Events & Concerts

For details of our worship, including on-line services, please see our Worship Services page. We resumed our series of regular concerts in September 2021. There aren’t any other events taking place in the church at the moment, except that the Church is open from 12 noon to 3 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays for our Welcome Centre (run jointly with Our Lady and St Thomas RC Church) and on Fridays from 12 noon to 2 pm for private 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.


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 14 July and Thursday 15 September have been organised separately: (details here).)

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.

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)

Concert: Maciej Raginia (piano)
Apr 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Schumann: Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 11
Chopin: Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise in E flat major, Op. 22

Concert: The Steinberg Piano Duo and friends
Apr 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The Steinberg Duo and friends Louisa Stonehill (violin), Nicholas Burns (piano), Sophie Renshaw (viola), Rebecca Knight (cello)
Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478
Strauss: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 13

Annual Parish Meeting
Apr 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Annual Meeting of Parishioners to elect Churchwardens and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place in Church (no 11 am worship today).

Concert: John MacDomnic (trumpets) and Adrian Boynton (organ/piano)
May 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Programme to include:
Corelli: Trumpet Sonata
Morricone: Gabriel’s Oboe
Mozart: Exsultate Jubilate
Arutiunian: Trumpet Concerto
Busser: Andante and Scherzo
Robert Stroh: Fantasy
Arban: Carnival of Venice
Ellington: Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
Gershwin: Fascinating Rhythm

May 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Come and see our selection of cakes, books, gifts and bric-a-brac. Outside the church, weather permitting (otherwise inside).