You will find listed here all upcoming services and other public events.

Morning Prayer
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Dec 12 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

A simple service of Holy Communion followed by coffee

Upper Norwood Hive
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Come and hang out, drink coffee, do some art, get advice, or just get out of the house. All welcome!

In the hall at the far end of the church—either come through the church, or round the outside. If you want someone to meet you beforehand, get in touch with Danny ( or Fr Daniel (

See our flyer.

Gardening in the Meadow
Dec 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Join Clare Goff and others to work on the Meadow, in the church grounds by Auckland Road.

Evening Prayer
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Praying the Rosary
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us in the Lady Chapel for half an hour of praying using the rosary. Don’t worry if you don’t have your own – there will be spares.

Morning Prayer
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Evening Prayer
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Welcome Choir
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Weekly choir practice in the church hall for those with any level of singing experience, led by Katie Rose.

More details on this page.

Welcome Choir Singing Party
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We would love to invite you to join us at our end of term Christmas Singing Party on 13th December from 8pm to 9pm in the Church Hall at St John the Evangelist for singing and seasonal snacks.
As part of building a Social Prescribing Hub at St John the Evangelist, this term we launched Welcome Choir with the generous support of the Church, Crystal Palace Transition Town Choir, and Social Prescribing.
The community choir started in 2016 with the support Crystal Palace Transition Town who have tended a community gardening project with the community at St John’s. Previously located at The Paxton Centre and the Library, they have enjoyed singing locally at the Library of Things, Crystal Palace Food Market and West Norwood Feast and taking part in mass choral fundraisers for Sydenham Arts, St Christopher’s Hospice Compassionate Neighbours and Sing for Water.
We warmly invite you to celebrate the festive season – please do feel free to bring and invite friends.
Morning Prayer
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Evening Prayer
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Deck the Halls!
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Christmas starts here!

Join the London Mozart Players and special guests The Croydon Citadel Band of the Salvation Army, the choirs and orchestras from Rockmount and Cypress Primary Schools and The Crisis Skylight Choir for a festive concert of seasonal music with carols for all and mulled wine! The warm and welcoming church of St John the Evangelist in Upper Norwood plays host to this wonderful concert for all the family, so grab your santa hats and come along!

Programme includes: In the Bleak Midwinter, Jingle Bell Rock, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Sleigh Ride, Brahms’ Hungarian Dance, Schumann’s Träumerei and many more.

In support of CRISIS.

Tickets available here.

Morning Prayer
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

A simple service of Holy Communion

Evening Prayer
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Morning Prayer
Dec 16 @ 9:15 am – 9:45 am
High Mass
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

Service of Holy Communion with choir

Advent Course
Dec 16 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

This year’s Advent course focuses on Mental Health and Wellbeing.

  • On 2nd December Fr Andrew will speak about mental health and spirituality
  • On 9th December Keith Christie and Christine Brown will speak about addiction
  • On 16th December Fr Tom will speak about mental health and the Gospel according to Luke

A simple lunch will be provided, for which monetary donations are invited.

Choral Evensong
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

Choral Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer, with music from our choir. On the first Sunday of the month, Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament follows.

On the last Sunday of the month, and throughout August and part of September, the choir is on holiday. A simpler form of evensong is sung by the whole congregation.

Morning Prayer
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Evening Prayer
Dec 17 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Christian meditation session

All Saints Concert Band Christmas Concert
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Free entry, singalong carols, raffle, refreshments…

Morning Prayer
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Yoga Class
Dec 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

In partnership with our local GP surgery, St John’s hosts a weekly yoga class for the health and well-being of our community. Free of charge – all welcome.

The class takes place in the church hall.

Dec 18 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Christian meditation session

Evening Prayer
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Morning Prayer
Dec 19 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Dec 19 @ 9:30 am – 10:00 am

A simple service of Holy Communion followed by coffee

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