‘The Book of Thel’ Opera in St John’s Church

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th June. Written by William Blake, Music by Rolando Macrini, Conducted by Claudio Scarabottini   St John’s is hosting the London premiere of a new opera based on William Blake’s poem ‘The Book of Thel’.  The concert will include a diverse cast of singers and musicians as well as puppetry and projections and is a co-production between Three Bridges Theatre and Teatro Elio Centrico.   For updated information, tickets and to watch videos from the production in Spoleto, Italy visit: www.bookofthel.com or e-mail contact@threebridgestheatre.co.uk

Community Cafe

  COMMUNITY CAFÉ: On Saturday 16th, 23rd and 30th June  the church will be open from 10.00-12.00noon offering everyone a space to sit, to meet with friends and enjoy some refreshments.  This is the first of what will be a weekly event. There will be nespresso coffee, tea, cold drinks, cakes and biscuits to enjoy, and the opportunity to relax in our beautiful building. We will have an area for children to play. We hope you will pop in during the morning to see us.   

         Cafe advert for website

Holy Week and Easter at St John’s 2018

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES

 

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 next Saturday 9 June from 10.00-2.30pm
The Café will be supporting JOEL.
If you have not been before, do come and browse through the large selection of books, meet with friends
and enjoy the delicious refreshmen
ts offered.
We have a special children’s corner with
good
books for all ages
.

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

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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.