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.

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!

November – December 2019

Nov
24
Sun
Messy Church
Nov 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 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 except August and December.

Nov
26
Tue
Home Group @ Vicarage
Nov 26 @ 8:00 pm
Nov
28
Thu
Concert: The Nonesuch Orchestra
Nov 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

The Nonesuch Orchestra
Grace Williams: Sea Sketches for String Orchestra (1944)
Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (revision in 1943)

Dec
3
Tue
Home Group @ Vicarage
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm
Dec
10
Tue
Home Group @ Vicarage
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm
Dec
12
Thu
Concert: Adrienne Walters (Soprano)
Dec 12 @ 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

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

Dec
17
Tue
Home Group @ Vicarage
Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm
Dec
22
Sun
Joint Sung Eucharist with London Chinese Alliance Church
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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.

Carols by Candlelight
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A traditional celebration with Bible readings and carols. All welcome.

Dec
25
Wed
Christmas Day worship
Dec 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

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.