Due to Coronavirus restrictions we are not currently able to meet physically. However we are running Zoom services every Sunday and hope to re-open the church for Sunday worship as soon as we can. We had hoped to start services in the church from November 1st, but the firebreak has put this back to at least November 15th. Services in the church will also be accessible over Zoom. The plan is here.
Our minister and the circuit superintendent is Rev. John Hughes Telephone 01248 352015. Email.
Any queries should be directed to Cliff Newman, phone 07932174355.
Circuit reading services are prepared and sent out every week via email with St John's notices and from the circuit administrator. A link to this week's service is here: Service for November 15th. If you would like to receive these by post contact John Nunn.
As we cannot meet in the church our weekly sevices have moved onto Zoom. You can join these services from a PC, tablet or smartphone with sound and video or from a mobile phone or landline with sound only. Contact details for the services will be sent out with St John's notices in the preceding week. If you have any queries or difficulties please contact Peter Thorpe by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 01492 623920.
From the begining of November we hoped to be running services in the church. The lockdown of Bangor has put back this date. The Re-opening Task Group is working on this and the details are still being worked out. We hope that the services will also be available via Zoom for those who cannot attend in person.
This year's Holiday Club had to go online too. It ran from 10th to 14th August and you can see some of the things children sent in to the WonderZone.
We cannot currently eat together as we usually did on the first Sunday of the month. However to give people the chance to talk as they would have done at the lunches a virtual lunch runs after the service on the first Sunday of the month. At the end of the service everyone is able to unmute and shortly after that split into groups of about 5 people, using Zoom's breakout rooms feature. These groups are initially random, but people are able to see who is in which group and to move between groups to talk to people they wish to. These groups will run for about an hour, but you are free to leave whenever you like.
Despite the corona virus our mission plan has been updated. The latest version is available here. Please send comments and suggestions to John Hay.
At the recent Methodist Conference the "God for All" initiative was launched. It incorporates "A Methodist Way of Life", a plan to help us with personal discipleship. More details of both of these will appear during the year, and John Hughes is launching a circuit initiative to help us to read the bible regularly: "Read the New Testament in a Year". You can find more about it and a reading schedule for the year here.
The group continues to meet on Wednesday evenings at 7pm via Zoom. All are welcome. If you want to attend a meeting contact Jean Ware on email@example.com or 01492 623920 to get the Zoom link.
To help people keep in touch there is a WhatsApp group. The group is called "St John's Bangor" and if you would like to join you need to email or text the word "Yes" along with your mobile number to either John Hay or John Nunn. You do need a mobile phone but provided you have one which is connected you can work on your laptop or tablet. This St John's group will only consist of people who attend St John's.
|4th||Sunday||10:30am||Zoom Harvest Service led by Rev John Hughes||see above|
|11th||Sunday||10:30am||Zoom Service led by John Hay||see above|
|18th||Sunday||10:30am||Zoom Service led by Rev Joan Warner||see above|
|21st||Wednesday||07:00pm||Wednesday Study Group Meeting||see above|
|25th||Sunday||10:30am||Zoom Service led by Ian Russell||see above|
|25th||Sunday||06:00pm||Zoom Service led by Rev Mike Hall||see above|
|1st||Sunday||10:30am||Zoom Service led by Richard Butler with virtual church lunch||see above|
|8th||Sunday||10:30am||Zoom Service led by Rev. John Hughes||see above|
|11th||Wednesday||07:00pm||Wednesday Study Group Meeting||see above|
|15th||Sunday||10:30am||Service led by Jean Ware||see above|
|22nd||Sunday||10:30am||Service led by Rev. Rosemary Nunn||see above|
|29th||Sunday||10:30am||Service led by Ellie Jones||see above|