About The St. John’s Society

Formed in 1997, 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.

 What we do

The St. John’s Society – a residents’ association covering the area of Lewisham that used to be called Deptford New Town – was founded in 1997, 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.


Friendly Gardens Greening Fund Proposal

Friendly Gardens Greening Fund Proposal

The Friends of Friendly Gardens (FoFG) committee has drafted an application to Lewisham Council's Greening Fund. Below is a summary of the proposal. They will submit the application on Friday 24th September, and if you have any suggestions or feedback on the proposed...

Act Now to Save Lewisham’s Mature Trees

Act Now to Save Lewisham’s Mature Trees

St. John's has seen a number of our mature street trees chopped down in 2021, often without consultation or even prior warning.  We love and value our urban trees and Lewisham continue to fell them without a clear purpose or cause.Tree stump on Lind Street, March...

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Contact Us

Please use the form below to sign up for the electronic newsletter, send a message to the committee or to make an inquiry.

Or email us at chair@st-johns-soc-org

They will try to respond within 48 hours – but remember they are all volunteers!

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