Heritage weekend at St John’s
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About The Event
Built in 1843, St John’s is a Grade II listed building, with an iron work rood screen and gilded triptych altar piece. Remodelled by John L Pearson in 1889, it features stained glass by Clayton Bell, richly moulded doorways and a fine Father Willis organ. It is the oldest church in Redhill. The building is typical of Pearson's major churches, including Truro Cathedral.
Refreshments will be available in our new community building throughout the weekend, including cream teas on Sunday.
Exhibitions include visiting Ernest Cooper's War Memorial and details of the First World War, plus the history of St John's School. Tour the bell tower and our new community centre.
Saturday 8 September:
10.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs: church open for tours and talks; refreshments in community building .
17.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs: recital by St John’s organist, Martin Hall, when Martin will share the secrets of the Father Willis organ, followed by sherry reception in the new building.
Organ recital pieces: 1) Chorale preludes ‘Vater unser’ and ‘Allein Gott’ by JS Bach 2) Toccata and Fugue in F by JS Bach 3) Rhosymedre by Vaughan Williams 4) Psalm prelude set 1 no 1 by Howells 5) Pari intervallo by Arvo Part 6) Von Himmel hoch by Karg Elert 7) Chorale no 3 by Franck
Sunday 9 September:
14.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs: church open for tours and talks.
17.30 hrs to 18.30 hrs: special Choral Evensong by the choir of St John’s, led by Music Director Clement Hetherington, and followed by a sherry reception.