Future Events

Special Events


Richard Durrant’s Candlelit Christmas Concert with Amy Kakoura and Nick Pynn - Friday 1 December - 7.30pm

 For many music lovers across the UK - Christmas doesn’t properly begin without attending one of Richard Durrant’s Candlelit Christmas Concerts.  Richard will be performing here at St John’s Church on Friday 1st December. Richard’s musical choices are always a fascination.  Original guitar works as well as tunes from the early music repertoire and works by Bach - all played in his uniquely expressive way with the flawless technique of a major virtuoso and the delivery of a natural story teller. Tickets are £14.00 and £8.00 (under 18’s) and can be purchased online at www.wegottickets.com or by phone 01883 712893 or from Rachel Wilks on Sundays after the 9.30 a.m. service.


PARISH AWAY DAY - Saturday 25 November

Every three years we hold a planning away day for the PCC and anyone else from the congregation who would like to come to decide our priorities for the next three years.  We will have a really interesting speaker called Sara Mark, an artist and 'place maker', to inspire our thinking.  It would be good to have representatives from across the age range 20 - 90!

If you are available on 25 November to come to Wychcroft Retreat House near Godstone to join in the fun, email office@stjhurstgreen.co.uk .  The church will pay for lunch and use of the centre but we welcome donations of at least £10 per person towards the cost.


Recurring Events

FORTNIGHTLY COFFEE MORNING

We have a social gathering every other Thursday morning for folk to enjoy friendly company with refreshments.  It is held in St John's Room at the church from 10.30am - 12 noon.  The next dates for this are 23 November and 7 December.   This event is aimed particularly, but not exclusively, at those who live alone but please feel free to bring a friend (whether or not a church member) with you.  If you want to come but have no transport please let Barbara Richards (Tel 01883 715636) know and we will do our best to organise a lift.  We look forward to seeing you there.


‚ÄčST JOHN'S FILM CLUB

The Film Club shows a film once every 5 weeks or so in the York Rooms on either a Monday or Thursday evening.  Drinks and nibbles are provided from 7.00pm; the film starts at 7.15pm. There is a charge of £3 per head to cover costs.

Films tend to be a mixture of well and lesser known titles, both English and foreign, which have received good reviews in the industry.  We aim to have a short discussion immediately after the film.

The latest programme is listed below.

Everyone welcome!

For further information and to make suggestions for films for the future please contact Chris Johns on 01883 713690.

Thursday  19 October

O Brother, where art thou?

2000

103 mins

The Coen brothers' wonderful saga of three escaped convicts.  A funny, charming and beautifully filmed story, based loosely on Homer's "Odyssey".  Everett Ulysses McGill (George Clooney) is a garrulous, silver-tongued, petty criminal, having some difficulty adjusting to the regimentation of life as a man sentenced to a term of hard labour in Mississippi.  He goes on the run with two similar no-hopers (John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson) and they get into all sorts of adventures.
Thursday 7 December I, Daniel Blake

2016

100 mins

A recent film by Ken Loach - a hard look at the British benefits system in north-east England.  Widower Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is forced to stop working after suffering a heart attack and applies for Employment and Support Allowance from the Government.  But his life is thrown into further disarray when his benefits are suddently taken away from him and he is forced to jump through the many hoops of the bureaucratic system to get them back.  With humour, warmth and despair, the journey is heartfelt and emotional until the end.
       
       

 

     
       

ART GROUP STJ

St John's Art Group

The group meets on the third Monday of each month in the York Rooms normally between 2.30 and 4.30pm unless notified otherwise

You are very welcome to come along and paint and draw and enjoy the friendship and companionship of others who are like-minded. Bring your own materials if you have them, or a selection of brushes, pencils, charcoal, watercolours, acrylics, oils and pastels etc is available for you to try out if you wish. Beginners or experienced people welcome. 

There is some tuition if required.
Refreshments are provided half time and books to look at and borrow if you wish.

There is a nominal charge of £5 per session to cover any extra materials provided, handouts, refreshments etc and to enable us to give a donation towards the cost of heating, lighting, general maintenance etc of 
the York Rooms

If you would like to know more please contact Rachel Chalmers on 717434 or rachel.arts100@gmail.com .

The dates for 2017 are:

January 16
February 20
March 20
April 3
May 15
June 19
July 17
No meeting August
September 18
October 16
November 20
December 4