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!

Feb
14
Sun
Adventure Praise
Feb 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Children of all ages and their families are invited to our new time of worship, with a mixture of modern song, dance, creative prayer, stories and games. Followed by refreshments. See also our Facebook page.

Feb
28
Sun
Messy Church
Feb 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 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.

Mar
20
Sun
Palm Sunday procession and Eucharist
Mar 20 @ 9:20 am – 11:00 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.

Mar
27
Sun
Easter Day Festival Eucharist
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Come and join us for our Eucharist to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Please note that today’s service is at 10 rather than 9.30, and there is no separate 11 am service. (Please also note that the clocks go forward the previous night – don’t forget or you’ll miss it!)

Messy Church
Mar 27 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 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.

Apr
10
Sun
Adventure Praise
Apr 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Children of all ages and their families are invited to our new time of worship, with a mixture of modern song, dance, creative prayer, stories and games. Followed by refreshments. See also our Facebook page.

Apr
24
Sun
Messy Church
Apr 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 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.

May
8
Sun
Adventure Praise
May 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Children of all ages and their families are invited to our new time of worship, with a mixture of modern song, dance, creative prayer, stories and games. Followed by refreshments. See also our Facebook page.

May
15
Sun
Memorial Service
May 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This service (to which those who have been bereaved in the past 12 months are particularly invited) will be followed by tea.

May
29
Sun
Messy Church
May 29 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 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.