Sunday 2nd August - There's no 10am service at St John's this Sunday.
Instead we're joining with other Godalming churches at the Bandstand in the town for an open-air service. The other services
at St John's, at 8am and 6.30pm, will take place as usual.
Thursday 6th August, 11am - Mass for the Feast
of the Transfiguration, outside in the Quiet Garden if dry!
Saturday 8th August, 12noon-5pm - Farncombe
Family Fete, part of Godalming Staycation 2015. St John's is providing a tea tent and Messy Church
will have a presence too.
Wednesday 12th August, 2pm - Summer Songs of Praise, with refreshments afterwards
provided by the Townswomen's Guild.
Saturday 22nd August, 2-5pm - the Village Show, with the usual
flower and produce competition.
Saturday 12th - Sunday 12th September, 12-4pm - National Heritage Open Days.
The church will be open, we'll be staging our 'Milestones' exhibition on the work of the church, and launching
the new guide to the church, A Place of Restoring.
St John's is devising a Mission Plan to think about and organise how to take its
work forward in the next couple of years. A small group has drawn up a draft full of interesting thoughts and ideas, and very
soon the Church Council will begin discussing it. From there it goes on to the church as a whole.
This year's Spring Fair in May took place despite our fears that the entire afternoon was going to be
a deluge. Instead the forecast began to shift on Friday and in the event we didn't have a drop of rain. We had a number
of new elements to the Fair this year including a Dog Show. Thanks to everyone who came and made the day a success.
As well as our longstanding co-operation with the Roman Catholic parish of St Edmund, we're pleased to be developing our
relationship with The King's Church in Godalming. This May they staged the second of their Godalming Ablaze!
events, this time with the help of The Glory Band who provided worship music for the evening.