Welcome to St John the Divine Kennington

We are an Anglican (Church of England) parish in the catholic tradition. Our community is rich in its diversity and open to all, regardless of race, gender, sexuality or background.

Our main Parish Mass is at 10am on Sunday, and we hold services and events throughout the week.

We run several groups, for all ages, which help us to deepen our faith, support each other and build friendships within our community. 

Fr MarkMusic has been at the heart of worship for many years.  We have several choirs, involving over sixty children and thirty adults, who sing for our Masses and Evensongs.  Our music programme has been building links with St John's College Cambridge - our children's choirs attend a residential summer school there every July, and they help to fund organ scholarships at St John the Divine for our young people.

Our outreach programme helps us to reach out to our neighbours with the Good News of Jesus Christ.  We host a winter homeles shelter as part of the Robes Project, and we are actively engaged in London Citizens, working with other community organisations to build the Kingdom in our local area.

We have two church schools, Saint John the Divine Primary School and Saint Gabriel's College, who are an extremely important part of our community.

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful church!

Fr Mark Williams, Vicar

Webcasts and arrangements due to COVID-19

WEBCAST SERVICES

Mass will be webcast at 10am on Sunday at  https://www.facebook.com/stjohndivinekennington/ .  This webcast can be viewed at any point afterwards.  You do not need a facebook account to watch.  If facebook asks you to register, feel free to press 'not now'.

Printed copies of the sermon can be posted on request for those who don’t have internet access.  Last Sunday's sermon can be found here.

OPEN CHURCH

Open Church will be suspended for the time being.  The advice currently is to stay at home.  We will re-open as soon as it is is consistent with the diocese's and government's advice.

PASTORAL CARE

For pastoral care or assistance, please contact one of the clergy: Fr Mark (vicar@sjdk.org, 020 7735 9340), Mother Helen (h_evans1978@yahoo.co.uk, 07557 093585) and Deacon Nick (njquanrud@gmail.com, 07792 518280).

LETTER FROM FR MARK ON THE SUSPENSION OF PUBLIC WORSHIP IN CHURCH

Dear brothers and sisters,

 

You may have heard in the news that, in light of the Government’s guidance, the Church of England have asked us to suspend public worship for the time being in response to Coronavirus - Covid-19. 

This means that for the time being we will not be celebrating mass publicly, whether during the week or on Sunday.  Our Lent course, and all weekly groups will also be suspended, from today.  This is an extraordinary measure for an extraordinary time, but with the health and wellbeing of our community in mind. 

The clergy will say continue to say mass in church to pray for the parish and the world, and we hope that the knowledge that the prayer of the Church continues in your parish church for you and your loved ones at this time will be a source of comfort and reassurance.

For those with access to the internet we are hoping to broadcast services for people to watch and participate in at home - including the important services of Holy Week and Easter which will be upon us in a few weeks time. 

We are also thinking about other ways to connect people to the life of the church during this time, for example for those with internet, emailing sermons, prayers and reflections, and for those without access to the internet or social media by posting these things to home addresses.  We are also thinking about opportunities to volunteer.

Regarding pastoral care we envisage that we will largely be keeping in touch with people over the phone and by text and WhatsApp. These are the best contact details:

Fr Mark: 020 7735 9340, vicar@sjdk.org

Mthr Helen: 07557 093585, h_evans1978@yahoo.co.uk 

Deacon Nick: 07792 518280, njquanrud@gmail.com  

If you would like to sign up to our parish email list, please email jez.martin@gmail.com  

We find ourselves in an extraordinary situation which we are all trying to respond to in the best way possible. The physical and spiritual health and wellbeing of our community is paramount and it is going to take some getting used to living our daily lives in such a different way. 

I’m sure you would all wish to be alert to those within our community who live alone or are isolated in any way as we all play our part in keeping in touch with others, even if at a distance. 

We will be in touch with more information in due course.  In the meantime please be assured that you remain in thoughts and prayers and hold fast in the knowledge that God is good and we will find a way through this time. 

With love and peace,

Father Mark

Welcome

We are an Anglican (Church of England) parish in the catholic tradition. Our community is rich in its diversity and open to all, regardless of race, gender, sexuality or background.

Our main Parish Mass is at 10am on Sunday, and we hold services and events throughout the week.

We run several groups, for all ages, which help us to deepen our faith, support each other and build friendships within our community. 

Music has been at the heart of worship for many years.  We have several choirs, involving over sixty children and thirty adults, who sing for our Masses and Evensongs.  Our music programme has been building links with St John's College Cambridge - our children's choirs attend a residential summer school there every July, and they help to fund organ scholarships at St John the Divine for our young people.

Our outreach programme helps us to reach out to our neighbours with the Good News of Jesus Christ.  We host a winter homeles shelter as part of the Robes Project, and we are actively engaged in London Citizens, working with other community organisations to build the Kingdom in our local area.

We have two church schools, Saint John the Divine Primary School and Saint Gabriel's College, who are an extremely important part of our community.

We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful church!

Fr Mark Williams, Vicar

Safeguarding

This parish takes safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults extremely seriously.  Further information on our safeguarding can be found here.

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