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See a clip from a recent concert in St John's here

Until Mid- April Fr James Heard is on sabbatical, general enquiries to th United Benefice office,, and pastoral enquiries to Fr Neil Traynor,

The fourth series of “Why Me?” talks will take place in Lent during the 6.30pm Sung Mass at St. John the Baptist, Holland Road, when members of the benefice give a personal reflection on their life and faith in place of the sermon.
The speakers this year are as follows:
Sunday 25 February 2018          Andrew Wells
Sunday 4 March 2018                Janet Lloyd
Sunday 11 March 2018             Guy Ranawake
Sunday 18 March 2018             Nicholas Mellor  


Lent Services and Courses: During James' sabbatical, we've looked at what's going to be possible to provide in Lent. As well as our regular weekday Eucharist’s on Wednesday and Saturday, do consider joining the regular group at morning prayer (9.15 St George's).

In addition, there are two specific Lent courses which we commend:

Starting on 12 February, Bickersteth House (25 Sheffield Terrace) is following the USPG [United Society, Partners in the Gospel] Lent Course based on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, drawing on their mission experience across the world.

As for the Reformation course, there will be a Eucharist at 6.30pm followed by a soup supper, and then the course. The evening will finish with compline. On the 19th March there will be no course meeting, but the service will include a full passion reading of the Gospel for Passiontide.
Suggested donation is £5.00 to cover costs, which will be shared with USPG. Please let Jill know if you'd like to join us for supper Everyone is welcome.

The Kensington Council of Churches are following a course called Forty Stories of Hope. This takes place on:
Thursday February 22nd: St James Norland Square, W11 4RB
Thursday March 1st: St James Norland Square, W11 4RB
Thursday March 8th: Coptic Orthodox Church, Allen St, Kensington, London W8 6UX
Thursday March 15th: Carmelite Priory, Kensington Church St, W8 4BB
Thursday March 22nd: St Johns Notting Hill, Lansdowne Crescent, W11 2NN

If you're looking for something to read over Lent, the Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book is called: Say it to God In Search of Prayer By Luigi Gioia; or Peter or Neil might have some other suggestions!

Dates for the Diary
Sunday 25 March, Palm Sunday, 10am service is a joint service with St John’s Notting Hill and St Peter’s, held at St Peter's Notting Hill (Kensington Park Road, W11 2P), the 6.30pm service at St John the Baptist is the Passion Narrative 
Holy Week
Monday 26 March, 6.30pm, at St George's, Exploring the Passion through Music
Tuesday 27 March, 6.30pm, at St George's, Exploring the Passion through Art
Wednesday 28 March, 6.30pm, at St George's, Exploring the Passion through Literature. N.B. No lunchtime Eucharist
Maundy Thursday 29 March, 8pm at St John the Baptist
Good Friday 30 March, 10am Children’s stations of the cross, 12 noon Liturgy of the cross at St George’s and 3pm Stations of the Cross at St John the Baptist
Saturday 31 March, 8pm Easter Vigil at St George’s
Sunday 1 April, Easter Sunday, 6.30pm Sung Eucharist at St John the Baptist

Sunday 15 April, APCM at St George’s after the 10am Eucharist, APCM at 5pm at St John the Baptist, before the 6.30pm Annunciation service

Notices events at St George's

Bible Study Lunch Group will continue on Wednesday 28 February after noon Eucharist.  All are welcome, expert and novice.

Thursday 15 Marchy, Lunch Club, please contact Minh-Tam Janssens on 07712006300 /

We would welcome any comments that you might have about St John’s future as a community centre. Please email us with your ideas or if you would like to be kept informed of our progress.

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