Mid-Week Update from St Johns

Date: March 11, 2021

Dear all,

I have a bit of a photo-backlog to catch up with this week because I wrote
last week’s Update on a different computer and it was a bit too much of a
mental challenge to move my files across. So, below is an amazing sunrise
taken by Anthea on the last Sunday in Feb, along with one she took of the
‘Snow Moon’, which is so bright it looks more like a sun.

I hadn’t heard of the ‘Snow Moon’ before, so I had to google it… and to
save everyone else the time, apparently this is the name given to
February’s moon by some tribes of Native American Indians. And that led
me on, in a swift finger click, to ‘Blue Moon’, which was also very
interesting, but I won’t overshare.

*Sunrise over the AELTA*

*The Snow Moon*

*Last Week’s CRUK Event and WDP – update*
Julia asked me to pass on that both the CRUK talk, and WDP were both very
successful and enjoyable events last week. Over 100 people joined the
William Morris talk, and along with donations from those unable to attend,
the event raised over £4000 for Cancer Research, which is brilliant.
Thanks to Julia for organising them both, and to St Andrews for hosting a
lovely service for WDP.

*Lighting Project Pledges*
Thank you to everyone who emailed me after last week’s midweek update.
The great news is that we now have enough pledges to completely cover the
shortfall in the lighting project finances – and we’ll be formally
confirming the scope of works tonight at our quarterly church committee

Just so you know, the Contractor, CES, has already pencilled in to start
work after Easter, starting on Monday 12th April. Their team will work in
the church from Mon-Fri, and then leave the church clean and tidy for us to
use at the weekends. If you would like to have a look at work that they
have previously carried out, here is a link to their portfolio:-

*NB I know that we have two weddings during this time, and I just want to
re-assure those families that the contractor is already aware of the dates,
and he has programmed to finish on Thursday those weeks, so that
the church will be available all day Friday as well.*

*Seraphim Concert, 18th March 6.30pm, £15/ticket
*’Hymn to a Sorrowful Mother’*
Seraphim will perform Poulenc’s setting of the Stabat Mater sequence: a
hymn portraying Mary’s suffering during Christ’s crucifixion.

If you would like tickets, please visit the Seraphim’s website


and scroll to the bottom of the page to find the concert.

*Wimbledon Museum*
It’s hard to believe it was only a year ago that quite a few of us enjoyed
a special out-of-hours visit to the Map Exhibition. Since then, the
museum has closed for refurbishment and Jacqueline has just emailed me to
let me know that they have started a crowd-funding page to try to raise the
final bit of money. I’ve enclosed a link to museum’s website where they
have the information about the refurbishment, and also a link to the crowd
funding site.


A Wimbledon Museum for the 21st Century

*Crowdfunding site:* * https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/museumofwimbledon

*And finally….*
Here’s Anthea’s flower photos that she sent me last week (inc a few shots
of the flowers in Canizarro)

March flowers 2021.pdf

And also something my son Michael sent to amuse me, which I hope will amuse
you too (Don’t worry, it’s not about the Royal Family).


Service times


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