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CoMA: Playing the Pulse, Tuesday October 24th, 8pm

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CoMA: Playing the Pulse, Tuesday October 24th, 8pm

A concert of minimalism including CoMA commissions and ground-breaking classics Andrew Poppy: Playing the Pulse Dominic Murcott: MT Modulation Nevada Summerley: Ebullition Terry Riley: In C Michael Nyman: In C Interlude Steve Reich: Clapping Music Gregory Rose will conduct the ensemble. Paul and Karen Burnell will perform Steve Reich’s Clapping Music. Tickets £10 (£7 concessions) on the door. CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) was founded in 1993 to enable musicians of all abilities to participate actively in contemporary music. It has a national network of instrumental and vocal...

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LAUNCH OF JUST FINANCE LONDON, Wednesday 20 September, 7-9pm

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LAUNCH OF JUST FINANCE LONDON,  Wednesday 20 September, 7-9pm

  The Diocese of London, together with the Church Urban Fund, have formed Capital Mass to respond to social issues in London. They held an event at St John’s in the Spring focussing on our response to refugees. Now they are launching their Just Finance strand of work here – to help local churches to engage faithfully and effectively with issues of money, debt and credit in their communities. The evening will provide opportunities for church leaders and volunteers to: Be inspired as to why this work matters as part of the Church’s mission; Hear stories of hope and encouragement...

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Muslims & Christians Together at St John’s Mass, 21 August 2016

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Muslims & Christians Together at St John’s Mass, 21 August 2016

A group of Muslim men and women have joined the congregation of St John on Bethnal Green for Sunday Eucharist as a gesture of solidarity with their Christian neighbours, echoing how Muslims came together with Christians in France following the brutal murder of Father Jacques Hamel. The event was organised by integration campaign group, Faith Matters, and the Rector of St John’s, the Reverend Prebendary Alan Green, to confirm the importance of life within both faiths and to come together in the spirit of solidarity, empathy and care for the dignity and lives of each other. It was also filmed...

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Fr Alan’s St George Sermon, preached St Paul’s Cathedral 23 April 2016

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I am parish priest of the church of St John on Bethnal Green about 2 and a half miles to the east of here in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Historically right on the edge of the capital and close to the ports Tower Hamlets has been a home to refugees and immigrants for over five hundred years: French Huguenots, Jews from all over Europe, Irish, Bangladeshis – wave after wave of people fleeing poverty, war, persecution have begun their new life in this part of London. Presently it is the first Muslim majority borough in this country and I love its diversity, its vibrancy and the...

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Music and War

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Music and War

Interview, from Radio 4’s PM programme on 31 December 2015, with Karim Wasfi, cello player in Baghdad, and Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, cello player in Auschwitz. Listen and be amazed!   https://www.stjohnonbethnalgreen.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/pm.mp3

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Borough Chamber Choir, Winter Concert, 9 December, 6.30pm

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Borough Chamber Choir, Winter Concert, 9 December, 6.30pm

    We are pleased to welcome back the Borough Chamber Choir to St John’s for a seasonal concert of coral music and carols     The Choir’s programme includes the following works: Britten – Hymn to the Virgin Lauridsen – O Magnum Mysterium Finzi – In Terra Pax Merrick – O Magnum Mysterium Cornelius – The Three Kings We will be joining them in singing Traditional Carols during the concert Our weekly Advent mass follows the concert, for those who would like to attend Admission free – retiring collection

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