A dawn Eucharist at 4 am on our patronal festival, the Feast of the Birth of St John the Baptist, on 24 June.
Midsummer is the perfect time for an open-air Mass at silly o’clock, after all, as long as the weather co-operates.
Some moments in worship are intimate, especially in the context of a weekday Eucharist, reflections of that morning when the risen Christ shared breakfast with seven disciples on the shores of the Sea of Galilee (John 21).
Five of us set off after the Sunday service and had an enjoyable walk around the parish boundaries - about 7.5 miles. Sunny weather and beautiful scenery and also an opportunity for the Rector to practise his horse whispering!
We dropped in at the Black Horse on the final stretch and cooled off with a cold drink.
New Rector, The Revd Jonathan Poston
On Wednesday 3rd November The Congregation of St John's with St Mary's, Devizes saw The Institution and Installation
of The Revd Jonathan Poston as their new Rector
The Right Reverend Dr Andrew Rumsey, precided at the Service.
The Arch Deacon of Wilts The Ven Dr Sue Groom led the Institution and Installation
On Tuesday 12th October The Right Revd Dr Andrew Rumsey led our Evening Holy Communion Service in St Mary's.
Our Curate, The Revd Gerry Lynch raised £3032 for both Mozambique and our parish with his amazing walk of 50k in a day.
New Director of Music Appointed - Mr Graham Coatman
DEVIZES FOLK RIDE AND STRIDE TO RAISE MONEY FOR HISTORIC CHURCHES
St John's has Installed a Prayer Request Box for the Public
A “prayer request box” has been installed for people to can ask for prayers when the church is no open.
The letter box is in place at St John’s church in the town with pen and paper attached for members of the public to ask for things to be prayed for during the services at the church.
“People have been praying in St John’s for nearly 900 years. These prayer request boxes have proved popular in other churches and we thought it would be good to make such a facility available to people in Devizes. It is a privilege to be able to bring people’s needs before God."
St John's Church Choir