Christingle service was held at 4pm today (1 Dec) on this,
the First Sunday of Advent.
Lots of oranges, sweets, candles ...............
Remembrance Sunday :
A very moving service today led by Fr Christopher and Revd Margaret, which included
the Act of Remembrance and a 2 minute silence. Thank you to Barry for reciting the
Exhortation and the Kohima Epitaph and Jack for playing the Last Post, Reveille and
Nimrod. Members of the congregation laid their poppies on a cross in front of the altar.
St John's Senior Social Club : 11th Birthday
At the end of October, St John's Senior Social Club celebrated
its 11th Birthday.
There was fabulous entertainment from John & Roslyn with
Mick joining in for a special number.
Thank you to all our fantastic members who have
supported the club so loyally over the years and to all our
helpers for their hard work ....... and delicious refreshments.
And that's around 10,700 cups of tea and counting !!!!!!!
A Pet Blessing Service
took place on Sunday afternoon, 20 October.
Dogs, cats and a tortoise came to be blessed
accompanied by their human companions.
October Lunchtime Recital
"Go Out and Tell our Story"
African American Music in recognition of Black History Month
Rámond Mitchell (Tenor) and Alex Ling (Piano)
Our thanks to Rámond & Alex. The audience at St John's were today treated to superb performances of a stirring program of music & song.
9 October 2019
Catford Arts Trail
Over the past two Saturdays (28 Sept & 5 Oct), St John's church took part in the Catford Arts Trail; displaying our large
collection of church kneelers and with demonstrations of tapestry and cross-stitch. There were also activities for
children and, of course, refreshments.
It was wonderful to welcome visitors on the arts trail, some of whom had connections with St John's going back many
First Lunchtime Recital given by
St John's Church Director of Music
On Wednesday, 11 September at 12 noon our newly appointed Director of Music, Jack Stone gave an Organ Recital, performing Grand Sonata on the 94th Psalm composed by Julius Reubke (1834-1858).
The church was filled with sound from a stirring performance by Jack of a piece of music variously described as 'one of the greatest organ works in the Romantic classical repertoire'; a 'masterwork' for the organ.
Thank you Jack. Looking forward to future performances.
Sunday 1st September: Today we welcomed our new Director of Music, Jack Stone as well as three new members of our choir.
The church resounded to wonderful music, hymns and singing.
The July Lunchtime Recital was given by Avis Stark (Cello) and Angela Carey (Piano)
Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 19 by Rachmaninov: Lento-Allegro Moderato; Allegro scherzando; Andante; Allegro mosso.
On Wednesday, 15 May St John's welcomed back the very talented classical guitarist,
Harold Gordon-Smith. Our grateful thanks to Harold for a truly superb performance!
Saturday. 13 April:
A packed church for the 4pm Evensong - with our Choir
and Rector in fine singing voice.
This was followed by a party to celebrate David Smith's
upcoming birthday and to recognise his significant
achievements at St John's over a period of 60+ years.
During the service, David was presented with a special
medal from the RSCM.
Also, Bishop Christopher, Bishop of Southwark conferred
on David the Lancelot Andrewes Medal in recognition
of his 'Zeal for the Gospel and Godly Service'.
It was wonderful to see so many people at St John's to celebrate with David, including his
family & friends; past & present members of the choir; a former church organist; a
previous curate of St John's and many more ............
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the
daffodil posies for Mothering Sunday.
A very enjoyable couple of hours
13 February: Lunchtime Recital
Today we were treated to a superb recital by the very
talented Cellist, Tessa Seymour.
Saturday, 19 January 2019:
The year got off to a flying start with our Parish Dinner and Carradine's Cockney Sing-a-
Long. The food was delicious and the entertainment first-class. What a great time we
all had. Many of us virtually sang ourselves hoarse !
Along with a quiz, a raffle and some dancing - what more could we want.
Saturday, 22 December: Members of St John's choir and
congregation took to local streets to sing Christmas
carols - making stops at a number of houses.
Thank you to all for bringing joy and Christmas cheer.
Saturday, 24 November: Evensong for Christ the King: Thank you to St John's Choir for
their beautiful singing at Evensong. And for the refreshments after !