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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.

Bingo and Buffet

Come and join us for a fun family Bingo and Buffet night on Saturday 19th January at the Parish Hall (37c Estcourt Road). Arrive at 19:15 for a 19:30 start - the evening will finish at 22:00. Tickets are £6 (and £3 for under 18s). Book and pay online here.
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St John's Music - Concert

Join us for the 3rd concert in the series featuring Soloists from The Royal Opera House and Opera Australia. Featuring the music of Handel, Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, J Strauss and Lehar accompanied by Richard Hetherington, Head of Opera, Royal Opera House, London. The concert will raise much needed funds to restore our original historic pipe organ installed before the First World War. Book and pay online here.
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Organ Fund

We are currently fund raising to restore our wonderful Walker pipe organ. You can watch a short video or donate online.
If you would like to know more please contact us.