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What's Coming Up at St John's

Special Services & Events Coming Up
Tuesday 15th April, 8pm: Meditation & Compline
Wednesday 16th April, 8pm: Meditation & Compline
Thursday 17th April, Maundy Thursday, 8pm: Sung Eucharist and Footwashing, Stripping of the Altars, and Vigil until midnight
Friday 18th April, Good Friday, 10am: Service of the Cross for Families; 2pm, Liturgy of the Passion
Sunday 20th April, Easter Day, 5.45am: Dawn Mass of the Resurrection; 8.00am, Holy Communion (1662 Prayer Book); 10am, Family Communion
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News from St John's Church
Treasure in the Field: A new venture for people wanting to find out more what being a Christian is about. These five informal conversation-style events begin at 6.15pm on Wednesday March 11th, and are free. Meet at the Church Room. Contact James Rattue on 860709 for more details.

Come Dance With Us: Our next evening ballroom dancing event, with refreshments and a DJ playing a variety of classic, Latin and jazz tunes, is on Saturday April 19th. Tickets cost £5 and are available from the Church Office or Farncombe Day Centre.
 
Maggie-Stirling Troy started as our curate at the end of June. Maggie is a local lawyer and married to John who teaches at Charterhouse School. She'll be with us for between three and four years, working part-time (usually Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays).

We were recently sent a fascinating photograph showing the inside of the church in 1960. Margaret and John Johnson were due to be married at St John's in June that year at the same time as 'Operation Wheelbarrow', the laying of the new concrete floor which required the removal of the pews. The day before the wedding, the Rector Canon Allingham called round to tell Margaret that the work had overrun and the church wasn't ready! There was no way the wedding could be rescheduled so as a gesture of goodwill Mr Allingham allowed photographs to be taken during the service, which otherwise wouldn't have been permitted. And this is the result. You can see very clearly the gravel on one side of the church where the pews have been removed, the water pipes extending up through the floor, and the sacking covering up the organ while the work was being done!
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