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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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Dick Whittington


Tickets are now on sale for St John’s 2018 pantomime, Dick Whittington – fun for all the family! There will be three performances: on Friday 26th January at 7.30pm on Saturday 27th January at 7.30pm on Sunday 28th January at 3pm (matinee) Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children, available from 07779 694865 or […]

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We are recruiting!

We are recruiting!

St John’s is looking to appoint a new Organist and Director of Music. Would you like to play our wonderful Lewis organ and develop our established choral tradition? Download the advert here: Organist and Director of Music If you would like to see the full information pack, please contact the Parish Administrator ([email protected]) or the […]

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Christmas at St John’s

Our programme for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany has been finalized and can be downloaded here. Highlights include: Christmas Carol Service on Wednesday 20th December at 8pm Children’s Christmas Workshop on Thursday 21st December from 9.30am to 12.30pm Midnight Mass on Sunday 24th December at 11.30pm But feel free to join us in preparing for Christmas […]

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Friendship Lunch

On Sunday 19 November, we are beginning what we hope will become a regular feature of our life at St John’s – a ‘Friendship Lunch’ where we can get to know each other better and support each other through difficult times. Download the flyer here. To book your place, please contact Danny Simpson (07960 787749 […]

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Rest eternal

On Thursday 2 November at 8pm we are having a High Mass of Requiem for the feast of All Souls, when we particularly remember and pray for the dead. The choir will sing music by Maurice Duruflé (1902–1986), and all are most welcome to attend: to listen, pray, and light candles for loved ones.

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