Organist and Director of Music
Jack Stone has been Organist & Director of Music since September, 2019.
He is an ex-student of Chethams School of Music; graduate of the Royal College of Music, receiving the 2016 Harold Darke Prize, and an associated member of the Royal College of Organists. Jack has held accompanist posts at Dean Close School, Cheltenham; Tewkesbury Abbey; Carlisle Cathedral; Chelsea Ballet School and Morley Opera School, London.
St. John's Choir consists of dedicated singers of all ages. The Choir’s repertoire spans over seven centuries of music, and includes works by composers of the present day as well as ancient composers. Psalms are sung to traditional anglican chant (led by the choir and sung by the congregation) and plainsong is frequently sung.
As well as this traditional routine the choir occasionally sings 'on tour' at other local churches and cathedrals for concerts and services, the most recent being a full weekend of services at Southwark Cathedral in 2021.
The musical standard of the choir can be heard on Sundays and is testament to the dedication of its members.
St. John's music lists as wells as our notated hymn sheets can be found on the Worship page. Click here.
We are always happy to see candidates and auditions take place throughout the year. If you have any questions as to this process please contact the organist:
Mr Jack Stone, 353 Bromley Road, Catford, London, SE6 2RP.
The organ at St John's is a classic example of the late 19th century. The organ was built in 1878 by Alfred Hunter and then rebuilt by Mander in 1948. The instrument was originally from the church of All Saints, South Lambeth and was installed in St John's by Martin Cross Organ Builders in 1982. Cross also built a new oak-panelled drawstop console in the North Transept with EP action throughout. The Swell and Great Mixtures were also revised and a new organ blower was fitted. The organ is now maintained by Bishop & Son Organ Builders of Beethoven Street, London.
If you would like to get involved with music at St John's please contact us!