This Weeks News

Date: September 30, 2018

Team Prayers at St Mark’s on Thursday 4th October at 1.00pm.

Rossini Petit Messe Solennelle on Saturday 6th October, 7:30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square. Join Sonoro and a combined choirs chorus for a vivacious performance of this glorious work. Tickets £25, £22, £12 (Under 18s £10).

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!

Fundraising Concert for ‘The Compassionate Friends’, on Sunday 21st Oct 3pm Cadogan Hall, SW1X 9DQ.   a charity supporting bereaved parents: Programme: Dukas, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Dvorak, Violin Concerto & Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 5.  Tickets £32, £25, £15, flyers on table by main door.

‘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.

The First World War in Poetry, Prose and Music on Saturday 27th October in Garden Hall, St Mary’s at 7.30pm.  The evening follows on from the moving commemorative evening held in 2014 with more material from the war, including recently uncovered archive material about Wimbledon’s rôle.  Tickets: £5 on sale after the 9.30 service or from the Parish Office. Enquiries Anthony Leonard

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.
If you are unable to give your time but would like to support the Night Shelter, then we need the following: Oyster cards (so we can put money on for guests so they can travel to job interviews), Rucksacks – as per 3 bears, medium size (not too big, not too small) Hotel-type towelling slippers, so they can take off their shoes/socks to dry overnight, £10 pay-as-you-go phones (bricks), Trainers, steel toe-capped boots (for work), New boxer shorts, socks. Thank you!

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!

Service times


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