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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

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.