During the current emergency, all of our public worship has been cancelled. The church is now also closed even for personal prayer.
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!
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.
The Nonesuch Orchestra
Grace Williams: Sea Sketches for String Orchestra (1944)
Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (revision in 1943)
Adrienne Walters (soprano)
Mozart: Alleluia (from Exsultate Jubilate)
Carol: Once in royal David’s city
Handel: The Harmonious Blacksmith (piano solo)
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
Carol: Hark! the herald-angels sing
Handel: Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion (from Messiah)
Britten: The Birds – Benjamin Britten
Britten: That Yonge Child
Howells: Come Sing and Dance
Carol: O little town of Bethlehem
Bartók: 1st Romanian dance (piano solo)
Verdi: E strano …Sempre libera (How strange … Always free) (from La Traviata)
Carol: O come, all ye faithful
Today’s Sung Eucharist will be a joint service with the London Chinese Alliance Church, which normally worships at St John’s on Sunday afternoons.
A traditional celebration with Bible readings and carols. All welcome.
As well as the Festival Eucharist at 11.30 pm on Christmas Eve, there is a sung Eucharist at 10 am on Christmas Day. There’s no evening service on Christmas Day.