Events & Concerts

During the current emergency, all of our public worship has been cancelled. The church is now also closed even for personal 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!

April – September 2019

Apr
19
Fri
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.
Download the handbill

Apr
20
Sat
Easter Vigil
Apr 20 @ 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.

Apr
21
Sun
Easter Day Festival Eucharist
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Come and join us for our Eucharist to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Apr
28
Sun
Messy Church
Apr 28 @ 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.

May
12
Sun
Memorial Service (no 6 pm service)
May 12 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

This service (to which those who have been bereaved in the past 12 months are particularly invited, but to which all are welcome) will be followed by tea. Please note that there will be no Evensong at 6 pm tonight.

May
26
Sun
Messy Church
May 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.

May
30
Thu
Ascension Day Sung Eucharist
May 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Today we celebrate Jesus’s ascension into heaven.

Jun
30
Sun
Messy Church
Jun 30 @ 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.

Sep
8
Sun
No 6 pm Evensong tonight
Sep 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We have cancelled Evensong tonight to make room for preparations for our Mystery of Godliness event