Events & News


-Welcome back, St. John's Church is open! Come celebrate the Eucharist with us on Sunday morning, 10h30, The Rev Paul Willis presiding with Monsieur Benjamin Prischi playing the hymns on the organ.


LIVE JAZZ FROM BEN PRISCHI AND FRIENDS

 

FRIDAY 03 June 18h30


MANU CARRE, BEN PRISCHI, FELIX JOVENIAUX AND SOFIAN EL MABROUK


Manu Carré is a teacher at the Conservatory of Menton and leader of the group Electric Five, with which he created the albums "Go", "Labyrinthe", "City Traffic" and "Soft Power". He regularly performs with Benjamin Prischi, a young and talented pianist and teacher from Menton who studied in Brussels and whose repertoire ranges from the works of Johann Sebastian Bach to jazz improvisations.
The group is completed by the presence of the double bass player Sofian El Mabrouk - and Felix Joveniaux on drums.

 

Tickets, 10€ at the door, St John's English Library, 31 ave Carnot, 06500 Menton.


Wednesday 11th May to Tuesday 07 June:
An exhibition of works by Joanne Mumford

Energy Creation and Differing Form

An exhibition of ocean, coastal rock and foilage

Oil on canvas paintings

Please stop by the library to see her work.

 


 A note from Fr David Houghton.

St John’s stands in the centre of Menton, right on the corner of the main Avenues and opposite the Casino. One of the Chaplaincies of the Anglican Diocese in Europe, since 1868 it has served an international community offering worship in English and welcoming people of all nations and traditions .

 

Following a decade of rebuilding and restoration the Church re-opened in July 2020. We had been expecting to celebrate with a Special Service of Dedication but the pandemic has made the past year one of cautious progress, nonetheless enabling the Sunday Morning Service to be offered weekly almost without a break.

 

The new pipe organ has been installed and we are delighted to be able to
offer music to enhance Worship. In September a plaque was unveiled at the visit from a delegation for the 2023 Rugby World Cup, including Maire M Guibal and player Frédéric Michalak.

 

Autumn months saw progress with more enhancements and opening of the English Library, but also further restrictions on travel so preventing many of the congregation to cross from Italy, or indeed Great Britain and other parts of the world. And it has similarly proved tricky for Locum Priests to make plans. We are so grateful to the Churchwardens and priests resident in nearby parts of France who have enabled Sunday services to be maintained. We intend to host more gatherings, both of prayer, social and musical.


We invite you to come and share our life in Jesus Christ!