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NEWS & Events

Forthcoming Events

Events and activities are posted here as soon as details are available. Do look out for anniversary events celebrating 175 years at St John's 

2019 New Years Honours: Award

HonoursThe Pastoral Assistant 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".

Anniversary Concert: Saturday 26th January

Our Anniversary Concert, celebrating 175 years of church life at St John's, takes place on Saturday 26th January from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. The Vaska Quartet will provide a programme which has been designed to appeal to a family audience. Read more on our CONCERTS page.

ll so proud of her".

So far in 2018............

Preparing for Advent 

CandlesFr Philip Barnes, Vicar of St Stephen's Gloucester Road, gave a talk on Advent at St John's on 27th November. Everyone was welcome to meet Fr Philip over drinks following the 6.00pm Mass.

Armistice Concert 

A sing-a-long of old-time favourites  was held on 10th November marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. The afternoon Concert was followed by refreshments in church.

Remembrance Concert 

A Concert of Remembrance performed by the Vaska String quartet, with piano, sponsored by Bales College and Paddington Charities was held on 9th November.  The evening Concert featured music by Mozart and Elgar as well as music specifically written for the left hand only.

Parish Outing to Brighton

Outing 2018This year's Parish Outing was a day trip to Brighton on Saturday 11th August and it was a glorious day! Many of our party spent most of the time by the sea while others visited the famous Pavilion as well as the Lanes for a spot of shopping.

Royal Wedding Party! 

Royal Wedding PartyWhile millions worldwide watched the marriage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on 19th May 2018, here at St John's we held our own celebrations to mark the special day. Festivities included a bouncy castle for the children, a buffet lunch in the vicarage garden and an evening BBQ and drinks.

Order of St George Award 

Order of St GeorgeOn the 12th May 2018 Maurice, our organist, was presented with the Order of St George at Great St Mary Church in Cambridge. The ceremony was followed by lunch at Queen's College. The Order of St George is an international association that exists to promote and pursue the traditions of chivalry by supporting works of charity.

Easter Vestry and APCM 

This year's Easter Vestry and APCM was held on 17th April 2018. Nigel Clark and Michael Tavenier continue as our Churchwardens while Maris Mathias has stood down. We welcome Rupert Gather who joined the PCC last October.  Yema Barlay and Maria Heijenga continue as the Diocesan Synod Representatives.  A full list of PCC members and appointments can be found here.

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

Car Boot Sales

car boot saleSt John's Car Boot Sales take place on the church forecourt on Sundays  at 2pm from May through to October - weather permitting! For further information (and if you are interested in running a table) please contact 07459 461192.

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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