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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.

During the month of October 2 important administrative tasks take place here at St. John's

1-The Annual Attendance Count - The Churwardens will be counting attendance of adults and children at Sunday and weekday worship.

2- The Annual Income Survey - all worshippers over 16 are asked to complete a confidential and anonymus return that indixates their estimated annual net income.

These figures, the size of our worshipping congregation and our approximate personal income, are used to calculate the amount of parish share we pay to the Diocese of Mancheseter every year, before we cover our running costs and expenses. In 2019 the amount we will have to pay is £27,000.

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.

St. John's Church of England Primary School

If you wish to apply for a nursery place for your child. Application forms are now available from Mrs Parkin at the Infant Department.


WALSINGHAM - Pilgrims from St John's will be journeying next week to the Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham in Norfolk. If you have any personal intentions or concerns you wish to be presented at The Shrine please speak with Fr. Jonathan

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

We need gifts to stock our stalls - 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 - Cassandra Wright, Raine Ava Wright

For those who were married here yesterday -

The sick and those facing adversity especially - Sarah Barton, Parry Denton, Mark Douglas, Dorothy Platt, 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 Les Brown, dear dad of Lyn, grandad of Kelly, Phil and Paul and great-grandad of Archie always in our thoughts and prayers

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

The recently Departed - Elaine McDonagh

For those who anniversaries occur at this time - Cyril Chadwick, Les Brown, Cicely Unwin, Anne Ashworth, Alfred Mellor

Universal Prayer Intention for





Community in Failsworth

Sunday - Lulworth Crescent Our Church and Parish

Monday - Lymeditch Road Our Parish Schools and all young people

Tuesday - Mabel Road Our Shops and local Businesses

Wednesday - Main Street Our Health Centres

Thursday - Manwaring Street Local employers and those seeking work

Friday - Massey Avenue The Elderley and those living alone

Saturday - Mather Street 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