O Lord, you stand appalled to see your laws of love so scorned & lives so broken (download)
Rob Hinton, 06/10/2019
O Lord, while precious children starve the tools of war increase (download)
Laura Polaine, 15/09/2019
O Lord, the clouds are gathering the fire of Judgment burns (download)
Russell Jones, 08/09/2019
The new community (download)
Nigel Poole, 28/07/2019
Open House (download)
Nigel Poole, 21/07/2019

What's What


This stands for Parochial Church Council, which is elected by members of St John’s at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM). The PCC has complete legal and financial responsibility for the ministry at St John’s. It comprises 15 members, including the Minister and Church Wardens. It meets about eight times per year and has two sub committees looking after finance and the site redevelopment. Members usually serve ‘staggered’ three-year terms, so there are elections every year but good continuity as well.

Church Wardens

Our two Church Wardens are also elected and are our most senior lay leaders. They are legally responsible with the Minister for the fabric of the church buildings. In practice they serve as key advisors and leaders. They can serve for up to six years, elected each year at the APCM.

Electoral Roll

In the Church of England, one of the ways we can show our commitment to Christ’s Church expressed through the local church is by joining the Electoral Roll. Anyone over the age of 16 who has been attending St John’s for at least six months can join. We normally update the roll in March every year.

The Diocese

We are part of the Diocese of Rochester under the leadership of Bishop James Langstaff. The Diocese is also subdivided into three ArchdeaconriesOur 
Archdeaconry covers the boroughs of Bromley and Bexley. We are also linked with other parishes in Beckenham and Penge in what is called a Deanery. The clergy of the Deanery meet regularly at Chapter meetings and there is an elected lay body called the Deanery Synod which meets four times per year. Elections for this are held every third year and our representatives are ex officio members of the PCC too. There is also a Diocesan Synod and the General Synod for the whole Church of England.
Little Fish!
09:30 Wednesday 13 November, St John's Church, Penge
Big Fish!
09:00 Saturday 16 November, St John's Church, Penge
Morning Worship
10:30 Sunday 17 November, St John's Church, Penge
Evening Reflective Service
18:30 Sunday 17 November, St John's Church, Penge
Little Fish!
09:30 Monday 18 November, St John's Church, Penge
Little Fish!
09:30 Wednesday 20 November, St John's Church, Penge
All Age Worship
10:30 Sunday 24 November, St John's Church, Penge
Little Fish!
09:30 Monday 25 November, St John's Church, Penge