Author Archive | Daniel Trott

From left to right: Mark Richardson, the Revd Will van der Hart, Robin Buck, Fr Daniel Trott, and Jenny Smith

Meadow Garden wins award

At the Church Times Green Awards at Lambeth Palace on 2nd October, St John’s Meadow Garden received the Growing Calm Award from the Mind and Soul Foundation. Robin Buck, Mark Richardson, Jenny Smith, and Fr Daniel attended the conference Green Health Live, during which the award was presented. We were praised for our community involvement, our […]

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Spice at the Hive

Two members of the Hive gave Danny Simpson a break last Wednesday when they volunteered to cook lunch for about 25 people. Craig and Kelly cooked up some delicious Jamaican chicken and a vegetarian option, but this time they went easy on the chilli for the sake of those of a more delicate constitution. Kelly […]

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New DoM Max Smith

On Sunday 2nd September we welcomed our new Director of Music, Max Smith. Max graduated from the University of Huddersfield in 2015 with a degree in music. He has been an organ scholar at Wakefield Cathedral under Thomas Moore, at Carlisle Cathedral under Jeremy Suter, and at Peel Cathedral (Isle of Man) under Peter Litman. At Peel […]

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Adrian Adams retires

After fifty years of faithful service at St John’s, Adrian Adams has retired. Adrian became Master of Music at St John’s in 1972, succeeding Michael Spencer, with whom he had been working as Assistant Master of Music. In his time the choir has continued to sing a varied repertoire at services, and regular organ concerts […]

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Music from Cypress Primary School

Music from Cypress Primary School

Twice in the past weeks, pupils from Cypress Primary School have been at St John’s entertaining the people of Upper Norwood with their musical talents. First, on 16th June thirteen talented violinists from Cypress Primary School were joined by a group of pupils from Rockmount Primary to play alongside the London Mozart Players at the […]

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Women’s Mental Health

Do you have experience of accessing mental health services? Are you willing to share your experiences to promote change? The National Survivor User Network (NSUN) is working in partnership with APCMH to ensure the voice of women with lived experience of mental health difficulties shapes the outputs of the Women’s Mental Health Taskforce (WMHTF) to […]

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Death Café

On Sunday 8th July from 3pm to 4.30pm we will hold a Death Café at St John’s. Death is generally considered a taboo subject in Western culture. Our objective is to increase awareness of death and explore how this may enhance our everyday well-being. Although the Sylvan Road Death Café is kindly hosted at St […]

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