Entries by rdejones

About St John’s

The new edition of ‘About St John’s’ is now available online and in print. This magazine covers December and January. Catch up on the news of what is happening in the Church and parish. You just need to click on the image to get to the right page.  

Welcoming Fr Matthew Robinson

On Saturday the 26th of September, Fr Matthew Robinson was made Deacon at Rochester Cathedral. Fr Matthew has spent the last three months working in the parish as a lay pastoral assistant. He is now able to take up his formal role as Assistant-Curate in the parish. Fr Matthew trained at St Stephen’s House, Oxford, […]

Messy Church – God’s Love for us

On Thursday 17th September we held our first Messy Church session for the year. In it we explored God’s love for us through Jesus’ parable of the Prodigal Son. In series of activities we thought about the story. Coin rubbing allowed us to reflect on the Father allowing the son to have half of his […]

Sevenoaks Allotment Holders’ Autumn Show

Every year our next door neighbours at the Allotments put on a Autumn show, a great opportunity to see what has been going on in this great community asset. As always the tables are groaning with produce and prize categories from best carrots, to oddest looking vegetable. Flowers, preserves, breads, and cakes also get judged. […]

Day out to Hastings

Today St John’s decided to celebrate the bank holiday weekend and the feast, at least locally, of its patron with a Church ‘family’ day out to Hastings. About twenty five people travelled by car and train down to the south coast, braving dire predictions of rain. The day included time in the sea, playing on […]

The Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary

On Sunday we celebrated the solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady into Heaven. As always in mid August there were people away, although we were also joined by some who were taking their holidays. In recent years we have celebrated together as a parish with a BBQ after Mass. This […]

Goodbye to Year 6

On Friday July 24th the Church was packed as we said goodbye to the Year six pupils. This is always a popular event and the Church was filled to standing. The whole school community was present and parents both from Year six and throughout the school joined in. The children sang ‘The Lord’s my Shepherd’ […]

Porch Working Party

Over the last few years we at St John’s have been keen to ensure that are buildings are kept in as good order as possible. Five years ago we had a glass door installed in the porch to ensure that the church could be seen by passers by at all times. This has been a […]

Bishop of St Helena Visits St John’s.

On Sunday June the 7th the Bishop of St Helena, The Rt. Rev. Richard Fenwick, joined us at St John’s. The link between the Diocese and St Helena goes back many years and St John’s is proud to support this Diocese. The Bishop preached to us telling us of his work and mission in the […]