Saint John's

Catford & Downham Team Ministry

UPCOMING EVENTS AT ST JOHN'S:

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Monthly Discussion Group: Wednesday Wonderings

Next meeting is on Wednesday, 8 August at 10.45am.
The theme for this month is:  Interfaith questions

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Monthly Lunchtime Recital:  St John's church:


Wednesday, 8 August 12 noon
Jeanine Johnson and Nicki Billington   -   Soprano and Piano

Free admission.  Retiring collection.

Please come along and join us


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Craft and Hobby Group:  



Meetings this month are on Tuesday:


14th & 28th August





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.


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Previous events:  

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



Monthly Discussion Group: Wednesday Wonderings

Next meeting is on Wednesday, 11 July at 11am.
The theme for this month is:  Relations with other denominations

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Monthly Lunchtime Recital:  St John's church:
Wednesday, 11 July 12 noon
Roger Wibberley (piano) and Nicholas Wibberley (tenor).
Performing Songs of Travel by R. Vaughan Williams.

Free admission.  Retiring collection.

Please come along and join us

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First Friday Coffee Club


Meet this coming Friday, 

6 July  from 10.30am to 12 noon.


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"




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Parish Nursing:
We are excited about a new ministry shortly launching in the Parish.  Parish Nursing sees a registered Christian nurse ministering in the parish to help support the health and wellbeing of the people in the local community.  If you would like to find out more about this initiative, there will be information sessions at St Luke's at 11am and 7pm on Tuesday, 3 July.  Ali, the parish nurse, will also be speaking at St John'[email protected] on Sunday, 1 July.

If you would like more information or to get involved, please contact Rev Nick Walsh    [email protected]   07774516204

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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 ......................

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Mothers' Union :  
Summer of Hope :  Afternoon Tea

Tuesday, 19 June at 2pm in Church

Pop along and join us. All welcome

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


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+++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)

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

Speaker:  Alice Eka.  Theme: Julian of Norwich

Please come along and join us!

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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.

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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.


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Saturday

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


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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.


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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

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

Free admission, retiring collection

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New Year's Eve: Sunday, 31 December


Watchnight service at 11pm


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CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR AT ST JOHNS


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



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Thursday, 21st December

4-8pm


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Sunday, 17 December :  Carol Service

St John's church at 6pm


Come along and join us for our annual Carol Service


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


Tamara Ravenhill & Martin Sharpe 

soprano and piano


Free admission with retiring collection


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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 ]



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


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Saturday, 25th November 2017 at 4.30pm
CHORAL EVENSONG and PROSECCO

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

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Sunday, 12th November 2017 at 10.30am


REMEMBRANCE SERVICE

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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.