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Here’s our Beach News article for Spring 2021.

The response from our community to the Waterbeach FoodHub fundraising appeal has been phenomenal, and we are delighted to announce that the appeal target has been reached. Thank you so much to all those who contributed.

The FoodHub at St John’s will continue to operate until 30th June, although we shall keep this under review. FoodHub operates every Thursday from 3-6pm, and we offer fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy, frozen meals and non-perishables. No proof of need and no voucher is required. From January we strengthened our Covid protocols, and only the volunteers are permitted inside the Church Room; please kindly continue to adhere to these regulations for your safety, and until otherwise advised. Donations of non-perishable canned, dried and packet foodstuffs and toiletries are always welcome, and can be received during the opening times on Thursday.

After 21st June, the restrictions will hopefully be lifted for weddings and christenings. We plan to be available for weddings and christenings from September, so please do feel free to contact the church office to arrange – we’d be delighted to welcome you! Please note, you don’t have to be christened to marry at St John’s – couples who reside in the parish have a legal right to be married in the parish church.

As I write, St John’s is planning to open for Sunday services on 28th March (Palm Sunday) and for daily personal prayer.

Although some people have thrived over the last year and experienced a ‘Good Pandemic’, many of us have struggled with loneliness, mental health issues, poverty and unemployment. Even in our post-vaccine world, it’s likely that we will be dealing with the fall out from Covid for many years to come.

I want to take this opportunity to assure you of my prayers and to wish you and your families a peaceful and fear-free Easter. Easter Day is 4th April, and I pray that as Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, we may all experience the hope that this event provides.

If I can help to support you and provide a listening space, please do not hesitate to contact me; whether you identify as a Christian, or from another faith, or of no faith the St John’s community is here for you as a place of encouragement and healing.

Paul Butler