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St John Home


St John Home
St John Home
St John Home
St John Home

Our residents activities coordinator organises a wide range of activities and entertainment each month, so that residents can enjoy existing hobbies and even take up new ones!

These include:

  • Weekly computer training classes
  • Weekly exercise class
  • St. John's Home Choir - Singing for Pleasure Group
  • Games afternoons (scrabble, bingo, chess, monopoly, ludo, card games)
  • Musical entertainments & concerts
  • Visits from choirs, musicians, singers, entertainers, schools and other local groups
  • Film shows
  • Painting
  • Art & crafts
  • Knitting group
  • Flower arranging
  • Pot planting
  • Card making
  • Reminiscence afternoons with wine & cheese
  • Poetry afternoons
  • Talks
  • Reading group
  • Pen Pal Group
  • Visiting other Care Homes

We have our own minibus, which is used for regular trips out – pub lunches by the river being one of the most popular outings!

Past days out include …

  • Music concerts at the Jacqueline du Pre Building, the Dragon School & Christ Church Cathedral
  • Pub lunches by the river
  • Lunches at Oxford Colleges
  • Aston Pottery
  • Bibury Trout Farm
  • Wyevale Garden Centre
  • Waterperry Gardens
  • Shopping in Oxford
  • Millets Farm
  • Boat trips along the Thames

Last year we started planting a raised bed and hanging baskets following suggestions from green-fingered residents… and the Home now looks nicer than ever!

St Johns Home raised flower beds     St Johns Home hanging baskets

We are always very willing to try out new activities in response to suggestions from residents, and this can often open up entirely new interests for others. This year one resident started a reading and discussion group and another has organised an informal choir which practises fortnightly!

Click here to download a sample monthly activities programme. St Johns Home Activities Programme


We have a number of dedicated volunteers who visit the Home every week to spend time with residents, either on a one-to-one basis (helping with correspondence, reading, chatting etc), running the library, shop or to help with our activities.

Click here to find out what our volunteers say about us... St Johns Home 

We are also very lucky to have a weekly visit from Lesley and Tess - who has made some very firm friends in the Home!

St Johns Home Volunteers Lesley and Tess


We celebrate residents birthdays each year with a specially made birthday cake at afternoon tea, following a sing song by everyone at lunchtime in the dining room! Family and friends are welcome to come along and can use the All Saints Lounge for a private celebration, should they wish to do so. Food such as sandwiches and cakes for small functions and parties can be provided by our catering staff, for a small charge. Our most famous birthday celebration was for a resident's 106th birthday—we are more than happy to have this record broken!


Every summer we hold an annual “get-together” for residents, friends and relatives. Over the years these get-togethers have been a lovely time for everyone to renew old friendships and to make new ones. For the last few years we have held a barbecue in the grounds which has proved very popular.

Due to our ever  popular St. John’s Day, in December being attended by over one hundred relatives and friends, it was mentioned that our Dining room was not safe for the capacity of the room, so we now hold a smaller more intimate Christmas party which has been just as popular with our residents, relatives and friends who are invited to join us in the celebrations and we usually welcome over sixty guests.

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