Munch with Music October 2023 John Woodhouse

John demonstrated the width of his repertoire, with pieces reflecting the RAF, the Proms and the sacred. We have excerpts in the video of some of these.
John has been the resident organist at St John's for six years.

Pizza and Pasta Quiz Night

Pizza and pasta on table.

Tickets £15 per person, pizza or pasta included in the price. Teams up to a maximum of 6 people.
All profits going to St. John’s Church.

Please let us know the number of tickets you'd like, whether you’d like pizza or pasta to eat, and of any allergies or dietary requirements. 

Date: Friday 27th October 2023, time: 7pm
Place: St. John’s Church Hall, Clareville Road, Caterham, CR3 6LA (church postcode)
Park: In the local roads - Morrisons closes the car park shortly after the store closes at 9pm.

Please bring with you something to drink - alcoholic or non-alcoholic and your own glasses & cutlery, plus money for the Raffle.

Looking forward to a very enjoyable evening!

Please note, no information supplied for the administration of this quiz will be kept beyond 31 December 2023.

Come along to Green Club!

Person holding a frisbee.

Come along to Green Club, St John's Youth group for fun, green activities and community projects. Open to 11 to 15 year olds, we meet once a month.

For October's meeting (Sunday 8th October) we will meet at 11.15am outside St John's to walk up to the woods, throw a frisbee around and chat. Our new Vicar Jaimee is able to join us to get to know our young people a bit. No previous frisbee skills necessary!

Hear Here Clinic on Thursday 5th October

October Hear Here poster, Westway 5 October 9:30am to 11:30am.

There will be a Hear Here Clinic on Thursday 5th October from 9:30 - 11:30 at the Westway Centre. Please do come along if you need advice, support, maintenance or batteries for your NHS hearing aid.

Munch with Music - October 2023

Munch with Music October 2023 poster. John Woodhouse gives a church organ recital from 12:45pm.

The next Munch with Music will be held in the church on 4th October 2023 featuring John Woodhouse on the church organ.
You are invited to bring your own ‘Munch’.
Admission is free, donations are welcome.
Coffee, tea and biscuits from 12:15pm, with the performance starting at 12:45pm and lasting about 45 minutes.
The following Munch will be on 1st November, with musicians from Trinity Laban.

The Collation and Induction of Revd. Jaimée Summers

Jaimée is led to the church door by Moira.A view of the inside of the church from the ringing chamber during the induction service.
Twenty three years since the last collation and induction service at St John the Evangelist and on 25 September 2023 it was Jaimée's time to take up the benefice.
Bishop Rosemarie led the service in which many assents, oaths and reaffirmations were made. However, while embedded in the past, the service pointed to a joyful future, centered on the Good Shepard, a parish led and served by our new priest.
Welcome Jaimée 🙂

Harvest lunch

A view of the harvest lunch in the church hall.A view of the harvest lunch in the church hall, inclusing Jaimée.
The Harvest Lunch on 24 September was an enjoyable get together to celebrate God's bounty given to us, and by donation pass some of that on to Caterham Foodbank and Welcare.

There were new faces, including the soon to be vicar, and some familiar faces. My face was fairly slack jawed as I'd returned from holiday in the wee small hours of the morning :)

Harvest Festival

Vegtables in a basket.

We will be supporting the Caterham Foodbank and Welcare at our service on 24 September.

If this can be in monetary form, that would be ideal, with cheques or money in a sealed envelope showing which charity it is to go to. Non-
perishable foods will still be accepted as these can be taken to the Foodbank on the Thursday when they are open.

There will be a Harvest Lunch to follow in the Church Hall. No information yet.

Heritage Open Days 2023 at St John's full programme

Heritage Open Days St John's Churcg Caterham 15 to 17 September 2023Herital Open Days St John's Church programme for 15 to 17 September.

Download the Word version of the St John's Heritage Open Days poster.
Download the Word version of the St John's Heritage Open Days programme.


The Church is opening as part of the Heritage Open Days on the above dates.  “Creativity Unwrapped” is the national theme for this year’s HODs, and we are delighted that so many local community groups are coming to either set up a stall to display who they are and what they do; run craft sessions for people to do or do a performance.  There is also a Tower Tour on all 3 days.

The following groups will have a stall set up around the church:

  • St. John’s Guides & Brownies – Stained Glass patterns on glass jars
  • Caterham Trefoil Guild – Pyrographyon wood
  • The Green Club – photos of local flora and fauna
  • C.O.A.T.
  • CHECKKimilili
  • Age UK
  • The Westway
  • Caterham Rotary
  • Caterham & District Horticultural Society
  • East Surrey Museum –artworks – paintings, drawings, embroideries etc of local scenes or people, that we rarely get the opportunity to display
  • The Bourne Society – hopefully with archive photos & history of St. John’s

The Mothers’ Union will be running refreshments throughout the weekend.

Opening Times:

Friday 15th: ​​10am - 5pm
Saturday 16th: ​​10am – 4pm
Sunday 17th: ​​10am –4pm (There is a service for the 1st hour)

Organiser of St. John’s HODs



Friday (15th) 10am - 5pm
  • 1pm: St John's School Choir (years 4, 5 & 6) 25 minutes approx
  • 3.45pm - 4.45pm: Tower Tour
  • Paracise may be able to come today, but no times advised yet.
Saturday (16th) 10am - 4pm
  • 10.05am - 10.40am: Free Spirit Music Group
  • 10:45am: KCA Dance Academy - Dance Showcase - 15 minutes
  • 11.15am - 12.15pm: Tower Tour
  • 12.30pm - 2pm: Caterham School Singing Recital
  • 2pm: The Westway Hand Chimes setting up for short session
  • 2.30pm: The Westway Singing Group
  • - The Westway Hand Chimes to follow
Sunday (17th) 10am - 4pm
  • 10am: Sons of Praise Service - 1 hour approx
  • 11.45am - 12.45pm: Tower Tour
  • 1pm - 2pm: Sketching inside and outside - bring your own materials
  • 2pm - 3pm: Organ recital for 30 minutes, followed by an opportunity to have a go at playing it

Surrey Churches Ride & Stride

Ride and Stride for Churches logo.

The Surrey Churches Preservation Trust runs the Ride & Stride (on bikes or walking) on the second Saturday of September (Saturday 9th September 2023) each year to raise money for both the Trust and for participating churches, with half the money raised going to each.

Raising money is ever more important as repairs to churches rather came to a halt during the pandemic but the need has not gone away.

It is open to everyone to take part, whether church-goers or not, bikers, hikers and other visitors, whether by car, mobility scooter or horse.

Our riders and striders will need sponsorship for their efforts and Julie Woodland is going to take part. If you would like to sponsor her, please complete the Sponsorship Form which Julie has or there’s one at the back of the church.

Would more people like to take part  – a great way to walk the dog ? If so, please use our contact form to get the details.

Do have a great day out!

Julie Woodland, our church organiser

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