St.Johns Church                         

   

Vicar for Oxborough and Hilborough group churches.             
                           Revd Zoe Ferguson

                           Tel: 01842 879375
                           Email: revzoe@hotmail.com


Church Wardens                     Contact

Charles Ashley   Tel: 01366 328604        Email: cr.ashley@btinternet.com

Julie Wood         Tel: 01366 328141         Email: mjwoody@btinternet.com


 

 

 

 Farewell Party for Revd. Charles and Sarah Sherlock

Mike and Julie Wood kindly hosted a Farewell Party for Revd. Charles and Sarah Sherlock on 30th August 2017.

Both Charles and Sarah have made a wonderful contribution to the Oxborough Group and the local community in general. They will be greatly missed. Charles was presented with a crystal whisky decanter with glasses together with a couple of bottles of single malt.

We wish Charles and Sarah every happiness for the future

 
 
 Flower Festival – 24th & 25th June 2017
 The flower festival at St John the Evangelist Church, Oxborough took place on Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th June and was a great success. The church was filled with flowers mostly from gardens in the village, on the theme of ‘flowers in a country church’. A café was set up in the North Aisle of the church where visitors could sit and enjoy a welcome cuppa and a range of delicious cakes. Plants were also on sale which proved popular. Our grateful thanks to everyone in the village and nearby who provided flowers, cakes, plants and lent a hand with refreshments and behind the scenes, helping us to raise £470.
   
 All proceeds from the flower festival will go towards fundraising for the repair and restoration of the Bedingfeld Chapel following the theft of the lead roof in November.
 Farewell to Danny & Carol Sutton
 It was with great sadness that the PCC said farewell to Danny and Carol who had tended the churchyard for over 17 years. Danny and Carol are moving out of Oxborough and felt it was time to hand over the reigns to someone else. Peter Fisher has kindly agreed to take up the reigns; it is already doing a great job.
   
 Danny & Carol Sutton being presented with a gift during the Churchyard Clean Up on 8th May.
                                              

Parochial Church Council News 1st May 2017

The PCC would like to thank all those who have dedicated their time and effort into helping keep the church of St John The Evangelist Church looking so beautiful and welcoming during the past year.

In particular, but not exclusively, the PCC would like to thank:

Teresa Squires and Alan Reid for their services as Churchwardens.  Both have stepped down from this role.

Alan Reid for continuing in his role as Fabric Officer overseeing the repair of the Bedingfeld Chapel roof.

Janet Reid for tirelessly supporting Alan in his role as Churchwarden, organising the Flower Rota and numerous other duties which are too many to list.

Carol and Danny Sutton for their 17 years of mowing and tending the church grounds.  They have done an amazing job and will be sorely missed.

Martyn and Phyllis Clark who have held an annual concert (The Christmas Cracker) in order to raise funds for the church.

Sally Oxborough for cleaning the church so beautifully every month.

All those on the Flower Rota who have made the church look vibrant and welcoming for the numerous visitors.

Kelvin Smith and any others who have opened and locked the church during the year.

Anyone else who has helped out during the year who has not been mentioned!

Accounts foryear ended 31st December 2016. Click


St John’s Church welcomes visitors throughout the year.  The church is open at the following times:

            April to October                    9am – 6pm daily

            November to March             9am – dusk, weekends only

If you wish to visit the church outside of these times, please contact one of the Churchwardens.

 

For more information regarding this beautiful and unique parish church, please click on the following links:

http://www.heritage.norfolk.gov.uk/record-details?MNF2642-St-John-the-Evangelist's-church-Oxborough&Index=2437&RecordCount=56542

http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/oxboroughcofe/oxboroughcofe.htm