News Article

15 April onwards

Congratulations to Steve who has been appointed Vicar of St Michael & All Angels, Stoke Newington. His final Sunday at St J of J will be 24 June, our Patronal Festival.

Walter Kelly and Val Harding are our elected Churchwardens for 2018-19. Thank you to both of them for being willing to take on this role. Please remember them in your prayers.

If you play an instrument, please tell Victoria, our Director of Music. It doesn't matter at all how good you think you are - she'd like to hear from you.

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.

Young people's concert - URBAN SYMPHONY (Winners of the Art Kickers Awards). Sat 21 April, 2.30 - 3.30pm at the Dalston Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, next to the Hackney Peace Carnival Mural, E8 3DF.

Festival Chorus Concert. This Sunday, 22 April at 7pm. The Fauré 'Requiem', Vaughan Williams 'Dona Nobis Pacem'. The Festival Chorus will be joined by a French choir - 'Choeurs Résonances Suresnes'.All very welcome! Free entry, retiring collection.

The next church cleaning is Sat, 5 May, 9.30am - 11.30am. All welcome!

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.

Please sign up in the file on the table at the back of church if you have time to get involved in church opening on a Saturday, 9.30 - 3pm. As little as half an hour of your time is really useful. We have an obligation to one of our funders for the repair work on our Tower to be open 40 Saturdays a year. And anyhow - we'd like to be open as much as possible.

Last Sunday of the Month - informal 4pm Service - 29 April (here)

Thurs 3 May: Christ Church, Spitalfields, 7.30pm. An open invitation to all to a service welcoming Bishop Sarah Mullally,
the new Bishop of London, to Stepney.