Checking the Fine Print

Checking the Fine Print

Dear Family of St John’s I’m sure I have written before about my eldest son’s cooking skills… or lack thereof. He isn’t at all concerned about how anything tastes. If it meets his nutritional needs – enough protein essentially – he’s happy. He also likes to be as...
Living in Resurrection Love

Living in Resurrection Love

Hallelujah! Christ is Risen! What a journey we have been on since we entered Lent – remembering the incredible sacrifice and love that Jesus demonstrated for us through His death and resurrection. He has triumphed over death, sin, and darkness, bringing us into the...
Living Stones

Living Stones

Dear Family of St John’s I have to admit that I’ve had a TV advert jingle in my head the whole of Lent. It’s an old one, for a tyre brand, and starts, “Them stones, them stones, them…”  Now that you’re all singing along with me, perhaps it will leave my head! If...
The Joys of Registration

The Joys of Registration

Hello! This year I have signed up to do a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education), basically a crash course in high school teaching. I decided to sign up mid-way through the year last year, and I’ve been excited about getting started ever since. I’d heard from...
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Dear Family of St John’s When my eldest son was 3, about to turn 4, he went to a play school for the first time. I can still remember dropping him off on the first morning, trying to be brave for him, holding back my tears so that he wouldn’t cry. He didn’t. He...
The masks we wear

The masks we wear

This past Sunday evening we had the joy of participating in a Contemplative Eucharist with Revd Barry Sendall around the theme of “Who I Am”. Barry spoke about the masks we wear on a daily basis – some of which we are aware of and some of which we are not. This got me...