St John the Baptist Church, Macaulay Road, Broadstone



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Social Activities

Social Activities

St John’s is well known locally for its social activities with the main fund raising social events being organised by the Events Committee who meet on a regular basis as a sub-committee
of the PCC.   Please check our diary for dates and our home page for upcoming events.  These often include such events as a Quiz Night, a Harvest Supper, an Advent Tea, a summer cream tea or BBQ, beer and hymns afternoon, and many more.

Our annual regular events include:-

Plant Sale:

This popular and well-attended annual event has been running for more than 30 years, raising a substantial sum for Church funds.  It takes place in May and provides a great opportunity to stock up the garden early in spring at bargain prices, while enjoying good conversation over a tea or coffee and cake.

Summer Fayre: 

This is held in the church grounds as part of our Patronal Festival celebrations – on a Saturday in June close to the birth of St. John the Baptist on 24th June.  There is a great variety of stalls, games, and competitions for adults and children alike, as well as teas and coffees with home made cake, sandwich lunches, plus a barbecue and beer tent - fun for all the family and a great day out!  A major attraction is our grand raffle with a variety of amazing prizes, most of which are generously donated by local trades people.  Put next year's date in your diary now!

St. John's Christmas Fayre :

This important fund-raising event takes place on a Saturday towards the end of November in the Church Hall. Coffee and a mince pie are offered as part of the entrance fee and there are stalls and games and a visit by Father Christmas. 

Christmas Tree Festival :

Our very popular Christmas Tree Festival attracts over 500 people each year. It is held on the same Saturday as the Broadstone Parade and is also open the Sunday afternoon. Free to enter, we encourage people to put donations towards the church in the jar next to the Christmas Tree they like the best, with all funds going to the church. The top three trees which attract the most donations receive prizes and certificates! It is a wonderfully magical event, brilliant for families, with additional colouring and craft spaces for the children to enjoy. Any family, individual, business or charity may enter a tree – contact the parish office for ‘the rules’. A grotto is sent up in the church where Santa sees all the children on the Saturday.

St John’s Fellowship:

This is an open group, formed with the aim of helping the congregation and wider members of the community to get to know each other socially and also to join in our friendly and
interesting meeting.  Meetings are held monthly with a guest speaker covering a variety of interesting subjects.  The Fellowship has a summer and Christmas party event also.

The Royal British Legion:  

This organisation has club premises in Tudor Road opposite the entrance to Broadstone First School.  The Vicar is Padre to the branch. Each year St.John's is closely involved in the Remembrance Day commemoration.

Rambling Club:

This is currently undergoing some thinking as to whether it can be continued. Shorter walks have proved popular. Watch this space!




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