“More tea, vicar?” – tea party raises funds for young people starting out

Last Saturday, St John’s hosted a tea party organised to raise funds to buy kitchen equipment for the young people at Evolve Housing as they prepare to leave supported living and become independent.  Members of the congregation and local community had already donated a large quantity of vital kitchen items and the funds raised by […]

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Introducing Our New Musicians

Introducing Our New Musicians

St John’s has recently employed two new musicians to take our musical tradition forward, and maintain and develop our reputation as a place of high-quality music-making. Richard Sutton will be taking up the role of Director of Music in November. Richard (born in 1969) read English at Durham University, studying organ with Ian Shaw at […]

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Danny welcomed as SPA

On Sunday 1st September we officially welcomed Danny Simpson, a member of the congregation at St John’s, in his new role as a Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary (SPA). SPAs are lay men and women authorised by the Diocese to help develop caring and pastoral work on behalf of the church, in a voluntary capacity. They are […]

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Food Bank Myths

On Sunday 1st September we make our monthly collection for our local food bank. Last month we had a very successful Period Poverty campaign, but we still need to collect food and sanitary products. It’s time to bust some food bank myths.   Here are some common myths surrounding food banks that you might have […]

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Pampering Day

On 2nd August, 22 women attended our Pampering Day for those who usually take care of others. Those who attended were offered head and shoulder massage, full Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, back massage, and Sukyo Mahikari practice. Some of the women spent most of the day at St John’s drinking tea, feeding their babies, […]

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St John’s at Pride

On Saturday 13th July fifteen of us from St John’s walked in the parade at Croydon Pride, and then were joined by a few more to enjoy the music and other entertainment at Wandle Park. We joined a group from several churches walking under a ‘Christians at Pride’ banner, aiming to show that many Christians […]

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Period Poverty Success

Last Sunday we collected 278 packs of female hygiene products! Many thanks for your generosity – this is going to make a huge difference. We’ll keep collecting female hygiene products for the food bank in addition to food, because this is an ongoing issue. The collection takes place on the first Sunday of each month.

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christians at pride

St John’s at Croydon Pride

On Saturday 13th July some members of St John’s will be joining another group at Croydon PrideFest to walk under a Christians at Pride banner and show our support for the LGBT+ community. The parade leaves from Marks & Spencers and will walk for about 45 minutes to Wandle Park, where members of the London […]

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St John’s tackles Period Poverty

On the first Sunday of every month, we collect for the Norwood and Brixton Food Bank, and on Sunday 7th July we’re going to focus on women’s sanitary products, to draw attention to the problem of period poverty. Thousands of women are forced to choose between spending money on food and spending it on sanitary products. […]

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Coming up at the Hive…

Every Wednesday we serve lunch to about thirty people in the church hall, and then provide a space for socializing and support. On 19th and 26th June, however, there are special events taking place. On Wednesday 19th June at about 2pm there will be a participatory performance, as some members of the Hive, led by […]

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