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Sunday 15th October 6pm: Introducing Missional Prayer

Sunday 15th October 6pm: Introducing Missional Prayer

A letter from Andrew inviting you to prayer

Andrew Sabbatical Letter 1

Andrew Sabbatical Letter 1

Letter from Andrew to church members regarding his sabbatical in summer 2024

Watchmen on Walls invitation

Watchmen on Walls invitation

An invitation to join others in prayer as Watchmen on the Wall.

What did Jesus believe about Scripture

What did Jesus believe about Scripture

There are many perspectives on the nature of scripture and therefore we may be inclined to conclude that no single view is definitive. However, for Christians we are obliged to stand with Jesus in all matters. So what does he say about scripture?

5 Essential Habits - teaching series intro video

5 Essential Habits - teaching series intro video

An introductory video to the autumn/winter 2023 teaching series, "Five Essential Habits for Family on Mission"

Andrew's response to the General Synod's decisions in February 2023

Andrew's response to the General Synod's decisions in February 2023

Andrew's letter to church members regarding defining his position in the current C of E climate,
along with support from the PCC. It includes a letter to and from our Bishop.

God’s New Centre: the New Testament Temple rediscovered

God’s New Centre: the New Testament Temple rediscovered

As we as a local church reconsider our ways of being and doing church, we may need to analyse scripture again along with our inherited experiences, to see if we truly have a good sense of where the centre of our life and church life is. It may turn out to be different to what we imagine.

Becoming like Jesus & making new disciples

Becoming like Jesus & making new disciples

As a local church we have committed ourselves to the vision, “Becoming like Jesus, Making Disciples, Bringing real change.” Sometimes people may have legitimate questions about how we deliver the vision, wondering if there are are several ways of fulfilling it. In response to all this Andrew has turned to scripture to see if there is a clear answer to this matter.

The Message of the Cross

The Message of the Cross

From Revd. Andrew Attwood, September 2020: The New Testament writers use multiple pictures to describe what Jesus has done for us. Like facets of a diamond, each different picture helps us see, understand and explain the meaning of the cross. These ten explanations are for you to learn and then share with others, so that many people can receive and believe this amazing message.

Spiritual Rebellions in the Bible and Prayers of Renouncing

Spiritual Rebellions in the Bible and Prayers of Renouncing

Here are some background Bible references and prayers following on from Andrew’s talk at the 10am service on 19th June on the subject of: “Jesus casts out demons; to set people free from oppressive evil forces”.

Understanding Leadership Roles of PCC and Co-leadership

Understanding Leadership Roles of PCC and Co-leadership

In the last thirty years, with mission becoming increasingly significant (alongside more familiar ‘maintenance’ of ministry), fresh forms of leadership have emerged. This document attempts to describe how leadership is developing here at St. John the Evangelist.

Andrew's 2022 APCM talk - slides

Andrew's 2022 APCM talk - slides

Revd. Andrew Attwood used two stories to illustrate how our priorities can be changed to deal with our challenged life.

St. John's Annual Report, Year Ended 31/12/2021

St. John's Annual Report, Year Ended 31/12/2021

This Trustees’ Annual Report relates to activities for the year ended 31st December 2021 of The Parochial Church Council Of The Ecclesiastical Parish Of St. John The Evangelist, Kenilworth.

St. John’s was consecrated in 1854 so has been producing annual reports over many years. Since 2009 the Annual Reports have been filed with the Charity Commission and the most recent reports are available for download via the web site of the Charity Commission at http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/

Mission and Spiritual Warfare - slides to accompany talk 10th April 2022

Mission and Spiritual Warfare - slides to accompany talk 10th April 2022

“…The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.” 1 John 3:8

These slides are designed to accompany the talk available on www.stjohn316.co.uk/listen-again - look for "2022-04-10 - 10am".

Alternatively watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWBwTtWjYY8

Aids to Understanding Scripture

Aids to Understanding Scripture

This is a list of resources provided by Phil Sewards supporting his 6pm talk on 27th March 2022 on 'Deepening our Understanding of Scripture'.

Update re Youth Worker and Wardens

Update re Youth Worker and Wardens

Andrew Attwood writes to give you an update about our recent attempts to find a youth
worker, and to find Wardens to replace Kim and Karen.

Jesus Christ’s Representative Substitution for Sin

Jesus Christ’s Representative Substitution for Sin

We live in a time when some voices are questioning what the gospel really is. Here is an essay to help outline the core aspect of the gospel according to the bible. It isn’t a short essay - so feel free to read it over time, taking as long as you need to let the truth of this glorious gospel sink in.

What will happen at Christ's return?

What will happen at Christ's return?

Andrew uses Revelation and other New Testament passages to describe what will happen at the Second Coming.

Southwark Diocese Bible Study on Giving

Southwark Diocese Bible Study on Giving

This is a 5-week Bible study from the Diocese of Southwark, recommended by the St. John's treasurer in the 10am service on 7th March 2021.

Defining Marriage full document

Defining Marriage full document

From Revd. Andrew Attwood: "As we have been exploring the subject of marriage in teaching [in Feb-March 2021], here [is one of] two documents to help you with your own study.
One is a two page summary, which can be read in 20 minutes. [This one] is much longer and will require you to read it in sections."

Defining Marriage summary

Defining Marriage summary

From Revd. Andrew Attwood: "As we have been exploring the subject of marriage in teaching [in Feb-March 2021], here [is one of] two documents to help you with your own study.
[This] one is a two page summary, which can be read in 20 minutes. The other is much longer and will require you to read it in sections."

The Authority of the Bible

The Authority of the Bible

From Revd. Andrew Attwood, December 2020: This topic is of increasing importance as culture changes and church denominations wrestle with big questions. This paper explores arguments for the authority of scripture, and will spell out what that means. It will include questions for you to respond to: to help make clear your own view.

Evening Prayer essentials - order of service

Evening Prayer essentials - order of service

Extracts from Common Worship, A Service of the Word, Evening Prayer, most commonly used at St. John's Kenilworth

Compline essentials - order of service

Compline essentials - order of service

Extracts from Common Worship, A Service of the Word, Night Prayer (Compline), most commonly used at St. John's Kenilworth

Retreat in Daily Life 2022

Retreat in Daily Life 2022

If you agree to join in, you are promising to spend about 20-30 minutes a day in prayer, listening to God. You will be allocated a prayer partner with whom you will be able to meet once a week. You should spend 40 minutes to an hour together, listening to each other’s experiences.

Retreat in Daily Life 2021

Retreat in Daily Life 2021

Suggestions of method and passages for meditation 30th May - 11th July 2021

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