Come explore what it means to worship and live in God's love.
Inclusive, socially liberal and modern catholic church at the centre of the Hyde Park Estate. St John's has a unique choral tradition, taking from the best of traditional and contemporary music. There are community events, education courses, activities for children and the opportunity to explore faith in a safe and supportive environment.
Children and Young Families are very much part of our life here at St John’s. During Sunday services children are welcome to stay with their parents in church or are invited to take part in Kids’ Club. We also hold a number of events for children and families throughout the year.
Jubilate Deo – W. Walton
The recital will be performed by Martyn Noble on the newly refurbished 3-manual Hill organ at St John's Hyde Park. Martyn Noble is Sub-Organist H.M. Chapels Royal, St James’ Palace
Jubilate Deo – B. Chilcott
A traditional BCP Eucharist.
Anthem: Rejoice in the Lord alway - H. Purcell
A monthly gathering to read the following week's Sunday Gospel reading. We have nibbles and a cup of tea and lots of chatter and fun.
Jubilate Deo – H. Purcell
Nunc Dimittis– G. Burgon
A contemplative candlelit service with monastic chant.
Agneau de Dieu - Litanies a la vierge noire – F. Poulenc
The book being read for the gathering at the beginning of February is Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant.
From the 22nd January to the 26th February our anthems during the 10am Eucharist will be taken from some of the best composers versions of the Jubilate including Walton, Chilcott, Britten, Gabrieli, Handel and Purcell. Based on Psalm 100, the Jubilate was part of the ancient Jewish Temple Liturgy and is part of the Book of Common Prayer’s Morning Prayer.
Last week the church was transformed into St Nicholas' Workshop and we had a child bishop preside over our celebration of the Feast of St Nicholas. We are really looking forward to all our Great Kids events.
This Advent the anthems in our 10am Sunday Eucharist will come from Disney and DreamWorks. As well as telling many Christian stories, Disney and DreamWorks movies have, over the years, engaged with implicit Christian themes in more subtle ways, such as: to believe in yourself, to chase your dreams, and to have courage and be kind. Each week in Advent the choir will be singing a song from an animated film.