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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Sunday 17 September

Meet the Team: 10 Things About… Caroline Taylor – Curate (from 2018)

We’re delighted that Caroline Taylor will be joining our team from 1st July 2018 to serve for three years as Curate at St John’s. 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 taking on some real responsibility …

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Friday 15 September

Meet the Team: 10 Things About… Zoe Mathias – Stepney Intern

Zoe Mathias joins the staff and leadership team at St John’s Hoxton this September as part of the Stepney Intern scheme. This programme enables around 8-9 young adults to live and work in Church of England parishes in Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets for one year as they discern God’s call on their life. Many …

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Saturday 5 August

Opportunity: SJH Youth Worship Leader

We have an exciting opportunity for a gifted worship leader with a passion for young people encountering Jesus to join our team. We’re looking to appoint someone to join our youth ministry team for the autumn term of 2017 initially, with the possibility of joining the team more permanently from 2018 onwards. Main responsibility is …

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