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

Horseman’s Sunday at St John’s Hyde Park – Sunday 22 September

Horseman's Sunday

Celebrating its 45th anniversary, Horseman’s Sunday continues a tradition started in 1968, when the stables in Hyde Park were threatened with closure. From horseback, the vicar of St John’s Hyde Park will bless a cavalcade of horses. Festivities begin with a traditional Anglican service at 10 o’clock followed by the cavalcade and outdoor fete with refreshments, stalls, a jazz band and family activities. Come and enjoy this quirky and fun day out for the whole family in the centre of London.

Horseman’s Sunday
22nd September, 2013, 10:00am – 2:00pm

at St. John’s Church, Hyde Park Crescent, W2 2QD

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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

HPEA events update: AGM, coffee morning and pub evening

Many thanks to all members and also the panel who attended our AGM on 16 October 2012 at St John’s Church. It was a very interesting evening – report coming soon!

Our monthly coffee morning will be held on Wednesday 7 November. The coffee mornings are held in members’ homes so we don’t publish their addresses on the internet. If you would like to attend but haven’t received the email invitation, please email and we will forward you the details.

The November Pub Evening will be on Wednesday 14 November at the Victoria pub in Strathearn Place. Subject and speaker to be announced shortly.