Wednesday 1 March

Ash Wednesday, Lent And The Long Walk To Easter

Today is Ash Wednesday, and it marks the beginning of the 46 day journey to Easter. The season of Lent helps us remember the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the wilderness, being tempted by the enemy, yet persevering in trust and obedience to God his Father. Lent for us is a season of preparation …

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Friday 3 February

Hoxton Citizens Issues Workshop

On the morning of Saturday 28th January, as the world began to realise that one of the most awful promises in modern politics was being kept, another kind of politics was at work in a church hall in Hackney. On entering St Anne’s Church, Hoxton, you would be greeted with the joyous throng of an …

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Wednesday 1 February

Repitching The Tent: The Why What & How Of Hope

Over the past three weeks, we’ve had a series of talks at St John’s articulating the vision God has given us for the coming years. As part of this venture, we have published a new Mission Action Plan – which can be read and downloaded here. In this brief blog post, I want to summarise …

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Wednesday 1 February

Some Thoughts On Why & How We Give Financially

It’s often said that the last part of a person to be converted to Christ is their wallet! Money is the most powerful god of our age – and desire for more money, along with fear of not having enough, affects every one of us. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are called to put …

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Wednesday 1 February

Why Do We Protest?

On Monday night, a small number of us gathered in our church gardens to stand in solidarity with the tens of thousands who marched and protested around the country against Donald Trump’s controversial ‘travel ban’ – a ban brought into force by Executive Order over the weekend, and affecting citizens from seven nations. Why were …

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Wednesday 21 December

Christmas and New Year at St John’s

We’ve already enjoyed some amazing services to mark the festive season in the run up the Christmas – and there’s even more great services to come! Christmas Eve 4pm Crib Service – a fabulous family celebration of the nativity story. With activities for kids, familiar carols, mulled wine and mince pies. 11:30pm Midnight Holy Communion …

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Monday 21 November

TELCO Delegates Assembly

On Thursday, 17th November, members of St John’s joined representatives of institutions across East London at the London Muslim Centre in Whitechapel for the TELCO delegates assembly. TELCO (newly renamed the The East London Citizens Organisation) is the chapter of Citizens UK to which we belong through our membership of Hackney Citizens. The purpose of the …

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Thursday 10 November

Streetlevel SMS – Creative Me Photography Workshop

by Moses Baako – Youth Work Apprentice Over the October half term in 2016, the Streetlevel youth project ran a Photography workshop with a few young people from the community as well as St John’s Church. The idea behind this workshop was to introduce them to different aspects of photography beside that which they might be used …

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