This Weeks News

Date: December 16, 2018

Team Prayers at St Matthew’s on Thursday at 12.30pm

This Evening at 6.30pm Carols by Candlelight Service at St John’s. This family service takes for format of nine lessons and carols telling the Christmas story and celebrating the birth of Jesus, with the opening carol Once in Royal David City, choral classics sung by the St John’s Singers, and plenty of favourite congregational carols. The service is followed by mince pies and mulled wine.

Monday 24th December 4.30pm Family Crib Service Join us for a candlelit celebration of the Christmas story in drama and song suitable for families with young children. Take part by coming dressed as a character from the Nativity story; Mary, Joseph, Angels, Shepherds and Wise Men are all welcome.

Monday 24th December 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist The traditional Midnight Eucharist of Christmas with favourite congregational carols and music sung by the St John’s Singers.

Tuesday 25th December 10.15am Christmas Day Service. This very special Eucharist, much loved by so many people is an ideal way to worship at the start of this special day.

Christmas with Sonoro takes place on Wednesday 19th December at 7:30pm here at St. Johns. With choral favourites by John Rutter, Michael Higgins, Herbert Howells and Will Todd and carols for all to sing. Neil Ferris conductor, Michal Higgins organ, Soo Bishop trumpet. Free mince pies and mulled wine. Tickets from www.sonoromusic.com or talk to Sean.

Faith in Action Urgently needs men’s clothes. They are in need of jeans, polo shirts, T-shirts, jumpers, jackets, anything that would be good for layering as the weather gets colder. If you bring clothes to St John’s, Jane Long or May Nicholl will take them to FIA

Encountering God in Advent What do we learn about God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – through reflecting on the events of Advent and Christmas?  Come and find out on Tues18 Dec, 8pm at St Matthew’s.  All welcome.

Future Wimbledon’s Masterplan detailing proposals for developing the town centre is now online for viewing at www.merton.gov.uk/planning-and-buildings/regeneration-projects/future-wimbledon. Responses invited – deadline 6 January. See also www.wimbledontowncentre.com a friends group set up to give local people a voice and influence on shaping Wimbledon’s future.

The Hiding Place’ at St Mark’s on 26TH January: This is a production by the Lantern Theatre Company, a small, but intensely lively and accomplished group of players. The play depicts the actions of Corrie ten Boom in Holland during the 2nd World War; its courage and its consequences. Ticket will be on sale after Christmas. Enquiries Nick Wolff c/o St Mark’s.

Service times

Sunday

8:30am Holy Communion (BCP)
10:15am Sung Eucharist

2nd Sunday of the month

10:15am All Welcome Service