NOTICES 15th JANUARY 2017

                                                      

                                                     

Hearing the Service

St John’s has an Induction Loop System so if you have a hearing aid, please switch it to the ’T’ setting.

Epiphany Carols

15th January 2017, 6 pm

This evening is our carol service for Epiphany.  Robert, Nicky and the choir have prepared another treat to conclude our seasonal celebrations marking the events of the Epiphany season.  The service features music by Debussy, Respighi, Cornelius, Bach, Mendelssohn, Jenkins & John Williams.  Fizz and Epiphany cake follow.  A great way to beat the post-Christmas blues!

St John’s Late

Our Sunday evening services resume on 29th January.  There is no evening service next Sunday, 22nd January.  Please note the times of services as they do fluctuate until the Lent series begins on 5th March.

        29th January, 8pm            Compline (preceded by supper at 7pm)

        5th February, 6.30pm        BCP Eucharist

        12th February, 8pm            Silent Film – The Passion of Joan of Arc

        19th February, 6.30pm        Evensong

        26th February, 6.30pm        Jazz Mass

 

Silent Film - The Passion of Joan of Arc

with live organ accompaniment

12th February, 8pm

Carl Theodor Dreyer’s acclaimed silent film with live organ accompaniment improvised by Nicholas Miller. Part of the celebration of Betty’s (the organ’s) restoration, the evening will be sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Martyn Nobile Organ Recital

The next organ recital in the series sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund takes place on Saturday, 28th January, at 5pm.  We are pleased that Martyn Noble, sub-organist at HM Chapels Royal, St James’ Palace, will be playing.  The recital is free.

Bible Book Club

Bible book club meets once a month to read and to discuss the gospel reading for the coming Sunday and concludes with Compline.  Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of the month – the next meeting is on 31st January.  For further information, speak to one of the clergy.

Culture Vulture Ventures

Fuller’s Griffin Brewery, Chiswick

Saturday, 25th February 2017

Meet at the Mawson’s Arms next to the Brewery on the Chiswick High Road, W4 2QD, at 11 o’clock for the tour of the Fuller’s Griffin Brewery, opened in 1845 on the site where beer has been brewed since the 1600s.  The one and a half hour tour will give us an insight into British beer-making history and culminates in a visit to the best pub in the world - there is no till - for a tutored tasting of some of Fuller’s finest ales (https://www.fullers.co.uk/brewery).  We will then decamp to the High Road Brasserie (http://www.highroadbrasserie.co.uk), 162-166 Chiswick High Road, W4 1PR, for a two course meal with coffee.  Note: Margaret has sampled the French Onion Soup which was out of this world, but note the menu is seasonal and the French Onion Soup may not be available in February.  Tour and lunch comes to a total of £35 per person but spaces are limited so book now by giving a member of the clergy a cheque for the full amount made out to 'Margaret Legg'.  Please note, there are several flights of stairs and few places to sit down during the tour and no children under 18 years old are allowed on the tour.  Places are going fast so reserve yours today!

COMMUNITY EVENTS

St James and St John School

This is our school; a school with a proud history and an aspirational future.  St. James & St. John School provides both academic and personal development for every child, underpinned by Christian values. To quote Ofsted: "This is a good school.  It is strongly supported by parents and carers.  The strong provision for development of pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural qualities ensures that pupils are kind to new arrivals and respect one another's values.  Progress in English and mathematics is good and this reflects the good teaching and curriculum."

Applications for admittance in September 2017 are now available.  The deadline for submission of completed applications is 13th January 2017.

Under Five’s Playgroups

An international playgroup aimed at Russian speakers meets in St John’s on Wednesdays at 10am.  Other playgroups meet on Wednesdays at 3.45pm and Thursdays at 10am.  Suggested donation for all groups: £2.  Information about the playgroups can be found at www.HPPplaygroup.weebly.com and www.HPPrussian.weebly.com for the Russian speaking playgroup.