Rector’s Letter, June 2018

Dear friends Football has all the makings of a fine religion. Many will become faithful followers as the World Cup begins this month. It can take our hearts to places beyond the humdrum of life, it can thrill and absorb us, with expectation, commitment, hope, pain, disappointment, passion, and the longings for ultimate victory. England read on

Rector’s Letter – May 2018

Dear friends Two years ago the Archbishops of Canterbury and York launched a prayer initiative for the Church of England, called ‘Thy Kingdom Come’. The website (thykingdomcome.global) says: ‘Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement, which invites Christians around the world to pray between Ascension and Pentecost for more people to come to know read on

Rectors Letter, April 2018

Dear friends Easter 2018 falls on April 1st. It’s April Fools’ Day. The same happened in 1923, 1934, 1945, and 1956. But it now won’t happen again till 2029. Many sceptics believe that our Easter faith makes Christians the stupidest fools of the world. Of course dead people do not rise. Once dead, always dead, read on

Letter from Helen – Life is Puzzling

There’s no Rector’s letter this month as James was ill! So this is from Helen Peace, or fabulous Pastoral Care Coordinator Life is Puzzling ….picking up the pieces   Following on from Christmas, I have been doing a few jigsaw puzzles.  It takes me ages to sort out 1000 pieces into edge pieces and middle read on

Rector’s Letter, February 2018

Dear friends We have passed from 2017 to 2018 and we pray that this year will see the growth of God’s kingdom. The year has begun with a number of funerals, and we pray for those missing loved ones, and we honour the faith of our fellow-believers who have died, giving thanks for all they read on

Rector’s Letter – December 2017

Dear friends Christmas is about what God has given to us. We give gifts to each other as a reminder of the greatest gift ever given. That gift was pink and wriggling, gift-wrapped in cloth and delivered in a grubby wooden box. Jesus Christ is God’s indescribable gift to a sinful, wayward, hurting and desperate read on

Christmas Light’s On Event!

On Saturday 18th November, Yeovil Town Centre will be bustling with people for the switching on of the Christmas lights, and there is good news there, one of our members of St John’s will be switching on the lights having won a competition to design a Christmas light. This design is being made at the read on

Rector’s Letter – November 2017

Dear friends Some things in life are simple matters of right and wrong. Other questions are much harder to work out, and the right thing to do may depend on circumstances, conscience, or the good of others. I have been reading 1 Corinthians recently, and chapters 5 and 6 give examples of plain right and read on

Rector’s Letter, October 2017

Dear friends When I was young my parents had to chivvy me to write ‘Thank you letters’. Now I find myself pestering my own children to do the same! There is something really important in saying thank you and something seriously missing when you don’t. The French word ‘merci’ comes from a Latin word that read on