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Panto

He’s behind you!

The 2019 St John’s Pantomime is coming soon, with three performances of Cinderella to delight young and old: Friday 24th January at 7.30pm Saturday 25th January at 6pm Sunday 26th January at 2pm Directed and performed by members of St John’s and friends from the local community, with Fr Daniel on the piano. Book your […]

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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 Carol Service

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 Calendar

Advent Calendar Appeal

In Advent, which begins this year on Sunday 1st December, many children enjoy having an Advent calendar, opening a window every day to follow the Christmas story – and, of course, to eat a chocolate. As part of our support for our local food bank, this year we’d like to donate 150 Advent calendars so […]

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Cinderella

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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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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Danny welcomed as SPA

On Sunday 1st September we officially welcomed Danny Simpson, a member of the congregation at St John’s, in his new role as a Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary (SPA). SPAs are lay men and women authorised by the Diocese to help develop caring and pastoral work on behalf of the church, in a voluntary capacity. They are […]

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