Today we welcome Dr. Harry Bramma as our organist at the 10am Sung Mass. Harry was one time Director of Music at Southwark Cathedral.
COVID-19 measures at St John’s. We are continuing with our Covid prevention measures at St John’s. This means that we will recommend and expect people to wear a face-covering, use hand sanitiser and maintain social distancing. We are the body of Christ, and we are mindful of those who are more vulnerable or anxious at this time. We will resume singing in due course, and will take one step at a time. If you would like to comment on these measures, or if you have any questions, please speak to a member of clergy.
St John’s 2021 Organ Recital Series
Admission free; retiring collection. Recitals begin at 11am and last forty minutes
18 September Michael Overbury (Newark, Nottinghamshire)
9 October Michel Szostak (Poland)
6 November Paul Gobey (Rotherhithe)
Thursday Mass. There will not be a Thursday lunchtime Mass during August – this service will resume on Thursday 9 September.
There will be a short service on Sunday 5 September to bless the new rosemary plants which have been planted in the knot garden, outside the Goose Green Centre. Each plant has been given in memory of a loved one. Join us outside after the 10am Mass.
We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Denise Fulgoni to the post of Parish Administrator. Denise is an experienced administrator and we are looking forward to her joining the St John’s team, beginning on Wednesday 1 September. We are very sorry to be saying goodbye to Bradley Collins, who has been with us since 2018, and we wish him well for his new life in East Sussex.
Making a regular donation to St John’s. If you have recently joined St John’s please consider making a regular donation to help fund the work of the church. The easiest way to do this is by setting up a Direct Debit using the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS), either online by visiting www.parishgiving.org.uk or by phone, 0333 002 1271, Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, quoting Parish name: East Dulwich St John. Leaflets on the Parish Giving Scheme are also available at the back of church. Please ask a member of our stewardship team if you have any questions: Claire Nylander after the 8am Mass or Martin Howell or Elizabeth Stanton after the 10am Mass. You can also contact Martin on 020 8249 7411.
Safeguarding. At St John’s we are committed to ensuring that our church is a safe place for everyone, and especially for children and vulnerable adults. If you have any safeguarding concerns, please speak to a member of our Safeguarding Team: Mary Dawson, Tina Hampson, Joy Taylor, Revd Gill O’Neill, wardens Julie Whitney and Jim Nurton, or email via firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, contact the Interim Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Moira Murray, email@example.com, 020 7939 9423, 07982 279 713. Out of office hours, call 020 3874 6743. If you have urgent concerns about the safety of a child or vulnerable adult, please contact the police.
Join our audio-visual team! We are all set up with user-friendly ways to operate our sound system and live-stream our services. We simply need a few more people to join the team on a rota basis. It isn’t difficult, and full training and support will be given. Please speak to Jim Nurton to find out more.
Messy Church. Please put the dates of our next Messy Church services in your diaries: Sunday 12 September, 10 October, 14 November, 12 December, all at 4pm. Get in touch if you would like to help. The more the merrier, or messier!
Psalms, Psinging and Psandwiches! Come and explore psalmody at this regional event of the Hymn Society on 2 October from 10am to 3.30pm, here at St John’s. All welcome, sandwich lunch provided. This will be a really interesting day studying psalms and the variety of ways they can be sung. It will be led by speakers from Bedford, Reading and Gloucestershire. Tickets are on sale from 10 August: to attend in person £10 https://tinyurl.com/psalmspp, livestream £5 https://tinyurl.com/psalmsppls, on the door £12. Volunteers to help on the day would also be appreciated; contact John Webber or Sue O’Neill.