This Weeks News

Date: September 23, 2018

Team Prayers at St Mary’s on Thursday 27th September at 1.00pm.

The 8th Girl Guides are holding a coffee evening here on Thursday 27th September 7.45-8.45pm. Tea/coffee, homemade cakes and biscuits. Proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Coffee and Concert. On Friday 28th September we are joining in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. This will be held here from 12 noon and be followed by our lunchtime recital at 1pm. Robert Mingay-Smith (organ) and Ruth Stockdale (flute) are presenting Inversion, a programme of Hymns, Symphonies & Sonatas. There will be a retiring collection and all proceeds from the refreshments and concert will be donated to Macmillan. Do come and support this wonderful charity and enjoy an hour of delightful music as well.

Harvest Festival Lunch Sunday 14th Oct., Please join us at our community hall. Bring and Share Harvest lunch after the All Age Service in the hall. If you are able to bring something to eat, please see Kelly Virdee-Crofts, Sally Carter-Esdale or Jane Long Thank you!

‘Whist with a Twist’ – Night Shelter fundraiser in our community hall. Sat 24th Nov, 6pm.  Dinner included, £15 Adults, £10 children.  No need for a whist partner, so perfect whether you are living alone or inundated with family.  If you have a basic understanding of whist (or any card game really) this will be the night for you – it’s fun, sociable and raises money for a great local cause.  Please see Jane Long if you want to know more.

Call for Help …Our friend and neighbour Revd Charlie Lamont has gone to St Andrews and they have no bibles in the pews. When Bruce arrived at St John’s the bibles used each Sunday were a gift from another church to help us and we would like to support St Andrews with the gift of 40 bibles. We need to raise £400. Might you be able to help? If so, please speak to Bruce or one of our wardens.

Merton Night Shelter.  If anyone is interested in helping with the night shelter, which runs at St Mark’s on Saturday nights from the beginning of December until the end of January, please could they contact Jane Long at church or by email on  Most people sign up for one or two slots, so it’s not onerous, either catering for or manning the shelter.  If you haven’t been before, there is a training session on Sunday 18th Nov 3-5pm at the YMCA in WImbledon.

Faith in Action – Urgently needs men’s clothes. If you are having a clean out of your cupboards, they are looking for casual clothes, jeans, polo shirts, T-shirts, jumpers, jackets, anything that would be good for layering as the weather gets colder.  (NB They have plenty of women’s clothes, and can’t use suits or suit-type shirts).  If you bring clothes to St John’s, Jane Long or May Nicholl will take them to FIA.

Wimbledon Food Bank: Thank you for all your generous donations so far. There is still a shortage of sugar (cubes or granulated), tinned sponge pudding, tinned rice pudding, jam and honey, pasta sauce, tinned meat (mince/steak pies/chicken pies/meat pudding etc ), tinned pears, tomato sauce and tinned fish. Thank you all so much!

Thank you to everyone that supported Charles Esdale and Sally on their London to Whitstable night tandem ride for the Leprosy Mission Hospital. A grand total of £239.25p (including Gift Aid) was raised, so a big big thanks for the donations!




Service times


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