Events & Concerts

The church is currently open only for our 9 am Sunday Service, which from 4 October will be Holy Communion. In future we may be able to have other activities, subject to the guidance at the time.
For details of our worship, including on-line services, please see our Worship Services page.


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 2019 – February 2020

Apr
18
Thu
Maundy Thursday Communion
Apr 18 @ 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. At this service we will commemorate this when the Vicar will wash the feet of some members of the congregation. We will then 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
19
Fri
Good Friday walk of witness
Apr 19 @ 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 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.

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

Today we celebrate Jesus’s ascension into heaven.

Dec
11
Wed
Harrow Borough Police and Community Christmas Carol Service
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

All are welcome to this carol service for the police and community of Harrow.

Dec
24
Tue
Family Carol Service
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jan
30
Thu
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
Wed
Funeral
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.