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The next FESTIVAL CHORUS concert is Sun 10th Dec at 7pm.

The concert will go on despite the snow! All very welcome.

Programme: Gounod's 'St Cecilia Mass' & Bruckner's 'Te Deum'.

Free entry.

Retiring collection.

Choir rehearsals for 17.12.17, 6pm 'Carols and Readings by Candlelight':

Tues 12th December, 7.30pm to 9pm

Sat 16th, 2.30 to 4.30pm

Sun 17th, 4pm onwards, event starts at 6.30pm. Please go along if you'd like to sing in this special one-off choir.

This Sat (16th) it would be a huge help to have 4 or 5 people to help get the Christmas decorations ready for church decorating on the 17th. The more we do to prepare on the Saturday, the quicker it is on the Sunday!


'Carols and Readings by Candlelight' - Sunday 17th December at 6pm

Crib Service - Sunday 24th December at 4pm

Midnight Christmas Service Sunday 24th December at 11pm.

Christmas Morning Service Monday 25th December at 10.30am.

All are warmly invited to a service to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the ordination of the church's previous Rector, The Revd Preb James Funnell. Here on Thurs 21 Dec, 7pm. Please bring some finger food (there'll be no knives & forks) to share after the service. Drinks will be provided. Preacher: The Rt Rev & Rt Hon Lord Chartres (former Bishop of London).

There will be a WATCH NIGHT service on Sunday 31st Dec at 11pm (as well as the ordinary 10am service that day). All very welcome!

St John of Jerusalem can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ sjojchurch. Please like, follow and add.

The next church cleaning is Sat 6th Jan 2018, 9.30am - 11.30am.
All welcome!

One volunteer needed for Tea & Coffee next Sunday (17th).

Winter may still seem some way off but the Hackney Winter Night Shelter will open at the beginning of November. John Alty will continue to act as a coordinator this year, and will be in touch with those of you who have volunteered in previous years. We will be covering Saturday evenings in the first half of the season, up until Christmas. For anyone who has not so far been involved and would like to know more, please get in touch with John on, or 07801 029298. You can also look on the HWNS website: The shelter provides food and overnight accommodation for between 15 and 25 people over the winter months and is an important contribution we can make to helping people who are homeless.