CHRISTMAS EVE 17.00 BLESSING OF THE CRIB – a service of story telling, building up the crib and singing Christmas Carols. 23.30 MIDNIGHT MASS – in candlelight   CHRISTMAS DAY 10.00 PARISH EUCHARIST for Christmas Day



Read the latest on the Rector’s page, ‘Jonah, a man with a difference’!  


Jonah, a man with a difference…

Jonah is a man with a difference!  God tells Jonah, son of Amittai, ‘Go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it, for their wickedness has come up before me.’ (Jonah 1.2). Instead of agreeing to God’s demand, Jonah tries his best to run away as far and as fast as possible.  Initially we are left to conjecture…



ALMA News (Angola, London, Mozambique Association) Niassa needs a new Anglican Bishop.  Last month, after 21 rounds of voting, the exhausted Electoral Assembly of Niassa agreed to delegate the appointment of a new Bishop to the Anglican Provincial Synod of Bishops. The Synod meets today.  Please pray for guidance as they seek to choose a bishop for Niassa…


Churches Together Lent Course

Every Thursday in Lent at 7.30 Christians of different churches meet… The Churches Together Lent Course 2016 represents a departure in style and format from that offered in previous years.  Each week, we are invited to gather in groups for reflection and spiritual conversation around a series of themes drawn from the overarching title of ‘Pilgrimage’. The idea is…


Ash Wednesday, 10th February 2016

The preparation for Easter begins every year on Ash Wednesday with a service in church to mark the start of Lent. Traditionally palm crosses from the previous year are burnt and, mixed with oil, they are ‘imposed’ on the forehead of the faithful, making the sign of the cross.  In this service we are reminded of our…


Christmas at St John’s

CHRISTMAS EVE 5.00 pm Blessing of the Crib with Carols A service for all the family. 11.30 pm Midnight Mass in candlelight CHRISTMAS DAY 10.00 am Mass of Christmas Day

St John’s, Friern Barnet celebrates Annual Music Sunday with ‘In Memoriam’ a ‘come and sing’ Fauré’s Requiem memorial event.

The Choir of St John’s, Friern Barnet, with Conductor Robin Osterley, Soprano Penelope Manser, Baritone Leon Berger and Organist Kelvin Thomson will host a special memorial ‘come and sing’ choral event on Sunday 7th June as participants in the Royal School of Church Music’s (RSCM) annual Music Sunday; an international celebration of church music and…

Christ is risen! Alleluia! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

  May glorious resurrection light burst in that, in Christ, you may find the abundance of life he promised. HAPPY EASTER!   An Easter Carol Tomb, thou shalt not hold Him longer; Death is strong, but Life is stronger; Stronger than the dark, the light; Stronger than the wrong, the right. Faith and Hope triumphant…