Events

Following the Archbishops’ directive we have made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming services. 

Here you will find links to virtual services and events you can attend from the comfort of your own home. 

You can download our full Lent, Holy Week, and Easter 2020 booklet HERE


Creating for Community
Your Mission, if you choose to accept it, is to produce a piece of art that is created out of being in isolation.  This could be an illustration, painting, piece of dance, a recipe or sculpture of things you can find at home, a poem, a monologue – absolutely anything!
This competition will run from now until the 162nd anniversary of the cornerstone setting of St John’s on April 23rd.
That gives you three weeks to create your wonderful pieces!
This competition is to help raise funds for this year’s Lent Appeal: ALMA.
The money raised will help with the rebuilding following the cyclones and to support them in our current crisis.
Whether as an entrant or voter, please make your donation in one of the following ways:
Text:
HI4ALMA to 70450 to donate £5
HI4ALMA to 70470 to donate £7
HI4ALMA to 70490 to donate £10
Texts cost your donation plus one standard rate message.
Visit:
Please note tickets bought here represent your donation, not admission to an event.
To submit your entry, email it to hisjparishoffice@gmail.com with the subject ‘Creating for Community’

Sing Resurrection

Easter Sunday, 12th April, 10am

Easter Sunday 2020 will be an Easter Sunday like no other before it. We cannot sing the great Easter hymns inside our churches, but we can sing them in this way…

At 10am on Easter Sunday April 12th we call on all who want to celebrate the resurrection to go outside and sing Jesus Christ is Risen Today and Thine be the Glory at the top of their voices! You could sing them…
In your garden
In your street
Like an Italian from your balcony!
On your permitted daily walk in your local park
By the sea or by a lake
…all of course keeping safe spatial distance.

How to make this happen…
Please share Sing Resurrection with as many people as possible by social media, email, phone.

Let’s share it globally too and see if Sing Resurrection can happen at 10am in 24 time zones around the world!

Invite friends and neighbours in advance to listen out for Sing Resurrection or to join in themselves.

Visit https://ctbi.org.uk for more information and for the words of the hymns.

 


 

Take up the Cross Challenge

Thank you to our friends in the Diocese of Rochester who are encouraging us in the
Taking up the Cross Challenge.
Let us fill our homes with crosses in Holy Week & across Easter week.
There are various ways to join in. Why not:

Make Origami Crosses – Click here or here

Colour Cross pictures – Click here or here

Crochet Crosses – Click here

Knitted Crosses – Click here

Stain Glass Crosses – Click here

Sand Art Crosses – Click her

Wood cross – Click here

Lego Crosses – Click here

As you place your creation up in windows pray together the following prayer:

Dear Father,
We remember and thank you for your love,
For your care & protection of all your people
Let us display & share the love held within this Cross
May people recognise you God, as they see our Cross
Give us all hope and peace within the security and knowledge of you.
Amen