Black History Month Celebration

Join us for a day of worship and workshops. The Rt Revd Karowei Dorgu, the Bishop of Woolwich, will preside, and the Revd Les Isaac, founder of the Ascension Trust and Street Pastors, will preach.

There will be workshops on Business, Science and the Arts and more information on the Southwark Anti-Racism Charter.

Diocesan Spirituality Day 2021

The Spirituality Day features the Ven Justine Allain Chapman, who is the Archdeacon of Boston and author of The Resilient Disciple, which draws on her experience in the desert. She will be speaking on Wells of Salvation: resilience in desert places.

Justine’s talk will come in the context of meditations, prayers and sung worship. It will feature oboe player Amy Roberts, writer and broadcaster Nick Mayhew-Smith, members of the choir of Southwark Cathedral, and Bishop Christopher reflecting on finding joy in your salvation.

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 by direct debit please click here

Also a big thank you to everyone who has donated to our ‘Window Grilles Appeal‘. So far we have raised £845 towards the £6,500 cost.

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

Back and the Future!

Flux capacitors to the ready, the Friday Knights, St. John’s church men’s group, returns in September.

For decades the Knights has provided friendship, fraternity and support to the blokes of the parish and we are always looking for new members and guests.

We have the following following events planned for this Autumn, meeting at 8pm in the Tamberlin room, when at ‘Home’.

  • Friday 17th September, (change of date) – Call my Blush, wine tasting with Bernard, this will be as popular as ever and a good way to start our year.
  • Friday 8th October, – Big Lebowski night, Ten-Pin Bowling at Bromley Pavillion
  • Friday 12th November, – A talk on the history of Croydon, by the local Natural History Society
  • Friday 10th December, – The Annual Friday Knights Dinner at Shirley Park Golf Club

We look forward to turning back the clock, welcoming you soon and reigniting the camaraderie that the Friday Knights is famed for.

Not a member of The Friday Knights?

If you are male, over 18 and would like to attend then please get in touch. email Paul Binge or Charles Marriott at [email protected]

The Wilderness Grand Opening – Bank Holiday Monday 30th August from 10am

MHA The Wilderness, 17 Shirley Church Road, Croydon, CR9 5AL

A fun filled day of food, drink, entertainment and activities for all ages in this amazing community garden behind Hall Grange in what was our very own former vicar Rev’d Wilks’ garden. For further details and to book click here. Also if you are able to donate a cake for their cake stall, please bring to church next Sunday. We promise not to eat them before Monday!

The Cinema is returning

Our cinema is finally returning on the 18th September 2021. We have decided to reopen with an old feel good film.

We want to take you back to the 1950’s to join the T-Birds and Pink ladies as they make there way through high school – yes you guessed it we will be showing “Grease”.

The get your tickets click the button below

Parish Support Fund – Together we can

What is the Parish Support Fund (PSF)?

The PSF resources the cost of clergy and support to each parish in the Diocese of Southwark. https://southwark.anglican.org/giving/parish-support-fund/ has full details including good news stories funded by the PSF.

Where do the resources come from?

Each year parishes in the Diocese of Southwark are invited to make a pledge to the PSF.

What does this mean for St John’s?

This September our PCC will be deciding how much money we can pledge to the PSF which is realistic, challenging and generous.

How much did St John’s pledge last year?

Our pledge to the PSF was £60,000 (£5000 per month). The Diocese of Southwark suggested amount was £80,000. An underpayment of £20,000.

Why did St John’s underpay?

We had significant expenditure due to the Spire repairs and other essential restoration to the stonework of our Church.

How much is our suggested amount this year?

£81,900 (£6825 per month)

How do we ensure that we pay our expected amount to the PSF this year?

Whether you come to St John’s in person, via our streamed services, or visit loved ones in our churchyard, please share in the cost of our ministry and mission. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us just how much we rely on our Church family and our own Rev Lu Gale. Please help us to continue our Ministry at St John’s by committing to a regular financial contribution.

For further details or to confirm your financial support please contact Janet on 07722 240263 / [email protected] or Becky [email protected]

Croydon’s Great Big Green Week

We can’t believe that Croydon’s Great Big Green Week is just one month away!

We’ve been working hard to organise some really fantastic events in the calendar, including talks, a clothes exchange, guided walks, a photography competition and of course – Croydon’s Great Big Green Festival on the 26th September in the high street.

To make the week a success, we need as many people as possible attending the events and the festival. We need your help to spread the word! If you can, please tell your family, friends and networks about the week & share our posts on social media. Attached are two posters that you can print off and place in public spaces near you. 

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