Formed in 1998, pressing for improvements to the wellbeing of the residents, the amenity of the area and the built environment of its conservation areas: The Brookmill Road Conservation Area and the  St. John’s Conservation Area.

About The St. John’s Society

The St. John’s Society – a residents’ association covering the area of Lewisham that used to be called Deptford New Town – was formally registered in 1998, originally to fight a proposal from the Borough to concrete-over the duck pond in Brookmill Park. It is supported by a small committee, representing virtually many streets radiating out from St. John’s station, and of people from a diversity of occupations – with all manner of outside interests. We all have in common a commitment to improving our environment, and believe that our corner of south-east London is a very fine place to live. Things we do include liaising with Lewisham Borough Council, our elected council representatives and Member of Parliament; promoting enhancements to our built environment (tell us if you have concerns about trees; pavements or the quality of road surfaces); organizing events from an annual ‘picnic in the park’ to a carol service in St. John’s church, and promoting the St. John’s area as a distinct community.

Next Event:

For details on upcoming events see our facebook events page.


Planters have arrived!

Planters have arrived!

New planters have arrived for St John’s Garden and Friendly Gardens! As part of Greening Fund applications from both Friends of Friendly Gardens and St John's Society (St John’s Garden), both parks, situated in St John’s have acquired beautiful planters filled with...

Thornville Street Rain Garden

Thornville Street Rain Garden

The world's cities occupy just 3% of the earth’s land, but account for around 75% of carbon emissions. Cities are also particularly vulnerable to climate change and natural disaster impacts. The Grey to Green scheme in Sheffield is the UK’s largest inner city 'Green...

Advent Windows of St Johns 2022

Advent Windows of St Johns 2022

We had seven beautiful windows created as part of our Advent Windows, in the lead up to Christmas Day. They were fabulous to see, showing off the creativity and originality of the individual households. A lovely way to count the days to Christmas. Thank you to the...

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