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Music at St John's

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Music plays an important role in worship at St John's. The weekly Solemn Eucharist includes congregational settings (The Addington Service by Richard Shephard, and The New People's Mass by Dom Gregory Murray) and a selection of hymns - typically from the 2013 edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern. This traditional feel is balanced by more contemporary worship songs where appropriate, resulting in a rich tapestry of sound which enhances worship week in week out.

Most of the music making at St John's is led with the organ, but we are currently establishing a choir to lead our worship and further enhance our Sunday service.

The pipe organ was built in 1911 by the renowned firm of J.W.Walker and Sons, Ltd, and essentially unchanged since then, it remains a glorious testimony of yesteryear, supporting congregational singing in a warm, profound way. Full details and specification can be found here.

We welcome requests from bona fide organists and associations wishing to view and play the organ.

Watch our video!

You can watch a short video about how important our wonderful 1911 pipe organ is to the life of everybody at St John's.

Parish lunch

Our Parish Lunch will be held after Mass on Sunday 17th June. Please contact us to let us know you are coming, or sign up online.

Quiz and Fish and Chips Evening

Our annual parish Quiz with Fish and Chips is coming up on Sunday 29th June. You can book yourself in for the evening and pay for your supper online, here.. So why not gather a team together and come and enjoy a brain teasingly fun evening!

School and Parish Fete

We will be holding our annual School and Parish Fete on Saturday 7th July. Come and enjoy the many craft, food and cake stalls, face painting, craft tables, games, bouncy castle and Big Sizzle BBQ. All the money raised will go to support the work of our school and parish as we serve the community.