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Regular Services: (but see also below)
11.30 am
Said Eucharist,
Communion from Reserved Sacrament or Service of the Word
Wednesdays (see Services)
10.30 am
Communion from Reserved Sacrament or Service of the Word

Additional services where possible on Holy Days, Church Feasts etc.



October Services:
11:30 am
Harvest Festival (Pentecost 19)
10:30 am
Gregory the Enlightener
11:30 am
Pentecost 20
11:30 am

Pentecost 21

11:30 am
Pentecost 22
11:30 am
All Saints/All Souls (Pentecost 23)










October Collects, Intercessions and Readings




SEC Daily Prayer - Morning Prayer, Evening Prayer and Night Prayer (Compline)

Online worship from the SEC

All Youtube services are available for viewing later here by searching for
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Coronavirus updates and resources (updated 25 August 2021)

Dates for your Diary:

All events discontinued until further notice.

Other events for 2021

Book Sales:
None planned

Coffee Mornings:
None planned

For sale in aid of church funds

Our fundraising Tea Towel makes an ideal gift for many occasions. Priced 6.50 it is excellent value for such a quality item. So any time you need a gift please think 'Church Tea Towel'. Tea Towels can be gift wrapped & posted direct, saving you any hassle. Purchasing our tea towel contributes towards the running cost of St John's, particularly at this time of reduced income.

To place your order please phone Lyn on 07890 902816 or 01955 611339 or contact Brenda via email. Delivery or collection will be arranged.

Lyn Ball

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Church News:

Vestry Secretary's Report

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 21st November 2021, to follow the morning service. It will be a "double" AGM to cover the past two financial years. The meeting will be held in the church hall.

Toilet Project

We are delighted that we have been awarded a grant of 10,000 from the National Churches Trust. Pat Stanley has stepped in to generously donate the remaining shortfall, so the project is fully funded. Discussions are taking place between the architect, Neil McDonald and the contractor, Norbloc, to see when work can begin. This will depend on the availability of materials and other work that the contractor is currently undertaking. We will then have a better idea of how the work will progress, and what this means for our use of the church during construction. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to getting to this stage. Now the hard work begins!

Wick Choral Society

The Wick Choral Society have begun rehearsing in the church building on Monday evenings. They have been long-standing users of the church hall, but needed to move into the church for social distancing. The rehearsals are uploaded to Facebook. This means that people who are not confident in attending rehearsals can join in from home at a time of their choice. Rehearsals begin at 7.15 and last for one hour.

Refreshments in Church

We were unable to have coffee after church services due to the social distancing rules. Refreshments after church will restart on Sunday 3rd October. Thank you to Brenda for organising the weekly booking of Mackay's Hotel in the interim.

Jeanette Harper
Vestry Secretary


Toilet Project in the News

Broadcaster Huw Edwards delighted at funding for St John's church in Wick

See also final paragraph here THE VICAR KNOWS BEST - HUW BACKS WICK


Priest's Letter

Dear Friends in Caithness

I am writing this pastoral letter from the office in Arpafeelie, the leaves are beginning to fall from the trees and there is a distinct autumnal feel in the air.

I love the autumn, the change that sees the ending of the summer and the earth hunkering down for the winter, it is the point when I stop hankering for the long days and am prepared to sit by the fire as the days shorten and the weather changes.

Change is of course what is happening to all of you in the two congregations in Caithness. We are now, once again without a resident priest in the area and for some of you that might be difficult. What I am planning to do is to try and have someone with you at least once a month. Sometimes that will be me and sometimes a visitor. During the rest of the month our wonderful Lay Readers and Eucharistic ministers will lead the worship and keep the services going.

I hope that once we are through the winter, we might be able to look for new ways of providing a priest more regularly, I simply ask for your patience and your prayers in all we are seeking to do. My email address is bishop@moray.anglican.org , please don't hesitate to contact me if you have a pastoral concern or need to be visited.

The congregations in both Thurso and Wick have always been remarkable in the way they have coped and flourished during times of vacancy and change, you are often an inspiration to others, I know that will continue.









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