Over the past couple of months we have been running a fundraising campaign to support St John’s as our income has slumped, like many other organizations and churches. Admittedly the campaign could have gone a little better, but that’s not the end of the world. But within this campaign, we have experienced a dramatic decline […]
The weekend of 17/18 June sees the annual Crystal Palace Overground Festival, and at St John’s we’re taking part by offering guided tours of the building (now that the underpinning has been successfully completed) and hosting a programme of musical events by the London Mozart Players. Guided tours are available on Wednesday 14 June (2pm), Thursday 15 […]
Come on a hard hat tour of the building work at St John’s! Are you curious about what’s going on behind the hoarding? Have you always wanted to see the foundations of a Victorian building? Do you just want to wear a hard hat? Sign up for a free tour by emailing [email protected] Available dates: […]
On Saturday 28 January at 2pm there will be an opportunity to hear from Rik Fox, Contract Administrator and Engineer, about the progress being made with the underpinning of the south aisle. Come along if you’re interested in hearing how far the work has got. Refreshments provided.
On Monday 24 October, work began to underpin the south aisle of St John’s. The area has been boarded round to restrict access, and turf has been removed to ease the passage of diggers. What is being done currently is preparation for the underpinning proper, which will involve drilling down under the south aisle to […]
We are delighted to announce that the final grant towards the underpinning of the south aisle has been confirmed, and that the work will begin later this month. Please see the press release for further information: Press Release
Phase I of the Heritage Lottery Fund grant process is complete, so we are well on the way towards saving St John’s! This phase has been mostly a case of planning the serious work that needs to take place in Phase II, but it has also included installing the wooden buttresses that are currently stopping the […]
St John the Evangelist Church in the London suburb of Crystal Palace has a long and rich history; but to have a future, the building needs extensive and urgent repair work. In a nut-shell, St John’s is falling over. It has subsidence on an epic scale with cracks in its walls and a constant movement […]