• Cardiff Coach Trip

    Cardiff Coach Trip

    3 Dec 2019 • St John's Parish News

    A group of stalwarts met at the church on a cold and frosty morning to go to Cardiff for the day.

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  • December News From The Clergy

    December News From The Clergy

    25 Nov 2019 • From the Clergy

    In 1997, Birmingham City Council invented Winterval, a clumsy elision of ‘Winter Festival’ which ran through the winters of 1997-98 and 1998-99. The aim was to encourage people to engage in celebrations in the newly-rejuvenated city centre, encompassing various festivals which took place during the winter months, including Diwali (Hindu), Ramadan (Muslim), Hanukkah (Jewish), Chinese New Year and, of course, Christmas. For the country’s multi-ethnic second city, home to several different faith communities, the idea was not without merit. Church leaders, however, immediately criticised the idea in depressingly familiar terms, deeming it ‘political correctness’ and decrying the ‘sell-out’ to secularism.

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  • Future of our Church

    Future of our Church

    17 Nov 2019 • From the Clergy

    Join the conversation as to how ministry is shaped in the future.

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  • Discover History Rationing and the Home Guard

    Discover History Rationing and the Home Guard

    16 Nov 2019 • St John's Parish News

    Following on from Paul’s talk on preparation for war on Remembrance Sunday he continued with a talk on the country’s preparation for invasion and over 90 people turned up to listen to him.

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  • Remembrance Day 2019

    Remembrance Day 2019

    11 Nov 2019 • St John's Parish News

    A number of services and events took place in the church on Remembrance Sunday, 10th November 2019.

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  • November News From The Clergy

    November News From The Clergy

    4 Nov 2019 • From the Clergy

    Memory is a strange thing. Many of us – and not only those of more mature years – will find we can vividly recall events of many years ago, but forget things that happened yesterday, or even why we came upstairs five minutes ago! Memory can also be an illusion; do we really have that childhood memory, or have we heard the story of a certain event so often that we think we remember it?

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  • Food Bank Quiz Answers

    Food Bank Quiz Answers

    12 Oct 2019 • St John's Parish News

    The answers to the recent Food Bank Quiz are now available.

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  • Discover History Talk October 2019

    Discover History Talk October 2019

    12 Oct 2019 • St John's Parish News

    For the October talk Surgeon Harding explained how surgery was carried out Worcester Infirmary in the late Victorian era. Paul was the only one who turned up in fancy dress as he dressed as the Victorian Surgeon.

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  • Harvest Flowers

    Harvest Flowers

    8 Oct 2019 • St John's Parish News

    A selection of the wonderful flowers that the Flower Ladies of St Johns created for Harvest.

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  • October News From the Clergy

    October News From the Clergy

    25 Sep 2019 • From the Clergy

    Eleven years ago, during a group discussion at theological college, we somehow ended up talking about famous fish of the Bible. Given the lack of contenders in this category (the fish in Jonah notwithstanding), it mystifies me now how we got into this topic, what we were meant to be discussing, or how we kept going for so long. I certainly never imagined that more than a decade later, I would be writing a magazine piece about animals of the Bible.

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