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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Friday 15 December

Tidings of Good (and Sad) News…

It’s with a mixture of sadness and joy that I write to inform our church that Julian Powell will be moving on from his role as Youth Minister at St John’s early in the new year. This news has been communicated to the youth tonight (15/12/17). Julian has been appointed to a new role in …

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Sunday 3 December

Advent: Watching & Waiting (Vicar’s Pastoral Letter)

Dear friends, As we begin the season of Advent, we remind ourselves of the kingdom coming for which we watch and wait. We remember not just Christ’s coming among us in history, but look to the end of time when he will come again. It’s a season in which we remember that we are called …

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Saturday 2 December

Church Work Day

Thank you to those who came to tidy and decorate our church ready for the Christmas season! Over 20 adults and children gathered to clean the kitchen, put up Christmas trees and lights, and prepare for our Christingle service on Sunday 3rd December.

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Friday 24 November

Children & Holy Communion at St John’s Hoxton

Over the past year, the leadership of St John’s Church, its Vicar, staff and PCC has had a series of discussions regarding our understanding and practice as it relates to baptism, confirmation and admission of children to Holy Communion. We have shared and discussed our own experiences, as well as reading some helpful material prepared …

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Monday 13 November

Sing for a Change! sing for Living Wage Week

On Monday 6th November Sing for a Change! performed for the London launch of Living Wage Week where the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced that the new London Living Wage will be £10.20. The event was organised by the Living Wage Foundation and Citizens UK. The choir sang four songs to a packed crowd …

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Sunday 1 October

Harvest All-Age Worship & Shared Lunch

It was wonderful to celebrate harvest at both our 9:30 & 11:30 services on Sunday 1st October. Youth minister Julian Powell spoke on giving generously and living thankfully, and we took a special collection of food and household goods for the Hackney Foodbank. After the 11:30 service, we held a shared lunch, during which the …

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Wednesday 27 September

St John’s Youth at St Paul’s Cathedral

On Sunday, 24 September we took a group from of young people from our church to a special diocesan youth Eucharist at St Paul’s Cathedral. Julian, our youth minister, took ten young people from our church to this special event. What an amazing experience for the young people of St John’s Hoxton being overwhelmed by …

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Sunday 17 September

Caroline Taylor to join St John’s Hoxton as Curate in 2018

We’re delighted to announce that the Bishop of Stepney has invited Caroline Taylor to serve her Title Post as Curate at St John’s Hoxton for three years from July 2018. This will be Caroline first post as an ordained minister, and the ‘Title Post’ enables her to continue her training and development as an clergy-person, while …

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