Church News

FOND FAREWELLS: Lindsay Davidson and husband Bill are moving away from Royston to be closer to family on 20th January. 

Lindsay sends apologies, that under the current restrictions, she is unable to say goodbye to you all personally. Lindsay says, “I will miss St John’s and all the people in it, and wish you all the best blessings for the future especially re the church building getting finished this year hopefully. I shall be sad not to see it in all its new glory, but hope that I can come back and see it when it is.  Thanks for all your support in the past and also that of the church as a whole especially when I was Mayor and pestered you all a lot with my little projects!!”

FROM VIETNAM  The church support a church in Vietnam and we have had a message from Mr Na, the pastor.

“I know the news that your country has been blocked because of a new Virus is spreading largely.
May God keep you , your family, Royston Church and England in UK safe in His favours.
Brother Na,
God’s servant.”

BRENDA WATKIN’S GRANDSON JACKSON: has now completed nine months of intensive Chemo. His surgery is planned 26th January to implant metal femur and hip. His parents, Scott and Deborah, and Brenda are so grateful for all your prayers. Thank you! A very peaceful and healthy New Year to you all. Brenda.

FUNDRAISING COOK BOOK: Our new recipe book, Thoroughly Modern Beeton is now ready and on sale at £10 each. If you want to order any please email Lynda Burns at or phone 01763 244538. 

IN NEED OF SOME MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT? Nicky Franzen-Vipers is a local mental health first aider who also runs a local mental health peer support group which meets on Zoom the first and third Thursday of each month. All are welcome and it’s free. For more details: 

SPONSOR A CHAIR.  So far we have received sponsorship for 101 chairs, raising a fantastic £25,470.98 (including gift aid) towards our church refurbishment fund.  There is still plenty of opportunity to sponsor a chair, at the cost of £250 per chair.  If you would like a copy of the sponsor form please link to the webpage. Sponsor a Chair

Ruth or ring Joanne 01763 24691

DAILY HOPE offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. A Church of England initiative in partnership with CONNECTIONS at Holy Trinity Claygate, and Faith in Later Life. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind. “With many in our country on lockdown, it’s important that we support those who are feeling lonely and isolated, whatever age they are” Archbishop Justin Welby.

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