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Afternoon Tea & Craft Fair Saturday 20 April


St John's Parish Hall from 1.30pm to 5.00pm


Craft Tables £15 - booking enquiries can be made to Wendy 02843724786 or Jennifer 02843722101

All proceeds going to church funds.


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UPDATE : St John’s Spire & Tower Appeal

The spire and tower at St John’s has stood proudly over Newcastle since 1832. However, constant exposure to driving rain, wind and storms has caused significant deterioration to the external and internal structure of the spire and tower. If essential maintenance work is not undertaken now, the church may have to be closed due to health and safety considerations.

The estimated cost of repairs is £169,600. This amount is well beyond what can be raised by parishioners and we have applied for grant funding to enable the essential work to be undertaken. In March, we launched an appeal to raise £50,000 towards the cost of repairs. Select Vestry are delighted to be able to confirm that we have now received cash donations and pledges from parishioners and friends of St John’s for just over £50,500. This has been a tremendous success, in such a short period, and the Select Vestry is grateful for the generous response of so many people.

We are now progressing our application for grant funding, through the HLF to enable additional funds to be secured, to enable the essential maintenance work to be completed. It is hoped that confirmation of the HLF grant will be received by late October.


Prayer

Almighty God and everlasting God, you hate nothing that you have made and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may receive for you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.