This page is about the kinds of service we hold here at St John’s Wood Church. For a schedule of the services and events coming up, please visit our Calendar page.
At 8am, we have a service of Holy Communion. This especially suits those who like to worship God in the traditional 1662 Prayer Book language. This is a quiet service with plenty of space which lasts half an hour.
At 10am two or three times a month, there is a Morning Service held on Zoom. To get the access codes, email the Parish Office. You can join in the hymns from home, and there is a full set of readings and a sermon, as well as musical contributions from members of the Choir. The service lasts about 30 minutes.
At 11am, there is a Choral or Sung Eucharist in church. Children are welcome and there is usually a crèche (please check with the Parish Office in advance if this is essential). The service lasts about 1 hour.
There are afternoon/evening services throughout the month:
On the first Sunday at 6.30pm, the service is held on Zoom: a short reflection on a work of art is followed by Compline.
On the third Sunday at 4pm there is a service we call ‘Sacred Space’. This service has elements in it to appeal to adults and children of every age. We start with Bible Study and children’s activities running in parallel. High Tea is at 4.45pm, then we gather in Church for a Sung Eucharist starting at 5.30pm.
On the last Sunday at 6.30pm, there is usually Choral Evensong, from the 1662 Prayer Book, led by the Chamber Choir.
On other Sundays at 6.30pm, there is Evening Prayer, also from the 1662 Prayer Book. This brings the day before God in prayerful quietness as evening comes, and lasts about half an hour.
There are no evening services in August, but the church remains open for private prayer into the early evening.
DURING THE WEEK
Morning Prayer is usually said by the clergy in church at 10am on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Others are welcome to join them. We alternate by season between the modern language of Common Worship and the 1662 Prayer Book.
At 10am on Wednesdays, Morning Prayer is said on Zoom, using the 1662 Prayer Book. The code to join can be obtained from the Parish Office.