St John's Parish Church is situated at 'The Rock' on the South side of Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland. A parish in the Diocese of Dromore, of the Church of Ireland.
Cash for Clothes - Collection date Saturday 29th June 2-4pm
Doing a Spring clean of your wardrobe? Have you unwanted wearable items such as clothes, Shoes, Belts etc?
We are asking Parishioners and their friends to “Bag up” their unwanted items and drop them off at the Church Hall on Saturday 29th June between 2-4pm and these items will be taken to “Cash for Clothes”.
Clothes must be clean and show no signs of damage or stains.
Money raised from this event will be put into Church Funds.
St John’s Summer Fayre
6 July 2.00pm to 4.00pm
at the Parish Hall
SAVE THE DATE!!
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 £143 130. This amount was well beyond what could be raised by parishioners and an application for grant funding was made and was successful through The National Lottery Heritage Fund (LHF) to enable the essential work to take place. Last year, 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.
The application is now being processed and with the essential assistance of the HLF grant it is anticipated that the work will commence on the spire and tower in June and be completed by October.
O God, the protector of all who trust in you, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy: Increase and multiply upon us your mercy; that with you as our ruler and guide, we may so pass through things temporal that we finally lose not the things eternal: Grant this, heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our Lord. Amen.