There are 23 photo albums.

  • Easter Flowers 2023 (17 photos)

    A selection of photographs of the flowers in the church on Easter Sunday, 2023.

    Easter flowers

  • Easter Coffee Morning April 2023 (4 photos)

    A big thank you to everyone who came along today to support the coffee morning. Despite the weather, it was a lovely morning. Lots of people, a great deal of chat and a chance to catch up with people.

    Thank you to David and Sally for running the raffle, Jackie and Hazel for manning the cake stall and Helen and Carol on refreshments.

    Thank you also to everyone who very generously donated items for the raffle, we had a wonderful selection of prizes 38 in all.

    I am delighted to tell you that we made a profit of 487.90 pounds, a superb amount . Thank you again

    Coffee Cups

  • AFIA Fish-and-Chips Lunch March 2023 (7 photos)

    The Mothers' Union's annual fish-and-chips fundraising lunch for the 'Away From It All' (AFIA) programme took place on Saturday, 4th March. About 60 people enjoyed fish and chips from J. Henry's in Hedge End, as well as ice cream sundaes, traditional bread and butter and cups of tea. Sea songs were played in the background and the Underhill Centre Main Hall was festooned with bunting, all of which made a very early spring day seem like the height of British summer. 440 pounds profit was realised for the charity.

    General View of the Underhill Centre Main Hall

  • Coffee Morning November 2022 (6 photos)

    These are photos of the stalls at the coffee morning held on Saturday, 19th November, to raise funds for our church. A profit of 536.40 pounds was raised.


  • Coffee Morning M-t-S Oct 2022 (7 photos)

    A fundraising coffee morning was held in the Underhill Centre on Saturday, 22nd October 2022 to raise funds for the Mission to Seafarers. Stalls included: Mission to Seafarers Christmas cards and Advent calendars; crafts; raffle; quilt raffle; and cakes. Coffees and teas were available with a request for donations. Peta Walimsley, Mission to Seafarers Southampton branch chairman, came and spoke on the work the Mission does and quoted a fascinating amount of figures showing how much the Seafarers need assistance. The total profit raised was 345 pounds.

    Flag and Poster

  • MU Cathedral Prayers 2022 (4 photos)

    The St John's branch of the Mothers' Union led the prayers in the Epiphany Chapel in Winchester Cathedral on Wednesday, 5th October. The theme was 'Are We Fulfilling Our Stewardship to God's Creation?' The net of flowers that was made by St John's Thursday craft group and used at the church Harvest Joy event was taken and draped over the altar rail in the Epiphany Chapel.

    Epiphany Chapel

  • Harvest Joy Festival 2022 (28 photos)

    St John's Church hosted a 'Festival of Harvest Joy' for this year's Harvest Festival from the 23rd to the 25th September 2022. The 'Flower' ladies decorated the church; the Art Group displayed their work in the Underhill Centre; and scarecrows were in abundance in, out, and around the church.

    There was a contest for the best scarecrow (6 years to 11 years and 12 years and upward).

    The Shed was decorated in harvest theme and was used as an area where people could take photos of children/grandchildren or even 'selfies'.

    There were refreshments available throughout the open period.

    Those represented were:

    St John's Church Flower ladies
    The Underhill Art Group
    Crafty Thursdays
    Hedge End Garden Club
    Hedge End Flower Club

    The chancel and sanctuary

  • Sea Sunday 2022 (2 photos)

    Sea Sunday is the second Sunday in July and St John's Church, in conjunction with the Mission to Seafarers, celebrated it on the 10th of July. The entire service revolved around the sea and those who work on it were remembered in prayers and hymns. A retiring collection at the end of the service brought in over 200 pounds.

    There will be a coffee morning to raise funds for the Mission to Seafarers in the Underhill Centre at St John's Church on Saturday, 22nd October 2022 from 10am to 12noon. The featured speaker will be Mrs Peta Walmisley, the chairman of the Southampton committee of the Mission to Seafarers.

    The official Mission to Seafarers flag

  • MU Summer of Hope Tea 2022 (4 photos)

    The Mothers' Union held their annual fund-raising event in August and raised 238 pounds for the MU Summer of Hope Appeal and St John's Church.

    Tables and Chairs

  • Underhill Centre 20th Anniversary 2022 (2 photos)

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Underhill Centre, a celebration lunch was held on 23rd July 2022. Catered by Carol Watson and her team, the meal was enjoyed by approximately 50 people. The Rev'd Cliff Bannister, retired, who was vicar of St John's when the Underhill Centre was opened, was also present and gave a very interesting speech detailing the trials and tribulations of getting the Centre through the perilous route of planning permission and building works.

    One of the food choices was chicken - yum!

  • Easter Flowers 2017 (14 photos)

    Easter Flowers 2017

    Easter flowers

  • Easter Flowers 2016 (10 photos)

    Photographs of the Easter Flowers, 2016

    Easter flowers

  • Harvest 2015 (9 photos)

    Flowers around the church for Harvest 2015

    Harvest flowers

  • Easter Flowers 2015 (10 photos)

    Pictures of flower arrangements, Easter 2015

    Easter flowers

  • Christmas 2014 (9 photos)

    Christmas as St Johns, 2014

    The Crib

  • Flower Festival 2013 (58 photos)

    Pictures of the flower arrangements at St John's Flower Festival, 21 - 23 June 2013.


  • View From The Tower (8 photos)

    A series of pictures that were taken in 2001 from the Bell Tower. Note the construction underway on the Underhill Centre in the view westward

    Eastward View

  • Carved Stone Heads (31 photos)

    Amazingly there are over thirty carved stone heads in and around the church. Often they would be representations of disciples; influential local and national figures and sometimes the stonemason would do a self portrait! We can only guess at some of them now - maybe someone out there knows a little more?

    Stone Carving 020

  • Wildlife & Peace Garden (29 photos)

    All creatures great and small - Photos taken within the Wildlife and Peace Garden

    Beetle with his shining armour

  • Stained Glass Windows (51 photos)

    We often glance at the stained glass windows in our churches, but do we really look at the incredible details that they contain?

    St John Window02  Detail - St John

  • 945@9.45 Gallery (86 photos)

    Pictures from the 945@9.45 Services

    Prayer & Meditation Space18

  • Flower Arrangers' Gallery (57 photos)

    Some examples of the flower arrangements that have graced our church

    2012 Easter Flowers

  • St John's (23 photos)

    Photographs of in and around St John's

    St John's

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