Arts & Events

CHRIS GOLLON: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE, Saturday 28 April 4pm

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CHRIS GOLLON: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE, Saturday 28 April 4pm

Chris died unexpectedly on 25 April 2017 – a huge loss to those who loved him and those who valued his artistic vision and expression. He will always be connected to St John on Bethnal Green through his magnificent Stations of the Cross, painted for us between 2000 and 2010, that now contribute so much to the life and expression of our church. Together with his family and friends we are organising a celebration of his life and art in church on Saturday 28 April at 4pm. There will be some reflections on his life; music from those he...

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Stations of the Cross 2018

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Stations of the Cross 2018

On Good Friday each year we walk with Jesus the Way of the Cross through a service in which we gather in front of each of the fourteen painting, hung around the church, to meditate on the unfolding events of Jesus’ trial and execution. These paintings – The Stations of The Cross, by Chris Gollon – have such depth and emotion about them that we have moved away from the traditional service, which is full of words, to standing and contemplating each one with a piece of music. This has become a mixture of recorded and live...

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HOLY WEEK & EASTER 2018

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HOLY WEEK & EASTER 2018

  You are very welcome to join us for any or all these services!         Palm Sunday 25 March, 10am Blessing of Palms at 10am in the church hall, followed by procession through Museum Gardens and Sung Mass in church Monday 26 March, 7.30pm Mass and Address Tuesday 27 March, 7.30pm Mass and Address Wednesday 28 March, 7.30pm Mass and Address Maundy Thursday 29 March, 7.30pm to Midnight 7.30pm Mass of the Last Supper with Foot Washing Followed by the stripping of the altars 9pm Vigil at the Garden of Repose ending with...

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Mothering Sunday – 11 March

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Mothering Sunday – 11 March

Half way through Lent – time to celebrate Mothers and Mothering! Parish Eucharist, 10am with daffodils.

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Damien Jurado, Thursday 15 March, 7.30pm: An Acoustic Journey Through Maraqopa

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Damien Jurado, Thursday 15 March, 7.30pm: An Acoustic Journey Through Maraqopa

Introspective American folk music from a Seattle based artist with influences such as Randy Newman, Neil Young, Lou Reed and Sonic Youth. Currently, Jurado releases music on the Secretly Canadian label, touring and writing music in between teaching kindergarten. An interesting facet of his music is his tendency towards experimentation, often using found sound and field recordings in his work. Providing the ideal entry point for neophytes and an intoxicating aural high for the faithful, Damien Jurado’s latest opus extends the hot streak...

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International Women’s Day Concert: COVEN, Thursday 8 March, 7.30pm – O’Hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery and Grace Petrie

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International Women’s Day Concert: COVEN, Thursday 8 March, 7.30pm – O’Hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery and Grace Petrie

Coven are a collective of three of the British folk scene’s finest, most formidable and forthright female acts, taking to the stage to celebrate International Women’s Day in a week of unforgettable concerts. The exquisitely harmonic songwriting duo and BBC 6 Music favourites O’Hooley & Tidow will be joined by the enchanting BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter, activist and performer Grace Petrie. Debuting their new EP, experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and...

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Bethnal Green Tube Disaster Annual Memorial Service, Sunday 4 March, 2pm

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Bethnal Green Tube Disaster Annual Memorial Service, Sunday 4 March, 2pm

Remembering the 173 people who lost their lives on the steps of the underground station on 3 March, 1943. This year giving thanks for the completion of the memorial that bears their names and brings them out of the darkness of a very long attempt at covering up what take place. Here’s a piece from the Guardian of 16 December 2017 by our local MP, Rushanara Ali: On Sunday morning, adjacent to Bethnal Green tube station in east London, a memorial marking the deadliest civilian incident in Britain during the second world war will be...

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Belfry Exhibition: Mundane Mantra, 1-9 March 2018

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Belfry Exhibition: Mundane Mantra, 1-9 March 2018

An interactive installation holding the mundane to reverence through faith-related sound. Opening Event: Thursday 1 March, 6 – 9pm Continuing on 2, 8, 9 March 6 – 8pm Artists: Ellen Davies, Thibaut Evrard, Eunmi Kim, Annabelle Randel, Olivia Sullivan, Hua Zhang Curated by Ronnie Deelen The ringing room becomes an interactive installation, providing the unique opportunity for its visitors to generate personal mantras to the everyday. It offers a space to stand still and reframe banal, worldly themes as celestial and of greater...

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Wednesday 14 February, 7pm

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Wednesday 14 February, 7pm

Service For the Beginning of Lent with Ashing and Communion. 7pm Sung Mass

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The Presentation of Christ – Candlemas

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The Presentation of Christ – Candlemas

Sunday 28 January, 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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