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 include:
This popular and well-attended annual event has been running for more than 20 years, raising a substantial sum for Church funds. A committee organises the complex sequence prior to the sale of pot washing, buying in seedlings, pricking out, making up orders for hanging baskets etc. People offer space in greenhouses and conservatories for propagation. It 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.
This is held in the church grounds as part of our Patronal Festival celebrations - 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.
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.
St John’s Fellowship:
This is an open group, formed with the aim of helping the congregation 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 an outing each year and sometimes organises a Barn Dance.
The Royal British Legion:
This organisation has club premises in Tudor Road opposite the entrance to Broadstone First School. The Vicar is both Padre to the branch and Padre for the County of Dorset. Each year St.John's is closely involved in the Remembrance Day commemoration.
During the year the club completed a programme of Sunday walks plus a number of shorter walks in the summer evenings in and around the countryside of Dorset. These are well attended and popular.
Sunday lunch is cooked and served by members of the congregation on a monthly basis for those who live alone or have difficulty cooking for themselves. Usually there are around 30-40 guests. At Christmas and in the summer there is usually a trip to have lunch out. A nominal fee is charged to cover the cost of the food and drink.