St John the Evangelist, known to many as the church by the roundabout at Waterloo, is a church that is here for everyone. It has stood, since 1824, at the heart of the South Bank and today serves the diverse communities who live in, work in, visit and pass through this busy part of London.
In the midst of our (usually) hectic city, St John’s provides sanctuary, contemplation and spiritual enrichment. We are committed to being inclusive and try to offer a genuine welcome to everyone. In the face of social injustice and deep need, St John’s responds with action. We have taken a lead on LGBTI+ inclusion and on climate change. We’re human and spontaneous rather than process-driven - we get things done.
These are difficult times but we can affirm that St John's is still very much here for you however we can be. Although public worship is no longer permitted, we are a strong virtual community and we invite you to connect with us online.
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For the vicar's daily message of support and contemplation, visit the website, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter or contact me at [email protected]
Join our virtual services on Sundays at 9.00 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. and Morning Prayer at 8.30am every day.
This is the cruellest kind of crisis because the thing which gives us life - sharing and supporting one another - is the thing which is hardest. These completely unprecedented times demand unprecedented responses, and I am very thankful for the sense of love and mutual support which is already so palpable. We have created a COVID-19 Resources page which we hope is helpful. </span>
The parish of Waterloo: St John w St Andrew is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Southwark’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services