• Easter Flowers 2019

    Easter Flowers 2019

    21 Apr 2019 • St John's Parish News

    The Flower Ladies have done the church and congregation proud with a magnificent display of flowers for Easter Sunday.

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  • Walk of Witness

    Walk of Witness

    21 Apr 2019 • St John's Parish News

    The West Worcester Churches Together united to mark Good Friday by performing a Walk of Witness.

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  • Palm Sunday 2019

    Palm Sunday 2019

    16 Apr 2019 • St John's Parish News

    Images from the Palm Sunday service complete with donkey.

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  • Reordering of St John's Church

    Reordering of St John's Church

    10 Apr 2019 • St John's Parish News

    At the APCM on 7th April 2019 the Rev Phil Bradford read out a statement on the reordering of St John's Church.

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  • April News From The Clergy

    April News From The Clergy

    25 Mar 2019 • From the Clergy

    The Mince Pies and Christmas cakes were hardly off the supermarket shelves before their place was taken by Hot Cross Buns and chocolate eggs. Enter the word “Easter” into Google Images and you have to scroll through 39 pictures of eggs, rabbits and chicks before you reach the first one of a cross. One is all you get before a return to the other images and you have to scroll through another 15 before you find a picture of Christ and even then He shares the space with a rabbit!

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  • Plague and Pestilence

    Plague and Pestilence

    17 Mar 2019 • St John's Parish News

    The March History talk by Paul Harding from Discover History was about Plague and Pestilence in Worcester and over 75 people enjoyed a highly entertaining talk again, if not a bit gruesome at times!

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  • March News From The Clergy

    March News From The Clergy

    1 Mar 2019 • From the Clergy

    At the 1993 Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool, John Major launched what became one of the most widely-derided and satirised campaigns of modern times: ‘Back to Basics’. To be fair, the Prime Minister’s words were wilfully misinterpreted by the media; as he himself would observe years later, it was an example of how soundbites taken out of context can be misleading.

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  • February News From the Clergy

    February News From the Clergy

    1 Feb 2019 • From the Clergy

    Mental health issues have, over recent months, become a hot topic. There is a new openness and a reduction in the perceived stigma attached to acknowledging mental health problems.
    February 4th – 10th 2019 has been designated children’s mental health week and so this is a good time for us to consider this matter and to ask, in particular: What is the Christian response to mental health issues? The immediate and short answer is of course, exactly the same as the Christian response to any form of human suffering: To meet it with compassion, with prayer and, where possible, with the appropriate practical action.

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  • January News From The Clergy

    January News From The Clergy

    31 Dec 2018 • From the Clergy

    From Robert Jones, Archdeacon of Worcester

    We live in tumultuous political times, so much so that many people are literally switching off from TV and radio news. It does indeed seem that megaphone diplomacy, which, of course, is no diplomacy at all, is playing a bigger part in our public discourse. We must not have a false sense that history automatically gets better as we learn to live better, when it is clear that human sinfulness can mess things up just as effectively today as it ever did.

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  • Good Old Days - Wartime Christmas

    Good Old Days - Wartime Christmas

    30 Dec 2018 • St John's Parish News

    The December presentation from Paul Harding was all about Christmas through the ages. As per usual it was a wonderful series of fascinating facts and anecdotes about Christmas introducing where things had come from and the links to pagan times but majoring on the Wartime Christmas.

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