NEWS & Events
Welcome to our news and events page! Information about events and activities will be posted here. Click the link further down the page to scroll through our events archive.
ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS 2023
Tuesday 12th December: Playgroup Christmas Party from 09.30am
Friday 15th December: Carols by Candlelight in aid of Lung Cancer research at 7.30pm
Sunday 17th December: Parish Carol Service and Party from 5.00pm
Windrush Choral Evensong
Sunday 25th June
In the presence of the Bishop of London, we gave thanks for those who came to Britain aboard The Empire Windrush 75 years ago to help rebuild and shape our nation after the devastation of two world wars.
Our Children’s Jubilee Choir and the Choir of St Mark’s Hamilton Terrace gave the premiere performance of All Are One , a new work by Dawn Walters commissioned for the occasion.
You can read more on the Diocese of London website
CELEBRATING THE CORONATION
On Sunday 7th May St John's celebrated the Coronation with a Thanksgiving Mass, during which children were presented with a Coronation Mug. Mass was followed by picnics in the church and vicarage grounds along with drinks and a Playdays bouncy (Windsor?) castle!
HM THE QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE
St John's marked the Platinum Jubilee of our late Queen in style! Celebrations began on 1st June with an evening reception and the unveiling of our Jubilee stained glass windows. Called 'Flowers of the Commonwealth' the windows were produced Reyntiens Glass Studio (who also installed HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Window in Westminster Hall). Many of St John's congregation have strong Caribbean roots and the design of the windows incorporates many flowers from the Caribbean islands. The occasion was attended by the Bishop of London and local dignitaries.
On Sunday 5th June the 11.00am mass was followed by a well-attended bring and share lunch and Choral Evensong. The service featured the parish children's choir and a blessing of the windows by the Bishop of Fulham.
Our thanks are extended to everyone who made our Jubilee weekend a special happy memory. Most of all, we thank Her Majesty for her 70 years of service to the nation.
6th February: Accession Day Mass
On 6th February St John's celebrated the 70th anniversary of HM The Queen's accession to the throne. A special mass was held followed by a ceremonial tree planting in the church grounds. The planting ceremony included the installation of two cherry trees as part of the Sakura Cherry Tree Project.
The project will be a legacy of the Japan-UK Season of Culture which will see the planting of 6,000 trees across the UK.
2020 PICTORIAL REVIEW
2020 was a challenging year with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting all our lives. However, much was achieved at St John's during 2020, including the completion of work in the church grounds. All this - and much more - has been captured in pictures. Take a look at our pictorial review of 2020 by clicking the link below.
Events Archive - take a look at past events and activities here.
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