about us

At St John’s, we aim to express the love, ministry, and person of Jesus Christ through our thoughts, words and actions.

Welcome!

You’re welcome to St. John’s Church, Plumstead. I am glad you’ve found us. We are a Church of England parish, made up of women, men and children from a wide variety of backgrounds. United by the love of Jesus, we feel called to be a warm and welcoming church where everyone can flourish.


We aim to express the love of Jesus Christ through our worship services and in our day-to-day engagements with our community. Our current membership is around 120 adults, with many children and teenagers. By the grace of God, we continue to work hard to ensure that St John’s remains a safe space for everyone to worship
freely. 


Our Worship services contain a variety of contemporary and traditional songs, with an all age service on the first Sunday of each month. Tea and coffee after the Sunday service is a great time to catch up with one another.


I hope you would join us in Church soon.


Thank you.
Timmy Ajayi
Vicar

Revd Timmy Ajayi

Vicar

vicar@stjohnsplumstead.org.uk

Szilvia Gajdacs

Administrator

admin@stjohnsplumstead.org.uk

Olaitan Fatoye

Church Warden

churchwarden@stjohnsplumstead.org.uk

Richard Ratajczak

Music Coordinator

music@stjohnsplumstead.org.uk

Sonia McIntosh, MBE

Pastoral Minister

pastoralcare@stjohnsplumstead.org.uk

Colin & Caroline Johannesen

Prayer Team Coordinators

prayerteam@stjohnsplumstead.org.uk

Wale Kalejaiye

Church Warden

churchwarden@stjohnsplumstead.org.uk

Parish Church Council/Trustees

Timmy Ajayi, Chair
Naby Adetosoye, Secretary
Sharon Davy, Treasurer
Richard Ratajczak, Vice Chair
Olaitan Fatoye
Wale Kalejaiye
Sonia McIntosh
Michael Sofeso
Betty Lampen
Folarin Ajala
Olubunmi Taiwo

Standing/Finance​

Timmy Ajayi
Richard Ratajczak
Olaitan Fatoye
Wale Kalejaiye
Sonia McIntosh

Deanery Synod​

Olaitan Fatoye
Michael Sofeso

Our History

St John’s is in the parish of St John, St James and St Paul, Plumstead. The church building was rebuilt in 1959 within the ruined walls of an earlier Victorian church bombed during World War II.

The church was rebuilt using what may have been parts of the transept and chancel walls. It consists of a simple rectangular nave and chancel orientated north to south, with two separate extensions attached to the east wall forming the vestry and a library. The remainder of the site was redeveloped in 1972 with a new hall to the west in what may have been a common lobby. 


The church building includes: a Disabled Access ramp and toilet facility, conveniences, crèche, induction loop, public telephone, Car parking spaces, and a sizable Church Hall. 


The Parish of St John with St James and St Paul parish covers the slopes from Plumstead High Street up to the Commons. Many years ago St James became Greenwich Young People’s Theatre and is now a block of residential flats while St Paul’s was sold to the Roman

Catholic Church.


Today, in line with the pluralistic nature of South East London, St John’s is a very diverse church. By embracing our differences and diversity through our love of Jesus, we are committed to being a warm and welcoming church for all.

Safeguarding is important to us

At St John’s, we believe that everyone who participates in the life of the Church has a responsibility to safeguard and be safeguarded. We pay particular attention to the safeguarding and care of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities. We have adopted the Diocese of Southwark’s safeguarding policy – ‘A Safe Church’. 

 

Our Safeguarding Officers:

  •  Ade Adetosoye – 01322 335 493
  • Michael Sofeso – 0208 316 4661
  • James Olorode – 0788 220 6691

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm, please contact any of our Safeguarding Officers, or you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team using the details below, or by phoning 020 7939 9423 (office hours) or 020 3874 6743 (out of hours).

 

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser – Pamela Chisholm
pamela.chisholm@southwark.anglican.org

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser – Marie Daly
marie.daly@southwark.anglican.org

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser – Louise Vernon
louise.vernon@southwark.anglican.org

If you have immediate concerns about someone’s safety, please contact the police on 999 and your local authority. Children and Adult Services as appropriate. For children and vulnerable adults living in the borough of Greenwich, please contact:

  • Royal Borough of Greenwich – emergency duty team out of hours –  020 8854 8888
  • Children: referral team – 020 8921 3171
  • Adult Social Care Safeguarding vulnerable adults –  020 8921 2304

Other useful contacts to note:

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline – 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). You may phone if you are worried about a child.
  • Child-line – 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). You may phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). You may phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Samaritans Helpline – 116 123 (open 24 hours). You may phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline – 080 8808 8141. You may phone (free of charge) Monday to Friday, 9am- 5pm.

Pastoral Care

The Family of St Johns Church are ordinary folks from a wide variety of backgrounds. We strive to be a caring and loving community embracing all those we meet. We aim to promote a healthy Christian Community where young and old alike are welcomed, feel loved, valued and safe.


Our Pastoral Care Team hope to provide support through Prayers, Practical and Personal support, by keeping in touch with church members, visiting the elderly and those who are sick or in hospital as appropriate.
As well as offering practical support we aim to be a listening, comforting, encouraging and enabling church.


Pastoral Care Team Members

  • Sonia McIntosh (Coordinator)
  • Beverly Mills
  • Timmy Ajayi
  • Michael Sofeso
  • Fola Ajala

Welcome!

You’re welcome to St. John’s Church, Plumstead. I am glad you’ve found us. We are a Church of England parish, made up of women, men and children from a wide variety of backgrounds. United by the love of Jesus, we feel called to be a warm and welcoming church where everyone can flourish.


We aim to express the love of Jesus Christ through our worship services and in our day-to-day engagements with our community. Our current membership is around 120 adults, with many children and teenagers. By the grace of God, we continue to work hard to ensure that St John’s remains a safe space for everyone to worship
freely. 


Our Worship services contain a variety of contemporary and traditional songs, with an all age service on the first Sunday of each month. Tea and coffee after the Sunday service is a great time to catch up with one another.


I hope you would join us in Church soon.


Thank you.
Timmy Ajayi
Vicar

Revd Timmy Ajayi

Vicar

vicar@stjohnsplumstead.org.uk

Szilvia Gajdacs

Administrator

admin@stjohnsplumstead.org.uk

Olaitan Fatoye

Church Warden

churchwarden@stjohnsplumstead.org.uk

Richard Ratajczak

Music Coordinator

music@stjohnsplumstead.org.uk

Sonia McIntosh, MBE

Pastoral Minister

pastoralcare@stjohnsplumstead.org.uk

Colin & Caroline Johannesen

Prayer Team Coordinators

prayerteam@stjohnsplumstead.org.uk

Wale Kalejaiye

Church Warden

churchwarden@stjohnsplumstead.org.uk

Parish Church Council/Trustees

Timmy Ajayi, Chair
Naby Adetosoye, Secretary
Sharon Davy, Treasurer
Richard Ratajczak, Vice Chair
Olaitan Fatoye
Wale Kalejaiye
Sonia McIntosh
Michael Sofeso
Betty Lampen
Folarin Ajala
Olubunmi Taiwo

Standing/Finance​

Timmy Ajayi
Richard Ratajczak
Olaitan Fatoye
Wale Kalejaiye
Sonia McIntosh

Deanery Synod​

Olaitan Fatoye
Michael Sofeso

Our History

St John’s is in the parish of St John, St James and St Paul, Plumstead. The church building was rebuilt in 1959 within the ruined walls of an earlier Victorian church bombed during World War II.

The church was rebuilt using what may have been parts of the transept and chancel walls. It consists of a simple rectangular nave and chancel orientated north to south, with two separate extensions attached to the east wall forming the vestry and a library. The remainder of the site was redeveloped in 1972 with a new hall to the west in what may have been a common lobby. 


The church building includes: a Disabled Access ramp and toilet facility, conveniences, crèche, induction loop, public telephone, Car parking spaces, and a sizable Church Hall. 


The Parish of St John with St James and St Paul parish covers the slopes from Plumstead High Street up to the Commons. Many years ago St James became Greenwich Young People’s Theatre and is now a block of residential flats while St Paul’s was sold to the Roman

Catholic Church.


Today, in line with the pluralistic nature of South East London, St John’s is a very diverse church. By embracing our differences and diversity through our love of Jesus, we are committed to being a warm and welcoming church for all.

Safeguarding is important to us

At St John’s, we believe that everyone who participates in the life of the Church has a responsibility to safeguard and be safeguarded. We pay particular attention to the safeguarding and care of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities. We have adopted the Diocese of Southwark’s safeguarding policy – ‘A Safe Church’. 

 

Our Safeguarding Officers:

  •  Ade Adetosoye – 01322 335 493
  • Michael Sofeso – 0208 316 4661
  • James Olorode – 0788 220 6691

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm, please contact any of our Safeguarding Officers, or you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team using the details below, or by phoning 020 7939 9423 (office hours) or 020 3874 6743 (out of hours).

 

Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser – Pamela Chisholm
pamela.chisholm@southwark.anglican.org

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser – Marie Daly
marie.daly@southwark.anglican.org

Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser – Louise Vernon
louise.vernon@southwark.anglican.org

If you have immediate concerns about someone’s safety, please contact the police on 999 and your local authority. Children and Adult Services as appropriate. For children and vulnerable adults living in the borough of Greenwich, please contact:

  • Royal Borough of Greenwich – emergency duty team out of hours –  020 8854 8888
  • Children: referral team – 020 8921 3171
  • Adult Social Care Safeguarding vulnerable adults –  020 8921 2304

Other useful contacts to note:

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline – 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). You may phone if you are worried about a child.
  • Child-line – 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). You may phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline – 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). You may phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
  • Samaritans Helpline – 116 123 (open 24 hours). You may phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline – 080 8808 8141. You may phone (free of charge) Monday to Friday, 9am- 5pm.

Pastoral Care

The Family of St Johns Church are ordinary folks from a wide variety of backgrounds. We strive to be a caring and loving community embracing all those we meet. We aim to promote a healthy Christian Community where young and old alike are welcomed, feel loved, valued and safe.


Our Pastoral Care Team hope to provide support through Prayers, Practical and Personal support, by keeping in touch with church members, visiting the elderly and those who are sick or in hospital as appropriate.
As well as offering practical support we aim to be a listening, comforting, encouraging and enabling church.


Pastoral Care Team Members

  • Sonia McIntosh (Coordinator)
  • Beverly Mills
  • Timmy Ajayi
  • Michael Sofeso
  • Fola Ajala