MHA Yuletide Yodel at the Wilderness

MHA The Wilderness are hosting a Christmas Concert on Saturday 4th December from 2pm to 4.30pm to welcome the local community to join singing Christmas Carols at the Wilderness garden! Entry is free and you can book your ticket here https://tinyurl.com/8s6vwu4x

They are also looking for donations of homemade mince pies, cakes, biscuits. Please bring to the Wilderness entrance at about 1.30pm on the 4th and include dietary/allergy information. Any questions call Fran 020 8405 3222.

Christmas Tree Festival 2021

With only two weeks until the start of our three day Christmas Tree Festival 2021 “Colours of the Rainbow”, have you got your TreeFest Concert tickets yet?

On Saturday 27th November at 7pm, our talented performers include;

  • The 1st Shirley Rainbows
  • Dotty Crochets (close harmony ladies choir)
  • Richard Mander (Piano)
  • Kate Gorman & Kat Welch (vocal duet)
  • The Sandilands Shanty group (the local equivalent of Fishermen’s Friends!)
  • Eric Brunjes (Classical guitarist)
  • Heidi Acraman (Opera Singer)

Concert tickets available via this link https://www.stjohnsshirley.org.uk/treefest2021/ or call 07810 793609. Only £7.50 if bought in advance (or £10 on the door)

Also don’t forget we’ve Fisherman’s Friends showing at our [email protected] on Saturday 20th November at 7.30pm. Tickets £5 via this link https://www.stjohnsshirley.org.uk/…/cinema-november-2021/

Shrublands Foodbank

These are the items required for the food bank this month. Donations can be left in the porch at church, taken direct to the food bank (Mondays 9am-12 noon or Thursdays 12 noon-3pm), or left in the donation box at the Shirley Co-Op. Many thanks for your continued support.

More information on the food bank can he found here

The Shirley Scarecrow Festival is now on!

The 2nd year of the Shirley Scarecrow Festival is now on and the 30 scarecrows look amazing including the ones at our church.

Here’s a trail map of all the locations and the Just Giving page if you’d like to donate to the wonderful Charity Demelza Hospice Care for Children. You can also donate at 60, Bennetts Way if you’d prefer. Please show your appreciation to the wonderful Scarecrow builders and the generous community and businesses by giving whatever you can. We hope you enjoy the festival and have fun and huge thanks to Stef England for organising it.


#PrayForCOP26 – Set Sail for Climate Justice

As part of Climate Prayer Chain – Christian Aid, St John the Evangelist, Shirley is praying that World Leaders will seize the day and take action on the climate that changes the course of our future!  Here’s our display of our 65 prayer boats setting sail on our baptismal font that have been sent on to #COP26 to join the fleet of thousands of others in Glasgow in our call for action. #RiseToTheMoment

Organ Recital – Sunday 24 October @ 11:30am

The first in what we hope will be a series of organ recitals played on our world class Frobenius organ given by local talented and up and coming organists. Jerry has been supporting our weekly services and we are very grateful to him for offering to be our first recitalist.

Whether you come to our 10am Mass and stay or come just for the free recital, you’ll receive a warm welcome and cuppa here at St John’s!

Virtual Collection / Offertory

Thank you for joining one of our services today whether online or in person.

We are grateful for any donation you can make towards our continued mission, ministry and maintenance of our parish church. To make a one off donation please click here.

To make a regular financial commitment to St John’s as part of the Parish Giving Scheme please click here or visit our giving page for more information.

Whether you are able to give a little, or a lot, or not at all, we are pleased to share our services with you.

Shrublands Foodbank & our Harvest quiz tonight

Bev at the food bank says thanks for your continued support. These are the items they most need this month. Donations can be brought to our Harvest quiz tonight at St John’s Primary School, left in our porch at church, taken to the food bank (Mondays 9am-12 noon or Thursdays 12 noon-3pm) or left in the donation box at the Shirley co-op. So many options to share the gifts God has give us with those who most need it in Shirley.

More information on the food bank can he found here

Virtual Collection / Offertory

We are grateful for any donation you can make. Our parish, like all parishes in the Church of England, has to finance itself. Without financial support from our users, we would not be able to maintain the current activities of mission and ministry nor maintain our beautiful grade II listed Gilbert Scott building.

  • To make a one off donation please click here.
  • To make a regular financial commitment to St John’s as part of the Parish Giving Scheme by direct debit, please click here
  • To leave a legacy gift in your Will or a gift in memory of a loved one, please click here and we will contact you.

Thank you for financially supporting our parish.

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