Coffee Morning In Church
Thursday at 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
Come sit, chat and make new friends.
Compassion is an international Christian child
development and child advocacy ministry.
Partnering with local churches, they are
committed to the spiritual, economic, social and
physical development of children living in extreme poverty in 26 countries, enabling them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. St John's congregation individually supports 42 children in various countries (19 in Haiti). In addition a donation is made annually from church central funds for work in Haiti.
We believe that God wishes people to be whole.
This service aims to support the individual’s wellbeing
offering emotional support through pastoral counseling and prayer for inner and physical healing. All are welcome.
Shoe Box Appeal
"The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ".
We promote and encourage Church members and the community to fill a shoe box (or two) and give a gift to someone who would otherwise have nothing.
"And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose." Matthew 10:42
The boxes will be blessed at a Sunday service before being despatched.
For further information regarding the appeal contact Denise Whybrow via the parish office. Samaritan's Purse Website
The Social Team arrange and organise several social events, including coach trips, theatre visits, tea parties and special celebrations and parties.
Contact Yvonne Playford for information.
Age 0 - 4 years
Our friendly thriving parent/carer and baby
group. Come and make friends, have a cuppa
and let your child enjoy games, toys,
activities and fun of joining with other little
ones. We have an extensive range of toys
suitable for all ages as well as a large slide
and playhouse. We also offer a craft table for
the older children as well as messy play
once a month. A microwave and baby
change facilities are provided, plus internal pram parking from ramped access. Car parking available on site. No booking required, just turn up. Entrance fee is £2.00 per adult (as many children as you like within reason) and includes drinks and biscuits. We meet every week during term time.
Contact Parish Office on 01708 555260.
Tiddlers are Growing!!!
.... and we need more help! We urgently need
more volunteers to help out with setting up and
clearing away all the equipment and facilities.
Help is needed at either/both ends of the
sessions which are on Tuesday's each week.
Set up is from 10.30-11.30am and Storing away is at the end of each session 2.30-3.15pm.
So, if you can help with either or both of these sessions please contact:
Brian Breeze - 01708 522899
- St John & St Matthew
- Parish Church of South Hornchurch
- South End Road, Rainham
- RM13 7XT