The Road Below Me

A free Saturday lunchtime concert at 1pm on 18th January at 1pm. Retiring collection with donations for Light Project Peterborough and Garden House.

Tuesdays Till Two will return on 18th February

Tuesdays Till Two will return on 18th February with the first in a season of seven concerts all featuring performers who are making their Tuesdays Till Two début.

Here is the line up so far:

18th February: Lantivet Duo (Violin & Piano)
25th February: Adam Parrish (Piano)
3rd March: Lizzy Humphries, Robert Medina + accompanist (Soprano, Baritone & Piano)
10th March: Gus Orchard (Organ)
17th March: Krassimira Jeliazkova-Jones and Elizbeth Mucha (Violin & Piano)
24th March: Valentin Schiedermair (Piano)
31st March: Dana Morgan and Charles Matthews (Flute & Piano)

Following the Easter break concerts will resume on 21st April with a solo piano concert by Irena Radić. Other dates already confirmed are:

28th April: Angharad Rowlands (Soprano)
5th May: Stephen Raine (Piano)
19th May: Antonio Oyarzabal (Piano)
26th May: Katharine Parsons and Fergus Black (Viola/viola d’amore & organ)
9th June: Alexander Ardakov (Piano)
16th June: Kramer-Durcan Duo (Violin & Piano)

News round-up

Tuesdays Till Two is taking a break over the Christmas period, but there are still plenty of events at St John’s in coming weeks.

First, on 15th December at 6.30pm is the annual Festival of Lessons and Carols, to be followed by mince pies and mulled wine.

Then on 20th December, also at 6.30pm we have Christmas Heralds!

On Christmas Eve there will be a Crib Service at 3pm, and  the Midnight Eucharist of the Nativity at 11.30pm.

2019 has been a fairly quiet year for evening concerts at St John’s, but 2020 is already looking much busier:

Already confirmed dates are:

17th January at 8.30pm: Austin Gold Acoustic Night
6th March from 7pm: Howard Hewett Soul Night
28th March at 7.30pm: Anna Lapwood Organ Recital

Tuesdays Till Two lunchtime concerts will return on 18th February with a season of concerts all featuring performers appearing for the first time.

17th January at 8.30pm: Austin Gold – Acoustic Night

Austin Gold return to St John’s to perform songs from their two albums, plus some of their favourite covers. All played acoustically in the beautiful settings of St John’s. You can watch video from their March 2018 concert here.

Tickets, price £7, are available from wegottickets (70p booking fee applies). Doors open at 8pm, the performance starts at 8.30pm and will end around 10pm.

20th December: 6.30pm Evening Concert: Christmas Heralds!

After the success of our “A Christmas Garland” concert last year with mezzo-soprano Gabriella Pineda-Rodrigues, St John’s CIC is proud to present “Christmas Heralds”, an evening of Christmas music and readings, songs and carols featuring the outstanding talents of Gabriella and accompanist Kate Wishart, the bold sound of Capital Horns (& friends!), the voices of a choir of Gabriella’s students from various schools around Peterborough, and unusual but very Christmassy interval refreshments from the Tuesdays Till Two pop-up café team.

Further details of the programme for the evening will be announced soon.

Book nowLast year A Christmas Garland was our biggest evening event of 2018, enjoyed by around 150 people, and raising over £250 for Safer off the Streets and we are expecting this year’s event to be just as popular. Advance tickets are available online for only £9, and a limited number of tickets are available at a special early-bird price of £8.50 until the end of November. Advance tickets will also be available from St John’s at £8. Any tickets remaining will be available on the door at £10.

3rd December: 7.30pm General Election Hustings for Peterborough Parliamentary Constituency

On 12th December, voters across the country go to the polls to elect new MPs in a General Election. On 3rd December St John’s will be the venue for a hustings where members of the public can put questions to some of the candidates standing in the Peterborough parliamentary constituency. The candidates from all the main parties have been invited. All are welcome to attend to hear the candidates answering questions asked by members of the audience.

The following candidates have been invited:

Paul Bristow: Conservative Party
Lisa Forbes: Labour Party
Mike Greene: Brexit Party
Beki Sellick: Liberal Democrats
Joseph Wells: Green Party

To submit a question for the hustings, please email it to the St John’s parish administrator, Jonathan Hanley ( ), or you can submit it by phone by calling the parish office on 01733 563978.

6th March 7pm to 10:30pm: Howard Hewett – Soul at St John’s

We’re excited to bring Howard Hewett, lead singer of R&B group Shalamar, to our historic church.

One of the most gifted vocalists in the Post-Marvin Gaye era of popular R&B, his voice led the group to worldwide fame on feel-good dance favourites ‘The Second Time Around’ and ‘A Night to Remember,’ the baby-making classic ‘For the Lover in You,’ as well as a number of beautiful B-side ballads like ‘You Can Count On Me’ and ‘Somewhere There’s a Love’.

Howard has worked with legends such as jazz artists as Joe Sample, Brian Culbertson George Duke & musical greats such as Tina Marie Earth, Wind and Fire & Stevie Wonder,

Performing an intimate show in this historic church with a stripped back live band, this is a rare opportunity to see the star up close. He’ll be performing some of the most celebrated tracks from the Shalamar catalogue as well as his own extensive solo back catalogue such as the 1986 winner, ‘I’m For Real’ and the long standing soul boy classic ‘Heaven Sent’

Special guest for the show and making her debut in Peterborough will be award winning UK Soulstress Natasha Watts who has suported the likes of Soul II Soul, Gladys Knight, Alexander O’Neal and Shalamar in the past.

Advance tickets are on sale now at £27.50 from See Tickets (booking fee applies).