Our church family starts this new year with the sad news of the bereavement of two much loved members of St John’s. Barbara Bibby died on Thursday 30th and Barbara Lang, our Children & Families Coordinator, died on New Year’s Eve.

Of course, we grieve for them very much. However, we do not grieve as those without hope. Jesus is the resurrection and the life. Just as surely as he is risen, so all who trust in him will be raised to fullness of life when he returns. Until that day, we can rest assured that all who have fallen asleep in Christ are safe with him.