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GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – SOUNDING BETHNAL GREEN, 1 & 15 Feb, 1 & 15 March, 5 April – 6.45-9pm

Posted by on Jan 16, 2019 in Arts and Events, Live Performance, Music | 0 comments

GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – SOUNDING BETHNAL GREEN, 1 & 15 Feb, 1 & 15 March, 5 April – 6.45-9pm

The Grand Union Orchestra is the acknowledged pioneer and leading exponent of cross-cultural music-making in the UK. Once memorably described as ‘making cultural diversity an art-form’ – and more recently commended for its ‘practical idealism’! – it continues to blaze a trail unrivalled by any other organisation. Sounding Bethnal Green is a development of Trading Roots, re-imagined for a series of events on the first and third Friday of each month at St John’s, to bring to the attention of local residents the extraordinary variety of people and...

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The Presentation of Christ – Candlemas

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019 in Arts and Events, Worship | 0 comments

The Presentation of Christ – Candlemas

Sunday 3 February, 10am. The final act of the Christmas Season. Jesus is presented in the Temple forty days after his birth and we mark it at the end of our Sunday Mass with a candle-lit procession to the Crib, which is then dismantled and put away and we begin our preparations for Lent.

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Christmas at St John on Bethnal Green

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018 in Arts and Events, Worship | Comments Off on Christmas at St John on Bethnal Green

Christmas at St John on Bethnal Green

FR ALAN and REVD CHRISTINE WISH YOU A VERY BLESSED AND JOYFUL CHRISTMAS         You are very welcome to join us at our Christmas services: Monday 24 December                    CHRISTMAS EVE – MIDNIGHT MASS, 11.30pm Tuesday 25 December                   CHRISTMAS DAY MASS, 10am Sunday 30 December                    SUNDAY IN CHRISTMAS WEEK, 10am Sunday 6 January                           THE FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY, 10am     Our usual pattern of weekday services resumes on Monday 7 January – see the calendar for...

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O’HOOLEY & TIDOW: WINTERFOLK – Saturday 15 December, 7.30pm

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on O’HOOLEY & TIDOW: WINTERFOLK – Saturday 15 December, 7.30pm

O’HOOLEY & TIDOW: WINTERFOLK – Saturday 15 December, 7.30pm

Join ‘one of British Folk’s mightiest combinations’ (MOJO), O’Hooley & Tidow, for an evening of beautifully performed original, contemporary, and traditional winter songs from their latest album ‘WinterFolk Vol 1’, produced with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker. Nominated this year for the fourth time in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and described by the Guardian as ‘exceptional songwriters’, Belinda and Heidi’s powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of hearts. BBC...

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LUMEN CHAMBER CHOIR: A FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS, Wednesday 12 December, 7pm

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018 in Arts and Events, Music | Comments Off on LUMEN CHAMBER CHOIR: A FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS, Wednesday 12 December, 7pm

LUMEN CHAMBER CHOIR: A FESTIVAL OF CHRISTMAS, Wednesday 12 December, 7pm

Lumen choir are going festive this holiday season with a celebration of choral music, featuring Christmas classics and festive favourites. But we also have a little something extra! We’ll be joined by members of the Tower Theatre Company who will be accompanying us with some of your favourite readings, poems and tales for the Christmas season… and there will even be a chance to join in with a Christmas carol or two! Music to include; In The Bleak Midwinter, Ding Dong Merrily On High, Bethlehem Down, Gaudete and much more! Miss it, and yule be sorry! Admission is free and there will be...

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