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St John’s tackles Period Poverty

On the first Sunday of every month, we collect for the Norwood and Brixton Food Bank, and on Sunday 7th July we’re going to focus on women’s sanitary products, to draw attention to the problem of period poverty. Thousands of women are forced to choose between spending money on food and spending it on sanitary products. […]

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Coming up at the Hive…

Every Wednesday we serve lunch to about thirty people in the church hall, and then provide a space for socializing and support. On 19th and 26th June, however, there are special events taking place. On Wednesday 19th June at about 2pm there will be a participatory performance, as some members of the Hive, led by […]

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Pentecost at St John’s

At St John’s we marked the end of the Easter season with a weekend of worship and fun. On Saturday we held a tabletop sale – young and old were buying and selling plants, toys, books, and bric-a-brac. Watch this space for the next one… On Sunday morning, as we celebrated Pentecost, our Junior Choir […]

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Food Bank

On the first Sunday of every month we collect for the Norwood and Brixton Foodbank, and this month we had a bumper collection! Our foodbanks do vital work for the most vulnerable, and we’re very happy to support them. Please be just as generous next month!

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Ideas Fair Upper Norwwod Methodist Church

Ideas Fair

As part of the Asset-Based Community Development programme hosted by St John’s, we are happy to support an Ideas Fair at Upper Norwood Methodist Church on Saturday 4th May. For more about our ABCD programme, visit this page.

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Junior Choir

Junior Choir

St John’s is beginning a Junior Choir, which will rehearse once a week and, to begin with, will sing with the adult choir in church once a month. St John’s Choir used to include children, and we’d like to bring them back! We’re setting up a Junior Choir for children aged 7 to 11 years […]

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Music this Autumn

Music this Autumn

The run-up to Christmas is jam-packed with musical delights. There’s something for everyone! On Sunday 18th November at 4pm the London Mozart Players will perform a concert of film music: Sounds of the Silver Screen   On Saturday 24th November at 7.30pm the Sylvan Ensemble will present a concert of chamber music   On Saturday 1st December at […]

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From left to right: Mark Richardson, the Revd Will van der Hart, Robin Buck, Fr Daniel Trott, and Jenny Smith

Meadow Garden wins award

At the Church Times Green Awards at Lambeth Palace on 2nd October, St John’s Meadow Garden received the Growing Calm Award from the Mind and Soul Foundation. Robin Buck, Mark Richardson, Jenny Smith, and Fr Daniel attended the conference Green Health Live, during which the award was presented. We were praised for our community involvement, our […]

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Spice at the Hive

Two members of the Hive gave Danny Simpson a break last Wednesday when they volunteered to cook lunch for about 25 people. Craig and Kelly cooked up some delicious Jamaican chicken and a vegetarian option, but this time they went easy on the chilli for the sake of those of a more delicate constitution. Kelly […]

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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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