St John’s Church supported by St John’s Society are collaborating in putting on a concert to commemorate ‘The Battle of Lewisham’:

Saturday 18th March 2023, 4pm

St John’s Church

FREE (All ages welcome)


Funds were awarded through the Brockley NCIL Fund.  The concert will be a showcase for local performers and the highlight will be a piece specially commissioned for this event. 

‘Bricks and Bottles’ for choir and organ, composed by Henry George Page (MMus/RNCM Gold Medallist), with libretto by Chiedozie and Ezinne Okoh, and Bert Page.

‘The Battle of Lewisham’ took place on 13th August 1977 when 500 members of the far-right attempted to march from New Cross to Lewisham in southeast London. Demonstrations led to violent clashes.  Later disturbances in Lewisham town centre saw the first use of police riot shields on the UK mainland.