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.

News 

Community Planting Sessions in St John’s

Community Planting Sessions in St John’s

Members of The St John's Society, Friends of Friendly Gardens and other green-fingered members of the community got together for two planting sessions on Friday and Saturday last week.  We would like to thank everyone that gave their time and plants to improve both...

New Events Page & SJS Calendar

New Events Page & SJS Calendar

You'll never miss a Green Conversation or Litter Pick again!  Not with our new 'Events' page which shows the upcoming St John's Society and Friends of Friendly Gardens events and calendar which you can subscribe to.  Once subscribed, your chosen calendar (Google,...

Minutes of Committee Meeting – 22/04/24

Minutes of Committee Meeting – 22/04/24

The St John's Society committee met last Monday at The Brookmill pub.  We welcome in three new members to the committee: Tom Lomax who will be the focal point for Transport issues, Alma Tischlerwood who will head up a new Arts and Culture post, and Bernd Rossmanith as...

Green Conversations 2024 Announced

Green Conversations 2024 Announced

We are excited to be lining up new speakers for another round of ‘Green Conversations’. These 9 or 10 sessions will take place on Monday evenings in 2024-5 (usually on the last in the month) and will start at 7.30pm upstairs in the Brookmill Pub, 65 Cranbrook Rd,...

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