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Eco tip
5th June is World Environment Day. This year one of the key focus areas is drought resolution. We are fortunate in this area to rarely have water
restrictions, but we can contribute by putting water butts, buckets or watering cans outside to catch the rain when it falls, and to re-use waste
water. Every little helps.

Community Fun Day
Saturday 6th July is our Community Fun Day, from 2pm to 4pm, which we are preparing for jointly with Flixton Fellowship: please put the
date in your diaries. There will be light refreshments, crafts, children’s activities including a bouncy castle, face painting, a penalty shoot-out and much more.
Volunteers to help are still needed, and please invite anyone you know to come and enjoy the day.  Leaflets are available in church for you to help to publicise the day and
distribute to people who live near to you.

Worship with a Wiggle
On Wednesday 12th June, from 1pm to 3pm, there is a meeting at Emmanuel Church, Didsbury, about worship for pre-school and primary school children. It will also introduce people to a new idea called “Wiggle Worship”, suitable for those of younger age-groups. If you wish to attend, please email Ruth Gent, our Deanery Lead for Children and Young
People, in advance (that’s ruthgent@manchester.anglican.org).

Archdeacon’s Visitation
The annual Archdeacon's Visitation service is on Wednesday 19th June at 7.30pm at St Clement’s Church, Urmston. This service is open to everyone, and churchwardens, PCC members, sidespeople and other church officers are particularly encouraged to attend. There is to be a united Mission Community choir for this service, similar
to the one that sang for the Ascension Day service at St Mary’s on 9th May this year, and our singing group members have been invited to join

Praises ring …
A huge thank you to Ivan Easdon for cleaning and renovating Bella, our church bell, for Bell Sunday on 12th May, which we celebrated in style, with our handbell ringers also taking part. Bella is now smart and glamorous and ready to be heard at future services and events. And thanks to everyone who helped on our May Work Day (on the 11th).
It was a lovely sunny day and we managed to complete nearly all of the to-do list we’d made. Now we look forward to the next one, in early autumn.

Helper needed for the J C Squad
One of the regular helpers with our children’s J C Squad on Sunday mornings has had to step off the rota. We are looking for someone who would like to work with
our children, alongside one of the leaders. You would not need to run the session, but to help with the crafts and storytelling. The commitment is about once every six weeks, but not during summer or Christmas holidays.
For further information, please speak to Reverend Debra.

Please note . . .
This month our Coffee, Tea and Chat afternoon is on Tuesday 4th June, from 2pm to 3.30pm. Please invite friends, family and neighbours: everyone is welcome.

Thursday Holy Communion services are to be held at St. John’s at 10.30am on 6th and 20th June and 4th July, and at St Michael’s Flixton at
10.15am on 13th and 27th June. Thursday 6th June is the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings in the Second World War. We will remember this in our

Thursday morning Communion service at the prayer time.
The next united prayer meeting for our Mission Community is on Monday, 10th June from 2pm, at St Clement’s, Urmston.

The Confirmation service for our Mission Community is on June 16th at 6.30pm at St Mary’s Church Davyhulme. We have a candidate – Martin Macdonald – so please pray for him, and if you are able attend the service to support him on this step on his Christian journey.

The South Manchester and Stretford Deanery Synod meets at Christ Church, Moss Side, on Thursday 4th July at 7.30pm, and this event is open to anyone to observe.

Our Diocesan Environment Officer, the Rev Grace Thomas, is running a carbon awareness course by Zoom on 8th and 9th July, and an in-person version on 13th July at Manchester Cathedral. More information on the Manchester Diocese website under “Featured Events


St. John’s in Flixton now has a new Facebook page – search St. John’s Flixton for regular Facebook updates on events and activities taking place in church. Please “like” the page and encourage neighbours, family and friends to do the same to help us grow our followers.








Licensing of Rev Debra Blair as Incumbent of St John's

The Rev Debra Blair was licensed as the Incumbent of St John's Flixton on Sunday 23rd October 2022, in a service at St John's  led by the Bishop of Middleton, the Rt. Rev. Mark Davies, and the Archdeacon of Manchester, the Ven. Karen Lund. Guests were welcomed from both our parish and the wider church in our area for this special celebration of a new phase of ministry. 
















St John’s Football Project

Our football coaching club with a Christian message, supported by Ambassadors Football (ambassadorsfootball.org), is at 2pm on Sunday afternoons at St John’s. It's for boys and girls age 6 to 11.


Join the JC Squad!

'The J C Squad' is the new name for our Sunday School, and it runs at 10.30am during morning service. Children rejoin their parents in church at the end of the main service and often share with the whole congregation something of what they've been doing that day.




The Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2024 was held on Sunday 16th April. The Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2023 are available here. The Churchwardens' Report is available here. The Deanery Synod Report is available here







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