Events & Concerts

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 11 July and Thursday 12 September have been organised separately: (details here soon).)

January – September 2019

Jan
27
Sun
Messy Church
Jan 27 @ 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.

Feb
24
Sun
Messy Church
Feb 24 @ 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.

Mar
24
Sun
Messy Church
Mar 24 @ 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.

Apr
14
Sun
Palm Sunday procession and Eucharist
Apr 14 @ 9:50 am – 11:20 am

We meet by Katy’s statue at the junction of St Ann’s Road and Station Road carrying palm branches and palm crosses to celebrate Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. The people shouted his praises but very soon they were demanding his death. Inside St. John’s we will hear a dramatised version of these events during our Eucharist. Please join us.

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.

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