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.
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 Service.
Jubilate Deo - B. Britten
In 1961 Benjamin Britten received a Royal Commission from the Duke of Edinburgh for the choir of St George’s Chapel, Windsor to compose the Jubilate Deo being sung today by the choir. At its premier it was thought to be too extroverted. With its lively and spirited organ accompaniment and its simple and direct vocal phrases it shows off the positive mood of the words.
St John’s Late
Returning this month, St John’s Late offer a friendly but contemplative space for those who’ve missed the morning, want to try something different or need space for reflection. Please note the times of services as they do fluctuate until the Lent series begins on 5th March. There is no service this evening.
22nd January No service
29th January, 6.30pm BCP Eucharist
5th February, 8pm Compline (preceded by supper at 7pm)
12th February, 8pm Silent Film
19th February, 6.30pm Evensong
26th February, 6.30pm Jazz Mass
Martyn Noble Organ Recital
The next organ recital in the series sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund takes place this 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.
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.
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.
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."
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.