Mid-Week Update from St Johns

Date: October 7, 2020

Dear all,

*Harvest Festival Photos*
I took a few photos of the decorations in church on Sunday, as I know some
of you were unable to come along, but might like to see them – the stunning
flower arrangements were created by Alan, Caroline, Rosie, Julia and
Sylvia, and the perfect baskets of fruit & veg was harvested from the
Edward’s allotment – thanks to you all for making the church look so
fabulous for us!

Harvest Decs in church.pdf

*Another Zoom Concert by Rob*
Further to the very successful Macmillan concert that Rob organised on
Zoom, he has asked me to forward on to you details of another online Zoom
concert that he is organising next Thursday evening with Seraphim, to
celebrate the annual ‘Harvest of the Sea’ at St Mary-at-Hill in the City –
where he is also the music director. Normally this would be a real
concert in the church, but this year it can only happen if it’s virtual, so
if you would like to go, just get yourself a ticket on the link below, and
this will give you your Zoom invitation.

Any queries, email Rob on music@stjohnswimbledon.co.uk

*A Fishery of Souls – A concert with Seraphim*
Thursday 15th October at 6.45pm (Waiting room opens at 6.30pm)

Tickets: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/SeraphimConsort

*”In October, Seraphim will perform music to celebrate the Harvest of the
Sea; a great and wonderful tradition attached to St Mary-at-Hill church. We
mark this annual festival with music specially written for the occasion.
Sumsion’s ‘They that go down to the sea in ships’ will be surrounded by new
music taken from commissions and our festival composition competitions.
Seraphim are very much looking forward to sharing this music and marking
such a special occasion. The concert will end with a Q&A with Robert
Mingay-Smith (Director of Music), Andrew Wilson (composer) & Stella Davis
(Poet-in-Residence, St Mary-at-Hill).”*

*Seasonal Photos*
Kelly sent me this fab rainbow picture yesterday, plus this very cheerful
one of their sunflowers. I’d already done a little montage of some lovely
Autumnal photos Caroline sent of her garden, and of the crocuses at Wisley,
so these are coming separately, below.

Autumn colours.pdf

*And Finally*
More Extreme Cleaning…
Just wanted to alert you to the fact that Rosie is generously offering
Extreme Cleaning classes now, free of charge to anyone who is interested in
cleaning at high level. Obviously you don’t get to go on the scaffold
tower straight away, but I’m sure once you have mastered the ladder, it
could be an option. I had a very enjoyable afternoon yesterday with her,
so I can highly recommend it – you even get a memento in the form of a
photo. I’m enclosing this one – as you can hopefully see that we have
cleaned the LHS of the window sill below the window, whereas the RHS is how
it looked before we started (*it really is dirt and not a shadow*). I’m
saying this, because if you look on Sunday, it will just seem normal, and
you won’t really notice that anything has changed!!


Service times


8:15am Holy Communion (BCP)
9:00am Children's Service - Twice a month
10:15am Sung Eucharist