Events & Concerts

For details of our worship, including on-line services, please see our Worship Services page. We resumed our series of regular concerts on Thursday 9 September at 12.30 pm and fortnightly thereafter. There aren’t any other events taking place in the church at the moment, except that the Church is open from 12 noon to 3 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays for our Welcome Centre (run jointly with Our Lady and St Thomas RC Church) and on Fridays from 12 noon to 2 pm for private prayer.


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!

(Please note that the Summer Concerts between Thursday 14 July and Thursday 15 September have been organised separately: (details here).)

December 2021 – April 2022

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

The birth of Jesus was announced to nearby shepherds by angels in the middle of the night. Join us for our First Eucharist of Christmas.

Dec
25
Sat
Christmas morning Communion
Dec 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Our sung Eucharist on Christmas morning.

Mar
2
Wed
Ash Wednesday sung Communion
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm

All are welcome to our Sung Eucharist at 8 pm for Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. (There will also be the usual on-line service at 10.30 am.)

Mar
4
Fri
World Day of Prayer service
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm

All are welcome to this annual event: this year the service in central Harrow is at St John’s, and will be on the theme “I know the plans I have for you”. The service has been devised by the Christian women of England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Apr
14
Thu
Maundy Thursday Communion
Apr 14 @ 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. We will not wash feet at this service, but we will 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
15
Fri
Good Friday walk of witness
Apr 15 @ 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 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us to pray about the events of Good Friday and what it means for us today.

Stainer’s Crucifixion
Apr 15 @ 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, 15 April, 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.
Those attending will be invited to join in the hymns but do not need to attend the rehearsal.
Download the handbill

Apr
16
Sat
Easter Vigil
Apr 16 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jesus died on Good Friday. On Saturday his body lay in a tomb. We do not know the exact time that he rose from the dead, but on Easter Eve we will gather in a darkened church at 8.30 pm to hear readings from the Old Testament about God’s covenant with the people of Israel and how they were liberated from slavery in Egypt. We then begin to celebrate our own liberation from sin and death by Jesus’s death and resurrection. We end our worship by renewing the promises we made when we were baptised, in preparation for Easter Communion tomorrow.