Event – A Climate Crisis Campfire Tale

Please do join us for this artistic event at St John’s. Storyteller and poet Steve Wallis, artist Isabel Carmona and Afro-Jazz group Limpopo Groove will present a spellbinding… Read More

Event -Tales of a Country Parish

St John’s Church is delighted to host this event. Colin Heber-Percy will be speaking about his eloquent and uplifting book ‘Tales of a Country Parish’. This will be… Read More

Newbury Spring Festival

We’re very excited to be hosting two events with Newbury Spring Festival this year. It is the 150th anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ birth and his work is… Read More

Epiphany – The Journey of the Magi

For those joining us on Wednesday Worship.. apologies that you missed a crucial part of the service… Here below, is the video of my friend Revd Denis Adide… Read More

The Canticle of the Sun. St Francis

The Canticle of the Sun, also known as Laudes Creaturarum (Praise of the Creatures) and Canticle of the Creatures, is a religious song composed by Saint Francis of… Read More

The Skylight

by Seamus Heaney You were the one for skylights. I opposedCutting into the seasoned tongue-and-grooveOf pitch pine. I liked it low and closed,Its claustrophobic, nest-up-in-the-roofEffect. I liked the… Read More

‘Rublev’ – A poem for Trinity Sunday

By Rowan Williamstaken from After Silent Centuries, published by The Perpetua Press, Oxford, in 1994 Rublev One day, God walked in, pale from the grey steppe,slit-eyed against the… Read More

The Fountain

Amid the fear and anxiety of Coronavirus, we have seen some profound kindness and acts of generosity amongst our neighbours and throughout society. These times can reveal the… Read More

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives… Read More