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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.

Table Top Sale

Our Table Top Sale will take place on Saturday 23rd February at St John's Community Hall in Estcourt Road. So why not rent a table or two from us for only £10. Set up and unload from 9am. Sale starts at 10:30am until 3pm. You can book online here.

Fundraising Concert

Join us for the 4th 'Keeping the Music Alive' concert in the series on Sunday 24th February at 16:00. It features Marina Finnamore (clarinet), Ksenia Berezina (violin) and Timothy Salter (piano) playing music by Khachaturian, Gershwin, Reade and Mozart. Refreshments will be available to purchase before and during the concert. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or on the day at the door.