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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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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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Oh yes it is!

It’s only a couple of months until the biennial St John’s pantomime is showing at a church near you, and this year it’s Cinderella! Rehearsals are well underway, and it promises to be a wonderful show packed with fun for all the family! Performances are scheduled for: Friday 24th January at 7.30pm Saturday 25th January at […]

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Do you like singing carols?

Do you like singing carols?

Come and join St John’s Choir for our carol services on 1st and 22nd December. Become a chorister for a day and join us for our Advent Carol Service on 1st December and/or our Christmas Carol Service on 22nd December, both at 6pm. We’ll be singing some beautiful Christmas carols, and will need your help to make these events […]

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In November, we remember

Because of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, November has long been associated with remembering the dead, and with the relatively recent addition of Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday, this association has only got stronger. At St John’s this year we begin our observance with All Souls’ Day on Saturday 2nd November. This is […]

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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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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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