Welcome to the Church of St John The Evangelist, Burgess Hill
“We exist to worship God and in the name of Jesus Christ, to reach out and share with everyone, his life and his love”
Dear Church Family,
We hope this email finds you well: it has been lovely to see so many people now returning to St John’s and we hope this trend will continue as we are able to resume some activities at Church.
We have some important dates we would like to share with you all.
Thursday 13th May 7.30pm, Ascension Day– Father Nick will be leading our Eucharistic service. No need to book – everyone is very welcome.
Sunday 23rd May 11.15am, APCM – after the morning service we will be holding our Annual Parochial Church Meeting. Everyone is very welcome to attend but please book a ticket here on Ticket Source:
It is important you have tickets for both the service and the APCM if you are coming to both but attending just one or the other is not a problem.
Thursday 3rd June 7.30pm, Corpus Christi – Father Nick will be leading our Eucharistic service. No need to book – everyone is very welcome.
Sunday 13th June 10am Children’s Church – we are delighted to announce that Children’s Church will be starting up again. Please pass on the news to anyone you think may be interested and get in touch with Claire Elliot or one of us if you would like more information.
We continue to hold a eucharistic service every Sunday at 10am (please book using the Ticket Source link above) and also on Wednesdays at 10.30am (no need to book).
If you are unable to book your own ticket, please do contact me and I will book one for you.
We are, as ever, very grateful to our visiting clergy whose support and faithful commitment to St John’s throughout the pandemic have enabled us to offer services regularly when we have been open.
Finally, a heartfelt thank you to all of you who have continued to give so generously to St John’s – there will be more about the finances at the APCM. However, we have recently moved to a new accounting system and need to ask everyone who would like their donations to be “Gift Aided” to complete the form that is attached to this email in order that we can continue to claim the extra 25%. (If you only use the Parish Giving Scheme to donate then you do not need to complete a form.) When you have completed the form, please return it to either of us at Church. Alternatively, taking a photo of it and sending me the photo would be fine – I can print it off. If you would like a paper copy, let me know and I will make sure you get one.
We will provide updates on our website https://www.stjohnschurchbh.org.uk and our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/stjohnBH and by email if we have any further news and will of course be closely reviewing the situation as the promise of further “freedoms” are announced.
Stay safe & God Bless.
Colin & Liz
Colin’s Mobile 07903 158815 Liz’s Mobile 07789 065137