St John the Baptist Church


We had our first Red Kite Concert on Sunday 3 March, a beautiful programme of 17th century music with many pieces by Purcell,
performed by the young soprano Jenni Harper, accompanied by Toby Carr on a remarkable stringed instrument variously called a lute or
theorbo (look it up if you were not lucky enough to be there). The next concert is on Sunday 5 May and is entitled Sanctuary; Christian
Forshaw (saxophone) and Alex Mason (organ) will perform a collection of soaring melodies and soulful songs-without-words. The
concert begins at 5 pm and will last for about one hour. Tickets (£18 for adults, under-18s free) can be obtained from or on the door.
We shall continue with our very popular series of cafes with the first of the year planned for Saturday 8 June. Further details of this will
appear in the next issue of Village Link.
Regular services in April and May 2024 will be held as follows:
Sunday 14 April9am Holy Communion
Sunday 28 April4pm Evening Prayer
Sunday 12 May 9am Holy Communion
Sunday 26 May 4pm Evening Prayer
In addition, on Sunday 21 April there will be a Taizé service. This is a candle-lit service of quiet contemplation aided by beautiful chanting.
Not everyone will be familiar with this form of worship and we encourage you to come and see it for yourself. The service begins at 5.30pm.
In similar vein, we plan to open the church for a dedicated period of quiet and reflection. Come along and sit and pray or meditate. No one
will bother you or preach to you. The first of these “quiet space” periods will be on Wednesday 10 April and Wednesday 8 May, from 10:30am until noon on both days.
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St John the Baptist Church Cockayne Hatley