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‘From four heads to zillions of fonts’

It has been said that: ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’. Well take heart fellow dinosaurs, this can be proved wrong! Who would have thought when I first started to work at St John’s 40 years ago, that … Continue reading

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Why do we ‘count’?

Ever wondered why we do ‘the count’ every year?  I decided to look into it.  Here are my findings after a very brief research at the church office recently: In the year 2000 a major review of how annual statistical … Continue reading

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The intrepid reporter’s day at New Wine

Well, I managed a whole day at New Wine without any rain!  My thoughtful line manager had texted me to say that he ‘hopes it rains so you have an authentic experience’.  Thankfully this was not the case. I visited … Continue reading

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Doing Stuff Quickly

So today we switched on the new Living Stones Blog. I say ‘switched on’, it’s been live since we started making it – yesterday evening. It’s actually taken under 3 hours to go from nothing to what you see now. … Continue reading

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That Was The Week(ly Roundup) That Was

Last Thursday we sent our first Weekly Roundup email, it was an exciting moment, and a proud one. A grand total of 194 of you had signed up to receive the emails when we hit send, and I’m really pleased … Continue reading

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Personal Information and the Weekly Roundup

At the moment, when we include personal information (such as contact details or prayer news) in the Welcome Sheet, we only do so when we have been asked by the person concerned and/or have their permission. The same applies for … Continue reading

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New weekly roundup

Many people have asked me what will happen for those people who do not have email or internet access and who rely on paper copies.  Well, we have obviously been thinking about this as well and we do realise that we need … Continue reading

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Where is everybody?

Just a quick note for anyone wondering what’s going on with our social media accounts at the moment.

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WordPress Freelance Work

We’re making some changes to our website at the moment and are looking to commission some freelance work on our (WordPress powered) homepage.

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Communications Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who filled in our Communications Survey in May and thanks to  Sue in the Church Office for inputting all the data.  The charts below (click to enlarge) show the main findings.  There are some interesting results … Continue reading

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