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
Whetstone
London
N20 0PG
(020) 8445 3682

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Holy Cross
We celebrate the feast of Holy Cross during our regular Family Communion Service.
Sunday 20th September 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Incense Common Worship
 
Harvest Festival
Sunday 27th September 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly creche Coffee Common Worship
 
Animal Sunday
Bring along your pets for a blessing as we give thanks for all God's creatures great and small.
Sunday 4th October 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
 
Installation of Bishop of Edmonton
Revd Rob Wickham will be concecrated bishop at Canterbury Cathedral on 23rd September. He will be appointed to his role as Bishop of Edmonton at St Paul's Cathedral on 6th October. As a parish, we would like to show our support for our new bishop by having representatives of the congregation at the St Paul's service. If you would like to be included please speak to Revd Cindy. Service time to be confirmed.
Tuesday 6th October 2015 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
 
Dedication Festival
A celebration remembering the founding of our parish.
Sunday 25th October 2015 at 10:30 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Incense Common Worship
 
All Souls
Join us as we remember those who have passed away.
Sunday 1st November 2015 at 4:00 PM for ½ hour
Common Worship
 
Remembrance Sunday
We remember all those who have given their lives in armed conflict.
Sunday 8th November 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
 
Christ the King
Festival communion service for the feast of Christ the King.
Sunday 22nd November 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Incense Common Worship
 
Christmas Fayre
Join us as St John's School and Church kick off the Christmas season.
Saturday 5th December 2015 at 11:00 AM for 2 hours
 
Community Carol Concert
Come and enjoy singing your favourite Christmas Carols.
Saturday 12th December 2015 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee
 
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Sunday

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

Monday

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

Wednesday

Parish Communion
Said service with sermon - no music or incense. Join us for coffee and chat after the service.
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

Thursday

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
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Holy Cross
We celebrate the feast of Holy Cross during our regular Family Communion Service.
Sunday 20th September 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Incense Common Worship
Harvest Festival
Sunday 27th September 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly creche Coffee Common Worship
Animal Sunday
Bring along your pets for a blessing as we give thanks for all God's creatures great and small.
Sunday 4th October 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
Installation of Bishop of Edmonton
Revd Rob Wickham will be concecrated bishop at Canterbury Cathedral on 23rd September. He will be appointed to his role as Bishop of Edmonton at St Paul's Cathedral on 6th October. As a parish, we would like to show our support for our new bishop by having representatives of the congregation at the St Paul's service. If you would like to be included please speak to Revd Cindy. Service time to be confirmed.
Tuesday 6th October 2015 at 10:00 AM for 2 hours
St Luke
Festival service with special prayers for healing.
Sunday 18th October 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Common Worship
Dedication Festival
A celebration remembering the founding of our parish.
Sunday 25th October 2015 at 10:30 AM for ½ hour
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Incense Common Worship
All Souls
Join us as we remember those who have passed away.
Sunday 1st November 2015 at 4:00 PM for ½ hour
Common Worship
Remembrance Sunday
We remember all those who have given their lives in armed conflict.
Sunday 8th November 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Common Worship
Christ the King
Festival communion service for the feast of Christ the King.
Sunday 22nd November 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Incense Common Worship
Christmas Fayre
Join us as St John's School and Church kick off the Christmas season.
Saturday 5th December 2015 at 11:00 AM for 2 hours
Community Carol Concert
Come and enjoy singing your favourite Christmas Carols.
Saturday 12th December 2015 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Coffee
Nine Lessons and Carols
Service of Nine Lessons and Carols followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
Sunday 20th December 2015 at 6:00 PM for 1 hour
Candle Decking
Let's decorate the church with candles and make it ready to welcome baby Jesus! (Short service for children - with adult supervision)
Thursday 24th December 2015 at 4:00 PM for 1 hour
Family Friendly Common Worship
Midnight Mass
Midnight Mass.
Thursday 24th December 2015 at 11:30 PM for 1½ hours
Incense Common Worship
Festival Eucharist
Join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ this Christmas Day.
Friday 25th December 2015 at 10:30 AM for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Family Friendly creche Coffee Incense Common Worship
Epiphany
Sunday 3rd January 2016 at 10:30 AM for 1½ hours
Family Friendly creche Coffee Incense Common Worship
Farewell Service
This is Revd Cindy's last service at St John's. Bishop Rob joins us as we celebrate her ministry and give thanks for her leadership
Sunday 10th January 2016 at 10:30 AM for 2 hours
Family Friendly creche Sunday School Coffee Incense Common Worship

Features

Toilets

Wheelchair accessible toilets

Designated wider space(s) for people with a disabled parking badge

(Hymn Books / Orders of Service etc.)

Assistance dogs (eg guide dogs, hearing dogs, dogs for the disabled) welcome
Stained Glass
Organ

 
Other information
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)
Short URL: acny.uk/15562/
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