St John the Apostle Church, Whetstone

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Although we are currently without a full-time incumbent we see this as a challenge to which we are responding positively so as to maintain St John’s as a centre for Christian worship for the people of our parish and to continue: to build a vibrant forward looking church in the catholic Anglican tradition, to be a welcoming church which nurtures the faith and spiritual growth of its members and to find new ways of connecting with God’s people in the community.

Our Electoral Roll has increased dramatically in 2013 with the complete renewal of the roll.

Future plans include the ‘dream’ of constructing a new hall in the Vicarage grounds to be shared by both church and school. Ultimately we also intend to replace the bell tower which was dismantled following a storm in 1995.

Outreach into the community is very much part of our mission at St John’s.  We are keen fundraisers for the North London Hospice which is situated in the parish and our priest-in-charge, Revd. Cindy serves as one of the chaplains helping to provide spiritual support for both residents and their families.  The church also has historical links to Baxendale Woodside Home a retirement home located on the site of Woodside House - originally the home of Joseph Baxendale one of the founders of St. John’s - and following many of her predecessors Rev’d Cindy holds regular services there for the residents.  Activities run by church members - the Chat Club, a luncheon club, and JAM (Jesus & Me) Session, a parent and toddler group - meet weekly in our Church Hall and are open to all. The church hall is also well used by local groups including Brownie and Rainbow Guides, keep-fit clubs and a local history society.

Particularly noteworthy has been our support for the night shelter initiative, originated by  Churches Together in Finchley, of providing accommodation for the homeless in church halls throughout the winter months. We have hosted Thursday nights for the last 3 years in our church hall (this year from October to December with Finchley Reform Synagogue taking over for January to March) which involved volunteers from our congregation, together with other volunteers, mainly from other churches, providing an evening meal, friendship and social interaction, a bed for the night and breakfast in the morning.


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Reverend Cindy Kent
St John's Vicarage
1163 High Road
N20 0PG
(020) 8445 3682

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9am Communion
Welcome to our 9am communion service. This is a short, said service with sermon.
Every Sunday at 9:00 AM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Family Communion
Family friendly - toddler tolerant! Please join us for refreshments after the service
First Sunday of the month is "All Age Service"
Every Sunday at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee


JAM (Jesus and Me)Session
The JAM Session, a parent and toddler group - meets weekly in our Church Hall and is open to the local community.
School term time only
Every Monday at 9:15 AM for 1 hour


Parish Communion
Said service with sermon - no music or incense. Join us for coffee and chat after the service. On Ash Wednesday (18th February) there will be Imposition of Ashes.
When Vicar is away other arrangements will be announced on preceding Sunday at the 10:30 am Parish Eucharist.
Every Wednesday at 10:30 AM for 40 minutes
Coffee Common Worship


St John's Chat Club
Bring your sandwich and enjoy informal chat in the church hall from 12:45. Tea and coffee provided.
Every Thursday at 12:45 PM for 1 hour
Sunday School Regular Choir Grade 2 Listed Building Conservation Area Supports Fairtrade goods Stained glass Organ Hall for hire Back to Church Sunday Wheelchair Access / Ramp Wheelchair accessible toilets Accessible Car parking Hearing / Induction Loop Large Print Hymnbooks / Orders of Service Assistance Dogs Toilets Baby Changing Facilities Visitor Parking Available

Contact 020-8361-4884 for details

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Clergy: The Revd Cindy KENT
A Church Near You ID (venue number): 15562
Diocesan ID: 1407
Built: 1832
Style of worship: Traditional Catholic
Our Patron: Bishop of London
Archdeaconry: HAMPSTEAD (234)
Deanery: CENTRAL BARNET (23401)
Benefice: Whetstone St Jo (23/493 L)
Parish Legal Name: St. John Whetstone (230286 23/286)
CofE Church Info: (623286 23/286)
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This page was last updated on Tuesday 11th February 2014
St John the Apostle Church : 1163 High Road, Whetstone, London, N20 0PG


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