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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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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