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

Work at St John's

The refurbishment work has started, and is expected to take several months, expecting to finish by October.  We thank our supporters and sponsors for enabling this project to take place

STAGE 2: WHAT IT WILL ACHIEVE
✦ A new roof for the west end of the church - the only part of the original we
haven’t replaced.
✦ Repair stonework and the stained glass windows designed by Clayton & Bell
✦ Re-site and repair the font (currently at the entrance to the church). This will improve access into St John’s and place the font where it was in
the original 19th century plans.
✦ Much bigger, better community spaces at the west end of the church: new
kitchen, new loos, heating and disabled access.

What does this mean for the future?
1. A completely new engagement with our
neighbours becomes possible. Locals will
use the upgraded spaces for their activities,
which will help us raise further funds.
2. We will roll out heritage programmes to
educate children as well as adults about St
John’s and why it was built at the end of the
19th century.
3. A welcoming space means persuading
more to see what St John’s can offer
spiritually. This is a very special sanctuary
and everyone who comes here is uplifted by
it. A year into our 5 year Mission Action Plan
(copies on our website), St John’s and its
congregation has much more to give.

Choral Evensong 2017 at 5pm at St John the Baptist
Sunday 18 June - St Cyprian's, Clarence Gate, Thought for the Day; Fr Michael Fuller
Sunday 16 July - Wyndcliffe Voices
Sunday 17 September - Petros Singers, Hammersmith
Sunday 15 October - Samen op Weg Youth Choir, Netherlands

St John’s Singers at 6.30pm Sung Eucharist at St John the Baptist
Sunday 25 June
Sunday 10 September
Sunday 8 October
Sunday 5 November (All Souls)
Sunday 10 December (Community Carol Service)

 

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.

We would also welcome financial contributions - click below to donate via Paypal or contact the office.