The doors of St John’s are usually open to visitors and worshippers seven days a week, from 8.45am to 5.30pm.
The worship of God is at the heart of our life at St John’s and is a daily event.Through our shared discipline, we contribute to the rhythm of prayer of the Church throughout the world. For full details of service times, please see the Calendar on this website.
St John’s is a diverse and inclusive congregation, which includes local residents and workers, visitors from all over the world, and many long-standing parishioners who travel to us from all over London and beyond.
All are welcome to our fellowship and invited to share our common life of worship and prayer.
If you are planning on visiting St John’s, perhaps for the first time, why not let us know in advance? We look forward to welcoming you. This website will give you all the most up-to-date information on Mass and special services. Please always feel confident to contact the Parish Office or Fr John (020 8771 6686) if you have any questions about attending. We try our best to be a welcoming congregation. After High Mass, there is always hospitality at the West End of the church and a chance to meet other worshippers. We would encourage you to introduce yourself (if you would like) to a member of the clergy or to members of the congregation.
Children and their families are very welcome at St John’s. Please ask if you would like colouring books and crayons, or if you would like to be directed to the Sunday School in the vestry, where children take part in activities related to what the grown-ups are doing in church.
Worshippers and visitors with disabilities are most welcome at St John’s. If you require any assistance to make the most of a visit, it would be helpful (though it is not essential) to contact us first to ensure that we can make any special arrangements you may feel are necessary. Disabled visitors who have not contacted us in advance are still most welcome, and please feel confident to ask our welcomers for assistance on arrival. Level access is available through the north door, and wheelchair ramps are available in the church. There is an accessible toilet facility.
If you are unable to get to the altar to receive the bread and wine, please tell one of the welcomers and they will make sure communion is brought to you in your seat.