• Cubs support the Church

    Cubs support the Church

    6 May 2019 • St John's Parish News

    The Worcester Red Pack are supporting the work being done in the Churchyard by building a Bug Hotel and then working on their Naturalist badges in the Churchyard over a 4 month period.

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  • May News From the Clergy

    May News From the Clergy

    29 Apr 2019 • From the Clergy

    Bishop Graham reflects on his visit to Morogoro.
    “Bwana asifiwe” were the Swahili words I kept hearing during a recent visit to Tanzania. It’s used as a greeting and means “Praise the Lord”.
    As a group from the Diocese of Worcester visiting our sisters and brothers in Christ in the Diocese of Morogoro, we were caught up in many times of praise. Together we sang and prayed, talked and danced. People, young and old, seemed to almost burst with joy; the women clicking their tongues from side to side in their mouths to make the unique ululating sound.

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  • 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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