Events & Concerts

For details of our worship, including on-line services, please see our Worship Services page. We resumed our series of regular concerts on Thursday 9 September at 12.30 pm and fortnightly thereafter. There aren’t any other events taking place in the church at the moment, except that the Church is open from 12 noon to 2 pm on Wednesdays 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.

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!

December 2017 – March 2018

Dec
24
Sun
Midnight Eucharist
Dec 24 @ 11:00 pm – Dec 24 @ 12:00 am

Join us for the first Communion Service of Christmas in a candlelit church. Please note the earlier start this year.

Jan
14
Sun
Adventure Praise
Jan 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
14
Wed
Ash Wednesday morning Eucharist
Feb 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ash Wednesday evening Sung Eucharist
Feb 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mar
15
Thu
Parochial Church Council @ Victoria Hall
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Please note start time now 7.30 pm rather than 8 pm because of pressure of business.

Mar
29
Thu
Maundy Thursday Communion
Mar 29 @ 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.

Mar
30
Fri
Good Friday walk of witness
Mar 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 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.

Good Friday meditation
Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us to pray about the events of Good Friday and what it means for us today. When this service finishes, there will be an opportunity to remain in the church in silence until 3 pm.

Stainer’s Crucifixion
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Stainer's Crucifixion

The Choir of St John’s, with other local singers, will perform The Crucifixion, by John Stainer, on Good Friday, 30 March, at 7 pm.
Leaving collection for the Choir Fund
Edward Hughes (tenor), Thomas Coltman (bass), Philip Rees (organ), John Barnard (conductor)
Singers welcome for the choir (rehearsal, 4 pm on the day): details from Simon Patrick, 020 8427 7993.
Those attending will be invited to join in the hymns but do not need to attend the rehearsal.

Mar
31
Sat
Easter Vigil
Mar 31 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Jesus died on Good Friday. On Saturday his body lay in a tomb. We do not know the exact time that he rose from the dead, but on Easter Eve we will gather in a darkened church at 8.30 pm to hear readings from the Old Testament about God’s covenant with the people of Israel and how they were liberated from slavery in Egypt. We then begin to celebrate our own liberation from sin and death by Jesus’s death and resurrection. We end our worship by renewing the promises we made when we were baptised, in preparation for Easter Communion tomorrow.