St John the Evangelist Wroxall


St John's 'pulled out all the stops' to celebrate Her Majesty's birthday with a whole week of events which were open to the whole community.
The week started on Sunday morning at All-age Worship with a celebratory Service focussing upon the Queen's life.  A copy of the Souvenir book published by Bible Society and others entitled The Servant Queen and the King she serves was presented to each household present.  In the afternoon a Pet Blessing Service was held at the local Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary.  The star of the show was 'Dougie' a week old Shetland Pony.

Cowes Concert Band entertained on Monday evening and on Tuesday afternoon those who were present learned a lot more about the Mary Rose ship and and the effects she and the battle she was involved in might have had upon the Isle of Wight.  The afternoon was so enjoyable and enlightening that requests were made for Dr Dominic Fontana who gave the talk to come back later in the year and fill in more of the details!

Wednesday saw the usual crowd at the monthly Quiz evening but this month dressed as Royalty, with a couple of sessions of question on the Royal family.

Thursday was a hive of activity as 'St John's Flower Ladies' prepared their magnificent displays for the Flower Festival which was held from Friday until Sunday evening.  They really excelled themselves this year upon the theme of, (yes, you've probably guessed it!) 'Decades of the Queen's life'.  Many, during the weekend, admired and appreciated all the hard work and creativity which had gone into the displays.

The church resounded to lively and energetic singing on Friday evening as the Vox Pop and Rock Choir entertained us in their own inimitable way.  Those who weren't there missed a wonderful evening's entertainment. 

The catering teams served up the usual 'St John's refreshments' after each event which added to the fun and friendship of the week.  However, Saturday afternoon saw the pièce de résistance with afternoon tea served fit for Royalty.  Do have a look at the phtographs in our gallery.  Tea followed the Thanksgiving Service for the Queen's Birthday - not quite like the official one in London but still appreciated by many in the village and the whole week ended with 'Songs of Praise' on Sunday evening.

The whole week was such a success that people have asked for a similar week later in the year.  So look out for 'Harvest Week' beginning on the 2nd October 2016!     


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