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.

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!

February – March 2016

Concert: Odinn Baldvinsson (flute) and Patricia Romero (piano)
Feb 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Shrove Tuesday pancakes and coffee
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join us in Church on Shrove Tuesday (Pancake day). The tradition of pancakes arose out of the need to use up food which would not be allowed during Lent, which starts the next day.

Ash Wednesday morning Eucharist
Feb 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ash Wednesday evening Sung Eucharist
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Concert: Samantha Ward (piano)
Feb 18 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Samantha Ward (piano)
D. Scarlatti: Sonatas K208 in A major and K213 in D minor
Schubert: Impromptus in G flat major D899 and in A flat major D935
Brahms: Sonata No 3 in F minor

Concert: The Gilbert Trio (cello, flute, piano)
Mar 3 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The Gilbert Trio
Thomas Bertolotti (cello), Ivan Alekhin (flute), Julia Mamet’eva (piano)
Weber: Trio in G minor for Flute, Cello and Piano
Goossens: Five Impressions of a Holiday
Martinu: Trio in F major for Flute, Cello and Piano

Concert: Haruko Seki (piano)
Mar 17 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Haruko Seki (piano)
Schumann: Kinderscenen, Op. 15
Chopin: Raindrop Prelude (Prelude No. 15, Op. 28)
Chopin: Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31
Debussy: Images Book 1: Reflets dans l’eau; Hommage à Rameau; Mouvement
Debussy: L’Île Joyeuse
Eric Coates: Knightbridge March (In Town Tonight)

Parochial Church Council @ Victoria Hall
Mar 17 @ 8:15 pm – 10:00 pm
Maundy Thursday Communion
Mar 24 @ 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. This year we are joined by the choir and congregation of St Mary’s, Harrow, for this service.

Good Friday walk of witness
Mar 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 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.