A Reflection as We Enter This Vacancy

During this period of change when we are all looking forward to the process of discernment for choosing our new vicar I have also been looking back to see where we were 19 years ago and what changes have been made.

When David had his first meeting with the then Archdeacon two things were mentioned.  The first was likelihood that St John’s would be closed and the second was the possibility that the Sunnyside Vicarage would be sold off!  The Archdeacon retired shortly after that meeting.

Flower Festival, Art Exhibition and Jazz Concert - 7th & 8th June 2014



St John’s Church in Bourne End puts on a Flower Festival, Art Exhibition and Jazz Concert on June 7th and 8th 2014


To raise funds for the upkeep of the beautiful St John’s Church, the parishioners  look forward to welcoming visitors for this gala weekend.



May 23rd  2014


Ascension Day Balloon is Found!

We celebrated Ascension Day on Sunday May 16th this year.   The Caravanners launched a beautiful red balloon as a reminder of Jesus' Ascension into Heaven.

Last week someone walking their dog about 56 miles away near Chelmsford in Kent, found our balloon in a pea field! 

Brass Band Concert by Hemel Hempstead Band



St John’s  Bourne End


Coffee and Cakes at St John's, Bourne End

Started in January 2009 there is a coffee morning at the church on the Final Friday of every month between 10 am and noon.  Tea and coffee and delicious homemade cakes will be served.  The St John's pastoral care Team decided to establish this event after the success of our pre-Christmas Coffee morning in November...



Second Sunday@Six

Following the positive response from villagers to an evening service at the church on Remembrance Day in November, the PCC have enthusiastically embraced plans for beginning a new series of services at 6.00pm in the New Year. They will happen, as the name suggests, on the second Sunday of the month starting in February (see dates below). The 10.30am services will continue every week as usual but it is clear that many people would value the opportunity that a regular evening service would bring. It has many advantages:-