Horseman’s Sunday at St John’s Hyde Park

Our friends at St John’s have asked us to publicise this very popular event as follows:
49th Horseman’s Sunday
18th September 2016 (10am to 2pm)
St John’s Hyde Park

Running since 1967 in the Hyde Park Estate, the horses of our local stables will once again gather for their annual blessing outside St John’s, Hyde Park. This festive occasion gathers the horses that use Hyde Park, including horseguards, the police and carriages. Once assembled in front of the church, the vicar appears on horseback fully robed for a traditional blessing. Surrounding all the horsing around is a traditional village fete including refreshments, jazz music, cake stall and many children’s activities. A great day for the whole family it is not to be missed. A festival eucharist starts at 10am including Bach’s Jesu joy of man’s desiring, with outdoor fete, service and cavalcade following. It’s all packed up by 2 o’clock, so don’t be late.

Contact telephone: 020 7262 1732

Date for your diary! HPEA Summer Garden Party, Saturday 22 June

Following the success of our garden party for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee last year, we are delighted that this year we’ll be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Hyde Park Estate Association!

Gloucester Square Gardens will be the venue on Saturday 22 June from 4pm to 8pm, and this year we’ll be donating proceeds to our local branch of Help for Heroes.

There will be delicious food, lovely drinks, cake, ice cream and candy floss, plus of course live music, children’s entertainment and a few surprises! Watch this space for more information – but make sure to put this date in your diary, it’s not to be missed!

New secondary school for our area?

We have been asked to let you know about the following campaign:

“The St. Marylebone Church of England School is helping a new free
boys’ school get off the ground. It is to be called Marylebone Boys’
School and it will address the acute shortage of secondary school
places for boys in our area.
Although we have no formal connection with the new school, we are
working closely with them, and in many ways it will be our “brother
school.”  There should be many opportunities for close cooperation in
the future, especially at sixth form level.  In order to succeed, the
new school needs signatures for its
petition.  If you have boys currently in primary school, in years 4
and 5, we urge you to complete their petition on line at”

HPEA autumn bazaar Saturday 24 November

Autumn Bazaar for baby and kids’ clothing and toys
Have a clutter clearout, make some money or just come along and grab a bargain! Refreshments and Phoenix Christmas Cards and Advent Calendars also on sale.
When: Saturday, 24 November 2012
10h00 – 12h00
Entrance fee 50p
Where: St. John’s Hyde Park
Hyde Park Crescent London W2 2QD
Choose to ‘rent a table’ to sell your pre-loved kids toys, clothes, books, etc. and you keep the profits – Christmas is coming! Or drop off your things and we’ll sell them with the proceeds going to charity.
To book your table for £5 please contact Kate:
To arrange for drop-off please contact Anna:

Table bookings:
Bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis until Thursday 15th November.
If you’ve only got a few items to sell think about sharing a table with a friend!

Items to be dropped off:
Please ensure clothing is clean, unstained and in good condition, and toys are complete (especially jigsaw puzzles!) and undamaged.
Things can be dropped off at St John’s during playgroup the week before the sale: Tuesday 20th November 10am-11.30am (ask for Anna or Brutus), Thursday 22nd November 10am-11.30am (ask for Anna or Brutus), or on Saturday 24th November between 8.30am and 9.30am