in order for us to be effective in service. And there are a number of ways that you can contribute to the life of St John’s in service and outreach to the surrounding village in the coming months. May…

Mark’s Monday Message

Hello all Yesterday was a real celebration of church as we: remembered all that God has done through us over the past year, thanked those who have diligently served us and the community (some for many years!) and outlined the challenges and hopes for the year ahead. It was wonderful to see new people stepping into roles and a real pleasure to spend time relaxing and…

Mark’s Monday Message

Hi allLooking forward to our APCM this Sunday during our 10:30am service where we will be celebrating all that God has done during 2021 and looking forward to growing together. We will begin with a short time of worship and word before starting the official annual meeting around 11am. The young people will leave for their groups at this stage. I anticipate the meeting…

Mark’s Monday Message

Afternoon all First, I want to thank Bob and Annie and their connect group for the stunning Easter cross display in church. What an amazing sight! It has now been enjoyed by guests at two weddings as well as being the centrepiece to our Easter celebrations and we plan to keep it up for the summer term. There are a number of opportunities to serve the local community…

Anchor Ministries

 You may be aware of people who are in need of extra emotional support and empathic understanding, or are struggling with mental health issues. Anchor Counselling is a professional counselling practice comprising qualified, accredited counsellors working within the ethical guidelines of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP).  They are…

Mark’s Monday Message

Much to look forward to this week, including our Good Friday service in church at 9am which will be followed by hot cross buns and refreshments in the hall. Later in the morning we will gather with the rest of the Horsham Churches at the Carfax bandstand to take part in a joint service at 11:15am. Finally, we will have our 2 usual services on Easter Sunday at 8:30am and…

Mark’s Tuesday Message

There is general consensus that there are 3 key ways of measuring a church’s commitment to growing individually and as a community and they are: our willingness to be discipled (by joining a weekly fellowship group), our willingness to serve the larger body in a practical way, and our willingness to give (financially). Although, I am wary of simply following a…

Mark’s Monday Message

I hope your week has started well and that you have managed to get out into the spring sunshine for at least a few moments today. Last weekend I had the privilege of leading a men’s retreat for another church at Ashburnham Place, near Battle. I was encouraging them to seek God in the every day and particularly to pay attention to the interruptions that come in the…