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07/06/2019 Songs of Praise - The choir will be presenting "Songs of Praise" on Friday 7 June at 6pm in church. This will be a mixture of hymns and readings for both congregation and choir, with new hymns and great arrangements of well-loved hymns. We welcome our friend and violinist Evabritt-Gratte who will be playing for some of the hymns.
30/05/2019 Ascension Day Picnic at Lorgues - The Riviera Churches' Annual Ascension Day picnic will be held at the Anglican Church of Lorgues with Fayence on 30 May at 10.45, with communion led by Bishop Robert. See attached for details. We hope to see you there.
29/05/2019 Groupe Biblique Oecumenique - St John's is part of the local ecumenical group of churches and our representative is Marion Siggemann. Here are details of the next meeting, which you are welcome to attend (all in French, of course!)
19/04/2019 Easter Services - Our Easter services start with a service on Maundy Thursday 18 April at 11am, followed by a meditative hour on Good Friday 19 April at 11am, and then by Easter Day communion on Sunday 21 April at 10.30. Do join us for these special events in the Christian year.
10/04/2019 Holy Communion - There will be a said service of Holy Communion on the second Wednesday of every month. The next one will be on 10 April at 11am.
10/04/2019 Groupe Biblique Oecumenique - St John's is part of the local ecumenical group of churches and our representative is Marion Siggemann. Here are details of the next meeting, which you are welcome to attend (all in French, of course!) chers amis du GBO notre prochaine réunion aura lieu le mercredi 10 avril 2019 dans la salle du rez de chaussée de l'Eglise du Sacré Cœur de Fréjus, 198 avenue du Château Gallieni, pendant que nous grignoterons ce que chacun aura pu amener!( penser à apporter assiette,verre fourchette... et un sac plastique pour laisser la salle aussi propre que possible! ) nous échangerons sur les nouvelles des différentes confessions: carême, vers 20 h après une prière, nous poursuivrons notre étude du chapitre 1er de l'Apocalypse de Saint Jean Dominique nous fera une présentation , puis chacun est invité à faire part de ses propres recherches et réflexions. Que l'Esprit nous assiste pour que cette étude soit fructueuse! Ensuite Claude et Hélène nous parlerons de la participation à la journée des plantes les vendredi 12 avril 14h19h samedi 10h 19 h dimanche 10h 19 h la prochaine réunion devrait se tenir le mercredi 8 mai : à débattre à bientôt bien amicalement Jean-Marc BENOIT 06 50 19 57 15
06/04/2019 Lent Course - As we have in the past, we will be offering a Lent course over two Saturdays, 23 March and 6 April, from 11 am until 2 pm in the Church. This year we will be looking at The Eucharist, using a new resource developed in 2018. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of the church. Please feel free to bring a packed lunch with you. If you are considering seeking to be Confirmed in the Church of England, this course will be excellent preparation for it. Please let Tom know if you are considering being Confirmed, as soon as you can.
23/03/2019 Lent Course - As we have in the past, we will be offering a Lent course over two Saturdays, 23 March and 6 April, from 11 am until 2 pm in the Church. This year we will be looking at The Eucharist, using a new resource developed in 2018. There is a sign-up sheet at the back of the church. Please feel free to bring a packed lunch with you. If you are considering seeking to be Confirmed in the Church of England, this course will be excellent preparation for it. Please let Tom know if you are considering being Confirmed, as soon as you can.
13/03/2019 Holy Communion - There will be a said service of Holy Communion on the second Wednesday of every month. The next one will be on 13 March at 11am.
05/03/2019 Ash Wednesday services - There will be a full service of Holy Communion (with ashing) after the Quiz Lunch on 5 March, at 4pm. There will also be a short said service on the following day at 11am.
13/02/2019 Holy Communion - There will be a said service of Holy Communion on the second Wednesday of every month. The next one will be on 13 February at 11am.
26/01/2019 Film, Faith and Fellowship group - Film, Faith and Fellowship group - Our monthly Film, Faith and Fellowship group takes place on 26 January when we watch a film and discuss the Christian message within. This month it is "The Lion King". 10.30 until 13.30 - bring a packed lunch. All welcome.
23/01/2019 Ecumenical service - We will be hosting the annual ecumenical service of the local churches at St John's on 23 January at 8pm. There will be well-known hymns in French and English, and the Anglican Archdeacon of France, The Venerable Meurig Williams, will be present. This is always well supported by Christians from the Roman Catholic, Orthodox and French Protestant traditions and is an opportunity to show our solidarity for the Gospel.
09/01/2019 Holy Communion - Holy Communion - There will be a said service of Holy Communion on the second Wednesday of every month starting on 9 January 2019.
25/12/2018 CHRISTMAS DAY - Celebrate the birth of the Saviour at St John's! Christmas Holy Communion at 10.30, with carols, followed by an optional lunch. Places are limited for the lunch, at 25€, so tell us well in advance if you wish to be included.
16/12/2018 CAROL SERVICE - A traditional candlelit service of Nine Lessons and Carols will take place at St John's on Sunday 16 December at 18.00, followed by mulled wine and mince pies. Come and start your Christmas celebrations with us. There will still be a service of Holy Communion that morning at 10.30 as usual.
02/12/2018 Riviera Churches' Advent Carol Service - Tha annual Advent Carol Services for all the Anglican churches on the Riviera will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Cannes, on Sunday 2 december at 17.00. All are welcome.
24/11/2018 Film, Faith and Fellowship group - Our monthly Film, Faith and Fellowship group takes place on 24 November when we watch a film and discuss the Christian message within. 11.00 until 14.00 - bring a packed lunch. All welcome.
14/11/2018 Holy Communion and Bible Study - There will be a said service of Holy Communion, followed by Bible Study, on the second Wednesday of every month starting on 14 November - 11.00 Communion, 11.30 Bible Study. Bring your packed lunch.
14/11/2018 Ecumenical study group - Ecumenical study group - The next meeting of the Groupe Biblique oecuménique (GBO) will take place at L'Eglise Sacré Coeur, 198 av du Château Gallieni, 83600 Fréjus. An informal time for eating and discussion of each church's news will be first, followed at 20h00 by the main speaker. Please "bring and share" food, plus crockery, cutlery and a plastic rubbish bag.
11/11/2018 Remembrance Day Service - There will be a traditional Anglican Service of Remembrance, with communion, on 11 November at 10.30. This is a special year when we commemorate the end of World War 1 so do join us.
10/10/2018 Ecumenical study group - The next meeting of the Groupe Biblique oecuménique (GBO) will take place at L'Eglise Sacré Coeur, 198 av du Château Gallieni, 83600 Fréjus. An informal time for eating and discussion of each church's news will be first, followed at 20h00 by the main speaker. Please "bring and share" food, plus crockery, cutlery and a plastic rubbish bag. The speaker is Revd Ralph Goldenberg and the subject will be the Jewish Shabbat Seder.
01/10/2018 Bible study and prayer meeting - The next two Bible Studies and Prayer Meetings will be on Monday 1 and 15 October from 2-3pm. All welcome. Please enter by the vestry door. These will b e led by Val Kearney in Tom's absence.
17/09/2018 Bible study and prayer meeting - The next Bible Study and Prayer Meeting will be on Monday 17 September from 2-3pm. All welcome. Please enter by the vestry door.
16/09/2018 HARVEST FESTIVAL - Our Harvest Festival service will be held at 10.30am on Sunday 16 September. This is always a joyful service so come and celebrate with us as we give thanks for God's provision for us, whilst always being mindful of how we can help those who go without.
14/09/2018 COMMEMORATION OF THE END OF WORLD WAR ONE - On Friday 14 September at 6pm there will be a special musical service led by the choir to commemorate the end end of hostilities in 1918. This will be a moving and meaningful service so please come along and bring your friends. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
03/09/2018 Bible study and prayer meeting - The next Bible study and prayer meeting will be on Monday 3 September at 2pm. Do come and join us.
01/07/2018 Bible study and prayer meeting - Please note there will be no Bible study and prayer meetings in July and August. We will start again on Monday 3 September at 2pm for an hour.
29/06/2018 Ecumenical prayer evening against torture - The local ecumenical group has organised an event called "Nuit des veilleurs de L'ACAT" (Action des chrétiens contre la torture) on Friday 29 June at 20h00 at the Temple Protestant, 291 av du Maréchal Lyautey, St Raphaël. There will be a choir and prayers led by protestant and Roman Catholic clergy for Christians being tortured for their faith. All are welcome. Remember, you don't have to speak good French to pray silently!
25/06/2018 Bible study and prayer meeting - The next Bible study and prayer meeting will be held at St John's on Monday 25 June, 2-3pm. All welcome. Please enter by the vestry door.
13/06/2018 Weekday Communion Service - From 13 June there will be a said Communion Service in church at 11am every Wednesday.
11/06/2018 Bible study and prayer meeting - The next Bible study and prayer meeting will be held at St John's on Monday 11 June, 2-3pm. All welcome. Please enter by the vestry door.
14/05/2018 Bible study and prayer meeting - The next Bible study and prayer meeting will be held at St John's on Monday 14 May, 2-3pm. All welcome. Please enter by the vestry door.
05/05/2018 Blessing of the Animals service - There will be a special service on 5 May at 2pm where you can bring your pets to church for a blessing. Please make sure they are on a lead or in a travelling box.
30/04/2018 Bible study and prayer meeting - The next Bible study and prayer meeting will be held at St John's on Monday 30 April, 2-3pm. All welcome. Please enter by the vestry door.
22/04/2018 NOTICE OF 2018 AGM - SUNDAY 22 APRIL, 2018 AT 12:30 PM -
16/04/2018 Bible study and prayer meeting - The next Bible study and prayer meeting will be held at St John's on Monday 16 April, 2-3pm. All welcome. Please enter by the vestry door.
02/04/2018 Bible study and prayer meeting - There will be no Bible study and prayer meeting on 2 April due to holidays.
29/03/2018 EASTER SERVICES 2018 - There will be a service on Maundy Thursday, 29 March, at 10.30. We will have our usual contemplative service for Good Friday at 11am on 30 March, followed by a joyful Easter Sunday Communion service on Sunday 1 April at 10.30. Please come and worship with us at this crucial time of year for Christians.
24/03/2018 Lent Course - Our Lent Course this year will span two Saturdays, March 10 and March 24 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, with a soup and cheese luncheon to follow. The Course this year is based on "Inspiring Music in Worship". It will help us look at our personal views of worship and how they intersect with that of the liturgy. There is a sign up sheet at the back of the church, or email the chaplain, chaplain.straphael@gmail.com to reserve your spot.
20/03/2018 April 2018 Intercessor List -
19/03/2018 Bible study and prayer meeting - There will be no Bible study and prayer meeting on 19 March or 2 April due to holidays.
11/03/2018 Mothering Sunday - Mothering Sunday will be celebrated at the Communion service on Sunday 11 March at 10.30 when all the ladies receive a rose. This will be followed by a church lunch - please let us know if you wish to attend.
10/03/2018 Lent Course - Our Lent Course this year will span two Saturdays, March 10 and March 24 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, with a soup and cheese luncheon to follow. The Course this year is based on "Inspiring Music in Worship". It will help us look at our personal views of worship and how they intersect with that of the liturgy. There is a sign up sheet at the back of the church, or email the chaplain, chaplain.straphael@gmail.com to reserve your spot.
05/03/2018 Bible study and prayer meeting - Bible study and prayer meeting - The next Bible study and prayer meeting will be held at St John's on Monday 5 March, 2-3pm. All welcome. Please enter by the vestry door.
19/02/2018 Bible study and prayer meeting - The next Bible study and prayer meeting will be held at St John's on Monday 19 February, 2-3pm. All welcome. Please enter by the vestry door.
05/02/2018 Prayer Meeting - The next Bible study and prayer meeting will be held at St John's on Monday 5 February, 2-3pm. All welcome. Please enter by the vestry door.
24/01/2018 Ecumenical service - The ecumenical group of churches in St Raphael/Frejus is holding its annual joint service at Frejus Cathedral on 24 January at 8pm. Please come to represent St John's at this friendly service.
22/01/2018 Bible study and prayer meeting - The next Bible study and prayer meeting will be held at St John's on Monday 22 January, 2-3pm. All welcome. Please enter by the vestry door.
11/01/2018 Christian Unity Service 24 January 2018 -
08/01/2018 Bible study and prayer meeting - The next Bible study and prayer meeting will be held in church at 2pm on Monday 8 January. We will be studying 1 Corinthians.
24/12/2017 Christmas services - There will be a service of Holy Communion at 10.30 on Sunday 24 December to mark the 4th Sunday of Advent and 25 December for our Festive Communion to celebrate Christmas Day. Do come and celebrate the birth of the Lord with us.
17/12/2017 Carol Service - The candlelit Carol Service will take place at St John's on Sunday 17 December at 6pm, followed by mulled wine and mince pies. Come and start your Christmas celebrations with us, and invite your friends.
09/12/2017 Advent Study Day - On Saturday 9 December there will be an Advent Study Day in church between 10am and 2 pm, looking at the symbols and imagery of our church and churches in general
04/12/2017 Prayer Meeting - Our next study group/prayer meeting will be at church on Monday 4 December between 2pm and 3pm.
03/12/2017 Riviera Churches Advent Service - It is St John's turn to host this annual service, where all the Anglican churches along the coast from Marseille to Menton come together to worship. Please join us at 4pm on Sunday 3 December.
18/11/2017 Film, Faith & Friendship - Exploring Christian Themes in the Movies - Film, Faith & Friendship will begin on Saturday November 18 from 11 am to 1 pm at the church. The first film we will be exploring, looking for signs of the Gospel in it, will be Chocolat, starring Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, and Johnny Depp. Coffee, Tea, biscuits and pastries will be provided, you may also bring your lunch if you wish.
12/11/2017 Service of Remembrance - There will be a traditional Anglican Service of Remembrance, followed by Holy Communion, in the church at 10.30am on 12 November. All are welcome.
23/10/2017 St John's Prayer Group Re-Starting Monday 6 November - The St John’s Prayer Group is re-starting on Monday 6 November, 2017 from 2 – 4 pm. We will be meeting bi weekly after this. This group will also include the various Common Worship commemorations and Saint’s Days.
01/10/2017 NEW CHAPLAIN'S FIRST SERVICE - Our new Chaplain, Revd Dr Tom Wilson, will be celebrating Holy Communion at St John's for the first time on Sunday 1 October 2017. Do join us.
17/09/2017 Harvest Festival 17 September 2017 - Come and share our Harvest Festival service on 17 September at 10.30am, with music from the choir.
15/09/2017 Choral evensong 15 September 2017 at 6pm - On Friday 15 September at 6pm the choir will sing Choral Evensong, a rare occurrence, so do come and benefit from this atmospheric service. It will be accompanied by our visiting organist and friend, Ian Verran, and will comprise the traditional sung programme: Introit, Responses, Hymns, Psalm, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, Anthem.
03/06/2017 Choral service "Songs of praise the angels sang" - 3 June 2017, 6pm - On Saturday 3 June at 6pm the choir will again present a choral themed service, this time about music. There will be congregational hymns, choir pieces and readings. These have always been popular so do come and take part. There will be refreshments afterwards.