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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

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.