Welcome to St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood

We are recruiting!

St John’s is recruiting a new Master of Music, to take up post in January 2018 following the retirement of Adrian Adams.  We are looking for a musician of the highest calibre, committed to sustaining, and building upon, our fine musical tradition with responsibilities including (but not necessarily limited to): choir direction, organ playing, teaching, outreach, development of relationships with local schools and societies. Read more

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Welcome to St John’s. We hope that this website will give you an insight into our pattern of life, and all thats going on in and around church. We hope as well that we will be able to welcome you to this beautiful and holy place, and share with you more fully in the wonder of our worship and community life together.

St John’s is a large building with room for everyone. We are an inclusive church welcoming people of every age, background, colour, sexuality, gender identity, and experience. We are a mix of people of Christian faith, people exploring their beliefs, and, of course, people who have doubts.

Our life together centres on the High Mass which takes place at 10am on Sundays. Our wonderful choir supports our worship, and Sunday School takes place each week (during term time) with activities for children. A crèche area is also provided for younger children. All are welcome.

We are committed to ongoing discipleship, and offer various ways of exploring faith outside formal worship. St John’s also seeks to be heavily engaged in its local community, working with those of all faiths and none to improve the quality of life across our parish. Have a look at our Community pages for more information.

St John’s has a strong musical life, hosting recordings and recitals as well as having its own active choir and fabulous organ.

You would be most welcome to join us as we seek to put our faith into action in Upper Norwood!

St John the Evangelist - Upper Norwood


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