We are now scheduling services in the church and simultaneously over Zoom. There are also a few Zoom only services scheduled. However at the moment all services are running over Zoom only. The plan gives details of all the services in the circuit and 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.
Although the church has re-opened for services and the brownies have again met in the hall use of the church has been suspended.
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 January 24th. There are also prayer suggestions for January 24th. If you would like to receive these by post contact John Nunn.
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.
Our Sunday morning services were running as "live plus Zoom". These are now running as Zoom only.
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. See the notices for details. 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.
|3rd||Sunday||10:30am||live plus Zoom Covenant Service led by Rev.John Hughes||see above|
|10th||Sunday||10:30am||live plus Zoom Service led by Richard Butler||see above|
|17th||Sunday||10:30am||Zoom Service led by Rev. John Hughes||see above|
|18th||Monday||07:30pm||Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Ecumenical Act of Worship (Zoom)|
|20th||Wednesday||07:30pm||Week of Prayer for Christian Unity worship and discussion (Zoom)|
|22nd||Friday||01:00pm||Week of Prayer for Christian Unity worship and discussion (Zoom)|
|24th||Sunday||10:30am||Zoom Service led by Howard Jackson||see above|
|27th||Wednesday||07:00pm||Wednesday Study Group||see above|
|31st||Sunday||10:30am||Zoom Service led by Ellie Jones||see above|
|31st||Sunday||06:00pm||Circuit "All we can" Zoom Service||see above|
|7th||Sunday||10:30am||Zoom Service led by John Hay||see above|
|14th||Sunday||10:30am||Zoom Service led by Rev. Rosemary Nunn||see above|
|21st||Sunday||10:30am||Zoom Service led by Christine Hughes||see above|
|28th||Sunday||10:30am||Zoom Service led by Jean Owen||see above|
|28th||Sunday||06:00am||Zoom Service led by Rev. Michael Hall||see above|