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After two false starts, it with relief and a certain amount of chagrin that I can say that this project is ready. Over the next two weeks, there will be a series of quotes from the book on our FaceBook page and the Home page of the Website; the series will run through Lent.

Trained as a journalist, Philip Yancey has a knack of writing books that tackle questions of faith in ways that

are readable and absorbing. This book on Prayer is no exception; we benefit from a journalist’s tenacity to get to the heart of the matter and be able to talk plainly about what they found; his years as a thinking and committed Christian mean that we find we are joining a fellow traveler on the road, rather than an expert in theory.



You can buy the book and read it, new £8/used £4.

We have some copies in the church library available to borrow.

Each day in Lent, you will be able to listen to a reading from it,

posted on FaceBook and the Website.

The book is a good read even on a busy day, each chapter is broken into 5-10 minute sections that are worthwhile in themselves – I found it helpful to read the book like that whether busy or not, it gives time to savour the thought before moving on. It is a hugely helpful book by a popular author which I find myself going back to again and again as an encouragement and help in faith as much as in prayer.  

Lent Book

Café Church
Bible Study

Led by Mother Tina
9.30 to 10.30 am
Meeting On Line

Image by Claudiu Hegedus

Cafe Church continues online each Wednesday between 9.30am and 10.30am. Just click the link on the parish website to join us. Two former members of St John's - one now living in Kent, the other in Staffordshire - have been able to continue part of Cafe Church because we are meeting online and we'd love you to join us. We've done several courses together in recent years - including The Prayer Course, which was  excellent - and are now studying St John's Gospel using video teaching by Irish missionary and Bible scholar, Frances Hogan. We reckon that her insights, plus the loving support we offer each other and our prayer time together have really helped us to draw closer to Jesus. Here's a link to one of the teaching videos that we found especially inspiring.