St John the Baptist Church Burley
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Regular Events

Music Group - Alternate Mondays 6pm
Choir Practice - Thursday 6pm
Mid-week Communion - Every Third Tuesday of the Month at 10am
Coffee Morning - EveryTuesday 10:30am - 12noon
in the Church Room
Celtic Evening Worship 2nd Sunday of each month at 6pm
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Future dates for your diary 2018
COFFEE MORNING EVERY TUESDAY from 10.30am to 12noon. In the Church Hall.

NB No Coffee morning on December 24th
There is NO Village Lunch in January. The next one will be Wednesday 5th February. .
This is an opportunity to light a candle for someone who has died and have their name read out during the service. Please contact Pat Simpson if you would like a name added to the list.
THURSDAYS at 9am During term time in the Church Room, 'Exploring Christianity'- a friendly group of young Mums learning together with Creche.

Prayer.. We are always glad to hear of anyone or any situation which is in special need of prayer. A group meets to pray together informally on the 2nd Sunday evening of the month in the church for about half an hour in addition to Morning Prayer which is said in church every Tuesday and Thursday at 9am.

The Prayer Fellowship is a group of people who undertake to pray regularly in their own homes for those who
have asked for our prayer. They receive a regular prayer list which is confidential to the group members. The group is mostly elderly people who feel less physically able than they were in the past but still have a very valuable contribution to make to our church life.

In addition A Discipleship group meets every Monday morning and a Julian Group meets monthly to pray and reflect in silence so that they may hear what God may be saying to them and to us. Back to top


Nurturing our Christian Faith.. There is a Lent Course before Easter and various Home Study Groups throughout the year. The Vicar can give more information. Back to top

Music.. We think music is important in worship. In addition to our robed choir the Music Group meets on alternate Monday Evenings at 6pm and leads the singing at the monthly Family Service. Instrumentalists and singers of all standards are welcome.

The robed choir numbers about 15 and sings a variety of music including special choral services at Easter, Advent and Christmas. They are always delighted to see new members. Practices are usually at 6pm on Thursday evenings and the Choir Director is Sue Forster who can be contacted via the Vicar. Our Organist is Piers Colvin. Back to top

Sue Forster Choir Mistress
Youth of Burley
YoBs (Youth of Burley) is a flourishing youth club for older children and teenagers. Their main meeting is in The Place to Be adjacent to the church between 6pm and 8pm on Wednesday evenings where they have games and a wide range of craft activities and refreshments are available. Some of the young people are themselves involved in running the club which is overseen by a number of adults. In addition, Other events are arranged from time to time - Back to top
Coffee Mornings
Getting to know one another...
Our Village Lunch and Tuesday Coffee Mornings are very popular (perhaps because the food is so good!). The friendly coffee mornings are every week in the Church Room from 10:30am - 12noon. Coffee, tea and delicious home made cakes as well as lots of chat. Lifts can be arranged if required. Otherwise just drop in. Back to top
Village Lunch
There is no need to book for the Village Lunch either. That takes place on the first Wednesday of every month in the Village Hall (except during Lent when Lent Lunches are every week) when a hot meal is served (cold in July and August) with tea or coffee. Offers to help with the catering and serving are always needed. Back to top
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