tesco bags of help

Blue tokens at Tesco

St John with St Mark School has been chosen by Tesco Bury this month as one of their projects in their Bags of Help scheme.

If they get the most tokens then they will receive £4000 towards improvements to their Early Years Outdoor Playground.

Please support the school by asking for your blue tokens when you shop – and put it in their collection box.

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Making a donation – at no extra cost!

We’ve just registered with easyfundraising.

This is a great site where you can raise money for St John with St Mark’s Church with your everyday online shopping. At no extra cost to yourself!

Each time you shop online via the easyfundraising website the retailers give the church a percentage donation as a ‘thank you’.

We want to raise as much as possible to support the work that we do. So, please sign up and help us.

formby beach

Formby 2019 – a personal view

This year’s retreat to the St. Joseph’s Prayer Centre near the National Trust reserve in Formby was once again held in the week leading up to the second May Bank Holiday.

The theme this year was the ‘Miracles of Jesus’ and we had several thought provoking sessions on some of these miracles and how they relate to our daily lives in the year 2019.

There were people new to the retreat who said they had really enjoyed both the time together and the beautiful local area. It was great to share each others friendship and company both at the centre and on outings.

June 2019 magazine

June 2019 magazine

Here is our June 2019 magazine.

In it you’ll find articles on the fantastic Open Group talk by Jim Metcalf on Community Action Nepal, our Benefice Boundary walk and updates from the very active Mothers’ Union.

We also look forward to the ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ season which runs from Ascension to Pentecost.

Plus there are prayers and meditations, news and reports. And we have a busy time coming up for fairs, coffee mornings, lunches and afternoon teas.

summer fair raffle

Summer Fair 2019

This year our very popular Summer Fair will be on Saturday 1st June. The venue is St John’s Church Hall, Bury, BL9 6NY.

Opening time is 11am and we’re normally done, one way or another, by 2pm.

So, to avoid missing out on that special pre-loved book, toy or jigsaw please come early. There will also be a plant stall, bric-a-brac, tombolas, games, cakes and lunches.

And yes, a raffle…

motheract abooo theatre

Abooo Theatre – MotherAct

Abooo Theatre will be using our hall this Friday 17th May to rehearse for a performance at The Lowry of MotherAct.

MotherAct is a piece about mothering in all it’s messy glory. It’s being created by a team of mums including a musician, writer, director and several actors.

If you’re a mum with a young child and want to participate in their community chorus next week then please read on…

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