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. A quiet service with plenty of space and silence, it lasts half an hour.
At 10am, there is a Morning Service held on Zoom. To get the access codes, email the parish office (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 40 minutes.
At 11.15am, there is a Sung Eucharist in church. No hymns at the moment, but a member of the Choir sings the Gloria etc. in a plainsong setting, and there is a solo motet. Communion is given, but in the form of the bread only. Children are welcome. The service lasts about 50 minutes.
At 6.30pm, the service varies within the month. On the first Sunday of the month, there is a meditative service with music in the style of Taize. If the weather is fine, this is held in the open air, in the Piazza beside the church. On the second Sunday, the service is held on Zoom: a short reflection on a work of art is followed by Compline. On the last Sunday, there is usually Choral Evensong, from the 1662 Prayer Book, led by the Chamber Choir. On other Sundays, 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 (email@example.com).