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02/10/2017The Coffee Morning & Cake Sale at St John's Parish Hall made a grand total of £602.80

​Thank you to everyone would took part in this very enjoyable and worthwhile event held on Friday 29th September.

  
20/06/2017St John's Twinning Association visit to Le Teilleul on 9th June 2017.

​The Mayor from Le Teilleul, Madame Kunkel, offers some French specialities to the Constable of St John.  Parishioners from St John also spent an enjoyable and very warm weekend with their friends in Normandy.

  
25/05/2017​The Visite du Branchage dates for the Parish of St John are to be held on Thursday 6 July and Friday 15 September 2017.

Please ensure that all branchage is cut back before this date and that all sweepings are cleared from the public footpaths or highways.

More information as to the requirements can be found under the Roads tab at the top of the page.

  
02/05/2017The event took place on Saturday 29 April at the Parish Hall.

​Alice Mitchell was crowned Miss St John & a sum of £106.80 was raised from the cake auction & donations for the Red Cross.

  
16/03/2017St John's Parish Church managed to raise £440 for the Bukavu Diocese in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  
28/02/2017Learn more about an Island-wide community project to promote Jèrriais
  
27/02/2017Find out  more about the Parish in Bloom competition taking place in the Island.
  
22/02/2017The blue bags for plastic bottles will now be replaced with red boxes for each household in St John.
  
21/02/2017Elm Trees are planted in the new Memorial Garden Field in St John.
  
20/02/2017The Twinning Association gave a presentation for two committee members who have retired.

​The Constable thanked Ron le Herissier & Myrtle Malzard for all their work on the Twinning Committee as they both stepped down.

  
25/01/2017St John's Recreation Centre in the frost.
  
14/12/2016The office will be closed between Christmas & New Year.

​The Office will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.  To contact a Duty Centenier, please call 866560.

  
30/11/2016Parishioners with dogs are reminded that they have until the 31st January to purchase their dog licences at £5 per dog. Licences purchased after that date will be charged at £10 per dog.
  
17/11/2016Dates for David Kirch Voucher Distribution.

​Vouchers will be available from Friday 02 December until Friday 16 December inclusive (during normal office opening times).  Parishioners aged 70 and over requiring the vouchers should bring in ID and proof of their residential address. If you cannot attend, a letter from you advising us of the person collecting the voucher with your permission should be provided along with their ID as well as yours and address verifications.

  
31/10/2016Dates for the Festive Period.
  
16/08/2016A drop in session will take place from 6pm - 8pm at the Parish Hall.

​Parishioners are welcome to attend a drop in session at the Parish Hall from 6pm - 8pm on Tuesday 16th August to discuss the future of the Hospital.

  
26/07/2016Nomination Meeting

PARISH NOTICE

The Royal Court, by Act dated 15 July 2016, has ordered that an election be held for one person to fill the office of Senator to the States and notice is hereby given in accordance with Article 19 of the Public Elections (Jersey) Law 2002 that an Assembly of Electors will be held at the Town Hall at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 9 August 2016 to receive nominations of persons wishing to be admitted as a candidate in this election. If there is more than one candidate the Royal Court has fixed Wednesday 7 September 2016 for the taking of a poll.

A person who is eligible as an elector and whose name is on the Electoral Register or the Supplementary Register is entitled to vote in the Election. The Electoral Register closes at noon on Monday 8 August 2016 and the Supplementary Register closes at noon on Wednesday 31 August 2016.

Len Norman, Chairman

Comité des Connétables                                         21 July 2016

  
24/06/2016Consultation Document Shaping our Future.

How do you think Jersey is doing as a place to live, work and bring up children?  We all have an opinion on what is good about our Island and what could be better. Now is the time to share that opinion. We want to gather your views; not only on how you think Jersey is doing now, but also on how you think we should be doing by 2036.

A community consultation has recently been launched to ask people to help shape a shared, long-term vision for Jersey. Setting a long term vision is a new approach to thinking about and planning for Jersey's future. The vision will describe what Jersey, as a community, believes it can achieve across a range of major outcomes – things which matter to residents' quality of life such as getting good jobs; living longer, healthier lives; and feeling safe.

The choices we make now will affect all of us. This is your opportunity to get involved. We need as many ideas and contributions as possible so that the final plan represents a common Jersey vision.

To find out more and complete the survey go to www.shapingourfuture.gov.je

The survey closes on Sunday 31st July 2016.

  
15/06/2016A big thank you to all those who supported us in celebrating Her Majesty's 90th Birthday on Saturday 11th June in the Parish Hall.  A good time was had by all.
  
01/06/2016The data from the recent Dog Fouling and Littering Consultation has been collated and can be found on this website on the Consultations link at the top of the page.
  
19/04/2016A new member of the Parish team, meet Jack, by P C David Bisson

The States Police Parish Community Officer PC Dave Bisson has recently added a new weapon to his arsenal for tackling crime; Police dog Jack is a drugs, cash and firearms detection dog.

Jack is a 17 month old English springer spaniel who undertook a 6 week training course in the UK, who was joined by PC Bisson for the last week in order to be assessed and licensed as a proficient team. 

Jack has already made the pages of the local press having had some early success in detecting a quantity of drugs within an hour of first stepping foot on the island.

Jack joins PC Bisson's other working Police dog Turbo, who enjoys chasing Jack around the fields near to where they live.

Jack has settled in very quickly at PC Bisson's St John's home and is enjoying being part of the family.

PC Bisson says of Jack, 'He is a typical Springer, he's mad and has endless energy, he's a real handful to work at the moment but has an incredible nose, so I know we are going to have lots of success'

Jack will work with PC Bisson for the next 6 - 7 years

  
08/03/2016The Department is carrying out a survey of Jersey's pheasants in order to decide how they should be managed in the future.

​The Department of Environment welcomes your help with a survey - on line questionnaire below: 

Questionnaire

  
01/03/2016On The first Wednesday of each month from 5pm - 7pm.
  
10/02/2016There will be a workshop to discuss ideas for plans for the field opposite the Parish Hall on Wednesday 10th February..  From 2pm - 7pm.  All welcome.
  
17/12/2015About a hundred senior citizens from St John enjoyed a Christmas lunch and live music at the Farmhouse on Wednesday 16th December.
  
09/12/2015Christmas & New Year Opening Hours for the Parish Hall

​The Office will be closed from 7pm on Wednesday 23rd  December & will re-open at 9am on Monday 4th January 2016.

  
03/12/2015Dog Licences for 2016 are due for renewal in January.

Dog Licences are due for renewal on 1st January 2016 for any dog of 6 months old or over. Application forms are available from the Parish Hall or can be downloaded from the Parish Website. The fee is £5.00 in January rising to £10.00 for late applications. Please can all owners ensure that their dogs have a collar with name tag and contact details on at all times.

  
02/12/2015Details of Christmas & New Year Refuse & Glass Collections.
  
10/11/2015Christmas Vouchers.

​Vouchers will be available to all Parishioners aged 70 years or over on or before 31 December 2015. From Monday 30 November until Friday 11 December vouchers can be collected from the Parish Hall, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 9am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm.   Each person MUST bring proof of residence in the Parish (e.g. bank statement, utility bill etc) and proof of age (e.g. passport, driving licence etc) to be able to claim the vouchers. Vouchers may ONLY be redeemed at Co-operative stores and MUST be used by Sunday 31 January 2016. Vouchers WILL NOT be available after 4pm on Friday 11 December.

  
13/10/2015Views wanted on the issues of litter and dog fouling.

​Please visit the following link for details :  http://www.parish.gov.je/Pages/Consultations.aspx

  
23/09/2015New Award wil highlight selfless work of a young person. Application forms are available online
  
14/08/2015The Public office will be closed on Wednesday 19th August 2015, on the occasion of the Visite Royale.
  
14/07/2015A recent celebration of God's creatures was held at the Parish Church on Sunday.  Dogs were not the only animals, a parrot and two horses also joined us in the Churchyard!
  
25/06/2015A Vin d'Honneur was held recently at the Parish Hall to thank our ex Constable, Phil Rondel for his many years of service to the Parish.  He was presented with a beautiful set of silver Parish spoons (& a Parrot!).
  
20/05/2015The recent marriage took place between our Parish Rector, Andy Thewlis & Sarah Jane on Saturday 16th May.
  
11/05/2015Images of our Old Tyme Music Hall Event on 8th May.  Can you recognise anyone?!
  
23/04/2015Visit to Le Teilleul on 17th April 2015.

Weekend with our French Hosts in Normandy     17th – 19th April 2015

 

 

A delegation from St John celebrated 30th years of Entente Cordiale with our French counterparts in the Normandy town of Le Teilleul on a recent weekend away.

 

On arriving at our destination on the Friday night, some of us were ready for bed.  Being in France, however, the focus was on food rather than rest.  So, at approximately 10.30pm we were presented with a meal prepared by our hosts, giving us a chance to catch up with their news, or in some cases, to meet them for the first time!

 

At approximately 12.45 am one of the members noticed that her suitcase was, in fact, NOT her case (despite the similar colour ribbon tied on the handle!)  So, in the early hours of Saturday morning, some investigation was carried out to establish the owner's identity and whereabouts.  Luckily it was only a 5 minute drive to our destination. A subsequent handover of suitcases took place in the dark and the other owner then went back inside to finish his meal!

 

On the Saturday, our itinerary included a unique visit to a traditional Cart Horse Farm, situated in scenic Normandy farmland, a far cry from the hustle and bustle of St John!  Despite our watches being one hour ahead, we felt that we had been transported back in time.  The peace and solitude of this perfect haven, surrounded by pear trees, lush pastures and gentle giant horses set the pace for the rest of the weekend.  Even our ciné film was set in the 1940's!  We experienced an excellent traditional lunch of roasted duck (soaked in cider), French cheese and a mouth-watering home-made Crème Caramel, enhanced by a digéstif, some local Pommereau (a blend of apple juice & Calvados). Whilst seated around large tables, the authenticity of the food and conviviality of our hosts made us appreciate a slower pace of life.  Even the subsequent parade of Percherons and Cobs transported us back to former farming days when Jersey also used the Cart horse.

 

The Saturday evening began with a local brass band to entertain us before the official presentations at the Salle des Sports.  The Maire, Madame Kunkel, welcomed the new Constable, Chris Taylor, to his first Twinning event; various speeches followed to highlight the 30th anniversary year and also our mutual wish to continue the Twinning activities for future years to come.

 

We then proceeded to the Hall for some excellent musical entertainment.  Female dancers dressed (somewhat scantily!) in traditional costumes from around the World sang songs in different languages and were greatly appreciated, especially by the male contingency.

 

Our evening meal, commemorating the "Fete de St Georges", followed with plenty of wine to quench our thirst, before the dancing began.  A mix of traditional ball room dance music (we were shown up by the French!) was interspersed with more contemporary "disco" music for the younger ones.  This kept most of us entertained and on our feet until the early hours.

 

The next morning, many of us met up in the village to amble around the traditional outdoor market "Vide Grenier", (if you wanted to find an old farm tool, tape cassette or bargain china tea pot, this was the place to come!).   We then had our final meal with our French family before it was sadly time to make our way back to the coach for 2.30pm.  Where had the time gone?  In the warm sunshine, we said "au revoir" to our hosts and looked forward to seeing them again very soon "chez nous" back in Jersey.  The journey finally ended when we arrived off the boat at St Helier harbour just after 6pm (although it seemed to take some passengers ages to get passed the Immigration Desk!)

 

The French had certainly put on a superb weekend and it will be a hard act to follow!  We will aim to do so next year, when we will all no doubt look forward to renewing friendships and the Entente Cordiale with our French neighbours.  To sum up? "A weekend of nostalgia, local traditions, heart-warming food and convivial company - Vive Le Jumelage!"

 

 

Kieranne Grimshaw

 

 

 

 

 

Article re Weekend Le Teiulleul April 2015

 

  
31/03/2015View details & timetable of your Parish Link Service.
  
31/03/2015Miss Kira Mitchell is our new Miss St John

​Kira, age 16, is currently studying for her A levels at Beaulieu Convent School.  There were three other contestants in the competition, Lauren Chalmers-Hunt (runner up)  Jacqueline O'Hara and Kelly Dixon.  The event was well supported by friends and family who enjoyed afternoon tea afterwards.

  
27/03/2015Please note that Glass & Refuse collections remain as normal over the Easter period.
  
05/03/2015St John's Parish Church Teams to swim in Swimarathon Event.

​The Church will have two teams swimming in this year's Swimarathon.  They will be swimming at 2pm on Sunday 15th March.  Please come up and support them if you can ! One of the Parish Hall staff will be swimming in a team, whilst the Constable will be swimming on the Friday evening with the other Constables !

  
05/03/2015Would you like to become involved ?

​The Editorial Team are always on the look out for volunteers.  If you have any special skills or would like to help out in any way, please contact the Parish Hall.

  
23/02/2015Would you like to join St John's Honorary Police & Suport the Community?

​We are currently looking for Honorary Police Officers, Community Bus Drivers and anyone who wishes to be active within our Parish.  All you need is a positive and flexible attitude! Please contact the Parish Hall on tel. 861999 so we may meet up with you and together create a better future.

  
23/02/2015Reminder to all property owners to ensure all Annual returns are sent back to the Parish office within the 15 days stated on the forms.
  
31/12/2014Don't forget to renew your dog licence for 2015.

You must purchase a licence for each dog you keep. The licence fee is £5 per dog. The licence lasts for 1 year and must be renewed by 31 January each year.  It is an offence not to licence a dog; as an alternative to prosecution a fee of £10 will be made for late licence applications

  
22/12/2014Please note the amended opening times over Christmas.

 

Wednesday 24th

Christmas Eve                              Open 9am – 12 noon

 

 

Monday 29th                                                Open 9am – 12 noon

Tuesday 30th                                                   "             "                "

Wednesday 31st                            "             "                "

 

 

 

Friday 2nd January                      Open Normal Hours

                                                      9am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS !

  
18/12/2014St John's Parish and URC Church Christmas Services.

Thursday 18th December

Harmony Men Christmas Concert in the Parish Church at 7.30om

Sunday 21st December

Service of Lessons & Carols at the URC at 10.30m

Wednesday 24th December

Christingle at the Parish Church at 5.30pm

Midnight Communion at the Parish Church at 11.30pm

Thursday 25th December

Christmas Day Communion at the Parish Church at 8am

Family Service at the URC at 10am

All age Christmas Day Celebration at the Parish Church at 10.30am

Sunday 28th December

Morning Worship at the URC at 10.30am

New Year Celebration at the Parish Church at 111am

 

 

 

 

 

  
17/12/2014Times of the Christmas Refuse Collections including 2015 dates.
  
27/11/2014These vouchers are available for Parishioners of 70 years or more. The vouchers are available from Friday 28 November to Friday 12 December only.  (From 9.00am to 1pm & 2pm to 4pm daily except  Wednesday when we open until 7pm. We are CLOSED on Thursday.
  
31/10/2014If you would like to stand for Centenier in St John, please contact the Parish Hall.

​The date for the Nominiation Meeting is Thursday 13th November at 7.30pm at the Parish Hall.

  
31/10/2014The Parish of St John have recently set up a site for community allotments.

​If you are interested in putting your name down for a plot, application forms can be obtained from the Parish Hall.

  
04/09/2014The Second Visite du Branchage takes place on Thursday 4th September
  
31/07/2014Vacancies :  There are currently vacancies within the Honorary Service.  If you would like to know more about becoming an Honorary Officer, please give us a call at the Parish Hall.
  
  
  
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02/10/2017The Coffee Morning & Cake Sale at St John's Parish Hall made a grand total of £602.80

​Thank you to everyone would took part in this very enjoyable and worthwhile event held on Friday 29th September.

  
20/06/2017St John's Twinning Association visit to Le Teilleul on 9th June 2017.

​The Mayor from Le Teilleul, Madame Kunkel, offers some French specialities to the Constable of St John.  Parishioners from St John also spent an enjoyable and very warm weekend with their friends in Normandy.

  
25/05/2017​The Visite du Branchage dates for the Parish of St John are to be held on Thursday 6 July and Friday 15 September 2017.

Please ensure that all branchage is cut back before this date and that all sweepings are cleared from the public footpaths or highways.

More information as to the requirements can be found under the Roads tab at the top of the page.

  
02/05/2017The event took place on Saturday 29 April at the Parish Hall.

​Alice Mitchell was crowned Miss St John & a sum of £106.80 was raised from the cake auction & donations for the Red Cross.

  
16/03/2017St John's Parish Church managed to raise £440 for the Bukavu Diocese in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  
28/02/2017Learn more about an Island-wide community project to promote Jèrriais
  
27/02/2017Find out  more about the Parish in Bloom competition taking place in the Island.
  
22/02/2017The blue bags for plastic bottles will now be replaced with red boxes for each household in St John.
  
21/02/2017Elm Trees are planted in the new Memorial Garden Field in St John.
  
20/02/2017The Twinning Association gave a presentation for two committee members who have retired.

​The Constable thanked Ron le Herissier & Myrtle Malzard for all their work on the Twinning Committee as they both stepped down.

  
25/01/2017St John's Recreation Centre in the frost.
  
14/12/2016The office will be closed between Christmas & New Year.

​The Office will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 3rd January 2017.  To contact a Duty Centenier, please call 866560.

  
30/11/2016Parishioners with dogs are reminded that they have until the 31st January to purchase their dog licences at £5 per dog. Licences purchased after that date will be charged at £10 per dog.
  
17/11/2016Dates for David Kirch Voucher Distribution.

​Vouchers will be available from Friday 02 December until Friday 16 December inclusive (during normal office opening times).  Parishioners aged 70 and over requiring the vouchers should bring in ID and proof of their residential address. If you cannot attend, a letter from you advising us of the person collecting the voucher with your permission should be provided along with their ID as well as yours and address verifications.

  
31/10/2016Dates for the Festive Period.
  
16/08/2016A drop in session will take place from 6pm - 8pm at the Parish Hall.

​Parishioners are welcome to attend a drop in session at the Parish Hall from 6pm - 8pm on Tuesday 16th August to discuss the future of the Hospital.

  
26/07/2016Nomination Meeting

PARISH NOTICE

The Royal Court, by Act dated 15 July 2016, has ordered that an election be held for one person to fill the office of Senator to the States and notice is hereby given in accordance with Article 19 of the Public Elections (Jersey) Law 2002 that an Assembly of Electors will be held at the Town Hall at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 9 August 2016 to receive nominations of persons wishing to be admitted as a candidate in this election. If there is more than one candidate the Royal Court has fixed Wednesday 7 September 2016 for the taking of a poll.

A person who is eligible as an elector and whose name is on the Electoral Register or the Supplementary Register is entitled to vote in the Election. The Electoral Register closes at noon on Monday 8 August 2016 and the Supplementary Register closes at noon on Wednesday 31 August 2016.

Len Norman, Chairman

Comité des Connétables                                         21 July 2016

  
24/06/2016Consultation Document Shaping our Future.

How do you think Jersey is doing as a place to live, work and bring up children?  We all have an opinion on what is good about our Island and what could be better. Now is the time to share that opinion. We want to gather your views; not only on how you think Jersey is doing now, but also on how you think we should be doing by 2036.

A community consultation has recently been launched to ask people to help shape a shared, long-term vision for Jersey. Setting a long term vision is a new approach to thinking about and planning for Jersey's future. The vision will describe what Jersey, as a community, believes it can achieve across a range of major outcomes – things which matter to residents' quality of life such as getting good jobs; living longer, healthier lives; and feeling safe.

The choices we make now will affect all of us. This is your opportunity to get involved. We need as many ideas and contributions as possible so that the final plan represents a common Jersey vision.

To find out more and complete the survey go to www.shapingourfuture.gov.je

The survey closes on Sunday 31st July 2016.

  
15/06/2016A big thank you to all those who supported us in celebrating Her Majesty's 90th Birthday on Saturday 11th June in the Parish Hall.  A good time was had by all.
  
01/06/2016The data from the recent Dog Fouling and Littering Consultation has been collated and can be found on this website on the Consultations link at the top of the page.
  
19/04/2016A new member of the Parish team, meet Jack, by P C David Bisson

The States Police Parish Community Officer PC Dave Bisson has recently added a new weapon to his arsenal for tackling crime; Police dog Jack is a drugs, cash and firearms detection dog.

Jack is a 17 month old English springer spaniel who undertook a 6 week training course in the UK, who was joined by PC Bisson for the last week in order to be assessed and licensed as a proficient team. 

Jack has already made the pages of the local press having had some early success in detecting a quantity of drugs within an hour of first stepping foot on the island.

Jack joins PC Bisson's other working Police dog Turbo, who enjoys chasing Jack around the fields near to where they live.

Jack has settled in very quickly at PC Bisson's St John's home and is enjoying being part of the family.

PC Bisson says of Jack, 'He is a typical Springer, he's mad and has endless energy, he's a real handful to work at the moment but has an incredible nose, so I know we are going to have lots of success'

Jack will work with PC Bisson for the next 6 - 7 years

  
08/03/2016The Department is carrying out a survey of Jersey's pheasants in order to decide how they should be managed in the future.

​The Department of Environment welcomes your help with a survey - on line questionnaire below: 

Questionnaire

  
01/03/2016On The first Wednesday of each month from 5pm - 7pm.
  
10/02/2016There will be a workshop to discuss ideas for plans for the field opposite the Parish Hall on Wednesday 10th February..  From 2pm - 7pm.  All welcome.
  
17/12/2015About a hundred senior citizens from St John enjoyed a Christmas lunch and live music at the Farmhouse on Wednesday 16th December.
  
09/12/2015Christmas & New Year Opening Hours for the Parish Hall

​The Office will be closed from 7pm on Wednesday 23rd  December & will re-open at 9am on Monday 4th January 2016.

  
03/12/2015Dog Licences for 2016 are due for renewal in January.

Dog Licences are due for renewal on 1st January 2016 for any dog of 6 months old or over. Application forms are available from the Parish Hall or can be downloaded from the Parish Website. The fee is £5.00 in January rising to £10.00 for late applications. Please can all owners ensure that their dogs have a collar with name tag and contact details on at all times.

  
02/12/2015Details of Christmas & New Year Refuse & Glass Collections.
  
10/11/2015Christmas Vouchers.

​Vouchers will be available to all Parishioners aged 70 years or over on or before 31 December 2015. From Monday 30 November until Friday 11 December vouchers can be collected from the Parish Hall, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 9am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm.   Each person MUST bring proof of residence in the Parish (e.g. bank statement, utility bill etc) and proof of age (e.g. passport, driving licence etc) to be able to claim the vouchers. Vouchers may ONLY be redeemed at Co-operative stores and MUST be used by Sunday 31 January 2016. Vouchers WILL NOT be available after 4pm on Friday 11 December.

  
13/10/2015Views wanted on the issues of litter and dog fouling.

​Please visit the following link for details :  http://www.parish.gov.je/Pages/Consultations.aspx

  
23/09/2015New Award wil highlight selfless work of a young person. Application forms are available online
  
14/08/2015The Public office will be closed on Wednesday 19th August 2015, on the occasion of the Visite Royale.
  
14/07/2015A recent celebration of God's creatures was held at the Parish Church on Sunday.  Dogs were not the only animals, a parrot and two horses also joined us in the Churchyard!
  
25/06/2015A Vin d'Honneur was held recently at the Parish Hall to thank our ex Constable, Phil Rondel for his many years of service to the Parish.  He was presented with a beautiful set of silver Parish spoons (& a Parrot!).
  
20/05/2015The recent marriage took place between our Parish Rector, Andy Thewlis & Sarah Jane on Saturday 16th May.
  
11/05/2015Images of our Old Tyme Music Hall Event on 8th May.  Can you recognise anyone?!
  
23/04/2015Visit to Le Teilleul on 17th April 2015.

Weekend with our French Hosts in Normandy     17th – 19th April 2015

 

 

A delegation from St John celebrated 30th years of Entente Cordiale with our French counterparts in the Normandy town of Le Teilleul on a recent weekend away.

 

On arriving at our destination on the Friday night, some of us were ready for bed.  Being in France, however, the focus was on food rather than rest.  So, at approximately 10.30pm we were presented with a meal prepared by our hosts, giving us a chance to catch up with their news, or in some cases, to meet them for the first time!

 

At approximately 12.45 am one of the members noticed that her suitcase was, in fact, NOT her case (despite the similar colour ribbon tied on the handle!)  So, in the early hours of Saturday morning, some investigation was carried out to establish the owner's identity and whereabouts.  Luckily it was only a 5 minute drive to our destination. A subsequent handover of suitcases took place in the dark and the other owner then went back inside to finish his meal!

 

On the Saturday, our itinerary included a unique visit to a traditional Cart Horse Farm, situated in scenic Normandy farmland, a far cry from the hustle and bustle of St John!  Despite our watches being one hour ahead, we felt that we had been transported back in time.  The peace and solitude of this perfect haven, surrounded by pear trees, lush pastures and gentle giant horses set the pace for the rest of the weekend.  Even our ciné film was set in the 1940's!  We experienced an excellent traditional lunch of roasted duck (soaked in cider), French cheese and a mouth-watering home-made Crème Caramel, enhanced by a digéstif, some local Pommereau (a blend of apple juice & Calvados). Whilst seated around large tables, the authenticity of the food and conviviality of our hosts made us appreciate a slower pace of life.  Even the subsequent parade of Percherons and Cobs transported us back to former farming days when Jersey also used the Cart horse.

 

The Saturday evening began with a local brass band to entertain us before the official presentations at the Salle des Sports.  The Maire, Madame Kunkel, welcomed the new Constable, Chris Taylor, to his first Twinning event; various speeches followed to highlight the 30th anniversary year and also our mutual wish to continue the Twinning activities for future years to come.

 

We then proceeded to the Hall for some excellent musical entertainment.  Female dancers dressed (somewhat scantily!) in traditional costumes from around the World sang songs in different languages and were greatly appreciated, especially by the male contingency.

 

Our evening meal, commemorating the "Fete de St Georges", followed with plenty of wine to quench our thirst, before the dancing began.  A mix of traditional ball room dance music (we were shown up by the French!) was interspersed with more contemporary "disco" music for the younger ones.  This kept most of us entertained and on our feet until the early hours.

 

The next morning, many of us met up in the village to amble around the traditional outdoor market "Vide Grenier", (if you wanted to find an old farm tool, tape cassette or bargain china tea pot, this was the place to come!).   We then had our final meal with our French family before it was sadly time to make our way back to the coach for 2.30pm.  Where had the time gone?  In the warm sunshine, we said "au revoir" to our hosts and looked forward to seeing them again very soon "chez nous" back in Jersey.  The journey finally ended when we arrived off the boat at St Helier harbour just after 6pm (although it seemed to take some passengers ages to get passed the Immigration Desk!)

 

The French had certainly put on a superb weekend and it will be a hard act to follow!  We will aim to do so next year, when we will all no doubt look forward to renewing friendships and the Entente Cordiale with our French neighbours.  To sum up? "A weekend of nostalgia, local traditions, heart-warming food and convivial company - Vive Le Jumelage!"

 

 

Kieranne Grimshaw

 

 

 

 

 

Article re Weekend Le Teiulleul April 2015

 

  
31/03/2015View details & timetable of your Parish Link Service.
  
31/03/2015Miss Kira Mitchell is our new Miss St John

​Kira, age 16, is currently studying for her A levels at Beaulieu Convent School.  There were three other contestants in the competition, Lauren Chalmers-Hunt (runner up)  Jacqueline O'Hara and Kelly Dixon.  The event was well supported by friends and family who enjoyed afternoon tea afterwards.

  
27/03/2015Please note that Glass & Refuse collections remain as normal over the Easter period.
  
05/03/2015St John's Parish Church Teams to swim in Swimarathon Event.

​The Church will have two teams swimming in this year's Swimarathon.  They will be swimming at 2pm on Sunday 15th March.  Please come up and support them if you can ! One of the Parish Hall staff will be swimming in a team, whilst the Constable will be swimming on the Friday evening with the other Constables !

  
05/03/2015Would you like to become involved ?

​The Editorial Team are always on the look out for volunteers.  If you have any special skills or would like to help out in any way, please contact the Parish Hall.

  
23/02/2015Would you like to join St John's Honorary Police & Suport the Community?

​We are currently looking for Honorary Police Officers, Community Bus Drivers and anyone who wishes to be active within our Parish.  All you need is a positive and flexible attitude! Please contact the Parish Hall on tel. 861999 so we may meet up with you and together create a better future.

  
23/02/2015Reminder to all property owners to ensure all Annual returns are sent back to the Parish office within the 15 days stated on the forms.
  
31/12/2014Don't forget to renew your dog licence for 2015.

You must purchase a licence for each dog you keep. The licence fee is £5 per dog. The licence lasts for 1 year and must be renewed by 31 January each year.  It is an offence not to licence a dog; as an alternative to prosecution a fee of £10 will be made for late licence applications

  
22/12/2014Please note the amended opening times over Christmas.

 

Wednesday 24th

Christmas Eve                              Open 9am – 12 noon

 

 

Monday 29th                                                Open 9am – 12 noon

Tuesday 30th                                                   "             "                "

Wednesday 31st                            "             "                "

 

 

 

Friday 2nd January                      Open Normal Hours

                                                      9am – 1pm & 2pm – 4pm

 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS !

  
18/12/2014St John's Parish and URC Church Christmas Services.

Thursday 18th December

Harmony Men Christmas Concert in the Parish Church at 7.30om

Sunday 21st December

Service of Lessons & Carols at the URC at 10.30m

Wednesday 24th December

Christingle at the Parish Church at 5.30pm

Midnight Communion at the Parish Church at 11.30pm

Thursday 25th December

Christmas Day Communion at the Parish Church at 8am

Family Service at the URC at 10am

All age Christmas Day Celebration at the Parish Church at 10.30am

Sunday 28th December

Morning Worship at the URC at 10.30am

New Year Celebration at the Parish Church at 111am

 

 

 

 

 

  
17/12/2014Times of the Christmas Refuse Collections including 2015 dates.
  
27/11/2014These vouchers are available for Parishioners of 70 years or more. The vouchers are available from Friday 28 November to Friday 12 December only.  (From 9.00am to 1pm & 2pm to 4pm daily except  Wednesday when we open until 7pm. We are CLOSED on Thursday.
  
31/10/2014If you would like to stand for Centenier in St John, please contact the Parish Hall.

​The date for the Nominiation Meeting is Thursday 13th November at 7.30pm at the Parish Hall.

  
31/10/2014The Parish of St John have recently set up a site for community allotments.

​If you are interested in putting your name down for a plot, application forms can be obtained from the Parish Hall.

  
04/09/2014The Second Visite du Branchage takes place on Thursday 4th September
  
31/07/2014Vacancies :  There are currently vacancies within the Honorary Service.  If you would like to know more about becoming an Honorary Officer, please give us a call at the Parish Hall.