Events & Concerts

General Information

Welcome to our Events and Concerts area. Here, you can find out about what’s happening at St. John’s.

If you are looking for information on our worship, please visit our Worship Services area, where you can find our service times, styles, and locations. Any variations from the regular pattern appear on this page.

Concerts

St John’s Church has held fortnightly lunch-time concerts since 1975. Concerts are held on alternate Thursdays throughout most of the year with breaks at Christmas, Easter and the summer. Please check this calendar for the next few dates (and programmes, when available).

Light refreshments are available from 11.45am and the concert begins at 12.30pm. There is usually an interval and the concert finishes at around 1.45pm.

Admission is free but there is a collection on the way out to cover expenses. Please come and join us!

Dec
13
Thu
Concert: Christmas Music with Adrienne Walters and Gergely Kaposi
Dec 13 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Christmas Music with Adrienne Walters (soprano) and Gergely Kaposi (piano/organ)
Henry Purcell: Hark the echoing air (from the Fairy Queen)
Claude Debussy: Nuit d’étoiles; Christmas Carol for Homeless children
Silent night (congregational carol)
Sergei Rachmaninoff: piano solo
Franz Schubert: Du bist die Ruh; The trout; Ave Maria
While Shepherds watched their flocks by night (congregational carol)
INTERVAL
Handel: He shall feed his flock (from Messiah)
Roger Quilter: An old carol
M. Head: Star candles
In the bleak mid winter (congregational carol)
Beethoven: piano solo
Mozart: Laudate Dominum (from Vesperae solennes de confessore); Laudamus Te (from Mass in C minor)
Hark the herald angels sing (congregational carol)

Dec
15
Sat
Welcome Centre
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Drop in and join us for a free cup of tea or coffee (every Wednesday and Saturday, 12-3).

Dec
16
Sun
Carols by Candlelight
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A traditional celebration with Bible readings and carols

Dec
19
Wed
Welcome Centre
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Drop in and join us for a free cup of tea or coffee (every Wednesday and Saturday, 12-3).

Mothers’ Union Carols and Tea
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us in Church for a service of carols, followed by tea.

Dec
20
Thu
Harrow Mencap Festive Concert & Show
Dec 20 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

An event with Christmas carols and music from the Apollo Male Voice Choir

Dec
22
Sat
Welcome Centre
Dec 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Drop in and join us for a free cup of tea or coffee (every Wednesday and Saturday, 12-3).

Dec
24
Mon
Family Carol Service
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Midnight Eucharist
Dec 24 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 24 @ 12:00 am

Join us for the first Communion Service of Christmas in a candlelit church. Please note the 11 pm start (same as last year).

Dec
25
Tue
Christmas Day worship
Dec 25 all-day

As well as the Festival Eucharist at 11 pm on Christmas Eve, there are Eucharists at 8 am (said) and 10 am (sung) on Christmas Day. There’s no evening service on Christmas Day, and no 10.30 am service on Boxing Day (Wednesday).