Events & Concerts
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!
(Please note that the Summer Concerts between Thursday 13 July and Thursday 14 September have been organised separately: (details here).)
September 2021 – June 2022
Lunch time music with Jelena Makarova (piano). Beethoven: Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28 (“Pastoral”) Chopin: Polonaise in C sharp minor, Op. 26, [...]
Lunch time music with John MacDomnic (trumpet) and Adrian Boynton (piano/organ) Albinoni: Sonata in C for Trumpet and Strings Francis Thomé: Fantaisie for Trumpet and [...]
Lunch time music with Niel du Preez (piano). Busoni: Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Beethoven: Sonata No. 17, Op. 31 No. 2 in D minor [...]
Lunch time music with Odinn Baldvinsson (flute) and Mayumi Iida (piano) Philippe Gaubert: Sonata No. 1 in A major for flute and piano Paulo Taballione: [...]
Lunch time music with the Nonesuch Orchestra Handel: Concerto Grosso Op.6 No. 6 Beethoven: Adagio from String Quartet Op.132, arranged for string orchestra Grażyna Bacewicz: [...]
Lunch time music with Haruko Seki (piano). Saint-Saëns: Berceuse; Valse Nonchalante, Op. 110; Le Rouet d’Omphale, Op. 31 (Omphale’s Spinning Wheel) Chopin: Nocturne in C [...]
Christmas Music with Adrienne Walters (soprano), including carols for the audience to sing
All welcome at Harrow Philharmonic Choir‘s Family Carol Concert. Adults £5 (on door); children free. Conductor: John Wyatt. Also featuring brass ensemble and handbell ringers. [...]
A traditional celebration with Bible readings and carols. All welcome.
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. [...]
Our sung Eucharist on Christmas morning.
Lunch time music with Valentin Schiedermair ‘Mozart’s 265th Birthday concert’ Mozart: Sonata in C major K. 330 Beethoven: Sonata in E major Op. 14 No. [...]
Lunch time music with Dominika Rosiek (violin) and Miho Sanou (piano) Beethoven: Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30, No. 3 G.Bacewicz: Polish Caprice [...]
Lunch time music with An-Ting Chang (piano) Claude Debussy: Poisson d’or (The Fish of Gold) Enrique Granados: Quejas, ó la Maja y el Ruiseñor (The [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Lunch time music with Sarah Gait (cello) and Frederic Bager (piano) Janacek: Pohadka Lili Boulanger (trans. Gait): Le Retour Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 Chopin: Cello [...]
Lunch time music with <a href=”dominicjohn.co.uk”>Dominic John</a> (piano) [We regret that Warren Mailley-Smith is indisposed and are very grateful to Dominic for stepping in at [...]
Lunch time music with the Plaegan Piano Trio Helen Sills (violin) Bettina St.J Lawrence (cello) Alan Brown (piano) Beethoven: Piano Trio in C minor, Op. [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
Join us to pray about the events of Good Friday and what it means for us today.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Lunch time music with Nicola Tait (cello) and Mina Miletic (piano) Schumann: 5 Volkstücke: No. 1 With Humour Janacek: Pohadka 1st movement Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezade: Tale [...]
We will be holding our Annual Meeting of Parishioners to elect Churchwardens and our Annual Parochial Church Meeting in St John’s at about 11 am [...]
Lunch time music with Phillip Dyson (piano) Scott Joplin: The Entertainer Erik Satie: Gymnopédie No. 1 Scott Joplin: Bethena Felix Arndt: Nola Billy Mayerl: Marigold [...]
Lunch time music with Diana Brekalo (piano) Beethoven: Sonata No. 17, Op. 31 No. 2 in D minor (“Tempest”) Sergei Prokofiev: Etude in E minor [...]
Lunch time music with Felicity Vincent (cello) and Catherine Dubois (piano) Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: Fantasia in G minor Ethel Smyth: Sonata in A minor, Op. [...]
Lunch time music with Joanne Rozario (clarinet) and Neil Crossland (piano) Vincent Guyot: Espagnolade Ferguson: Four Short Pieces Saint-Saens: Clarinet Sonata Malcolm Arnold: Sonatina Coquard: [...]