Welcome

 

We are a central London Anglican church in the modern, liberal catholic tradition, with very strong local community connections.

 

We believe that God is found in predictable and unexpected places in the life of the city, and our worship and life seeks to reflect this.

 

Our two churches - St John's opposite Waterloo Station and St Andrew's near the Young Vic theatre - have at their heart daily worship.  Our main service - a Parish Eucharist using Common Worship - is at 10.30am on Sundays at St John's.  

 

Along with our regular, diverse congregation, we warmly welcome visitors, and our proximity to King’s College and the LSE means we also aim to offer a broad-based home church for students currently in London.

 

Lou Shepperd RIP

 

 

 

Welcome


Message from the vicar, Canon Giles Goddard - 24th March 2020 

In these most difficult of times we want to affirm that St John's is here for you however we can be. Although public worship is no longer permitted, St John's will be here for you as a virtual community while this situation continues. I will be sending a message of support and contemplation every morning. You can read it on our Website here, on our Facebook page or via Twitter. We will also be providing regular updates via social media so please visit us for more news.

On Sunday there will be services at 9.00 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.  The service will be live streamed (visit our Virtual Services page here for more information) and will appear on our website after the service.

Every day I will be saying Morning Prayer on Zoom at 8.30 a.m, I hope you can join me here. There will also be an online Coffee Chat Prayer at 11 a.m, on Zoom - simply click here. Join us to chat, share ideas, listen to one another and pray.

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.

 

I am praying constantly and holding everyone in my heart. 

 

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Welcome to St John's, Waterloo.  We believe God is found in unpredictable places in the life of the city, and our inclusive worship reflects this. We are committed to social justice and resisting climate change, and are home to the wonderful Southbank Sinfonia

You would be very welcome at all our services. We're a diverse community seeking to understand God's love better. Not always sure of the answers but all engaged in the journey. We work hard to support people on the edge, especially through our work with the Bridge at Waterloo

As a community with God's love at its centre, we take the safeguarding of all who come to St John's seriously.  Click here for our safeguarding policy, and here for further information, including contact details for our Parish Safeguarding Officers and the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser.

We have a fabulous community garden, championed on ES London Live and every June we host the popular Waterloo Festival

Now we're raising money to renovate this much-loved building. Watch our Reignite 2021 movie below, and give what you can. 

 

 

Vicar's Blog

Published on Sat, 28 Mar 2020 11:47
Vicar's Blog

Dear all


Our worship tomorrow will be livestreamed on Zoom at 9 a.m and 10.30 a.m. You are welcome to join us, either online or by phone. The details and access are ...

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As I lay awake last night I wondered who in the Bible might speak into this situation? The Bible isn't full of examples of global lockdown, and most of its sto...

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Someone asked me yesterday: 'how are you feeling, really?' I had to think about the answer to that question. I realised, as I thought about it, that this situati...

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Each day feels very different to me. Today I woke up feeling anxious and sad, as the reality begins to bite and the many ways in which our lives are radically di...

Published on Wed, 18 Mar 2020 12:16
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Published by Giles Goddard on Tue, 17 Mar 2020 07:59
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Today's email to St John's Congregation:   17th March 2020 

Dear all

First can I say that this comes with huge a...

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Today the General Synod overwhelmingly passed a motion to set 2030 as the target date for the C of E to become carbon neutral. It's a challenging target but, St John's is already pla...

Published by Giles Goddard on Sat, 1 Feb 2020 10:01
Vicar's Blog

I'm part of the Living in Love and Faith initiative in the C of E. I was as dismayed as many others about the Statement which the House of Bishops released last week, and I was ...

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Vicar's Blog

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2020. It has been a wonderful start to the New Year. Nearly 100 people joined us for our second Ceilidh which raised a tremendous £3,000 for ...

Published by Giles Goddard on Sat, 20 Jul 2019 11:35
Vicar's Blog

St John's congregation and the employment training work we do feature in a video made by the Diocese of Southwark. Our Programme Manager, Daniel Gregory, speaks with conviction ...

Published by Giles Goddard on Wed, 29 May 2019 10:46
Vicar's Blog

I have been reading the Waterloo Festival Magazine. A series of interviews with performers and the people behind the events at this ...

Published by Giles Goddard on Mon, 15 Apr 2019 07:55
Vicar's Blog

St John's is supporting Extinction Rebellion - the Vicar explains why -

Published by Giles Goddard on Thu, 31 Jan 2019 18:40
Vicar's Blog

Become a Festival Friend or Patron!

Published by Giles Goddard on Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:10
Vicar's Blog

Dear All 

It’s that time of year again – a time when many of us will be travelling, meeting with family, or staying at home and putting our feet up. It’s a t...

Published by Giles Goddard on Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:32
Vicar's Blog

On 15th November we will bury a Time Capsule. With drinks, canapes, sparklers and live music, St John’s will honour the past with a time capsule filled with contemporary artef...

Published by Giles Goddard on Tue, 9 Oct 2018 07:56
Vicar's Blog

The St John's Rule of Life initiative is being well received. Some proposed events to help take it forward...

Published by Giles Goddard on Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:49
Vicar's Blog

There's a unique pop-up exhibition, Waterloo Lives! open to all over Friday September 28th– 30th(see link for opening hours...

Published by Giles Goddard on Wed, 9 May 2018 11:42
Vicar's Blog

It’s that time of year again. The sun has reappeared, temperatures are rising nicely and the gates of St John’s will soon be festooned with banners proclaiming 2018’s Wate...

Published by Giles Goddard on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:36
Vicar's Blog

It’s been a while since I updated everyone on development plans at St John’s. The good news is that things are proceeding apace. ...

Published by Giles Goddard on Sun, 29 Oct 2017 03:05
Vicar's Blog

Dear all

Tuhan bersama-samu! The Lord be with you! 

I've just returned from a very solid sung Eucharist in the Anglican Cathedral he...

Published by Giles Goddard on Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:39
Vicar's Blog

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Published by Giles Goddard on Wed, 3 May 2017 13:14
Vicar's Blog

We live in a fast changing world. The question of what gives a place its unique character has never been more important. This year's Waterloo Festival, which runs throughout Jun...

Published by Giles Goddard on Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:26
Vicar's Blog

Anne Critchley, a member of the 10.30 congregation here at St John's, has a suggestion. In the light of all the anxiety in the world, especially in relation to North Korea & the...

Published by Giles Goddard on Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:02
Vicar's Blog

I'm relieved and delighted that General Synod voted not to take note of the House of Bishops' Report on Marriage and Same Sex relationships. Here's the speech I gave in the deb...

Published by Giles Goddard on Sat, 11 Feb 2017 11:08
Vicar's Blog

The House of Bishops' report on Marriage and Same Sex relationships is not fit for purpose and should be rejected.

Latest News

Published on Fri, 20 Mar 2020 11:53
News

Please join us this Sunday for our special 'Virtual' Mothering Sunday Services. 

You can take part in our 9 ...

Published on Thu, 19 Mar 2020 20:45
News

Message from the vicar, Canon Giles Goddard - 17th March 2020 

In these most difficult of times we want to affirm that St John's is&nbsp...

Published by Giles Goddard on Wed, 18 Mar 2020 07:43
News

St John's has a list of places and people we pray for which runs over a three month cycle. We pray these prayers at 8.30 every morning in St John's. 

Published by Giles Goddard on Sun, 1 Mar 2020 08:28
News

We're delighted to welcome the Commonwealth Resounds! for a special service on Sunday 15th March at 11 a.m.  ...

Published on Wed, 5 Feb 2020 17:30
News

Book a table at our coffee morning and table-top sale

Monday 24th February

11am to 2pm (set up 1...

Published on Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:00
News

On Tuesday February 25th, St John’s Waterloo will hold a Race Night for ReIgnite 2021. ...

Published on Tue, 17 Dec 2019 14:34
News

Giles Goddard on Robert Elms Show

Published on Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:17
News

Diaries out: Friday 17th January is the first-ever Reignite Take Top Sale

Published on Sun, 8 Dec 2019 08:10
News

Join us this Sunday at 10.30am, to hear Bach’s Advent Cantata 147, with soloists, trumpet and oboe. 

Published on Wed, 4 Dec 2019 12:21
News

Welcome to the first edition of our Reignite newsletter. The purpose is simple: to keep you informed about the imminent renovatio...

Published on Tue, 3 Dec 2019 18:39
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Date: Saturday 11th January 2020

Time: 2-5pm today

St John's Waterloo


Join us as we open the church for our annua...

Published on Wed, 27 Nov 2019 12:44
News

Join us for a beautiful service, with choirs, brass and organ! 

Published on Tue, 19 Nov 2019 19:32
News

Hans Feibusch wall painting at St John's comes under the spotlight

Published on Thu, 31 Oct 2019 00:00
News

Bookings are now open for a rip-roaring New Year Ceilidh in support of transforming St John's Waterloo.

Published by Giles Goddard on Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:45
News

Journeying in the Margins: a Parish Quiet Day on Saturday 30th November from 10.00am to 5.00pm at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine in Limehouse, a few minutes' walk from Li...

Published on Tue, 15 Oct 2019 13:08
News

Silent walkers continue, despite ban.

Published on Mon, 7 Oct 2019 16:05
News

Carbon-neutral crypt taking shape as plans for redevelopment move forward.

Published by Giles Goddard on Tue, 1 Oct 2019 09:52
News

St John's supported the Climate Strike on 20th September and is supporting the Extinction Rebellion actions planned for 7th October.  

Published on Wed, 25 Sep 2019 12:04
News

Calling young artists: Christmas Art Competition is open.

Published on Sat, 21 Sep 2019 13:19
News

The Bridge to Employment reports its best results yet, following student success.

Published on Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:17
News

News from South Bank & Waterloo Neighbours

Published on Tue, 10 Sep 2019 11:13
News

Position:

Finance Officer, 

The Bridge at Waterloo,

St John’s Church,

Waterloo, SE1 8TY...

Published on Fri, 6 Sep 2019 10:28
News

Join a banquet on Friday October 4th to celebrate plans for St John's!

Published on Mon, 1 Jul 2019 12:56
News

Chancellor of the Diocese of Southwark approves remodelling of main interior worship space.

Published on Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:13
News

Join a Ceilidh at St John's Waterloo, and raise money for ReIGNITE 2021

Published on Wed, 5 Jun 2019 10:20
News

Campaign to renovate St John's Waterloo moves forward

Published on Thu, 2 May 2019 08:00
News

A thrilling mix of art, music and creativity light ups Waterloo Festival June 6 - 23

Published on Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:25
News

St John's made headlines over the Easter weekend for its role in the Extinction Rebellion protest

Published on Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:26
News

Our award-winning Churchyard praised in South London Press.

Published on Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:13
News

Daniel Gregory, Programme Manager at The Bridge at Waterloo, tells us about the next Job Skills Course, May 7th-9th

Forthcoming Services

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MAR

First Service (Service of the Word) followed by breakfast

Date: 
Sunday, 29 March 2020 09:00 - 10:00
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29
MAR

Parish Eucharist, with Junior Church (followed by refreshments)

Date: 
Sunday, 29 March 2020 10:30 - 11:30
St John's Church

29
MAR

Evening Prayer

Date: 
Sunday, 29 March 2020 18:00 - 19:00

30
MAR

Morning Prayer

Date: 
Monday, 30 March 2020 08:30 - 09:00

31
MAR

Morning Prayer

Date: 
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 08:30 - 09:00

31
MAR

Lunchtime Eucharist

Date: 
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 13:00 - 13:30

31
MAR

Vespers

Date: 
Tuesday, 31 March 2020 18:00 - 18:30

01
APR

Morning Prayer

Date: 
Wednesday, 1 April 2020 08:30 - 09:00

02
APR

Morning Prayer

Date: 
Thursday, 2 April 2020 08:30 - 09:00

02
APR

Lunchtime Eucharist

Date: 
Thursday, 2 April 2020 13:00 - 13:30

04
APR

Morning Prayer

Date: 
Saturday, 4 April 2020 08:30 - 09:00

05
APR

First Service (Service of the Word) followed by breakfast

Date: 
Sunday, 5 April 2020 09:00 - 10:00
St John's Church

05
APR

Parish Eucharist, with Junior Church (followed by refreshments)

Date: 
Sunday, 5 April 2020 10:30 - 11:30
St John's Church

05
APR

Okusinza mu Luganda

Date: 
Sunday, 5 April 2020 15:00 - 18:00
St John's Church

05
APR

Evening Prayer

Date: 
Sunday, 5 April 2020 18:00 - 19:00

06
APR

Morning Prayer

Date: 
Monday, 6 April 2020 08:30 - 09:00

07
APR

Morning Prayer

Date: 
Tuesday, 7 April 2020 08:30 - 09:00

07
APR

Lunchtime Eucharist

Date: 
Tuesday, 7 April 2020 13:00 - 13:30

07
APR

Vespers

Date: 
Tuesday, 7 April 2020 18:00 - 18:30

08
APR

Morning Prayer

Date: 
Wednesday, 8 April 2020 08:30 - 09:00

09
APR

Morning Prayer

Date: 
Thursday, 9 April 2020 08:30 - 09:00

09
APR

Lunchtime Eucharist

Date: 
Thursday, 9 April 2020 13:00 - 13:30

11
APR

Morning Prayer

Date: 
Saturday, 11 April 2020 08:30 - 09:00

12
APR

Eucharist (followed by breakfast)

Date: 
Sunday, 12 April 2020 09:00 - 09:45

12
APR

Parish Eucharist, with Junior Church (followed by refreshments)

Date: 
Sunday, 12 April 2020 10:30 - 11:30
St John's Church

12
APR

Evening Prayer

Date: 
Sunday, 12 April 2020 18:00 - 19:00

13
APR

Morning Prayer

Date: 
Monday, 13 April 2020 08:30 - 09:00

14
APR

Morning Prayer

Date: 
Tuesday, 14 April 2020 08:30 - 09:00

14
APR

Lunchtime Eucharist

Date: 
Tuesday, 14 April 2020 13:00 - 13:30

14
APR

Vespers

Date: 
Tuesday, 14 April 2020 18:00 - 18:30

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Interested in booking a room?

St John's and St Andrew's are ideal locations for a wide range of events, and our hire charges are very competitive.  Click here to see whether or not your preferred space is available on the date of your choice. 

 

AVAILABLE NOW!

 

Two workspaces are newly available to rent in the crypt at St John’s Waterloo.

 

In the heart of London, these rooms are ideal for office space, rehearsals, therapy and meetings or music lessons.

 

Contact Lorraine Spenceley in our bookings office to arrange a viewing.

Tel: 020 7633 9819. Email: bookings@stjohnswaterloo.org

 

Mendelssohn Room

 

 

The Mendelssohn Room is a bright and flexible space, suitable for theatre, dance and music rehearsals. Within the space is an attractive alcove office, which would be ideal for stage managers or production assistants.

 

The space also works very well for workshops, meetings and even art projects.

 

Sink, kettle, mugs, tea/coffee provided.

Contains a piano.

 

Measurements: 8m x 7m.

Alcove office included: 3.2m x 2.1m

 

 

Octavia Room

 

 

The Octavia Room is an ideal space for meetings of up to 15 people.  It contains a worktop with a sink, ample shelving and a storage cupboard. As well as meetings, the Octavia Room would be suitable for art projects or as an artist studio.

 

Measurements: 6.5m x 4.1m.

Sink, kettle, mugs, tea/coffee provided.

 

 

 

ALSO AVAILABLE

Two meeting rooms have become available to hire at St Andrew’s on Short Street, Waterloo.  

This is a fabulous location, equidistant from Waterloo station and Southwark tube station, and opposite the Young Vic with its many surrounding shops and restaurants.

For more information and to view either of the spaces, please contact Lorraine Spenceley, 020 7633 9819 or email: bookings@stjohnswaterloo.org 

 

ST ANDREW'S MEETING ROOM

 

 

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Newsletter

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Vicar's Blog

Published on Sat, 28 Mar 2020 11:47
Vicar's Blog

Dear all


Our worship tomorrow will be livestreamed on Zoom at 9 a.m and 10.30 a.m. You are welcome to join us, either online or by phone. The details and access are ...

Published on Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:40
Vicar's Blog

Dear all 


I was wondering how it would feel, when we went on to the fire escape outside the Vicarage to clap the NHS last night. As there are no other houses in Secker S...

Published on Thu, 26 Mar 2020 12:40
Vicar's Blog
Published on Wed, 25 Mar 2020 12:59
Vicar's Blog
Published on Tue, 24 Mar 2020 08:46
Vicar's Blog

Dear all 

As I lay awake last night I wondered who in the Bible might speak into this situation? The Bible isn't full of examples of global lockdown, and most of its sto...

Published on Mon, 23 Mar 2020 08:53
Vicar's Blog

Dear all

Someone asked me yesterday: 'how are you feeling, really?' I had to think about the answer to that question. I realised, as I thought about it, that this situati...

Published on Sat, 21 Mar 2020 11:02
Vicar's Blog
Published on Fri, 20 Mar 2020 11:14
Vicar's Blog

Published on Thu, 19 Mar 2020 10:45
Vicar's Blog

Dear all


Each day feels very different to me. Today I woke up feeling anxious and sad, as the reality begins to bite and the many ways in which our lives are radically di...

Published on Wed, 18 Mar 2020 12:16
Vicar's Blog
Published by Giles Goddard on Tue, 17 Mar 2020 07:59
Vicar's Blog

Today's email to St John's Congregation:   17th March 2020 

Dear all

First can I say that this comes with huge a...

Published by Giles Goddard on Wed, 12 Feb 2020 17:59
Vicar's Blog

Today the General Synod overwhelmingly passed a motion to set 2030 as the target date for the C of E to become carbon neutral. It's a challenging target but, St John's is already pla...

Published by Giles Goddard on Sat, 1 Feb 2020 10:01
Vicar's Blog

I'm part of the Living in Love and Faith initiative in the C of E. I was as dismayed as many others about the Statement which the House of Bishops released last week, and I was ...

Published by Elaine Wright on Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:34
Vicar's Blog

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2020. It has been a wonderful start to the New Year. Nearly 100 people joined us for our second Ceilidh which raised a tremendous £3,000 for ...

Published by Giles Goddard on Sat, 20 Jul 2019 11:35
Vicar's Blog

St John's congregation and the employment training work we do feature in a video made by the Diocese of Southwark. Our Programme Manager, Daniel Gregory, speaks with conviction ...

Published by Giles Goddard on Wed, 29 May 2019 10:46
Vicar's Blog

I have been reading the Waterloo Festival Magazine. A series of interviews with performers and the people behind the events at this ...

Published by Giles Goddard on Mon, 15 Apr 2019 07:55
Vicar's Blog

St John's is supporting Extinction Rebellion - the Vicar explains why -

Published by Giles Goddard on Thu, 31 Jan 2019 18:40
Vicar's Blog

Become a Festival Friend or Patron!

Published by Giles Goddard on Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:10
Vicar's Blog

Dear All 

It’s that time of year again – a time when many of us will be travelling, meeting with family, or staying at home and putting our feet up. It’s a t...

Published by Giles Goddard on Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:32
Vicar's Blog

On 15th November we will bury a Time Capsule. With drinks, canapes, sparklers and live music, St John’s will honour the past with a time capsule filled with contemporary artef...

Published by Giles Goddard on Tue, 9 Oct 2018 07:56
Vicar's Blog

The St John's Rule of Life initiative is being well received. Some proposed events to help take it forward...

Published by Giles Goddard on Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:49
Vicar's Blog

There's a unique pop-up exhibition, Waterloo Lives! open to all over Friday September 28th– 30th(see link for opening hours...

Published by Giles Goddard on Wed, 9 May 2018 11:42
Vicar's Blog

It’s that time of year again. The sun has reappeared, temperatures are rising nicely and the gates of St John’s will soon be festooned with banners proclaiming 2018’s Wate...

Published by Giles Goddard on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:36
Vicar's Blog

It’s been a while since I updated everyone on development plans at St John’s. The good news is that things are proceeding apace. ...

Published by Giles Goddard on Sun, 29 Oct 2017 03:05
Vicar's Blog

Dear all

Tuhan bersama-samu! The Lord be with you! 

I've just returned from a very solid sung Eucharist in the Anglican Cathedral he...

Published by Giles Goddard on Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:39
Vicar's Blog

At the start of Digital Futures 2017, there was much excitement, and also a touch of anxiety. Last summer’s inaugural course had been such a success; would we be able to replicate ...

Published by Giles Goddard on Wed, 3 May 2017 13:14
Vicar's Blog

We live in a fast changing world. The question of what gives a place its unique character has never been more important. This year's Waterloo Festival, which runs throughout Jun...

Published by Giles Goddard on Sun, 30 Apr 2017 08:26
Vicar's Blog

Anne Critchley, a member of the 10.30 congregation here at St John's, has a suggestion. In the light of all the anxiety in the world, especially in relation to North Korea & the...

Published by Giles Goddard on Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:02
Vicar's Blog

I'm relieved and delighted that General Synod voted not to take note of the House of Bishops' Report on Marriage and Same Sex relationships. Here's the speech I gave in the deb...

Published by Giles Goddard on Sat, 11 Feb 2017 11:08
Vicar's Blog

The House of Bishops' report on Marriage and Same Sex relationships is not fit for purpose and should be rejected.

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