Thinking about our life today as a Church Community and planning for the future is all part of the Mission Action Planning (MAP) process. As part of our work we have put together this statement which we hope brings together the Mission and Vision we all share in.
We seek to be a mission driven Church, sharing God's love in order to serv e the whole community: Endeavouring to support, cherish, nurture, educate, enlighten and facilitate our personal growth and by doing so introduce others to Christ and the Christian Faith.
During the month of October 2 important administrative tasks take place here at St. John's
1-The Annual Attendance Count - The Churwardens will be counting attendance of adults and children at Sunday and weekday worship.
2- The Annual Income Survey - all worshippers over 16 are asked to complete a confidential and anonymus return that indixates their estimated annual net income.
These figures, the size of our worshipping congregation and our approximate personal income, are used to calculate the amount of parish share we pay to the Diocese of Mancheseter every year, before we cover our running costs and expenses. In 2019 the amount we will have to pay is £27,000.
The new Liturgical year commences very soon - for those of you who wish to join in saying Morning and Evening prayer at home, or following the Sunday Scxripture readings the new Lectionary is available to order £5.50 from the Rector.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham - Every Saturday there is an opportunity to take some time out in Church from 10:00am onwards. There is a short prayer service focussing on intercession for the world, healing and the needs of many. On the last Saturday of the monthg we have an Eucharist followed by a breakfast of coffee and croissant. Here we celeberate our fellowship with the Anglican Shrine at Walsingham and it's prayer ministry.
St. John's Church of England Primary School
If you wish to apply for a nursery place for your child. Application forms are now available from Mrs Parkin at the Infant Department.
CHRISTMAS FAIR - Saturday 17th November from 11:30am
We need gifts to stock our stalls - Bottles, Chocolate, Toiletries, Gifts for Tombola or £1 stall.... Good toys in working order, good books including children's. More importantly NEEDED is YOUR HELP - If you think you can offer your services to man a stall or help to build the Grotto or help in any other way please see Jackie Flanagan. Let's work together to make this fair a success and to boost our church funds.
For Your Prayers
For those to be baptised here today -
For those who were married here yesterday -
The sick and those facing adversity especially - Sarah Barton, Parry Denton, Mark Douglas, Dorothy Platt, Peter Flynn, Sam McDonald, Ron McManus, Norah McConnell, Louise, Dave and Baby Amelia May
Flowers at the foot of the cross are given in loving memory of Arthur and Eva Szwandt. Arthur's annivrsary was last Friday 26th October and Eva's wil be on 7th November. Always thought of in our hearts and prayers. Daughter Marie, Son-in-law Ken, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren
The flowers by the book of remembrance are in loving memory of
The recently Departed - Lucy Bailey, Arthur Cooke
For those who anniversaries occur at this time - Joan Prince, Marjorie Guttridge, Rose Rowland, Harry Kite, Margry Morris, Alan White, Mabel Daniels
Universal Prayer Intention for
Community in Failsworth
Sunday - Mayfair Crescent Our Church and Parish
Monday - Meadow Bank Close Our Parish Schools and all young people
Tuesday - Mersey Road North Our Shops and local Businesses
Wednesday - Middleton Avenue Our Health Centres
Thursday - Minor Street Local employers and those seeking work
Friday - Newcroft The Elderley and those living alone
Saturday - Nixon Street Our Young Families
THE ELECTORAL ROLL HAS BEEN REVISED DURING MARCH 2015
If you have been an habitual worshipper at St John's over the last six months you are eligible for inclusion on the Electoral Roll.
If you wish to be entered on the Roll or amend your entry please see Christine Booth or Father Jonathan