Saint John's

Catford & Downham Team Ministry



St John's Festival June 2018
Saturday 16 June to Sunday, 24 June
Please go to Home - St Johns Festival for full details of all the events taking place daily  -   starting with our Summer Fair ......................


Mothers' Union :  
Summer of Hope :  Afternoon Tea

Tuesday, 19 June at 2pm in Church

Pop along and join us. All welcome


Craft and Hobby Group:  

Meetings this month are on Tuesday:

12th & 26th June

Meetings are now held twice a month - on the second and fourth Tuesday.

Open to everyone  -  men & women of all ages to share skills or learn new ones.  Join us for a cup of tea or coffee and bring your ideas.

Previous events:  

see below for earlier events in the year ...................

Corpus Christi

Thursday, 31 May at 7pm

Team Sung Mass with guest preacher, Fr Philip Corbett from St Stephen's, Lewisham

The service will be followed by wine and nibbles

Messy Saints

Tuesday, 29 May from 10am to

12 noon

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Ascension Day: Thursday, 10 May

There will be a special Sung Mass for Ascension Day at St John's 7pm


+++Cancellation Lunchtime Recital:  Wed, 9 May +++

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to cancel the Lunchtime Recital due to be held on Wednesday, 9 May.  We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

We hope you will be able to join us at the various recitals to be held during St John's
Arts Festival week (16 - 24 June)



[email protected]:   Sunday, 6 May 2018 at 4pm: 

Speaker:  Alice Eka.  Theme: Julian of Norwich

Please come along and join us!


First Friday Coffee Club

Meet this coming Friday, 6 April ( in the Vestry ) from 10.o 12 30am tnoon.

Pop in for a chat over a cup of tea or coffee; a game of scrabble or cards.

"The welcome's warm - the friendship free"


Easter at St John's:   

Go to 

Worship & Music

Worship Homepage 

Easter 2018

for full details of services at 

St John's or check on the Calendar

Lunchtime Recital during Holy Week on Wednesday, 28 March at 12 noon in St John's church:

With the Hammig String Quartet (artists in residence, 2017/18).

Free admission, retiring collection.

Choral Evensong (and prosecco):

Saturday, 24 March at 4.30pm:

On the Eve of Palm Sunday

Come and begin Holy Week with this meditative service of Evening prayer, consisting of psalms, readings and canticles, set to music and sung by St John's Church choir.  The service is followed by a time of fellowship with refreshments and homemade snacks.

All Welcome !

Monthly Lunchtime Recital:  

As per our notice of last week, the March Monthly Lunchtime Recital - originally due on Wednesday, 14 March - had to be cancelled and was replaced by a performance which took place last week (7 March).

We apologise if you were hoping to come along this week.  The regular Second Wednesday Lunchtime Recital will resume as usual in April.

However, we are pleased to be able to invite you to two additional events taking place in St John's church this month:

On Saturday, 24 March at 4.30pm :  Choral Evensong (and prosecco).   On the Eve of Palm Sunday  -  see further information in our separate notice below.

During Holy Week, on Wednesday, 28 March at 12 noon:  The Hammig String Quartet (artists in residence 2017/18).  Free admission, with retiring collection.

All Welcome:    We hope to see you at St John's church soon.


Monthly Lunchtime Recital - Change of Date

Please note that the Monthly Lunchtime Recital usually held on the Second Wednesday of each month, has had to be moved to this coming Wednesday. 7th March.  12 noon.  

With Roger Wibberley & Rachael Pereira (Piano and Flute).  Music to include works by Martinu and Saint-Saens.  Free Admission, retiring collection.

Our apologies for any inconvenience the change of date may cause.  We hope you will still be able to attend.



3rd March 2018

at 7.30pm

St John's Church

Celebrity Organ Concert with

Marcus Wibberley

Tickets available on the door or in advance from church. 

See poster for prices

Ash Wednesday - Sung Eucharist, 14th February at 7pm

a special service in St John's church for the first day of Lent


Monthly Lunchtime Recitals: St John's Church

Wednesday, 14 February at 12 noon:  

Anna Gunn O'Connor (soprano), Guler Ozgencil (mezzo-soprano), Callum Speed (baritone) accompanied by Richard Black on piano.

Free admission with retiring collection.


Tuesday, 16 January:  10.30am to 12 noon

Mothers' Union invite you to a New Year's Coffee Morning in St John's church.
All welcome

Wednesday, 10 January 2018:  Lunchtime Recital at 12 noon with
Elizabeth Mucha & Alexandra Weaver  (soprano & piano)

Free admission, retiring collection


New Year's Eve: Sunday, 31 December

Watchnight service at 11pm



Christmas Eve: Sunday, 24 December

Crib Service at 4pm

Midnight Mass at 11pm

Christmas Day: Monday, 25 December

Family Mass at 10am  ( note the earlier start time )

New Year's Eve: Sunday, 31 December

Watchnight service at 11pm


Thursday, 21st December



Sunday, 17 December :  Carol Service

St John's church at 6pm

Come along and join us for our annual Carol Service


Wednesday, 13 December: Monthly Lunchtime Recital at 12 noon in church

Tamara Ravenhill & Martin Sharpe 

soprano and piano

Free admission with retiring collection


Saturday, 9 December at 7.30pm

Piano Duet

Yuko Yagishita &

Asami Hirayama

International Concert Pianists

Admission: £10

[ Concessions: over 65s £7; under 21s and full-time students £5 ]


2nd December 2017 from 11am Christmas Fair followed by Children's Nativity performance at 2pm


Saturday, 25th November 2017 at 4.30pm

Tuesday, 21st November 2017 at 1.30pm in the Church Mothers' Union meeting:
The meeting is open to everyone.  
Do please come and join us.  Refreshments provided


Sunday, 12th November 2017 at 10.30am



Sunday, 12th November 2017: St Johns @ 4

Wednesday, 8th November: Monthly Lunchtime Recital
St John's Church at 12pm, free admission, retiring collection
Maulen Alimbayev piano

Visit of the Bishop of Southwark to the parish, 25th June. 1030am Bishop to lead the Parish Mass and administer First Holy Communion. 1230 BBQ lunch plus bouncy castles and time for fellowship. 2pm workshops on mission led by the bishop. 3.30 tea! 4pm [email protected], an informal worship service.