The flowers in the Sanctuary are given by Rachel Mills to the glory of God and in celebration of Andrew Whitaker’s 86th birthday.

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 Midday Mass will resume on 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.

Goose Green Coffee Morning. From 1 September Coffee Morning will meet every Wednesday at the slightly earlier time of 11am, until 12.30pm. Do join us if you can. At present Coffee Morning is mostly meeting in the churchyard, so long as the weather is not too wet! On 1 September we will be hosting a talk on Zoom by Friends of the Earth about Community and Renewable Energy. If you would like to be added to the Coffee Morning mailing list or to find out more, please email

Organ Recital.  John Webber will be playing the four manual organ at St George’s, Beckenham on Saturday 11 September at 11am.  Music by J. S. Bach (“Great” Prelude and Fugue in C minor), Florence Price, Alexandre Guilmant and three eighteenth century Iberian pieces. All welcome; free admission, retiring collection.

Organ Recital by Michael Overbury at St John’s – Saturday 18 September, 11am. Music by Buxtehude, Soler, John Blow and others. Free admission; retiring collection.

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!

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 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  Alternatively, contact the Interim Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: Moira Murray,, 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.

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, livestream £5, on the door £12. Volunteers to help on the day would also be appreciated; contact John Webber or Sue O’Neill.