NEWS & Events
Forthcoming EventsDuring 2019 we are celebrating 175 years at St John's . Below is a list of events and special services.
Monday March 25th (The Annunciation)
Mass at 6.00 pm followed by a Reception, launch of Anniversary Projects and the Summer Raffle. (The Easters Vestry and APCM will follow at at 7.00 pm.)
Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April
George and the Dragon, a community arts event.
Sunday 26th May at 11.00am
Mass of Confirmation by the Bishop of Fulham.
Saturday Afternoon on 29th June
Church open day and tours and garden party.
Saturday 20th July
Summer Fete with bouncy castle and anniversary raffle draw.
Sunday 11th August at 11.00am
175th Annivervsary Thanksgiving Mass followed by Parish Sunday lunch in the Vicarage garden.
Sunday 8th September - The Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Evensong at 5.00pm when the Bishop of London will preach and dedicate the decorative scheme for the shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.
New Bells (December)
We anticipate the arrival of the six new bells. The date will be posted here when confirmed!
There will be a blessing by the Bishop of Fulham on Friday 6th December.
The bells will ring on Christmas Day after the 10.00am Mass celebrated by the Bishop of Fulham.
So far in 2019............
Summer Fete: 20th July
Our thanks to everyone who helped with this year's Summer Fete on 20th July, including the very welcome refreshments. The weather was kind and fundraising receipts from the raffle and stalls totaled over £1000! Congratulations to those who won the splendid raffle prizes and a big thank you to those who donated prizes and stall items.
Tony Fernandes Visits St John's: 29 June
Tony Fernandes, owner of QPR, visited during St John's Open Day on 29th June. The visit followed Mr Fernandes' generous donation of £35,000 towards the bell fund. We are also extremely grateful for Ark Franklin Academy's contribution of £4,500 and it is planned that the new bells will be in place for Christmas! (Photo courtesy of Rodycloud)
Confirmations: 26th May
We were delighted to welcome the Bishop of Fulham for the Mass of Confirmation on Sunday 26th May. Numbers confirmed on the day were the most since 1976 - that was over 40 years ago!
The Bishop kindly agreed to pose for the camera with our Churchwardens, Pastoral Lay Minister and other members of the Parochial Church Council (PCC).
George & The Dragon: 26th & 27th April
On the 26th & 27th April local children were treated to a performance of George & The Dragon. The show took place inside the church and outside on the forecourt lawn. The youngsters all joined in, making their own shields and helping to defeat the Dragon!
Easter Vestry & APCM: 25th March
Our thanks to everyone who attended the Easter Vestry and Annual Parochial Church Meeting. Congratulations to Nigel Clark and Michael Tavenier who were elected Churchwardens for a further year. We were also pleased to welcome three new PCC members: Steve Emeh, Frances Ikemefuna and Carol Smith. Rupert Gather has now stood down and we are grateful for all he has contributed during his time on the PCC. A full list of members and other appointments can be seen here.
2019 New Years Honours: Award
The Lay Pastoral Minister at St John's, Anne Abel, was awarded the British Empire Medal by Her Majesty The Queen in the New Year's Birthday Honours. Fr David said he was "thrilled" by Anne's honour. "Anne has worked for many years for three organisations dedicated to St John: St John's Ambulance, the St John's Guild for the Blind and St John's church. At the church she is Pastoral Assistant and served for nearly thirty years as Churchwarden. Her latest role is helping lead our new playgroup. This is a richly deserved honour and we are all so proud of her".
175th Anniversary Concert
Our Anniversary Concert, celebrating 175 years of church life at St John's, took place on Saturday 26th January. The Vaska Quartet provided a programme which was designed to appeal to a family audience. Read more on our CONCERTS page.
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Kensal Green Playgroup
The Kensal Green Playgroup - stay & play for the under 5s - meets at St John's church on Tuesdays at 10.30am
Activity Afternoons & Junior Church
Children's activity afternoons take place on Saturdays during holidays while Junior Church (Sunday School) is held at 11.00 on Sundays. If you are new to St John's and would like your child to attend Junior Church, please speak to Father David.
Events Archive - take a look at past events and activities here.
St John's Vicarage
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