What can the Washingborough Group offer you?

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Services - There are services at all three of our churches every Sunday morning (except when we have a Benefice Service) and usually at least two of those services will be celebrations of Holy Communion. For details of what services are taking place this coming Sunday, visit the home page.

In addition to Sunday services, there is a celebration of Holy Communion every Wednesday morning at 10:00am at St. John's and other celebrations of Holy Communion take place at other venues over the course of the month. See the "What's On" page for details.

Most services are either Holy Communion or Morning Worship, but sometimes we have other types of service. For more information, click here.

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Life Events - Life events include Baptisms, Confirmations, Weddings and Funerals. These events have to be planned in, especially weddings, so if you are planning a Life Event and would like to hold it at one of our Churches, please contact our Rector, George.

The Church of England website has advice on those wishing to be Baptised or have their children Baptised and also advice on Marriage and Funerals.

 bible_study Bible Study - We hold regular Bible Studies on alternate Thursday evenings. These are usually but not always at the Rectory, so it is best to check our "What's On" page for the details. Also if there is a particular theme for the Bible Study it will be described in the entry on the "What's On" page.
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Mothers' Union - The Mothers' Union is an international Christian membership charity that aims to demonstrate the Christian faith in action through the transformation of communities worldwide. It unites Christians of all ages across the world. Through praying, campaigning and volunteering, members strengthen marriage and family life and bring about positive changes in their communities. Whether you are looking for support, fellowship, or simply a place to meet like-minded individuals, Mothers' Union is the place for you. Membership is open to anyone who has been baptised and who will support our aims and objectives. You don't have to be a mother, or in fact a woman. Our Rector, George, recently became a member. You just have to believe in the importance of strengthening family life within society.

The Mothers' Union meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at various venues, so check the "What's On" page. The later meeting is a "Knit and Natter" evening.

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Alpha Course - The Alpha course has finished for this year, but it will be back again next year, so look out for the adverts. The Alpha course began life in a London Church, Holy Trinity church in Brompton and since its early beginnings, has seen hundreds of thousands of people all over the world going on it. For many it has been a truly life changing experience.

If you have heard about the Alpha course but never been to one, or if you have been asking serious questions about the Christian faith, why not give our Rector, George Goalby a ring or text/e-mail him and get your name down.

 fellowship-small  Fellowship Group - The Fellowship Group meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm. The venue tends to vary and also there is usually a theme so check the "What's On" page for details.
 coffee2_small Coffee - An opportunity for a sit down and a natter. There are regular coffee mornings, some of these at the Methodist Church, plus coffee is served after the services on Sunday and Wednesday morning. As you may have guessed you need to check the "What's On" page for details.
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Parish Office - The Church Office at St John’s will be open each weekday morning from 9am to 12 noon. Our telephone answering machine (01522 825920) is also working for those of you wishing to leave messages, outside these times, for the Ministry Team, Churchwardens or Parish Administrator. Further information on the services provided by the office will be provided shortly and we will keep you posted on opportunities for volunteers who might wish to help man the office during weekday afternoons starting in the New Year.

gardening Churchyard Taskforce Days - OK! Technically this might be more a case of what you can do for us. The taskforce days are run about once a month on a Saturday over the spring / summer / autumn period of the year. It is an opportunity to get together and tackle some of the jobs in the churchyard. Got some secateurs or an edging tool? Bring it along! Fancy strimming some grass? We've got a couple of strimmers that you can get to grips with. Got a chainsaw? Great! Because we haven't! Refreshments get served partway through the morning, which consist of tea, coffee and biscuits and Margaret's legendary cheese scones. Seriously the cheese scones are really good! As always you need to check the "What's On" page for details of when the next taskforce day is.
 fayre Community Fayres and Markets - We have the occasional Fayre and Charity Market throughout the year at the Washingborough Community Centre. Since these are occasional it is best to check the "What's On" page or contact one of the Churchwardens who will be able to tell you when the next one is.
 bellringers Bellringing - The original "Heavy Metal Band". If you like making a lot of noise and going to the pub afterwards then why not learn to ring? For more details contact the Webmaster, Jonathan Clark (who also happens to be the Tower Captain). We meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays at St. John's, but we meet on other nights as well at other towers in the area. For some more information on Bellringing, including our assorted practice nights, visit the Bellringing page.