St John’s Wood Church.
If you’re not sure which service to attend, please see the Our Services page on this website for more information about what to expect.
What's Ordinary Time?!
For more information about the liturgical seasons, please see The Church Year, also on this website.
10am on Sundays: Morning Service (with hymns and sermon)
10am on Wednesdays: Morning Prayer
The church is usually open for private prayer
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Sunday, 12.30pm to 6pm
‘Comfort and joy…’
Looking a little ahead, here are our current plans for Advent Sunday and Christmas services.
These may, obviously, end up having to be changed, possibly at short notice. We will be printing a Christmas leaflet in late November with full details.
6 December Advent Sunday
Advent ‘Procession’ at 6.30pm, led by the Chamber Choir (in church). This is a service of readings and music for Advent, as we usually have (except without
hymns). There can’t be any actual ‘processing’, but the music will come from different quarters of the church. No glögg in the Hall afterwards, alas, but still
a beautiful candlelit beginning to Advent.
13 December Third Sunday of Advent – St Lucy’s Day
Instead of the usual Taizé service at 6.30, we are putting together a reflective service based on the beautiful music and traditions that surround Lucia. This will be a chance to celebrate and reflect on the light of the Christ-child shining in the world’s darkness.
24 December Christmas Eve – Festival of Lessons and Carols via Zoom at 6pm
We won’t attempt the full service of Nine Lessons and Carols, because it would be over-long for a Zoom service, but this will be a service closely based on it.
We are working on some extra features (people from the local community introducing carols, for example). Then there will be a simple Midnight Mass at 11pm
on Christmas Eve, with one singer. Those who wish to come will need to book.
25 December Christmas Day
8am: Holy Communion (BCP)
10am: Choral Eucharist
11.30am: Choral Eucharist
There will be no Zoom service on Christmas Day, but one of the Choral Eucharists will be livestreamed. The Choral Eucharist will be celebrated twice, in
the same form, which will be slightly adapted from our current 11.15am format to take account of the likely (and welcome) presence of children. People will be
asked to book in advance for one of the two services. We hope that by repeating the service, all those who wish to come to church on Christmas Day will be able
to do so.