Tuesday 9 August

Youth Work Apprentice Opportunity

NB: This is a post from 2016! We don’t currently have any apprentice opportunities. Sorry!   There is an opportunity for someone to join our Youth Ministry team here at St John’s Hoxton for a three-year fully funded apprenticeship. The apprentice will train part-time for a nationally recognised youth work qualification, as well as for …

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Friday 5 August

Speaking Up & Speaking Out

I was invited by the Bishop of London to preach at St Paul’s Cathedral on Sunday 31st July 2016 at the 3.15 Choral Evensong service. My text was 1 Corinthians 14, in which St Paul discusses prophecy and tongues. The text of my sermon is below:   Intro ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, …

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Friday 5 August

Speaking Up & Speaking Out

I was invited by the Bishop of London to preach at St Paul’s Cathedral on Sunday 31st July 2016 at the 3.15 Choral Evensong service. My text was 1 Corinthians 14, in which St Paul discusses prophecy and tongues. The text of my sermon is below Speaking Up & Speaking Out – Sunday 31st July …

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Sunday 12 June

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

Pastoral Letter – EU Referendum – Sunday 12th June 2016 Dear friends, On Thursday 23rd June 2016, we face a once-in-a-generation decision when as citizens of the United Kingdom we vote on whether to remain with or to leave the European Union. How as Christians should we decide on which way to vote? Is there …

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Wednesday 1 June

168 – A Week of Prayer & Worship

In January 2016, at a PCC meeting, we did an exercise to consider how we would prioritise 9 of our core activities in the church. In pairs, we organised 9 statements into priority order – and it was heartening, and unsurprising, to find that every pair put ‘Develop the Prayer and Worship life of our …

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Wednesday 1 June

Summer Fair 2016

We’re so excited about our upcoming Summer Fair – held on Saturday 18th June from 11am-5pm. There’ll be food available from Tiffin, Terry’s Falafel, sandwiches and cakes from Curious Yellow Kafe, as well as kids’ sandwich bags and sausages in finger rolls from the St John’s Pop-Up Cafe. Tea & coffee from the St John’s …

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Tuesday 24 May

Roof Repairs

We’re delighted to have received a grant from the Listed Places of Worship Roof repair fund last year. I’ve just been up on the roof to inspect the progress, and I’m pleased to report that the flat roof has been entirely resurfaced. The next phase will involve replacing decaying timber louvres in the roof vents.

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Sunday 19 July

Organising for the Common Good

I preached the sermon at the Tolpuddle Methodist Chapel on Sunday 19th July 2015 as part of the 2015 Tolpuddle Festival. The text of my sermon is below… Introduction It’s an honour to be invited to speak with you this evening at the annual Tolpuddle Festival. It’s a festival with emotional resonance for me – …

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Thursday 4 June

Start-Up Church (Or ‘Proclaiming Afresh’)

I had coffee yesterday with a friend who works in the tech world. He had come from an interview with a ‘start-up’ company that is expanding rapidly. He specialises in the field of enabling start-ups to develop. However, his work is often very unstable – he can spend an enormous amount of time and energy …

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