One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

Sunday 22nd September 2019

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Open Door Stewards: This is Week 4 on your rota.

Church Family News:

We are sad to announce that Bishop Roy Williamson died peacefully at home on the morning of Tuesday 17th September. He had become a much loved friend of many of us over the time he spent in retirement in the parish, following his early ministry in the diocese and later as Bishop of Bradford and then Southwark. His funeral is to take place here in church on the afternoon of Friday 4th October; we will confirm the time in next week’s pew sheet.

Morning Prayer/Eucharist: There will be no morning prayer on Tuesday 24th September. The following week, the Diocesan Conference is taking place, so there will be no services on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd October.

Nottingham Hospitals Choir Concert: Here at St John’s on Saturday 5th October at 7:30pm. A concert of music from films including The Sound of Music, Harry Potter, The King and I, Phantom and Sweeney Todd. Tickets £10 on the door or £8 in advance from 07891 494377.

Ceilidh: Saturday 5th October 7pm-11:30pm at Chilwell Memorial Hall. Tickets £15, includes buffet. All proceeds go towards All Saints’ Church Tower Repair Fund. Tickets available from Emily, 07952 345317 or

Mothers’ Union: Our next meeting will be on Thursday 10th October at 2pm for a 2.15pm start. We welcome Andy Smart, formerly of the Nottingham Post who will give us an illustrated talk on Bygone Nottingham. He also edited the Bygone Nottingham newspaper. Do join us! Sheila Allton

Children’s Society: Thank you to everyone who have handed in their boxes.  There are still a few that I need and the deadline is the end of September so I would be very grateful if you could let me have your box soonest. If you have any problems concerning this, my telephone number is on the underside of your box, please give me a call and I can make arrangements to collect it.  Many, many thanks for your generosity, Rosie.

Augustine to Justin: There will be no meeting on 24th September. Back to normal on 1st October. Pat Atkins (0115) 925 6327

Messy Church: The next Messy Church will be on Saturday 11th October and Saturday 30th November.

CHRISTMAS DINNER – WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11th: Get the date in your diary. I have booked the Cornmill again for our Church Christmas Meal. It is a 4 course meal and the cost is £10 per head (same as last year!!). Please let me know if you want to book as we are limited to 35 places. Many Thanks, Kaye Ford


British Heart Foundation: Thank you to all who supported my recent coffee morning. The total sum raised reached £450. Many thanks. Cynthia Valentine-Comery

Book Stall: As you may have noticed, the book stall at the back of church has been taken away for a while. I have banked the remainder money of £66 towards church funds. Thank you for your support. Brenda

Prayers: please remember in your prayers: Tony Ford, Sheila Allton, Sally Baldock, Teresa Downing, Simon Bramley, Louise Cummings, Margaret Joynes, Trevor Slack, Jean Cameron, Baby Myles Bell, Jackie and Paul Badham who are sick. Remember also Annie Korol, Harry Shaw and Bishop Roy Williamson who died in recent days, and all those who mourn.

Exploring Theology Today

The Church of

Saint John the Baptist Beeston


Come along to and join

in a new programme of doing theology together

explore the meaning of our Christian faith

as we grow in our thinking, praying and living 

Each session will stand on its own

and will open up a major element of Christian theology.

Come to as many of the monthly sessions as you can manage.

In church on the second Monday in the month



September 9th, October 14th, November 11th, December 9th

January 13th, February 10th, March 9th, May 11th, June 8th, July 13th 

The sessions will be led by Michael Taylor