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St John’s Wins Bronze

At St John’s we have been working towards getting Eco Church accreditation, and we are delighted to announce we have been awarded the Eco Church bronze award. Eco Church is a Christian charity run by A Rocha UK, who work for the protection and restoration of the natural world and are committed to mobilising Christians […]

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St John’s goes digital

As we continue in lockdown, St John’s has been exploring new ways of meeting together to worship as a church. While we are unable to use our church building, we are learning how to support each other and meet for worship in different ways. We are in much more frequent telephone contact with each other […]

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New Ways of Being Church

Following further advice from the Bishop of Southwark, we are sorry to announce that St John’s will be locked until further notice. We are no longer able to operate as a church in the way we are used to, but we will find ways of being church in this unprecedented situation. Please read the letter […]

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Coronavirus Update

‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.’ Ps. 46.1 God be our strength, our hope, our strong defence and refuge at this time and always. Amen. The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have suspended public services of worship until further notice.  This includes High Mass on Sunday and for any […]

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Easter Egg Appeal

Easter is approaching, and one of the ways we celebrate is with Easter eggs! Many local families can’t afford to buy Easter eggs for their children, so we’re raising money to donate 150 Fairtrade Easter eggs to the Norwood and Brixton Foodbank. Please donate through this Just Giving link, and bring some joy to local […]

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Coronavirus Guidance

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, the Church of England has issued guidance for parishes: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches This guidance is kept under review and will be updated. Members of St John’s are asked to note the following in particular: People who think they may have a serious infectious respiratory disease (e.g. flu) are asked not to […]

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Lent at St John’s

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, the forty days (plus six Sundays) of preparation for Easter, when we step back and think about how we follow Christ. On Ash Wednesday itself we have two masses with the imposition of ashes. We each receive the mark of the cross on our foreheads in ash […]

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Eco Church

One of the Five Marks of Mission of the Anglican Communion is ‘To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth’ and at St John’s we’re determined to get better at this. We’re working towards getting Eco Church accreditation, which is a project from A Rocha UK, […]

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Happily Ever After

The St John’s pantomime (Cinderella) was a great success a few weekends ago, raising around £3,000. Members of the congregation and people from the local community joined forces, rehearsing most Sundays since September. As well as the cast, who gave up so much of their time to make it a success, thanks are due to […]

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Response to the Bishops’ Statement

The House of Bishops recently released a ‘pastoral statement’ on civil partnerships which has been much ridiculed in the press. At St John’s we would like to reaffirm our commitment to the vision of Inclusive Church, of which we are a member: “We believe in inclusive Church – a church which celebrates and affirms every […]

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