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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.


We are welcoming Children from the Infants Dept to Church and we need volunteers to help create 'stations' for reflection and help with storytelling.

Wednesday 26th September - 7:00pm onwards - creating displays

Thursday 27th September - Experience Church from 9:30am Baptism, Marriage and Worship for our youngest Children

Information sheet are available from Fr Jonathan and there will be a short meeting in the Mission after Church today to discuss preparations

The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham - Every Saturday there is an opportunity to take some time out in Church from 10:00am onwards. There is a short prayer service focussing on intercession for the world, healing and the needs of many. On the last Saturday of the monthg we have an Eucharist followed by a breakfast of coffee and croissant. Here we celeberate our fellowship with the Anglican Shrine at Walsingham and it's prayer ministry.


We welcome Oldham Community Choir - Friday 5th October - for their annual concert at St. John's - tickets available telephone 07793 679254

WALSINGHAM - We will be going on pilgrimage to Norfolk during Autumn Half Term 29th October-1st November 3 nights-Half Board £167.55pp. Speak to Fr. Jonathan if you are interested.

CHRISTMAS FAIR - Saturday 17th November from 11:30am

Urgently needed are the following over the next 6 weeks:

Bottles, Chocolate, Toiletries, Gifts for Tombola or £1 stall.... Good toys in working order, good books including children's.

More importantly NEEDED is YOUR HELP - If you think you can offer your services to man a stall or help to build the Grotto or help in any other way please see Jackie Flanagan. Let's work together to make this fair a success and to boost our church funds.

For Your Prayers

For those to be baptised here today -

James Mason England & Jace Tyler England

For those who were married here yesterday -

James Thomas England & Emma Michelle Platt

The sick and those facing adversity especially - Sarah Barton, Parry Denton, Mark Douglas, Dorothy Platt, Mary Still, Theresa Cave, Peter Flynn, Sam McDonald, Ron McManus, Norah McConnell, Louise, Dave and Baby Amelia May

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

The recently Departed - Kenneth Stanway, Les Tapner, Paul Hughes

For those who anniversaries occur at this time - Phyllis Kathleen Jones, Richard Dean, Laura Anne Sypula, Olive Waterhouse, William Caldwell, Ron Merron

Universal Prayer Intention for





Community in Failsworth

Sunday - Frank Street Our Church and Parish

Monday - Freshfield Close Our Parish Schools and all young people

Tuesday - Glenmore Drive Our Shops and local Businesses

Wednesday - Grafton Street Our Health Centres

Thursday - Grimshaw Street Local employers and those seeking work

Friday - Hale Lane The Elderley and those living alone

Saturday - Hampton 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