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 – Henry Purcell
This setting of the Jubilate Deo sung by the choir by Henry Purcell dates from 1694 and was written for the choristers of the Chapel Royal. Paired with the setting of the Te Deum, it received its first performance on 21st November, exactly one year before Purcell’s death, at a service in St Bride’s Church. Both the Te Deum and the Jubilate were repeated on 9th December in a private performance given in the Chapel Royal at Whitehall before King William III and Queen Mary.
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. This evening’s service is Compline at 8pm, preceded by a homemade soup and cheese supper at 7pm. Please sign up if you are coming for supper.
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
St John’s Book Club
St John’s Book Club meets tomorrow evening at 8pm to discuss Bel Ami by Guy de Maupassant. See Louise Rowland or Maria Harris 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.
Ash Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 12.00 noon & 8.00pm
We begin our Lenten observations on Ash Wednesday, which this year falls on 1st March. As usual there will be a said lunchtime service at 12.00 noon. In the evening there will be a sung Eucharist at 8.00pm, the setting Lotti’s Missa Brevis, and featuring Allegri’s well known Miserere. If you still have your palm crosses from last year, bring them in and we will burn them to make this year’s ash.
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.