Welcome to this gallery page containing pictures of various events and happenings at St. John’s. Enjoy!
People attending INSPIRE usually have the chance to join in with an activity, whether it’s singing, art work, a quiz or, in this case, painting stones.
Messy Church lantern making
Princess and Superheroes party
(instead of celebrating Hallowe’en)
Some great entries into our Harvest Flower Festival
Consecrating new burial ground at Carterton Cemetery, Black Bourton.
Renewing their wedding vows
Don and Michele celebrate 32 years of marriage by renewing their vows. This was originally planned for their 30th (pearl) anniversary but Covid and lockdown precluded this.
Two members of the church asked to reaffirm their baptism vows to renew their commitment to God. They had great weather for it!
The children made the most of the baptism pool afterwards!
Our first Repair Café
We are working with the Burford Environmental Action Group to run repair cafés with the aim of reducing our environmental impact. If we can repair things rather than throw them away we are reducing the amount of landfill. Of course we had to have cake and biscuits to keep everything running smoothly!
The wedding of Katie Welborn van Santen and Miles Welborn
Katie will be joining us as our Curate in July
He is risen!
Good Friday Walk of Witness
Members of the the five Carterton churches walked and prayed together: St Joseph’s Church, Victory Fellowship, the Community church, the Methodist Church and St John’s. We finished at St John ‘s for hot cross buns, chats and coffee, followed by a service of reflection.
Half term holiday club February 2022
Confirmation Service 2022
Bishop Gavin came to confirm Michael and Christopher Welsh and Luke Monkhouse. Two other candidates had to miss the service due to Covid. It was a joyous occasion, and Bishop Gavin commented afterwards how the atmosphere was one of a church family supporting each other.
Bishop Gavin also blessed the beautiful cross made by a talented member of our congregation, Kevin Sayer.
Burns’ Night supper 2022
A poetry competition, a quiz, the Ode to the Haggis, great food, great company. Thank you to our amazing chefs for all their hard work.
A course to find out more about what Christians believe. We will be running this course again in 2022.
Holiday Club 2021
Family Fun Day
Songs of Praise 2021
As part of Carterton Celebrates, different groups in our community shared what they had been doing to support everyone during lockdown. This ranged from setting up foodbanks, staffing a pharmacy with 50% of the staff ill with Covid, flying Oxygen to India, to nursing in hospitals. In our Benefice, pastoral care involved making lots of phone calls, organising shopping and collection of prescriptions, and setting up and running a hardship fund.
Clergy Awayday 2021
The Church is dressed for Christmas!
Decorating the church ready for the start of Advent
With thanks to Mike, Miriam and the Walsh family for the lovely tree and Advent wreaths
For our service of Remembrance
With thanks to Bernice and Jeanette for the wonderful flower displays
Thank you Linda for creating a beautiful banner
November’s Messy Church includes an activity to make lanterns. Everyone can put these lanterns in their windows to light up Brize Norton and Carterton.
Knitted prayerfully, with love, so that anyone who needs it may feel the warmth of God’s loving arms surrounding them.
Kimberley wearing one of the prayer scarves knitted. Scarves and rugs have also been knitted by our dedicated team of volunteers. Thank you!
Our Harvest theme for this year
Thank you God for all your blessings
Our Parishioners’ Positive Images for Lockdown
Curry and Pickleball Night
World Day of Prayer