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24/7 Prayer

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Watch out tor details of our 24/7 week of Prayer February 2018 will see us hosting a week of prayer in church 24/7!  The church will become a prayer space that is covered continually, 24 hours a day for 7 days. This will involve prayer throughout the day and the night – a prayer vigil to intercede, to listen to God and to seek His presence.  Watch out for news of this in the coming […]


Prayer First Gathering

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Our first Prayer FIRST gathering Wednesday 17th January 7.30pm – 9.30pm. This is an evening where you ca be free to come to as mush of the evening as you are able.


Prayer FIRST 2018

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In 2018 we are launching a new and exciting prayer initiative … As part of our on-going vision to develop a culture of putting prayer first, we are changing the way we pray together as a church community. The vision for ‘Prayer FIRST’ is to see prayer set right at the heart of St John’s life. As we seek God’s face together, we are looking to Him for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit […]


Reimagining Prayer in 2018

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New Year New Beginning In 2018 we will be sharing some new and exciting developments in the life of St John’s. We will be looking at new structures at St John’s that will help us operate more effectively as the Body of Christ – we will be sharing more fully the amazing diversity of mission and ministry that is unfolding – and in the Spring we will be in a place to bring significant momentum […]


Andrew Bailey’s New Album on sale!

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Andrew’s new Album on sale Andrew’s album ‘The Road less Travelled’ is on sale now. Copies available in church of you can order a copy by email office@stjb.org.uk Cost: £10 cheque payable to Owlerton PCC All Album profits go to The Water Aid Charity ‘Turn on the Tap’   Andrew brings his own unique style to create an album of contemporary songs with Christian themes that relate to everyday life; it is truly a wonderful […]


A Call to Prayer – Nick Dawson

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 As a church that seeks to be a missional community, with a passion to make Jesus known and to see lives and communities transformed, the call to prayer is not only a clear imperative, it is essential to bearing fruit for the Kingdom.   “Apart from me you can do nothing” Jesus is clear – only through His enabling power and grace can we actually do anything that will bear fruit. I am constantly amazed […]


‘Standing for Christ in the Public Square’ – A Christian Institute Event

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Joy French joins the team as Pioneer Curate

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Joy’s video blog as she prepares for ordination.


The Value of Humanity – Deb Meddings

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As I watched the recent events unfolding in Grenfell Tower, I was deeply saddened for many different reasons. As the news channels scrambled to pour every morsel of angst into the viewers homes, my morbid fascination drew on the events unfolding on the screen. I reasoned that it was okay to watch because I was detached from the situation and I had a moral responsibility to gather as much information as possible; to make sense […]


Overcoming Temptation – Jon Cooper

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A couple of hundred years or so after the English had first settled the east coast of America, and following a period in which they’d relied upon the native peoples for everything from basic food and shelter to a steady supply of furs for the lucrative ‘Cruella Deville coat’ market back home, they succumbed to temptation like a child who knows where the biscuits are kept. ‘It was the usual temptation,’ writes Hugh Brogan in […]