Notices

The latest edition of EAGLE is available in Church and online via our Eagle Page or via the following link – Eagle April 2017 The next edition will be available at the end of June – please send articles etc. to the editor (contact details on the Eagle page) by the Monday 19th June….thank you

USE of the CHURCH HALL or PARISH ROOM – if you would like to use the Parish Room please contact Tina on 01309 676936 or email secretarystjohnsforres@gmail.com

ST JOHN’S MOTHERS’ UNION – there is a box at the back of the church for non-perishable food donations to support the Moray Food Bank – please support this worthwhile outreach by the members of the Mothers’ Union.

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS – please note that St John’s email address has changed to clergystjohnsforres@gmail.com 

CHURCH CLEANING – more volunteers are needed – please contact Barbara Westie (email Barbara@outlawell.plus.com). Even better if you can come as a pair.

ECUMENICAL CLIMATE CHANGE DISCUSSION GROUPS – the group are continue to meet twice monthly, now on a Wednesday Night, in the Lady Chapel of St John’s Church– phone Jo Fry on 01479 258729  for more details. The group may be small in world changing size but they hope to be able to plant some small acorns.

FORRES BOYS BRIGADE – Please see the Boys Brigade webpage via out links webpage.

VESTRY MEETING – Thursday 22nd June at 7pm in the Parish Room

VESTRY MEETING – Monday 3rd July at 7pm in the Parish Room.

BOOK CLUB – Tuesday 4th July at 73 Drumduan Park starting at 7pm. The book to be discussed will be Trust Me, I’m a Vet by Cathy Woodman

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City vet Maz Harwood has learned the hard way that love and work don’t mix. So when an old friend asks her to look after her Devonshire practice for six months, Maz decides running away from London is her only option.

But country life is trickier than she feared. It’s bad enough she has to deal with comatose hamsters, bowel-troubled dogs and precious prize-winning cats, without having to contend with the disgruntled competition and a stubborn neighbour who’s threatening to sue over an overzealous fur cut!

Worse still, she discovers Otter House Veterinary Clinic needs mending as much as her broken heart. Thank goodness there’s an unsuitable distraction, even if he is the competition’s deliciously dashing son…

MOTHERS’ UNION – 2pm on Tuesday 11th July in the Parish Room

SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL INSTITUTE SUMMER SCHOOL – the valedictory service at the end of the Summer School will be held in Inverness Cathedral at 11.30am on Saturday 15th July. There is a buffet and drinks reception afterwards in the Old Boys School – if you wish to go please let Gail Sanderson in the Diocesan Office (01463 237503) know by the 30th June.

FUND RAISING COMMITTEE – 2pm on Monday 17th July in the Parish Room

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PIPE MEETS ORGAN  – We are pleased to announce that this talented duo are returning to St John’s at 7pm on Tuesday 1st August – please see our webpage about their marvellous concert in our church in 2016 and make a note of their return date this year. Admission £10 per adult (children free) – Refreshments Included

PLANT SALE and TEA PARTY – Saturday 9th  September from 11am to 3pm in the Rectory Garden. Please watch this space for more details nearer to the time, but meanwhile please start potting up your plants.