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15th March 2020


At Home with LMP

With no possibility of doing live concerts, the London Mozart Players have taken music-making online and created ‘At home with LMP’, a daily stream of musical treats and live performances, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews and content for the whole family to keep the music playing through the pandemic. The series covers a whole range of topics, ranging […]

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Dedication Festival… but not yet

The completed building of St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood, was dedicated on 30th April 1887, 133 years ago this Thursday. Usually, to celebrate this we would hold our Dedication Festival on the nearest Sunday, and we would reflect on how lucky we are to have such a beautiful church building. We would gather as […]

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Where to Get Help

During the lockdown, lots of charities and community groups are functioning differently, and lots of new initiatives have sprung up to provide the help that’s needed. If you, or someone you know, needs help, have a look through the information below. There’s also information here about how to volunteer, if you are able. Croydon Voluntary […]

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Help the Foodbank

Norwood & Brixton Foodbank are still running, and they need your help more than ever right now! Although the distribution points are not operating, food vouchers are still being issued over the phone (ring Fr Daniel or Fr John if you need one) and food packages are being delivered to people’s homes. If you usually […]

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Eco Certificate

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: 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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