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.

Other activities include our Welcome Centre on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 12 noon to 3 pm (run jointly with Our Lady & St Thomas RC Church), and on Fridays from 12 noon to 2 pm the church is open for private prayer.


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!

Concert: Odinn Baldvinsson (flute) and Mayumi Iida (piano)
Mar 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch time music with Odinn Baldvinsson (flute) and Mayumi Iida (piano)
Franck: Sonata in A major
Albert Doppler: Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise, Op. 26
Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 94
François Borne: Fantaisie Brillante sur Carmen

Messy Church
Mar 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Messy Church is church for all ages with a difference. Join us for crafts, songs, stories, food, and to explore the Christian faith together! Messy Church is a free event, but donations are welcome. We normally meet once a month on a Sunday afternoon.

Stainer’s Crucifixion
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Stainer's Crucifixion

The Choir of St John’s, with other local singers, will perform The Crucifixion, by John Stainer, on Good Friday, 29 March 2024, at 7 pm.
Leaving collection for the Choir Fund.

Soloists: Edward Hughes (tenor), Christopher Jacklin (bass)
Philip Rees (organ), John Barnard (conductor)
Singers welcome for the choir (rehearsal, 4.30 pm on the day): details here or from Simon Patrick, 020 8427 7993.
It would be very helpful if those planning to join us for the choir would let Simon know, with the part (soprano/alto/tenor/bass) that they will be singing. We are usually a bit short of tenors and basses; if you know any who can sing in harmony and either know the piece or could learn it during the rehearsal, please encourage them to sign up!
Those attending in the congregation at 7 pm will be invited to join in the hymns but do not need to attend the rehearsal.