On 12th July 2014, the 80th anniversary year of the construction of St John's, the church was consecrated by Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark. The following is a pictorial record of that happy event.
The Choir sang the Asperges whilst Abp Peter sprinkled the congregation and the building
The relics of three saints waiting to be placed into a special niche in the altar
The Old Testament Lesson
Still the Homily...
The Anointing of the Altar
A pause in the singing
A choir's eye view...
The lighting of the consecration candles
Distribution of Communion
Archbishop Peter and Fr Christopher
Apres-Mass lunch - it was amazing!
Lots was eaten and much fun had...