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 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!

December 2018 – April 2019

Harrow Borough Police and Community Christmas Carol Service
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

All are welcome to this carol service for the police and community of Harrow.

Mothers’ Union Carols and Tea
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join us in Church for a service of carols, followed by tea.

Family Carol Service
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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 11 pm start (same as last year).

Midnight Eucharist
Dec 24 @ 11:30 pm – Dec 25 @ 12:30 am

Join us for the first Communion Service of Christmas in a candlelit church. Please note the 11.30 pm start (later than last year).

World Day of Prayer 2019 @ Church of Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury
Mar 1 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This annual service has been written by the women of Slovenia on the theme “Come: everything is ready”. All welcome.

Ash Wednesday morning Eucharist
Mar 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
Ash Wednesday evening Sung Eucharist
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Maundy Thursday Communion
Apr 18 @ 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.

Good Friday walk of witness
Apr 19 @ 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.