Holy Week and Easter at St John’s 2018



Sunday 25 March - PALM SUNDAY   

Our service begins at 10am at Kingston Methodist Church with Palm Sunday procession to St John’s remembering Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.


Thursday 29 March – MAUNDY THURSDAY

7.30pm Maundy Thursday Service with supper and footwashing. 


Friday 30 March – GOOD FRIDAY

10.30am Good Friday Workshop followed by the all age Good Friday service at 12.

2.00pm Good Friday service of readings and reflections.


Sunday 1 April -  EASTER DAY

10am  Easter Day Communion with Easter Ceremonies and Easter egg hunt for the children


For more information about any of the above

please phone 7952085661

St John’s Book Fair

OUR BOOK FAIR AND CHURCH CAFÉ will be here again next Saturday, 24 February – open from 10.00am to 2.30pm.  Come and have a relaxing browse through the many good books we have to offer.   Sit and chat to friends over a cup of tea or coffee and home-made cake.

The refreshments will be sold in aid of Refugee Action Kingston.

Christmas Services 2017



St John the Evangelist, Grove Lane 

Christmas Services 


Sunday 17th December 

6pm Candlelight Carol Service 

followed by mulled wine and mince pies.   

Download the carol service pew sheet here.


Sunday 24th December 


4pm Crib Service 

A service celebrating the nativity story for all ages. 

Children are invited to come dressed up as angels, shepherds or kings. 


11.30pm Midnight Communion 


Monday 25th December 


10am Christmas Family Communion  


Everyone is very welcome  


Next Book Fair & Church Cafe – Saturday 14 October


Book Fair and Church Café on Saturday 14 October from 10.00-2.30pm.

Entrance free.

This will be the last time this year so don’t miss the chance to come and find some good books and enjoy homemade cakes and real coffee and tea served all day. If you have not been before you will be amazed at the large variety of good second-hand fiction and non-fiction and lovely books for children of all ages we have to offer, at very reasonable prices. And if you are a regular customer bring back the books you have read and choose again. So do come and have a browse or just sit with friends and chat. The proceeds from the sale of refreshments will be for OXYGEN which conducts focused, long term youth work in Kingston.



Kids activities – Summer 2017

Kids Activity Days 

These fun days will run on Wednesday 2nd August, Thursday 3rd August and Friday 4th August from 10am until 3pm in the church.  There are 20 spaces available each day and places must be booked ahead.

We will be exploring the Lord’s Prayer through crafts, drama, baking, games and reflection time.  Children aged 5 to 11 welcome.  £8 for the day per child, £5 for siblings.  Children will need to bring a packed lunch.

For more information contact me or Julie julie.hallahan@yahoo.co.uk.  Parents are not expected to stay.  Registration form attached.


Summer Stay & Play Activity mornings for under 5’s at the church 

Wednesdays 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th Aug from 10am – 12pm in the church.

All children aged under 5 years and there carers welcome. £3 per family.

Come and join in the fun, activities will include Arts, Crafts, Messy Play, Cooking, Sports and More.

The last session will include Hawaiian themed beach party in the garden. (Weather permitting)

Coffee & Cake available. For more information please contact Emma Lloyd-Williams. emmalloydwilliams@me.com or 07985521551

St John’s Church Birthday – this Sunday 9 July

ST JOHN’S CHURCH BIRTHDAY THIS SUNDAY -   St John’s Dedication Stone was laid on 14th July 1871 – 146 years ago! 10am Communion Service when we will celebrate and give thanks for our church. We are hosting our Team Service so the congregations of All Saints and St John’s the Baptist will be joining us. Five of the Sisters, formally of Ham Convent, who generously gifted us their chapel furniture and organ, are also coming to the service.  This will be a wonderful opportunity toexpress our thanks and appreciation to them. The service will be followed by a brief organ recital and a shared lunch.

Yoga Classes at St John’s

NomadYoga teaches Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in Kingston Upon Thames and offers a 4- class block St John’s Parish Hall.  The dates for the classes will be the 13th, 21st and 28th July and the last class will be on the 4th August. All levels welcome.  Contact Ines Moosmann <ines@indigosafaris.com> for more information.

St John’s Annual Meeting – Sunday 23 April

St John’s Annual Meeting will take place after this Sunday’s service at 11am.

This is an important meeting in the church year to elect new churchwardens and members of the church council and receive reports from church officers and the annual accounts.  Hannah Hines will give a short presentation on our Heritage Lottery Fund application and the project.  All are welcome so please stay after the service if you can.

Holy Week and Easter at St John’s 2017

Holy Week and Easter at St John’s
Whether you are a regular at St John’s or an occasional visitor, you are very welcome at any of these services.

Palm  Sunday
A reminder that our service tomorrow starts at 9.45. Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem at the beginning of the week culminating in his crucifixion. We’ll begin our service at the car park of St John’s school before processing with palms along Springfield Road into the church.

Our Maundy Thursday service at 7.30pm on 13th is a simple commemoration of Jesus’ last supper with his disciples and based around a shared meal. Food is provided but you are invited to bring a bottle. A relaxed informal service, leading poignantly into the events of Good Friday.

Good Friday Children’s Workshop 14th April from 1pm-3pm in the church. Our very popular workshop for children of all ages accompanied by a parent or career. Lots of crafts and activities with an Easter theme. To book a place, or to offer help email Julie Morris Julie.hallahan@yahoo.co.uk .

A Good Friday all -age service at 3pm follows the workshop.

Easter Day our 10am service is full of fire, light and Easter ceremonies with an Easter Egg hunt and activities for the children.

St John’s Annual Meeting (APCM) will be held on Sunday April 23rd at 11.30am following the service. It’s an important meeting in the church year to elect new churchwardens and members of the church council and to receive reports from church officers and the Annual accounts.  Following the business, Hannah Hines will give a short presentation on our Heritage Lottery Fund application and the project. All re welcome to the meeting.  Do come and find out what will be happening at St John’s.

We need your help with our Heritage Lottery Fund Application!


We are applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant to encourage interest in the heritage of our area, and to fund necessary repairs and improvements to our church that will make it a well-equipped, vibrant community hub.  Our application is focused on the Victorian history of the Spring Grove and Mill Street estates and later developments throughout the parish.

We’d be very grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this questionnaire (below or available here as a word document to download).  Your comments are really important to us and will help us develop ideas for our application.

Thank you for your help.



St John’s Book Fair – Saturday 17 September from 10am-2.30pm

Books photo


in the Church from 10.00-2.30pm – Entrance Free 

OUR SPECIAL CHILDREN’S CORNER has books for all ages 

There is a good selection of fiction and non-fiction for adults, and a special children’s corner. 

Most books 80p and others keenly priced.


Come and spend a happy hour with your family browsing for a good read and enjoy some delicious refreshments. Take home some cake for your tea. The Café will be supporting OXYGEN.



Book Fair and Church Cafe – Saturday 25 June

THE BOOK FAIR AND CHURCH CAFÉ will be here again on Saturday 25th June 10-2.30pm.   There is always a fresh selection of books for adults and children to choose from. Come and spend a happy hour with your family  browsing for a good read and enjoy some delicious refreshments.  Take home some cake for your tea.