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St John’s Church Walton

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St John’s Church Walton

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St John’s Church is a warm and friendly church located close to Walton Hall Gardens in the village of Walton, Warrington, Cheshire.
At St John's we want everyone to experience the love of God and the joy that comes from encountering Jesus.
We are committed to the Bible and aim to give messages that are relevant and helpful for everyone. Our services aim to cater for all needs, whether seeking quiet reflection, traditional worship or more modern family services. We want you to feel you can come along to any of our services and events.
Our family worship is especially geared to all ages and an excellent way to get to know us as a church family. We'd love you to join us.

St John’s Church Walton
Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 6TQ
Vicar: Revd. Anita Raggett

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Notices 

Live-streaming
and
Church Audio

From Mothering Sunday 22nd March 2020, we have been livestreaming our services. Initially, this was because only those involved in leading the service were allowed into church. This ministry was therefore intended to target our regular congregation. It soon became clear that we were actually reaching a much wider group of people. There were those who are linked to St John’s who, for various reasons, can’t be in church on a Sunday, and there are people who have no obvious connection to the church, who have found our live-stream, and have appreciated our offering.

While our Sunday live-stream is proving valuable and worthwhile, it was when we offered the live-stream for funerals and weddings that the true value became clear. When we were limited to 30 in church for these services, the live-stream meant that many more could attend virtually. Then there have been many who live far away – even Australia - who would not have been able to attend even if Covid had not been around. The live-stream has meant that so many more people have been able to be part of these important life events.

Having seen the value of live-stream, we feel that it is right to continue to offer this. However, our equipment for doing this is rather Heath-Robinson. We are using computers that do not belong to church and other equipment that is not designed for this purpose. The quality of our live-stream is not as good as it could be and we would like to improve this.

To continue with this ministry, we need to upgrade some of our equipment and acquire other items that will do the job more effectively.

These requirements fall into 3 categories:

We need to upgrade our sound system. The speakers are not designed for the musical demands we are asking of them, an important requirement now that sadly our regular organist has died, and we need the system to feed directly into the live-feed. This is also an opportunity to ensure that the whole church gets sound reinforcement – at present there are many areas where the sound does not carry.

The screen we are using to project the words of the service is blocking the view of the front of the church and is taking up room we would like to use for other purposes. The projector is also in the way and needs to move Keeping you informed   somewhere more suitable. We are proposing a screen that will hide behind the stone roof trusses in the chancel, dropping down only when needed. The projector would be wall mounted and therefore well out of the way.

Finally, we need a camera designed for the purpose of live-feed, together with other equipment that would achieve live feed much more simply and efficiently.

Purchasing this equipment will not be cheap, the total cost will be around £30,000. We hope to access grants from various organisations, but also hope to raise some money ourselves. We are proposing to hold a gift day on Sunday 22nd May and any amount, however small or large will be greatly appreciated. We hope that many people would be prepared to support this and contribute. If you are able to help us, you can contribute via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stjohnswalton or via the button below

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FILM
CLUB

Friday 20th May 2022

Film starts at 2.30pm


AFTERNOON TEA WILL BE SERVED DURING THE INTERVAL

PLEASE CONTACT NINA TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT

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ST JOHN'S CHURCH WALTON
INVITE YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR A

JUBILEE
CELEBRATION
LUNCH

SUNDAY 5th JUNE
11.30AM FOR 12 O'CLOCK BUFFET LUNCH

£5 adults and £3 children
Bring your own bottle
Music and dancing
Bring your ticket to enter our free raffle!!

Contact Nina for tickets

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Notice Sheet
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Christian Aid Week 15-21 May

May 2022

This Christian Aid Week please:
• Give generously to help women like Jessica (above) grow crops that survive in the drought via the St John’s E-envelope: https://envelope.christian...
• Act and raise your voice for justice. Join the Loss and Damage campaign at caweek.org/loss-and-damage or sign up to the 300,000 steps in May challenge at caweek.org/300Ksteps
• Pray that families will stay strong during tough times of drought.
Together, we can turn hunger into hope.
Get more information and ideas at: caweek.org

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Open Door

Church Magazine

April - May 2022

From Revd Anita
Dear friends,
Did you give anything up for Lent? How has it been going? As a church, we have walked with Jesus on his journey to the cross during Lent and some of us have taken up something – using the Love Life, Live Lent booklet with its theme ‘Embracing Justice’. For 40 days, we have through ‘a pilgrimage of prayer and discipline’ hopefully grown in grace and ‘learning to be your (God’s) people once again’. During Lent we have also cried out to God for our world, the hostilities between Russia and Ukraine, the report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,
and the conflicts in Yemen, Myanmar and Afghanistan, (to name just a few) leave us
fearful for our world and its people.

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Produced by Noelle Briggs
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DONATIONS

If you wish to donate for the mission of St John’s church, Walton If you wish to donate to St John’s Audio Visual System


Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Group

Community Church Hall

Have you ever felt as if you are spinning plates, overwhelmed, or as if you are giving out of an empty cup? If we are honest most of us have, at some point in our lives – you are not alone.

Kintsugi Hope is a charity, committed to people's wellbeing - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. They are working with communities through the local church with an attitude of humility – not to judge, fix or rescue, but to come alongside and care for one another.

The word Kintsugi is the Japanese art of mending broken crockery with golden glue making a feature of the cracks making it more beautiful. All of us have broken pieces, but instead of hiding them, we can learn from them. We can discover treasure in our scars. We are all broken in some ways, and we can all learn from each other.

As a partner church to Kintsugi Hope, St John’s want to see a world where mental and emotional health is understood and accepted. We are looking forward to holding our first Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing course, after Easter, in our Community Church Hall. The course programme runs over twelve sessions and is designed to support emotional and mental wellbeing exploring topics including honesty, anxiety, confidence, and self-worth. If you are interested to find out more follow the link. https://www.kintsugihope.com

If you are interested in joining us, please make contact with Gill Povey-Robins

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Wellbeing Walkers

Wellbeing Walkers
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The wellbeing walkers are a group of people who walk every Monday at 09.30 for approximately one and a quarter hours.
We enjoy some deep conversations, take in the scenery and usually stop near the reservoir for a few moments of mindfulness and gratitude.
It’s a great way to start the week and is appreciated by us all, even in the rain.
In recent weeks we have been enjoying meeting for coffee after the walk, in the Community Church Hall.
If you are free on Monday morning and would like to join us, please contact Gill Povey-Robins.
We look forward to hearing from you .

Contact Gill here



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