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15th March 2020

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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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Chopin Unpacked

Pianist extraordinaire Howard Shelley and the London Mozart Players bring Chopin’s glittering Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor to Upper Norwood in a special concert dedicated to giving the whole local community access to the best in classical music. An internationally celebrated pianist, Howard Shelley gave his first televised Chopin recital at the age […]

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He’s behind you!

The 2019 St John’s Pantomime is coming soon, with three performances of Cinderella to delight young and old: Friday 24th January at 7.30pm Saturday 25th January at 6pm Sunday 26th January at 2pm Directed and performed by members of St John’s and friends from the local community, with Fr Daniel on the piano. Book your […]

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Merry Christmas!

A very Merry Christmas from all of us here at St John’s! Please enjoy these two carols from our carol service last Sunday evening: The first is the Sans Day Carol by John Rutter (born 1945), a setting of traditional words. The second is Mid-Winter by Bob Chilcott (born 1955), a setting of words by Christina […]

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Christmas at St John’s

Christmas is here, and we start our celebrations a few days early at St John’s with the Children’s Christmas Workshop on Saturday 21st December from 9.30am to 12.30pm. All are most welcome! Then on Sunday 22nd December at 6pm we have our Christmas Carol Service, at which our adult choir and our junior choir will […]

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Music at Christmas

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the London Mozart Players’ annual family Christmas concert at St John’s, this year on Friday 13th December at 7pm. We’ve got a programme packed full of your festive favourites as well as a few surprises, but do book early as this concert always sells out. Put on that Christmas jumper, […]

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Children at St John’s this Christmas

Advent has only just begun, but there’s plenty going on closer to Christmas for children to get involved in. On Saturday 21st December, from 9.30am to 12.30pm we are holding our annual Children’s Christmas Workshop, with craft activities, face painting, games, and story-telling. An opportunity to spend a morning away from the shops, having fun in […]

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Advent at St John’s

Next Sunday is the start of the period called Advent, the three or four weeks of preparation for Christmas, when we think about what Christ’s coming means – both his coming two thousand years ago to inaugurate the kingdom of God, and his promised future return when that kingdom will come in all its fullness. […]

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