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Vicars and Priests at St John's

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In the century and more since the start of St John's (initially as a temporary church in 1873, and then with the current building in 1893) there have been a relatively small number of priests in charge of the parish. Indeed, just three of them (Fr White, Canon James and Fr Salter) gave a 111 years of combined service to the parish!

It is these men, listed below, who have steered the church and its people through ever changing times, all the while maintaining the dignified anglo-catholic worship for which St John's is justly known.

Vicars and Priests

Rev. J.H. White
Priest-in-Charge of the Tin Church, 1873-1893
Priest-in-Charge, 1893-1898

Rt. Rev. John M. Steward, Bp
Priest-in-Charge, 1898-1904

Rev. Canon R.H.L. James
Vicar, 1904-1954

Rev. S.J. Forrest
Vicar, 1954-1961

Rev. R. Salter
Vicar, 1962-1998

Rev. J. Cope
Vicar, 1999-2007

Rev. E.J. Lewis
Priest-in-Charge, 2010-2011

Rev. D.E. Stevenson
Priest-in-Charge, 2011-2013
Vicar, 2013 to present

Art Installation - There But Not There

We are delighted to host a moving art installation, "There But Not There", commemorating the end of the Great War. The church will be open between Sunday 4th November and Friday 30th November for viewing.
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Music at St John's

Join us at 16:00 on Sunday 25th November for the second classical music concert in our series. It features music by Bach, Brahms, Rachmaninov, Kreisler and Elgar played by our very own Jenny Nickson (Violin), Ivelian Dusheva (Cello) and Rossi Dusheva (Piano). Tickets (£8; £2 for under 18s) can be purchased online.

Parish Christmas Lunch

Our Parish Christmas Lunch will be held after Mass at 12pm on Sunday 9th December. Please contact us to let us know you are coming, or sign up online.