Become a Waterloo Festival Patron or Friend!

Published by Giles Goddard on Thu, 31 Jan 2019 18:40
Vicar's Blog

It’s been a busy and productive start to 2019. We kicked off the year with a hugely successful Twelfth Night Ceilidh, https://www.stjohnswaterloo.or... followed soon after by a gathering of architects and engineers involved in the renovation of St John’s Waterloo. And last Sunday, we sang happy 100th birthday to our long-standing congregant Rose Wright. https://www.stjohnswaterloo.or...

And those are just some of the highlights! Now preparations are underway for this year’s Waterloo Festival, which takes place June 5th– 23rd in and around St John’s Waterloo. The programme will be announced at the end of March, and is shaping up to be our most compelling yet.

Those of us who’ve been at St John’s for a while have watched Waterloo Festival go from strength to strength. What began as a joy-filled church fete is becoming a fully-fledged celebration of arts, music and heritage, drawing in Waterloo businesses, local residents, community groups, as well as performers and participants from all over the world. 

This year’s Festival, curated by our director of music Euchar Gravina, is based around the theme “Transforming Being”. The programme will be packed with concerts, workshops, exhibitions and inspirational experiences.

Of course, the Waterloo Festival is happening against a backdrop of fast-changing Waterloo itself. This is a brilliant time to feel part of it all.

One way to do this is to become a Festival Friend or Patron.

Become a Festival Friend for £35 and you will receive advance ticket bookings for all events; an invitation to the very special launch party and private view on June 5th, and the Festival Brochure posted straight to your door. Become a Festival Patron for £250, and you get all of the above, plus two complimentary tickets for every ticketed event at the Festival!

You can do it all online by going to:

Or pop into the office to make your payment in person (we are open Mon-Fri 10am-6pm). 

Becoming a Festival Friend or Patron brings you right into the heart of this wonderful community event, and adds the personal dimension that makes Waterloo Festival its unique flavour. St John's really comes into its own at Festival time -- I do hope you will consider a close involvement.


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