A Sunday of many celebrations

This Sunday we celebrate many things at St John’s – baptism, confirmation. We also give thanks for the memories of Eric and Pamela Maurice, and Marshall Graham. Their families have given financial gifts which have contributed towards the restoration of the Crucifixion painting. This Sunday at the High Mass the painting will be unveiled and […]

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Praying the Rosary at St John’s

In our Christian faith it’s good to find points which encourage our contemplation of the Faith and our devotion to God. The Rosary is the means by which we can do both.  Contemplate the life of God revealed in Jesus and in our contemplations come to be ever more devoted to God as we understand […]

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Hampers for Evolve Housing

Last week, we had the great pleasure at St John’s Upper Norwood of delivering 80 hampers to Evolve Housing on Sylvan Hill, who we have had a relationship with for a number of years. Evolve Housing not only provides a home but also a range of support services to 80 homeless young people aged 16 […]

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Re-opening St John’s to public worship

Last week, the Prime Minister laid out the government’s timetable for the resumption of something approximating to “normal” life.  In view of the continued fall in infections, both locally and nationally, the Churchwardens and I have decided that this is an appropriate time to begin a cautious re-opening of St John’s to public worship.  Last […]

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