NEWS

Holy Week 2018

Palm Sunday - 25th March
 
8.30am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am Procession of Palms from Normand Park, Lillie Road
11.00am Parish Mass with Blessing of Palms
7.30pm A devotion for Holy Week
Stabat Mater by Pergolesi
 
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
 
6.00pm Mass with address by Fr Victor
6.30pm Holy Hour & Reconciliation (Confession)
7.00pm Compline (Night Prayer)
 
Maundy Thursday (29th March)
 
7.30pm Sung Mass of the Last Supper with foot washing and the watch until midnight
 
Good Friday (30th March)
 
10.00am Stations of the Cross for children
11.00am Stations of the Cross for adults
12.00 The Three Hours Devotion
3.00pm Solemn Liturgy of the Day
 
Holy Saturday (31st March)
 
11.00am Church Cleaning with Fish & Chips
8.30pm The Easter Vigil followed by fizz!
 
Easter Sunday (1st April)
 
8.30am Holy Communion
10.30am Parish Mass with Baptism followed by the Party! 

Holy Week Preacher

During Holy Week we will look at ourselves and the Story of the Passion - the oldest part  of the Gospels and ask how can this story become so real that it makes a difference to Walham Green ? 

Palm Sunday 11am "Our Place in the Drama"

Maundy Thursday  7.30pm "Unleavened Bread and Bitter Herbs." 

Good Friday 12-3 Devotion

Interspersed within Haydn’s 7 Last Words we’ll here short addresses on  John 10,  "I am the Door "; Mark 15, "Simon of Cyrene"; John 21, " John the Evangelist "; John 18 & Matthew 27, " Pilate the Governor "; John 19  "The Soldiers" and finally "Mary at the Cross " also from John 19 

Good Friday 3.00pm Liturgy of the Day - "The Human Face of God"

About our preacher: The Very Rev'd Dr Victor Stock, OAM, FRSA

Image result for victor stockFr Victor is a Fulham boy, being brought up in the Alphabet Streets. Worshipping as a boy at St John’s he was prepared for confirmation by the famously stern vicar, Fr Grieves (1937-64). Trained for the priesthood at Kings College London he became a University Chaplain, Rector of Friern Barnet, Rector of St Mary le Bow in the City where he began an exciting series of dialogue sermons with a range of contemporary voices. He was finally Dean of Guildford until his retirement in 2012. A popular broadcaster on radio and TV he has preached the Holy Week sermons in the Cathedrals of Cape Town, Salisbury, Wakefield, Norwich and St Paul's Cathedrals and St John the Divine Kennington. He is now a Priest Vicar at Westminster Abbey. He is the author of the highly entertaining and thoughtful Taking Stock: confessions of a city priest.

 

 

 

Lenten Concert Series

All of these concerts are FREE entry. There will be a retiring collection.
 
Sunday 11th February 1030am - Orchestral Mass for the last Sunday before Lent.
 
Join us as an enlarged schola and 12 piece orchestra enhance our worship with Haydn's Nelson Mass.  Wagner's Siegfried Idyll will be the orchestral voluntary.
 
Sunday 18th February 6.30pm:  Catharine Woodward (soprano) and Richard Black (piano).  Messiaen's Harawi.
 
Sunday 25th February 6.30pm:  Ben Woodward (piano), James Widden (violin) and Alison Holford ('cello):  Brahms and Mendelssohn Piano Trios.   
 
Our Director of Music and half of the quartet who play our Good Friday service will play two remarkable, virtuosic piano trios, Brahms C minor Op.101 and Mendelssohn D minor Op.49
 
Sunday 4th March 6.30pm:  Jenny Farley (flute) and Hannah Mitchell (piano)
 
A recital of virtuosic flute music, including Ian Clarke's evocative Hypnosis, and works by Bach, and Georgian composer Taktakishvili's Sonata.
 
Sunday 11th March 6.30pm:  Simon Tong (trumpet) and Ben Woodward (piano & organ).   Trumpeter Simon Tong will play works including the Naji Hakim Sonata for Trumpet and Organ.
 
Sunday 18th March 6.30pm:  Hannah Macaulay (soprano) and Ben Woodward (piano)
 
Soprano Hannah Macaulay - recently seen as Desdemona in Fulham Opera's Otello workshop will sing a recital entitled Death Becomes Her.
 
Sunday 25th March 7.30pm Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater
 
Sung in a liturgical setting.
 
For further details about any of the above ensembles, do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office on 020 7385 7634 or email the  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

WEEKLY AT ST JOHN'S

Sunday
8.30am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30am Parish Mass (CW) with choir, Crèche and Sunday School
 
Monday
6.00pm Mass in the Weekday Chapel
6.30pm Parish Surgery for enquiries about banns of marriage, baptisms, house blessings, etc.
 
Tuesday
9.00am Holy Hour and Morning Prayer
9.30am Mass in the Weekday Chapel
11.00am Lunch Club activities
12.30pm Lunch Club dinner is served!
 
Wednesday
9.00am Holy Hour and Morning Prayer
9.30am Mass with Anointing of the Sick in the Weekday Chapel
   
Thursday  
11.00am Mass in Farm Lane Residential Centre monthly; see calendar for details
11.30am Latin Line Dance with Open Age H&F
2.30pm Mass in St John's CE School
   
Friday  
The church is open from 8am till late for prayer in the Weekday Chapel - come in and light a candle.
   
Saturday  
10.00am Stations of the Cross Weekday Chapel
The church is open from 8am till late for prayer in the Weekday Chapel - come in and light a candle.
 
 
   

 

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