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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..


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. The Confirmation are great Refreshers for us all to try

Caroline Chisholm 1808-1877 'Saviour of living cargoes'

Northampton born Caroline married an officer in the Indian Army. Whilst living in Madras she worked to improve conditions of native girls and soldier's wives. Later in Sydney she devoted herself to ameliorating the horror of the passage from Britain to New South Wales endured by wives and family of transported convicts. She founded a Loan Society to encourage emigration to Australia. She helped 10000 people to find work and homes in the colony and established Hostels for both single migrants and newly arrived families. During the Gold Rush she established 'shelter sheds' to house itinerant prospectors. Chisholm has featured on Australian stamps and banknotes. She returned to the UK in 1866 and died on 16th May 1877.

News of joint events between School and Church

Pray for our School and /church as we plan a series of 'Experience Church' events throughout th school year to increase understanding of the Christian Faith, the Sacraments and the life of Christ. (Volunteers wil be needed !!)


7th Manchester Scout Group - 110th Year 1907-2017 Annual General Meeting at HQ, Monday 21st May at 7:30pm - followed by cheese and wine


Saturday 2nd June Dept 8:30am - Adults £15.00, Children £10.00

WALSINGHAM - I will be leading a parish group to Norfolk during Autumn Half Term 29th October - 1st November, 3 nights - half board £167.55p. Speak to me if you are interested - Fr. Jonathan

For Your Prayers

For those to be baptised here today - Ella-Rae Deme, Eva-Marie Jayne Barton-Lee.

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, Sheila Halliwell

Flowers at the foot of the cross are given in loving memory of

The flowers by the book of remembrance are in loving memory of Bob Flynn, devoted husband and father. Bob's anniversary will be on 17th May which is next Thursday. It will be Bob's 11th anniversary. You are in our thoughts and prayer every day. Elsie and family.

The recently Departed - Vi Luckman, Wisdom Philips, Joseph Smith

For those who anniversaries occur at this time - Leslie Malcolm Brek, Albert Slater, Doris Stanway, Herbert Faulkner, Anthony Norman Clements, Doris Webb, Ivy Simpson, Anne Carden-Jones, Edith Bladon, Robert Flynn

Universal Prayer Intention for





Community in Failsworth

Sunday - Mersey Road North Our Church and Parish

Monday - Middleton Avenue Our Parish Schools and all young people

Tuesday - Minor Street Our Shops and local Businesses

Wednesday - Newcroft Our Health Centres

Thursday - Nixon Street Local employers and those seeking work

Friday - Norman Street The Elderley and those living alone

Saturday - Old Road 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