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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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Introducing Our New Director of Music

Introducing Our New Director of Music

St John’s will soon welcome a new Director of Music to take our musical tradition forward, and maintain and develop our reputation as a place of high-quality music-making. Richard Sutton will be taking up the role of Director of Music in November. Richard (born in 1969) read English at Durham University, studying organ with Ian […]

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Danny welcomed as SPA

On Sunday 1st September we officially welcomed Danny Simpson, a member of the congregation at St John’s, in his new role as a Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary (SPA). SPAs are lay men and women authorised by the Diocese to help develop caring and pastoral work on behalf of the church, in a voluntary capacity. They are […]

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Food Bank Myths

On Sunday 1st September we make our monthly collection for our local food bank. Last month we had a very successful Period Poverty campaign, but we still need to collect food and sanitary products. It’s time to bust some food bank myths.   Here are some common myths surrounding food banks that you might have […]

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Pampering Day

On 2nd August, 22 women attended our Pampering Day for those who usually take care of others. Those who attended were offered head and shoulder massage, full Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, back massage, and Sukyo Mahikari practice. Some of the women spent most of the day at St John’s drinking tea, feeding their babies, […]

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