Real Advent Calendar Competition

To celebrate the launch of the 2017 Real Advent Calendar a special competition has been announced. Schools, churches and children’s groups are invited to design their own Advent Calendar. There are three first prizes of £150 in each category and three runners-up prizes of £50. All winners and runners-up will also receive a box of our Host of Angels Christmas tree decorations.

Philip Haley, from the Meaningful Chocolate Company, said; “It couldn’t be easier. We would like children to design the front of an Advent Calendar by taking inspiration from the Gospel accounts of the birth of Jesus. The Real Advent Calendar is the UK’s only Fairtrade Advent calendar which comes with a free book which tells the Christmas story and which raises money for charity. We are really interested to see what young people would feature on their own Real Advent Calendar to help tell the Christmas story.”

You can read more about the Real Advent Calendar here

Entry Details


The competition is open to primary schools, secondary schools, Sunday schools / Messy Church or other youth groups such as Guides, Boys’ Brigade etc.

All entries must be completed on A4 paper. On the back of each entry you need to indicate the name of child, age, title of the school/church/group and a contact number. The contact number should be that of the school or leader of the group only and not the child.

Winning entries will be notified by 4th December. 

Note: there is no need to draw the doors or numbers on the entries.

Entries should be sent to MCC Basement Suite, 11a Eagle Brow, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0LP and must arrive by 5pm on Monday 20th November. We regret that we will be unable to return posters or to receive entries via email. The competition is open to all children but limited to one entry per person.

Cheques for £150 and £50 will be made to the nominated group and the entrant will receive a box of our Fairtrade Christmas crackers and tree decorations.


Results will be announced online.

Disabled Friendly Church Award - Update

Thank you to all who attended the service at All Saint's on Wednesday.

We had a lovely evening - the Liverpool Signing Choir performed the song 'True Colours' and the Rev Alex Galbraith spoke on Jesus heals a blind man at Bethsaida from his perspective as a blind person. It was humorous and enlightening.

We heard a new form of The Creed which we will share with you all over the next few months.

Although we have our award there are still things to do to make our church more welcoming for those with disabilities, if we can do anything to help you please come and speak to me.

Irene


Our certificate

Our certificate


Special Notice

Following the Disability Awareness training on 10th January the church has been awarded the Disabled Friendly Church Award.

A huge thank you for everyone who has helped us achieve this award and there are still a few things we need to put in place.

We will be presented with the award at a special service on 25th January at 7pm at All Saints, Stoneycroft.

All are welcome to attend, please do come along if able.

Past Times...

Some years back, St John’s had its own magazine - “St John’s News”. Here are some of its “gems”…. (with thanks to Sue Farley !!)


Church notices

This afternoon there will be a meeting in the North and South ends of the Church. Children will be baptised at both ends.

Don't let worry kill you - let the church help

At evening service tonight the theme for the sermon will be 'What is Hell?' Come early and listen to the choir practice

The ladies of the church have cast-off clothing of every kind and they may be seen in the church hall on Fridays.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE - another successful year!!

A big 'Thank You' to everyone who helped with and supported our Christmas Fair on Saturday making it such a success.

Whether setting up tables and chairs, fetching and carrying, feeding or tidying up at the end, it was good to see everyone enjoying themselves and making friends.

It was lovely to see the children talking to Santa in his grotto and experiencing The Christmas Story in church.

And.... latest figures show a total of £604 was raised - well done to all !!

If you weren't there here's a taste of what you missed - so next year be sure to join us!

 

A Big Thank You!

We recently held two Big Coffee Mornings and the joint total raised from the Seedlings and last Sunday's tea after the Harvest Service is £109.47 !!!

Thank you to everyone who helped towards the work of MacMillan

And also a big “Thank You !” to everyone who supported our Harvest Food Bank Festival