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NEWS & Events

The Bells are Born!: 19th September

New bells being castA small group from St John's visited the Loughborough Foundry on 19th September to witness the first three of six new bells for St John's being cast. It was a fascinating day which included a presentation on the history of the foundry and a tour of the site. It is planned that the bells will arrive in time for Christmas  with a blessing by the Bishop of Fulham on 6th December. The project is being largely funded by a generous donation from Tony Fernandes, the owner of QPR football club.

Bishop Sarah Visits St John's: 8th September

Bishop Sarah and guestsBishop Sarah was welcomed to St John's on 8th September for a special Evensong as part of this year's 175th anniversary celebrations. Guests included the Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of Westminster, the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of the City of Westminster and the Worshipful Major of Brent.

Silver Mace of Middlesex

Prior to the service, the Silver Mace of  the old county of Middlesex (on loan from Harrow Council) was placed before the High Altar.

Bishop Sarah and OLW Arch

After the service Bishop Sarah saw the new church decorative scheme for Our Lady of Walsingham which was blessed earlier by the Archdeacon of London, during the morning 11.00am service.

Bishop Sarah and Clergy

(Photos by Rodycloud)

Forthcoming Events

Sunday 29th September

Harvest Festival Mass at 11.00am followed by bring and share buffet in the parish hall.

Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October

Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham

Saturday 19th October

Deanery Pilgrimage Walk to Westminster Abbey

Guild Office for the Blind at 2.00pm with Fr Darren Smith, followed by tea

Friday 1st November

All Saints Day mass at 6.00pm

Saturday  2nd November

All Souls Day mass at 10.00am at the Kensal Green Crematorium, followed by visit to graves

Sunday 1oth November

Remembrance Sunday service starting at 10.55am

Thursday 5th December

The six new bells arrive in church

Friday 6th December

Hallowing of the new bells at 11.00am with blessing by the Bishop of Fulham

So far in 2019............

Summer Fete: 20th July

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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

FernandesTony 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.  The church is now preparing to receive the bells in December so that that they will be in place for Christmas!  (Photo by Rodycloud)

Confirmations: 26th May

ConfirmationWe 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!

PCCThe 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

George & DragonOn 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

HonoursThe 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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Regular Features

Kensal Green Playgroup

Playgroup BannerThe Kensal Green Playgroup - stay & play for the under 5s - meets at St John's church on Tuesdays at 10.30am

Activity Afternoons & Junior Church

Junior ChurchChildren'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.


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