Welcome to St John's

  •            Welcome to St John the Evangelist, Old Trafford--a worshipping, learning community in urban, diverse Manchester.  Through church and St John's Centre: stjohnscentre.org , we look to grow with, nurture and serve our wider community. To find out more about the Centre, contact the Reverend Christine Aspinall, who as well as being  the Centre Manager is also the Parish Safeguarding Officer: 0161 872 7795 / christine.aspinall@stjohnscentre.org .  The Reverend John Hughes is  Rector and  can be contacted on 0161 872 0500 /  john_dhughes@yahoo.co.uk

     

    Holy Week and Easter

     

    Sunday 28th March Palm Sunday

    New Palm Crosses will be blessed and shared in a shorter service in church 10-11am. This will be followed by our Annual Parochial Church Meeting in church and online 11-12.30

    Monday to Friday in Holy Week, the church will be open for meditation, prayer and curiosity in the mornings, with other services:                        Mon 29th March Evening Prayer @6pm

    A celebration of the Last Supper 6-7pm on Thursday 1st April. Those who wish to stay on to remember Jesus praying / struggling with his destiny (the Garden of Gethsemene) will be able to stay til 9pm

    On Good Friday April 2nd, there will be two short services, one with movement will make use of our Stations of the Cross 1-1.30pm, the other will be a musical meditation interspersed with short reflections 2-3pm in church

    On Easter Day, Sunday April 4th, there will be a fire in the Garden of Remembering at 5.30am. Sunrise is 6am. By then we will in the tomb dark, womb dark church for the Service of Light 6-7am

     

    Our Easter Day Eucharist will begin at 10am. We hope to live stream this for those unable to join us in church. Further details about this will be given nearer the time.

    2021 LENT COURSE

    St John’s Church Lent Course : Alongside by Henry Martin  reflections on Jesus’ Struggles and how he meets us in Our Struggles.

    We are studying this book together online this year, each Thursday 6-7 : 25th February,  4th, 11th, 18th, 25th March

    If you ‘d like join us on Zoom, let John know 0161 872 0500 / john_dhughes@yahoo.co.uk or Christine 876 7795 / christine.aspinall@stjohnscentre.org

    February 25th  Introduction +  Part One Jesus struggled with his family

    March 4th          Part Two: Jesus struggled with his friends

    March 11th    Part Three: Jesus struggled with religious people and structures.

    March 18th    Part Four + Part Five:  Jesus struggled with the crowds as the Kingdom dawned  + Jesus was NOT troubled by many of the things that stress us

    March 25th:   Part Six Jesus struggled with his destiny

    Further information from John Hughes

     
    image by Stanley Chow
     
     

     
     
     
     
    image above by Stanley Chow... take a look at this film:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9heVEHwyHI0
     

    The church will be open for public worship on Sundays,  at 10am.. We will also continue with our Zoom services, though times may change. Please see details of our Christmas services below and check our Facebook page too for more regular updates.

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    Church open Mon - Thurs 10-12.30 for prayer and curiosity.

    Want to contact us? Click on the About Us Tab above.

    John Hughes:  Rector  0161 872 0500 john_dhughes@yahoo.co.uk

    Christine Aspinall, Assistant Curate and St John's Centre Manager, Parish Safeguarding Officer: 0161 872 7795

    christine.aspinall@stjohnscentre.org

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