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Thinking about our life today as a Church Community and planning for the future is all part of the Mission Action Planning (MAP) process. As part of our work we have put together this statement which we hope brings together the Mission and Vision we all share in.

We seek to be a mission driven Church, sharing God's love in order to serv e the whole community: Endeavouring to support, cherish, nurture, educate, enlighten and facilitate our personal growth and by doing so introduce others to Christ and the Christian Faith.

The New Church Year 2017-2018 - The Lectionary for the New Year is now available @ £3.99 Larger Edition £5.99 - The Lectionary gives the Feast and Holidays for the year and bible readings for Sundays and weekdays. It is a great basis for reading scriptures and joining in the prayer life of the wider church. Orders to Fr. Jonathan.

Grow in Faith During LENT 2018

Our Lenten Study Groups this year will be using the new Church of England 'Pilgrim' Course and we will be thinking about the Eucharist and its place at the heart of our life and worship.

Aid to the Church in Need - Informative leaflets about the charity we are supporting this Lent are now Available.


Confirmation Instruction begins at the Junior School on Thursday 22nd February at 3:15pm.

At The Rectory on Saturday 24th February at 10:30am.

Application forms from the Rector.

The new Church of England Catechism will be used costing £2.00 per copy. Either the Lent Courses or the Confirmation are great Refreshers for us all - try

FIT FOR MISSION - Thinking about our Future as Church and Parish

As part of the Mission Action Planning this week we are meeting to identify our priorities as Church in Failsworth in the near future and years to come. Come and join the converation. Tuesday 6th February in Church at 7:30pm.


Girls' Night Out - Ladies.... A meal has been booked for you at Woodhouse Gardens on Thursday 15th March 7:30pm. 2 courses £12.95, 3 courses £14.95 ...£5 deposit required. Please let Jackie Flanagan know if you are interrested and to see menu ...

St. John's Primary School present : A Fund Raising Fashion Show - at the Junior sie on Thursday 3rd May 2018 at 7:00pm. Ticket £4.00, A cafe and other stalls are available including; bodyship, Wax melts, Wendy's Shabby Chic. See www.shop2drop.co.uk to check what's available on the night. If you would like to support this please see Jackie Flanagan for tickets.

For Your Prayers

For those to be baptised here today -

For those who were married here yesterday -

The sick and those facing adversity especially - Parry Denton, Mark Douglas, Dorothy Platt, Mary Still, Theresa Cave, Rosemary Ousey, Gillian Jones, Peter Flynn, Sam McDonald, Ron McManus, Peter Macauley

Flowers at the foot of the cross are given in loving memory of Frank Nightingale, dearly loved husband of Pat, father and pop. Frank's 2nd anniversary was last Friday 23rd February. Always in our thoughts and prayers

The flowers by the book of remembrance are in loving memory of

The Faithful Departed - Fred Rowlands, Sylvia Thomas, Gwen Hughes

For those who anniversaries occur at this time - William Jones, Ella Hill, Harry Dawes, Frank Nightingale

Universal Prayer Intention for February



Community in Failsworth

Sunday - Beech Street Our Church and Parish

Monday - Belgrave Avenue Our Parish Schools and all young people

Tuesday - Boston Close Our Shops and local Businesses

Wednesday - Brierley Avenue Our Health Centres

Thursday - Brookfold Local employers and those seeking work

Friday - Brompton Avenue The Elderley and those living alone

Saturday - Burgess Avenue Our Young Families

Parish Priest : Fr. Jonathan Elcock

Tel. 0161 683 4196

Email. failsworthstjohn@aol.com



If you have been an habitual worshipper at St John's over the last six months you are eligible for inclusion on the Electoral Roll.

If you wish to be entered on the Roll or amend your entry please see Christine Booth or Father Jonathan

St. John the Evangelist