Events & Concerts

The church is currently open only for our 9 am Sunday Service (Morning Prayer/A Service of the Word). This starts on Sunday 26 July and will be weekly until Sunday 27 September. After that we may be able to have other activities, subject to the guidance at the time.
For details of our worship, including on-line services, please see our Worship Services page.


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!

December 2018 – April 2019

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).

Midnight Eucharist
Dec 24 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 25 @ 12:30 am

Join us for the first Communion Service of Christmas in a candlelit church. Please note the 11.30 pm start (later than last year).

Mar
1
Fri
World Day of Prayer 2019 @ Church of Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury
Mar 1 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This annual service has been written by the women of Slovenia on the theme “Come: everything is ready”. All welcome.

Mar
6
Wed
Ash Wednesday morning Eucharist
Mar 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ash Wednesday evening Sung Eucharist
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Apr
18
Thu
Maundy Thursday Communion
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Maundy” comes from the Latin for “commandment” (like “mandate”). At the Last Supper (on the night before his crucifixion on Good Friday) Jesus told his followers to love each other, and seek to serve rather than to rule. He demonstrated this by washing his followers’ feet. At this service we will commemorate this when the Vicar will wash the feet of some members of the congregation. We will then do the other thing that Jesus did at the Last Supper by taking and sharing bread and wine as his body and blood as a reminder of him. Please join us for this solemn celebration.

Apr
19
Fri
Good Friday walk of witness
Apr 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Central Harrow church members walk with a large wooden cross from Harrow Baptist Church in College Road through the streets to St John’s, where we finish with a short service.

Good Friday meditation
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us to pray about the events of Good Friday and what it means for us today. When this service finishes, there will be an opportunity to remain in the church in silence until 3 pm.

Stainer’s Crucifixion
Apr 19 @ 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, 19 April, at 7 pm.
Leaving collection for the Choir Fund.

Soloists: Edward Hughes (tenor), Thomas Coltman (bass)
Philip Rees (organ), John Barnard (conductor)
Singers welcome for the choir (rehearsal, 4 pm on the day): details here or from Simon Patrick, 020 8427 7993.
Those attending will be invited to join in the hymns but do not need to attend the rehearsal.
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