On Sunday 24th September 2017 we will be returning to the main church building for a Harvest at 10.30am.
To celebrate the completed roof repairs, there will be a thanksgiving service on Sunday 1st October 2017 at 10.30am.
Noah's Ark Parents, Carers & Toddler's Playgroup
Held every Tuesday 10.30am - 12.30pm & Thurday 1.00-3.00pm in the Evans Room in the Community Centre. £1.50 per session. *Term time only
A place for fun, friendship & fellowship for all. We include active & messy play, stories & songtime aswell as a welcome environment for both children and adult to meet new friends over a cup of juice / tea!
For more information please contact Carole on 07768 453 931 // email@example.com
The Club Over 50's Social Club
Held every Wednesday 12.00 - 3.00pm in the Copland Room in the Community Centre.
£4.00 per session.
We are offering a weekley social activity to people over the age of fifty in the Brent area.
You are invited to join us in a number of activities including: keep fit classes, IT classes, games & a full two course meal.
For more information please contact Catherine on 020 8900 0543 // firstname.lastname@example.org
SWAY Careers Cafe
Held every Friday between 4.00 - 7.00pm in the Evans Room in the Community Centre. For young people 15-24 yrs. *Term time only
Providing young people with a welcoming environment where career advice is at hand including: help with CVs & Personal Satements, free internet access, with supportive staff for career & personal concerns.
For more information please contact Samantha on 07904 167 586
Community Coffee Morning
Held on the first Saturday of every month (excluding January & August) in the Church Lounge.
10.00am - 12noon.
Our monthy Coffee Morning welcomes all to come an enjoy home baked cakes and treats, refreshments & raffle. (Refreshments & baked goods are priced individually)
Help from Heaven through the Roof
A comprehensive roof repair has begun at the Grade II listed St John the Evangelist Church, High Road Wembley. The works commenced on 6th February and will cost around £185,000. It is expected to be completed by 30th May 2017.
The work is being partly funded by a £90,000 grant from the Government’s Roof Fund awarded to the Church in June 2016. The parish is very grateful to the government’s Roof Fund Scheme, which is administered through the Listed Places of Worship Scheme. The vicar of the parish, The Revd. Preb. Francis Adu-Boachie said, “We acknowledge that without the government Roof Fund this repair work would have been beyond the resources of the Church. The fund is a great initiative that has proved to be a reliable source of funding for Churches and other institutions”.
The remaining £94,000 was raised by a massive effort from parishioners and friends of St Johns through various fund-raising methods.
St John the Evangelist Parish Church is a community Church built by the Copland sisters as gift to the people of Wembley in 1846. It is situated slightly off the High Road Wembley near Crawford Avenue and marked by beautiful flint finish.
The Parish Church has served the people of Wembley in diverse ways; from spiritual development to community action for people of all ages and needs over the years. The Parish continues to support the community through the Mum and Toddler Group, Careers Café for young people and a Lunch Club for people over fifty years. The homeless and other vulnerable people are supported through a Soup kitchen every Wednesday from 4pm.
The Parish has invested heavily to maintain this historic Grade II listed Church building over the years. Since 2005, We have spent over £700k on various works including underpinning the building, repairs to the roof of the Organ Chamber, restoring the highly-valued organ and the Lytch Gate.
However, in 2013, rain began to leak through the apex of the roof and the old ventilation system, dropping right in the nave and making it nearly impossible for some members of the congregation to worship when there is a severe rainfall.
A new roof will enable the Church to complete the implementation of its strategy for the restoration of the entire Church building, providing a secure facility for the use of the community and enhancing the environmental capacities of the building. It will ensure the opening of the Church during weekdays as a place of tranquility and hospitality on a busy High Road. The historic St Johns Church continue to serve as an attraction to tourist over the world. People with connections to Wembley and Brent regularly visit the place where older members of the family were baptised or married and where the remains of their loved ones are buried.
The Parish would like to express our sincere appreciation to all who have supported their fund-raising.