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Following the issuing of new government guidelines on places of worship, from Sunday 5th July public services will resume at St John’s, with many still available online. The pattern of worship and prayer will be as follows: The Parish Mass will be celebrated in church at 10am on Sundays, continuing to be streamed on Facebook […]

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Parish Report 2019

Parish Report 2019

The Parish Report for 2019, including the vicar’s report and detailed reports from members of the congregation and others on the activities of St John’s in 2019, is now available, along with the financial statements: Parish Report 2019 Financial Statements 2019

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2019 at St John’s

The Annual Report for 2019 was completed recently, and a copy was sent to the Charity Commission. This short report summarizes the activities of St John’s in 2019 – ideal if you want to get an idea of what we were up to. Read the report here: Annual Report 2019 The longer, more informal reports […]

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We’re connected!

St John’s is now connected to WiFi, so from Thursday services will be streamed from inside the building. To enable us to stream from mobile phones (which have better cameras and microphones than laptops), services will now be streamed onto our Facebook page, and uploaded to YouTube afterwards. Because the church page is public, you […]

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Fundraising Campaign Success

Thanks to the amazing generosity of friends and supporters of St John’s, our fundraising campaign has raised over £2,000 in the course of only a week. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who contributed, as their donation has enabled us to cover all our expenses for the month of May despite the lack of income […]

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New Fundraising Campaign

Due to a collapse in regular income as a result of the shutdown, St John’s has started a new fundraising campaign. Our goal is to raise £1,500 by 1st June to make up for the shortfall in income we are facing in April. While we usually generate income through events, hall hire and donations from […]

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Dedication Festival… but not yet

The completed building of St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood, was dedicated on 30th April 1887, 133 years ago this Thursday. Usually, to celebrate this we would hold our Dedication Festival on the nearest Sunday, and we would reflect on how lucky we are to have such a beautiful church building. We would gather as […]

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Eco Certificate

St John’s Wins Bronze

At St John’s we have been working towards getting Eco Church accreditation, and we are delighted to announce we have been awarded the Eco Church bronze award. Eco Church is a Christian charity run by A Rocha UK, who work for the protection and restoration of the natural world and are committed to mobilising Christians […]

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St John’s goes digital

As we continue in lockdown, St John’s has been exploring new ways of meeting together to worship as a church. While we are unable to use our church building, we are learning how to support each other and meet for worship in different ways. We are in much more frequent telephone contact with each other […]

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