Car inventor’s grave restored at St John’s

One of the most famous graves in the churchyard at St John’s – that belonging to the motor vehicle inventor John Henry Knight – has been restored. The grave dates from 1917 and had fallen into disrepair so we sought and received the go-ahead from John Knight’s descendants to repair the monument. John Henry Knight, … Continue reading Car inventor’s grave restored at St John’s

Please help us find the relatives of these people buried at St John’s, Hale

Some of the gravestones in St John’s churchyard have become very unsafe and we are worried that someone might be hurt as a result. The maintenance of gravestones is the responsibility of the families of the loved ones, however, if we are worried about them from a safety point of view we have the right … Continue reading Please help us find the relatives of these people buried at St John’s, Hale

Support when Christmas hurts

Tonight at St John’s, Hale, we are holding a service especially for people for whom Christmas is a time of pain and grieving. The Longest Night – when Christmas hurts will take place at 7.30pm, and is a service of prayers, music, readings and lighting candles, for people who want to reconnect with the love … Continue reading Support when Christmas hurts

St John’s receives Eco Church award

St John’s Church has received a Bronze Eco Church award in recognition of both its commitment to reducing its carbon emissions and of its encouragement of local wildlife. The church uses renewable gas and electricity and has installed swift boxes on the side of the church to encourage swifts to nest. Swifts have suffered a … Continue reading St John’s receives Eco Church award

You are invited to a Harvest supper

Carry on celebrating Harvest tonight (Saturday) with a Harvest Supper at St George’s Church, Badshot Lea, starting at 6pm. There will be a buffet meal, a Harvest raffle and entertainment. Please bring your own drinks. Donations to the raffle will be gratefully received. Got a party piece? Give Lesley Crawley a call on 01252 820537 … Continue reading You are invited to a Harvest supper