Tuesday 5 June

On Becoming An Irresponsible Leader

Revd Graham Hunter writes: I’ve been working on a revised personal mission statement to help shape my leadership over the coming few years, and I’ve found myself drawn increasingly towards the idea that I will have to become a more irresponsible leader if I’m to help our church grow and develop as it seeks to …

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Friday 18 May

Youth Minister – Recruiting Now!

We’re so excited to be recruiting a new Youth Minister to join our team! St John’s Hoxton has experienced significant growth and development over the past 7 years, and the previous post holder played a significant role in developing youth ministry in the church. Children & youth under 18 constitute almost half our worshipping community, and …

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Friday 27 April

Annual Parish Church Meeting & Giving Sunday

Our Annual Parish Church Meeting takes place on Sunday 29th April 2018 at 11am. You can read the 2017 Annual Report & Financial Statements here. These are draft documents, as they have not received final approval by the PCC or been signed off by the Independent Examiner. However, we do not anticipate any substantial changes, …

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Friday 6 April

St John’s Youth Triumph at Easter Football Tournament

“The boys were SUPERB!” (Tochukwu Okolo, Manager) On Friday 6th April, the St John’s youth football project, ‘Goalside’, took 2 teams to the Ambassadors in Sport Goalside Easter Tournament. In the U12 category, the boys from St John’s played very well through the group stages scoring some great goals and pulling off some amazing wins. …

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Saturday 31 March

Maundy Thursday Passover Meal 2018

Around 50 members of St John’s gathered at church on Thursday evening to enjoy a passover meal together. The traditional Passover Seder (meal) recounts the story of God’s deliverance of his people the Israelites from slavery in Egypt into freedom in the promised land. The Haggadah (order of service) we used was adapted to make …

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Monday 26 March

Palm Sunday: The Politics & Power of the Kingdom

Josh Richards preached a sermon on Palm Sunday exploring politics, power and the role of community organising in our church as a form of faithful improvisation.       Imagine what it would be like. To celebrate a festival of national liberation- of freedom- under Imperial occupation. What would that do to you? You, the …

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Wednesday 21 March

#LoveHoxton – Planning for Autumn 2018

The Background Just over three years ago, members of St John’s Church planted ‘Sanctuary’ – a new congregation meeting on Sunday evenings at 6pm, with the intention of creating a safe and hospitable space particulate for students and young adults in the local Hoxton neighbourhood. We deliberately adopted an informal style of worship, curated a …

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Thursday 8 March

#LoveHoxton – Heritage Lottery Fund bid outcome

Dear friends, Thank you so much to everyone who has prayed and supported us with our bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for our #LoveHoxton project. I’m sorry to say that we’ve not been successful in our application for £1.75 million towards the project. The project team will receive more formal feedback in due course, …

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Tuesday 30 January

Prayer Spaces in Schools

“Dear God, thank you for being the best father ever to me!” This prayer jumped out at me as I unwrapped at least a hundred thank you prayers wrapped in sweet papers following our prayer space week at St John the Baptist Primary School. We ran our prayer space during the 2nd full week of …

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Thursday 21 December

Carols by Candlelight 2017

Over 200 guests gathered to celebrate Christmas at our annual Carols by Candlelight service last Sunday evening. Held each year in the run up to Christmas, the carol service recounts the Christmas story through bible readings and carols, as well as connecting it to a contemporary theme through a sermon. This year, Revd Graham Hunter …

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