Events & Concerts

We resumed our Sunday morning 9 am services on Easter Day, Sunday 4 April.
For details of our worship, including on-line services, please see our Worship Services page. We have not yet resumed any of our other events in church.

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.


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 2019 – February 2020

Joint Sung Eucharist with London Chinese Alliance Church
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Today’s Sung Eucharist will be a joint service with the London Chinese Alliance Church, which normally worships at St John’s on Sunday afternoons.

Carols by Candlelight
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A traditional celebration with Bible readings and carols. All welcome.

Family Carol Service
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Christmas Day worship
Dec 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

As well as the Festival Eucharist at 11.30 pm on Christmas Eve, there is a sung Eucharist at 10 am on Christmas Day. There’s no evening service on Christmas Day.

Concert: Dominika Rosiek (violin) and Miho Sanou (piano)
Jan 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Dominika Rosiek (violin) and Miho Sanou (piano)
Brahms: Sonata Op. 78 No. 1 in G major for Violin and Piano Sarasate: Playera
Clara Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 22

Messy Church
Jan 26 @ 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 meet on the last Sunday of every month except August and December.

Monthly hour of prayer
Jan 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for an hour of prayer on the last Thursday of every month.

Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Today we hold the Funeral Service for Elmars Kalnins, who died on 15 January at the age of 98.

Concert: Valentin Schiedermair (piano)
Feb 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Valentin Schiedermair (piano)
William Byrd: Coranto (from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book)
Anon: Muscadin; The Irish Ho-Hoane
Bach: Bist Du bei mir, BWV 508; Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G sharp minor from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book II
Valentin Schiedermair: Ocean Waves (2019)
Mozart: Sonata in D major KV 311
Clara Schumann: Romance in B minor
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: Il Saltarello Romano Op. 6 No. 4:Allegro molto
Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Souvenirs d’Andalousie, Caprice de concert

Concert: Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Mark Nixon (piano)
Feb 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Mark Nixon (piano)
Paul Reade: Excerpts from The Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite: 1 Prelude; 4 Exotica; 5 Summer
Claude Debussy: Première Rhapsodie
Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke
Albeniz: Two Spanish Pieces arr. Alan Frank
Alec Templeton: Pocket Size Sonata
Francis Poulenc: Sonata