Blackheath is a great place. St. John’s parish is the part of Blackheath bordered by Westcombe Park Road (north), Rectory Fields (east), Shooters Hill Road (south) and Maze Hill (west). The parish is a mixture of residential, shopping and green space. Many church members live outside of the parish and join us from a wider area across London.
Louis Alexander is a member of the church team and a local resident and would be keen to hear from you about any local issues or concerns. We are keen to explore ways of serving the local community, caring for the whole parish and opening our doors.
There is a map on the How to Find Us page, along with travel information. Street parking is available around the church and buses stop nearby at the Blackheath Royal Standard.
We have many links to our local community including a secondary school: Blackheath Bluecoat school in Old Dover Rd, a pub: The British Oak Pub also in Old Dover Rd, Alcoholics Anonymous in St John’s Park and St John’s Park Neighbourhood Watch Association meeting in the church. Please browse the links and find out what they do. We also recently joined the the newly formed Royal Standard Business and Traders Association.
We are also involved practically in the local area through BESOM eg decorating, gardening. Click on the link to see what has been done in the past and how to be involved in future projects.
Members of the church have also volunteered to be Street Pastors in Woolwich..please click on the link to find out more.
St. John’s run a number of groups which reach out and work with other people in the local area. These groups are listed below.
Boys’ Brigade meets every Thursday during term time for fun activities, games and some Christian teaching.
Footprints is a parents and toddlers group which meets every Monday during term time.
Are you from overseas? If so, St John’s and the Internationals Group want to welcome you to the area.
Pam’s Pantry is a 3 course lunch prepared on the first Tuesday of every month for the elderly to enjoy.