Saint John's

Catford & Downham Team Ministry

News

We would like to thank all the wonderful musicians who have performed for us at St Johns at our monthly Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals and our special evening Concerts.

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Sunday, 17 December : Community Carol Service.  Thank you to our wonderful choir, guest readers and to everyone who came along to join in the carol service.  Followed by mulled wine and mince pies. Also thanks to everyone who supported the collection for CRISIS.

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Thank you to Tamara Ravenhill (soprano) and Martin Sharpe (piano) for a great Lunchtime Recital at St Johns on Wednesday, 13 December.

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Superb Piano Duet concert from Yuko Yagishita and Asami Hirayama at St John's church on Saturday evening, 9 December.  A magical performance by these two talented young artists, the programme included works by Chopin; Debussy; Dvrak; Kapustin; Saint-Saens; Schubert and Tchaikovsky.

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Great Christmas Fayre on Saturday, 2 December. Thank you to everyone who helped on the stalls and to all the people who popped in to the Church Hall and supported us. We hope you all enjoyed yourselves.

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Sunday, 26 November:  We are pleased to announce that we now have Free WiFi both in church and in the church hall.  

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Beautiful Choral Evensong service in church on Saturday, 25 November, followed by prosecco and nibbles.  It might have been cold and dark outside, but the church looked lovely and was warm and welcoming.  Congratulation to Nick - the choir sang magnificently.  Thank you to everyone who came along. It was also lovely to welcome one or two new people to St Johns. We hope you will join us again in the future ......
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On Friday, 17 November three yew trees were planted in the church grounds as part of Trees for Sacred Spaces ( see below)

Wednesday, 8 November:  Lunchtime Recital

We enjoyed a wonderful piano recital in St John's Church, listening to an incredible performance by Maulen Alimbayev.  The programme included Sonata in D major and Sonata in g minor by Domenico Scarlatti; Reverie 1890 by Claude Debussy and Sonata in C major by Sergei Prokofiev.

Thank you Maulen for coming to St John's - the experience was magnificent !

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Saturday, 7 October:    The first Pet Blessing service to be held at St Johns!  Dogs (large, small and mini) and a rabbit. Thank you to Revd Nick for presiding and to everyone who brought along their pets. 

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St Johns Church was very pleased to welcome the new Bishop of Woolwich Rt Revd Dr Karowei Dorgu at Pentecost with a series of special events including lunch, greeting and service.