News Article

19 March 2018 onwards

Our Palm Sunday service next Sunday begins with a Procession from our church Primary School (off Primrose Sq, Ainsworth Rd, E9 7JF) at 9.45am, back to church for 10am. All very welcome!

Thank you to Liz Taylor for all the work that went into the Faitrade Coffee morning on 10 March, and to all who attended.

Thank you to the prayers for healing team, for all the preparation that has gone into today's service.

Council of Christians & Jews. Demonstration Seder meal. St John at Hackney. Tues 20 March at 6.45pm. If you'd like to go, please email Ivor Millman at

LENT DISCUSSION GROUPS Choose the time that would suit: either 7.30pm on a Thurs evening or 12 noon on a Wed (with soup)


Wed 21st Mar. 12 noon: soup (in the Parish Room) followed by discussion. Topic: The Gender Gap

Thurs 22 Mar. 7.30pm at All Saints, Haggerston, 18 Albion Drive, E8 4ET. Topic: Engagement with Refugees and Migrants

Same topic (soup to start) here at St J of J, 12-1.30pm, Wed 28 Mar

Soup Lent Lunch this Friday, 23 March, will be in church at 12.30pm , after the 12 noon Eucharist. We'll be supporting The Diocesan Lent Appeal this year, 'Tackling Homelessness Together'.

Victoria Park Singers concert in church on Wed - 21 March. 'The Path Unwinding - Fifth Anniversary Concert'. Tickets will be available on the door at £12/£10 concessions. Doors open at 7:30pm. Performance starts at 8pm.

Lenten Quiet Day. This Sat 24th March,11.30am to 2.30pm. Cost: £10, which includes lunch, drinks and all materials. Profit to be split between the Diocesan Lent appeal 'Tackling Homelessness Together' and The Delhi Brotherhood. You must pre-register by calling Fr Doug on 0208 985 7832, or sign the sheet at the back of church. Title of the day - The Longest Week, a reflection on Holy Week.

Holy Week & Easter

Sun 25 March: Palm Sunday: 9.45am at school, 10am in church.

Mon 26 - Wed 28: Eucharist at 8pm

Thurs 29: Maundy Thursday service at 8pm. Vigil until Midnight.

Friday 30 : Good Friday service at 10am, Stations of the Cross at 2.30pm (on 30 March). We will be showing a film - 'of Gods and Men - in the Parish Room at 3.30pm, also on Good Friday.

Sat 31: Church decorating - 9.30-11.30am.

Sunday 1 April - Easter Day. Dawn Eucharist at 5.30am (followed by Parish Breakfast).
Easter Celebration at 10am.

The next church cleaning is Sat, 7 April, 9.30am - 11.30am. All welcome!

Calling all those with a particular care for the environment. You might like to sign up for the Stepney Eco Conference. Sat 28 April, 10am - 3pm. St Paul's, Old Ford, St Stephen's Road, E3 5JL. Attendance is free. To book, please go to and look up 'Stepney Eco Conference'. It's essential to register. It looks like a really worthwhile conference.

If you would like to buy an Easter Lilly in memory of someone, please write your name on the list at the back of church. Lillies cost £5 each.

Some volunteering opportunities:

We'd like to hear from you if you would be willing to:

- join a rota of altar servers

- Do some ushering when we have baptisms and at major festivals such as Easter and Christmas. These people would be in addition to the Stewards on the rota

- be willing to come in to church to organise the altar linen kept in the Vestry

Dates for future PCC meetings in the Parish Room (8.05pm): 15 May, 3 July, 18 Sept, 9 Oct, 20 Nov.