Events in 2024

This year we have more events for everyone in our local community, check back here as we add more dates and information.

Text Choir in a Day Faure's Requiem over image of the inside of the church bathed in rays of light

Choir in a Day

Faure's Requiem

Saturday 2nd November

Rehearsal 9.30 am, Concert 5pm


The rehearsal.

Join us as we create a Choir-in-a-Day to sing Faure's Requiem at St John's Church, Loughton. The choir is open to anyone who enjoys singing and wants to join others to sing a beautiful requiem and raise money for St Claire's Hospice. Whether you've been singing in choirs for years, or haven't sung since you were in school, you are very welcome to join us.

Saturday 2nd November
9.30 Registration and coffee/tea
10am Rehearsal, including sectional rehearsals.
5pm Performance

Tickets are £15 and include light refreshments through the day. We will ask for your mobile number in order to add you to the choir WhatsApp group so that we can share the practice tracks in advance. Please select a ticket for the section you sing in. Book your ticket here.

The Performance
Please invite as many people as possible to watch the performance. There is NO CHARGE to watch the performance, instead we will ask for donations in the retiring collection.
All proceeds from the retiring collection will go to St Claire's Hospice.

After the Performance
The bar will be open in the hall, to give you time to unwind and revel in the performance.

We really hope that you decide to join our first Choir-in-a-Day and encourage others to do the same.


St John's Summer Social

Sunday 23rd June 12 - 4

Our Summer Social this year was amazing! Thanks to our live performers The Verdict, Taran, Noah and Elijah, and to the dance groups Straight Up Dance, Dance 21 and the Line Dancers for the amazing entertainment you all provided. Thanks also to 30th Loughton Scouts, 12th Loughton Brownies, St John's Wives, Mother's Union, Deborah Jones and the Bell Ringers for all their support too. We'll be back next year for more live music, tower tours, art and stalls, and of course our Junior Bake Off and Dog Show.

Tombola and other stalls and people enjoying the sunshine while chatting with drinks

Elijah on the grassy stage under the shade of the tree.Dance 21Taran playing guitar on the grassySign post showing Art with Deborah, BBQ, Tower Tours, Toilets

The Verdict, from behind and some of the crowd watching sitting on hay bales

Lady looking in a tunnel, and child at the other end with a dog insideSplat the rat with a lady and girl standing either sideBarbara with the winning cakes from the junior bake offGirl playing the honey and locust game choosing a matchstick

Straight Up Dance

Events in 2023

Fireworks 2023 banner. Shows image of the St John's logo with fireworks behind it. Text reads Saturday 4th November 6pm St Johns Church, Church Lane, Loughton. Tickets Adults £7, Children £4

St John's Fireworks

Saturday 4th November 2023 6pm

Adults £7 Children £4

We will have our usual fantastic firework display, along with stalls, BBQ, and refreshments including a cash bar.  Gates will open at 6pm, bonfire at 6.45pm and fireworks at 7pm. The firework display will be in two parts with an interval in-between.

This is usually a sell out event - so buy your tickets here or use the QR code QR code that has a link to the tickets page to avoid disappointment

Please note

  • No parking facilities on site.
  • All entrants must have a ticket.
  • Tickets can be printed or brought on your smart phone.
  • The PCC reserve the right to remove anyone from the site who is behaving in a dangerous or inappropriate manner.
  • Anyone attempting to enter the site except through the proper entrance will be removed.
  • No sparklers are allowed on site.



Barn Dance and Harvest Supper

We had a fantastic barn dance this year with live music from the brilliant Spring Heeled Jacks, and scrumptions food from our catering team of Allanage, David and Kat. Thanks to all who helped prepare the event and who attended, we also raised £150 for the food bank.













St John's Summet Social

On Sunday 25th June we are celebrating St John the Baptist in several different ways.


10 am Joint Service and First Communion

12 noon St John’s Social. BBQ and Fete

6 pm Choral Evensong

Key Information

The 10am service

  • Service starts at 10am and is a joint service for all who attend St John’s
  • Parking will be very limited so if at all possible, please walk or use public transport
  • Please arrive early as the church gets full

St John’s Social

  • Tickets are FREE, and if you book in advance you get a free Burger/hotdog with each ticket.
  • Booking in advance helps us cater properly, and is simple
  • We need YOU to enter our bake-off! Please bring your home made cakes on the day.
  • The bar will be open, and tokens for stalls can be bought in the hall. We prefer card payments, but if paying cash please try to bring change.
  • Feel free to bring picnic blankets - and a change of clothes for youngsters who have dressed up for their first communions. Please remeber that you may wish to have different footware suitable for the field.
  • If the weather is not so good most stalls will be brought inside.

Choral Evensong

  • This is a beautiful service to round off the day, please feel free to join us back in church to listen to the choir before you head home.


  1. Book your FREE tickets here
  2. Bake your cakes for the bake off
  3. Spread the word to friends and family

We look forward to seeing you on the 25th


Auction of Promises for Christian Aid

This year we are holding an auction to support Christian Aid. If you've never been to an Auction of Promises before it's very similar to any other kind of auction, the only difference is that the Lots are promises of people's skills and time, rather than physical items. Lots can include anything from lawn mowing and ironing, to a session of yoga or a free consultation (finance, tax, beauty - the possibilities are endless!). 

To donate a pledge complete the form below






Events in 2022

2022 was a busy year. Follow the links to see what we got up to last year. 


St John's Fireworks was back for 2022 and was SOLD OUT well before the evening

We had our usual fantastic firework display, along with stalls, BBQ, and refreshments including a cash bar.  Gates opened at 6pm, bonfire at 6.45pm and fireworks at 7pm. The firework display was in two parts with an interval in-between..


A field of round hay bales with the words 'Barn dance and Harvest Supper' around one of them. Silhouttes of band players are playing their instruments in the field

Barn Dance and Harvest Supper Saturday 1st October 2022

Our Barn Dance and Harvest Festival was a great success and completely SOLD OUT!

On Saturday 1st October we enjoyed a lovely 2 course meal and then danced to live music by the fantastic ceilidh and folk band Newick Folk Jenny, the Caller gave us great instructions and the dance floor was packed from the first dance. If you missed out this year, then keep an eye on our events page as we have more events planned!

Band on stage playing various instruments with gold sparkly backgroundGroup of people, mainly in checked shirts, standing in a line, one clapping above his head, other skipping

St John's Celebrates 25th & 26th June 2022

We began with our St Johns Celebrates weekend incorporating both Jubileee celebrations and our annual Patronal Festival. On Saturday evening we held our Jubilee Jive followed on the Sunday by Picnic, Pimms and Hymns

Girl looking surprised holding a broken coconut


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