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Autumn 2020 Fundraiser

As we enter autumn the impact on the building through the change in weather doesn’t go unnoticed.  Gone are the sunny days of just a couple of weeks ago.  We’ve seen some change in a window by the tower which needs urgent and costly attention, the lights in the nave need some replacing as the gloom […]

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Rood Cross – Progress So Far – September 2020

St. John’s Parish Magazine. April 1886. Parish News. Are you not thankful to see that the building of the North Transept and North Aisles of our S. John’s Church is already begun? The writer is deeply thankful, first to God for His continued goodness to us, and next to you for the loving liberality which, […]

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Organ Recital with Roger Sayer - 17 Sept 2020 7:30 pm

Organ Recital with Roger Sayer – 17 Sept 2020 7:30 pm

We are delighted to announce our first organ recital of the new season! On Thursday, 17 September, at 7:30pm, organist and director of music at Temple Church Roger Sayer will delight us with a programme in celebration of British music which includes Elgar’s Chanson de Matin, John Ireland’s Elegiac Romance and William Walton’s Crown Imperial. […]

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Campaign to raise funds to support the continued running costs of St John’s.

We are pleased to launch the campaign to raise funds to support the continued running costs of St John’s. Because of the generosity of volunteers, most of what we do costs very little, but the reality of running the ‘Cathedral’ of Upper Norwood & Crystal Palace is that the building and its running cost quite a few pounds […]

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Bingo Night with Fairy G!

What could be better and more entertaining than Bingo Night? You’re right: Bingo Night with Fairy G! Join us for an unforgettable evening on Friday, 4 September, at 7:00pm, as Fairy G hosts a Socially Distanced Bingo Fundraiser. All donations will go towards the basic running costs of the church so that we can keep […]

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The Hive would like to say a huge Thank you to the Crystal Palace Festival

We would like to say a huge thank you to Crystal Palace Festival for their support, and to everyone who donated to the festival this year. As the Hive has been chosen as one the festival’s Charity Partners, donations going to the festival also benefit us and help us keep the Hive up and running […]

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Welcome Back Diddy Disciples

We are looking forward to welcoming all the under 6s back to Diddy Disciples on 6th September – we have missed you in this strange time of lockdown. We believe that babies and children are full members of the worshipping community. They are disciples too, little disciples. The material we use in Diddy Disciples was […]

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The Meadow at St John’s Upper Norwood

For many years the Meadow has been a place of welcome for the local community to come and enjoy the space, help grow vegetables and learn about the natural environment. One of the marks of mission of the Church of England is: To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the […]

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Crystal Palace Festival supports The Hive

Crystal Palace Festival supports The Hive

We are very humbled and grateful that Crystal Palace Festival has chosen The Hive as one of its three official charity partners this year. A generous 50% of all donations made to the festival will go to the charity partners, which provides much-needed support to the projects, especially during this time. But it’s not only […]

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Face coverings now Mandatory in all parts of the Church buildings

The Vicar and Church Wardens have decided that face coverings are now mandatory in all parts of the Church buildings. This is effective from now and is in advance of the Government date of 8th August. https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches Church of England Guidance on Face Coverings    

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