Advent Calendar

Advent Calendar Appeal

In Advent, which begins this year on Sunday 1st December, many children enjoy having an Advent calendar, opening a window every day to follow the Christmas story – and, of course, to eat a chocolate. As part of our support for our local food bank, this year we’d like to donate 150 Advent calendars so […]

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Oh yes it is!

It’s only a couple of months until the biennial St John’s pantomime is showing at a church near you, and this year it’s Cinderella! Rehearsals are well underway, and it promises to be a wonderful show packed with fun for all the family! Performances are scheduled for: Friday 24th January at 7.30pm Saturday 25th January at […]

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Do you like singing carols?

Do you like singing carols?

Come and join St John’s Choir for our carol services on 1st and 22nd December. Become a chorister for a day and join us for our Advent Carol Service on 1st December and/or our Christmas Carol Service on 22nd December, both at 6pm. We’ll be singing some beautiful Christmas carols, and will need your help to make these events […]

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In November, we remember

Because of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, November has long been associated with remembering the dead, and with the relatively recent addition of Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday, this association has only got stronger. At St John’s this year we begin our observance with All Souls’ Day on Saturday 2nd November. This is […]

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Guest Preacher on Bible Sunday

This coming Sunday St John’s celebrates Bible Sunday, and we welcome the Revd Jarel Robinson-Brown to preach at the High Mass. Jarel is currently the Methodist Chaplain at King’s College London, and Parish Assistant at St Mary’s and All Saints, Putney. He was born in west London in 1991, and trained for ordination at Wesley […]

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Two Orchestras Join Forces

After an amazing season-opening concert last Saturday, the London Mozart Players are back at St John’s on Saturday 23rd November at 7.30pm. This time you get to hear not only one but two orchestras as the London Mozart Players are joined by the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio. The two orchestras will play Mussorgky’s […]

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Giving to St John’s

St John’s isn’t just a historic building and a community centre – we have a mission. Our purpose is to continue Jesus’s mission today, to serve the community in Upper Norwood, to build the kingdom of God where we live. The Anglican Communion expresses mission in five ‘marks’: To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom […]

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Reading the Bible Together

This coming Sunday (6th October) is the second of our new Bible studies, which take place after Mass (about 12 noon) on the first Sunday of the month. While our first session looked at women in ministry and the biblical texts that relate to this, from this month we’ll be working our way through a […]

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A new season of music

Did you know there was a professional orchestra based at St John’s? In the 2019–2020 season the London Mozart Players, the UK’s oldest established chamber orchestra, will do a series of 6 concerts at St John’s, thus giving you the opportunity to enjoy classical music right on your doorstep. Join us for the grand opening […]

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“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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