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 from the begining of November.
Our minister and the circuit superintendent is Rev. John Hughes Telephone 01248 352015. Email.
Any queries should be directed to Cliff Newman, phone 07932174355.
St John's is working to resume services where we meet in person. Following the lockdown of Bangor our original target of the begining of November no longer looks achievable. However work continues towards re-opening. The hope is that we will relay the live service over Zoom for people unable to be there in person. Meanwhile Zoom services continue. The plan is here.
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 October 25th. 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 email@example.com or phone on 01492 623920.
From the begining of November we hoped to be running services in the church. The lockdown of Bangor may well 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.
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 every Wednesday evening at 7pm via Zoom. All are welcome. If you want to attend a meeting contact Jean Ware on firstname.lastname@example.org 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||Service led by Richard Butler||see above|
|8th||Sunday||10:30am||Service led by Rev. John Hughes||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|