Notices for 29th January 2017


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 - Bob Chilcott

The Jubilate this morning was written for the University of Kansas Chamber Choir, who gave its premier in 1998.  Chilcott uses not only the traditional Jubilate text, but also the poem ‘Song’ by the 19th century priest-poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins.  The choir are singing the last three sections from the Jubilate.  A fanfare-like flourish provides the musical framework for the ‘O go your way’, after which the broad melody heard at the beginning returns for ‘Be thankful’.  The serene final section, ‘For the Lord is gracious’, provides a quiet stillness to finish the piece.

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.

        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

Compline, 5th February, 8pm
with supper before at 7pm

Next Sunday evening is Compline, a simple but stunning service which takes place entirely by candlelight.  There is a soup and cheese supper beforehand at 7pm in the hall.  Please sign up in the porch if you would like to come.

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.

St John’s Book Club

St John’s Book Club met this past week and chose their reading material for the festive season: Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant.  The next meeting to discuss it will be on Monday, February 6th at 8 pm.  See Louise Rowland for further information.

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 (  We will then decamp to the High Road Brasserie (, 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 and for the Russian speaking playgroup.