This Weeks News

Date: October 7, 2018

Team Prayers at St Mark’s on Thursday 11th October at 1.00pm.

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.

Lunchtime Recital will be on Friday 26th October at 1pm. Do come along to see James Murray Violin/Viola & Bronwen Murray-Berg Piano. Mozart Sonata in E minor & Stravinsky Suite Italienne. Coffee and cake available before the recital from 12:30pm. There will be a retiring collection.

‘Whist with a Twist’ – Night Shelter fundraiser in our Community Hall. Sat 24th Nov, 6pm.  Dinner included, a suggested donation of £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.

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.

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 you contact Jane Long, email  Most people sign up for one or two slots, so it’s not onerous, either catering for/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 which you need to attend.

We really need extra help with the breakfast shift, which is quiet and easy, but starts at 6.30am on Sundays, and also with cooking – which involves pre-cooking part of the meal whenever you want and dropping it into the hall at about 7pm on Saturday.

If you are unable to give your time but would like to support the Night Shelter, then we need the following:

Oyster cards, medium sized rucksacks, hotel-type towelling slippers, £10 pay-as-you-go phones (bricks), Trainers, steel toe-capped boots (for work), New boxer shorts, new socks – Thank you!  Jane Long

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!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Rickards family, as we prepare for them to move on at Christmas time.  If any of the congregation has not seen/would like to see Bruce’s message regarding this, please do ask Rachel at the office and she will email you a copy.

Service times


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