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St John’s Christmas Fair 2014

By John Cooke - Last updated: Thursday, November 20, 2014

St John’s Christmas Fair was held on Saturday 15th November. The stalls, including cakes, tombola, jams and preserves, handicrafts, jewellery, toys, books and Christmas decorations, all did a brisk trade. There were games to play and some wonderful homemade sweets and chocolates on the Guides’ stalls. The Caversham Community Cafe provided fair-goers with refreshments. With […]

Requiem Indigo

By John Cooke - Last updated: Friday, November 14, 2014

St John’s held a special Requiem service on Saturday 8th November, 2014. The music was composed by Len David, St John’s organist and choirmaster. Members of the Hurst Singers joined with people from St John’s choir, other local choirs and musicians to perform the seven movements of the Mass, and a song “When tomorrow starts […]

Shoebox Sunday

By John Cooke - Last updated: Monday, November 3, 2014

Children around the world who may never have received a gift before will soon be opening the special Christmas presents from members of St John’s congregation. 102 shoeboxes have been filled with toys, sweets, knitted hats, scarves, gloves and items to help with education and hygiene. The boxes were brought into church on “Shoebox Sunday” […]

MP Rob Wilson visits Community Cafe

By John Cooke - Last updated: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Local MP, Rob Wilson, popped into the 3Cs (Caversham Community Cafe) on Tuesday 16 September to meet Rev. Jeremy Tear, the community priest. Also seen in the photo here are cafe volunteers Isobel Saffrey and Emma Tear. The cafe is open on Tuesdays between 9.30am and 2.30pm. New volunteers are always welcome.

MillsTones Dance Band

By John Cooke - Last updated: Monday, July 7, 2014

The MillsTones Dance Band took us on a journey through time from the 1920s to the 1980s when they played at St John’s church on Saturday 5th July. Around 70 people enjoyed the big band sound of the era of Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Numbers such as “Perfidia”, “Pennsylvania 6-5000” and “Easy […]

Community Garden

By John Cooke - Last updated: Monday, June 23, 2014

After many months of planning, obtaining relevant permissions and finding funding, the community garden in St. John’s Church has finally got off the ground. Thanks to the support of the Church Urban Fund and Food 4 Families, a Reading based project that seeks to help local families grow their own food, the garden has been […]

The Big Lunch

By John Cooke - Last updated: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

On Sunday 1 June, St Johns took part in The Big Lunch. The Big Lunch is a very simple idea from the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours annually on the first Sunday in June in a […]

May Fair 2014

By John Cooke - Last updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014

St John’s held its May Fair on Saturday 10th May. Heavy rain showers may have cut short the barbecue, but didn’t dampen the spirits of those who attended. The Fair raised around £800 for church funds. Many thanks to all who came and all who helped.

Community Cafe opens

By John Cooke - Last updated: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The 3Cs cafe opened for the first time on 6 May 2014. The Mayor of Reading Councillor Marian Livingston was among the first to sample the delights of Lower Caversham’s new café – The 3Cs. Caversham Community Café opened for business on Tuesday, May 6, in St John the Baptist Church, Gosbrook Road. Richard Purkis, […]

Once Upon a Tree

By John Cooke - Last updated: Monday, April 28, 2014

St John’s Church was the setting for a performance of “Once upon a Tree”, an Easter music drama by the American composer Pepper Choplin. The choir was directed by Len David and Jane Robson was the set designer and stage manager. The dramatic events of Holy Week were enacted at various places around the church, […]