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See a clip from a recent concert in St John's here

Fr James Heard.


Sunday 24 June, St John the Baptist Patronal Festival at 6.30pm, with St John’s Singers.
The Churchwardens and Parochial Church Councils of St George’s Campden Hill and St John the Baptist, Holland Road, invite you to the Licensing to the United Benefice of Holland Park of The Revd Dr James Heard as Vicar by the Bishop of Kensington, and Induction by the Archdeacon of Middlesex. There will be a reception at the church afterwards. All welcome!

Thursday 21 June, Lunch Club, please contact the parish office.

Admission to Holy Communion. 16 June Saturday morning preparation (10am to noon) and 17 June 10am at St George's. For children aged 7 and over and is a way of welcoming them to receive communion before they get (should they choose to) confirmed.

Wednesday 4 July, St George’s Summer Party, held in Campden Hill Gardens. All Welcome a chance for the United Benefice to enjoy the beautiful gardens and socialize together, donations of canapés and other nibbles are always welcome, from 6.30pm, £5 on the door, beverages included.

St John’s Singers will sing at the following services: Sunday 24 June, Sunday 22 July

The youth group (secondary school age) and go out during the service to the vicarage during the following dates 10th June, 24th June, 8th July


Evening Vigil Monday 11 June, 7.30 pm at St Clement A simple vigil, following the pattern of last year, for one hour from 7.30 pm, as we begin the journey through the Grenfell anniversary week


24 hour Grenfell Vigil From Wednesday 13 June, 6.00 pm at St Clement We mark the first anniversary of the Grenfell fire, with a vigil at St Clement, from 6.00 pm on the evening before the fire began. Prayers will be said at 1.30 am. The vigil continues throughout 14 June, concluding with a Eucharist at 5.00 pm (celebrant Bishop Graham Tomlin; preacher the Revd Mike Long). Those who wish will then join the Silent March from nearby Notting Hill Methodist church on Lancaster Road, which will leave shortly after 6.00 pm.

Community Tea Party - Sun. 8th July 12 noon-3pm. Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women Gaining the Right to Vote. Hosted by the Kensington & Chelsea Social Council, the Royal Borough is holding a special Community Tea Party for Older Residents in Kensington Town Hall to celebrate 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage in this country. Over 400 older residents from across the Royal Borough will receive invitations to attend a memorable afternoon in the uniquely decorated Grant hall. The event has been organized by a team of volunteers from the police, the Council, and the voluntary sector - including the churches: https://www.kcsc.org.uk/noticeboard/community-tea-party-celebrating-100-year-anniversary-women-getting-vote For more information, and to book, please contact Zara at:zghods@ageuklondon.org.uk

KENSINGTON COUNCIL OF CHURCHES - 2018 AGM - Monday 11th June at 7pm at St Mary Abbots Centre, Vicarage Gate, W8 4HN, courtesy of Fr Gillean Craig, and Adam Norton, Centre Manager. We are delighted to welcome a special guest speaker at the KCC AGM this year, the Rt Revd Peter Ramsden, former Bishop of Port Moresby/Ecumenical Officer for the Anglican Church in Papua New Guinea, who has very kindly agreed to address us on the lovely subject of 'Ecumenism in Papua New Guinea' You may know that, in PNG, there is a very close relationship between 'Romans and Anglicans' - indeed there is a unique Covenant signed by the two Churches in July 2003, and ecumenical relations between all the main-line churches flourish. There will be the usual AGM business: we are of course looking for a new KCC Secretary, following the untimely death of John Escott (KURC) earlier in the year. Ordained, or lay - please let us know if someone- could it be you?! - from your church/church community, might be interested in taking this on. Followed by Bring and Share Refreshments - not obligatory, so come anyway!

 

There is a United Benefice Pastoral Visiting Team -  if you would like a visit please contact the Parish Office.

We would welcome any comments that you might have about St John’s future as a community centre. Please email us with your ideas or if you would like to be kept informed of our progress.

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