Another fabulous lunchtime recital ...............
this time thanks to Jeanine Johnson & Nicola Billington : Soprano & Piano
with a selection of music from the musicals Chattanooga Choo-Choo; How does a moment last forever; Summertime; As if we never said goodbye; About a quarter to nine; She used to be mine; Second-hand Rose and Show Me
Pilgrimage to Walsingham: Members of our Youth Group, youth leaders and clergy have just returned from Walsingham and reported on their experiences at StJohn's@4 on 5 August. It is clear they found their time at this sacred place both inspirational and uplifting....... as well as being good fun and an opportunity to meet with other young people on pilgrimage. Thoughts are already turning to next year !
A magnificent Lunchtime Recital ............
Nine of Robert Louis Stevenson's (44) Songs of Travel were set to music by Ralph Vaughan-Williams.
On Wednesday, 11 July a stirring performance was given by the very talented Nicholas* Wibberley (tenor) and Roger Wibberley (piano); father & son appearing together in a duet concert for the first time.
Congratulations and thanks for a wonderful performance.
* Nicholas is Director of Music at St John's church
Welcome to Fr Christopher:
On Sunday, 1 July we had a great day welcoming Fr Christopher, our new Curate, to his first service with us at St Johns. This was followed by a Bring and Share lunch with members of all four churches in our Parish joining in.
St John's Patronal Festival - Sunday. 24 June
We were so pleased to welcome both Bishop Christopher, Bishop of Southwark and also The Venerable Alastair Cutting, Archdeacon of Lewisham & Greenwich to preside, preach and help us celebrate our Patronal Day on Sunday, 24 June.
We were also thrilled to welcome Philip Moore (organist and composer) for the world premier of his The Record of John - a new work specially commissioned for our Festival. And how wonderful it was sung by St John's choir for the first time.
The service was followed by a BBQ in the grounds of the church. The weather was sunny and hot, hot, hot. Thank you to Stephen and family for the delicious food.
Enjoying Afternoon Tea at the Mother's Union June meeting - in support of the Summer of Hope appeal.
Another wonderful Lunchtime Recital : Wednesday, 13 June:
Our thanks to Andrew Gallacher (piano) and Simon Purdy (violin) for giving us a superb recital which included works of Schubert (Sonata no. 14 in A minor); Debussy (Estampes) and Mozart (Sonta for Violin and Piano in E minor.
The talent of all our guest musicians never fails to impress and move us !
Our April Lunchtime Recital:
Tenor and Piano
What a truly exquisite performance from these two talented young musicians.
Some of us (mentioning no names) were actually moved to tears!
Welcome to our visitors .........
(photo by Sonia, Sunday, March 18, 2018)
Saturday, 3 March : A superb Organ Concert given by Marcus Wibberley including works by Bach (Toccata and Fugue in D minor); Franck (Andantino in G minor); Widor (Toccata - Symphonie V); and Vahi (Chant of Lunar Rainbow).
Our thanks to Marcus for a wonderful evening's entertainment. And also our thanks to everyone who braved the still inclement weather to attend the concert.
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.
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.
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.__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Sunday, 26 November: We are pleased to announce that we now have Free WiFi both in church and in the church hall.
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 !
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.
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.
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