At St Johns is part of the world church, and we take our part in doing what we can to help the world church family. For example special collections or events are held, particularly for disaster relief appeals and, our services and home group sometimes have a world church theme.
Fiona in Nigeria
We supported Fiona Crook, who attended St Johns from infancy until training as a physiotherapist. She has recently returned from working with SIM (Serving in Mission) in Jos, Nigeria. See http://www.sim.co.uk/. Her main work was in giving rehab to victims of road accidents and terrorist attacks. In her "spare" time she worked, in a mission capacity, with ladies of local brothels and their children, as well as helping out at Yerru Orphanage.
Traidcraft stall - Fighting poverty through trade
We support the Fair Trade movement by having a small Traidcraft stall in a corner at the back of our church. Fairly traded goods can are ordered through their catalogue. They also supply our catering needs. We have also raised awareness and money for them by running a stall at our local Sheepdog Trials. It is also important to realise that they also operate in this country. See also their website. www.traidcraft.co.uk/. Please support them.
An annual soup lunch is usually offered during Christian Aid week, for their funds and a number of our members support Christian aid as individuals.
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