This Weeks News

Date: October 28, 2018

Wars! Lies! & a packet of fags – Friday 2nd Nov David Gooderson tells the story of Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy (nicknamed Woodbine Willie) based on David’s BBC Radio 4 play with music by Elgar and songs from the trenches performed by Kevin Jones & St Pauls Singers. 7.30pm St Paul’s Church, SW19 6EW. In aid of the War Memorial Restoration Appeal.

St Mary’s Faure Requiem Saturday 3rd November, at St Mary’s, 7.30pm. St Mary’s choir & choristers together with the Wimbledon Youth Choir will be performing Faure’s Requiem alongside works by Barber, Bainton, Rex and Durufle. Conductor Max Barley. Tickets £10/£15 at door or

WW1 Hero – St Matthew’s will be celebrating Lieut Cdr Arthur Leyland Harrison RN VC by unveiling a plaque in his memory on Sunday 4 November at 9.30am.  Anyone with links to the Royal Navy, or with an interest in WW1 Centenary is very welcome.

SPA Open Evening: Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary ministry, is having an Open Evening on Thursday 8th November, 7.30pm-9.30pm at St James, Clapham Park Hill, SW4 9PB. Refreshments from 7pm. Contact Wendy Stephens, Archdeaconry SPA for Lambeth, To RSVP by 4th November contact Revd Kit Gunasekera, or 020 7652 0882.

St John’s Faure Requiem: Sunday 11th November at 7.30pm. St John’s Community Singers be performing this piece accompanied by organ and string quintet. If you would like to come and sing with the choir please email Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays 31st October and 7th November 7.30-9pm. See St John‘s website for further details. Retiring collection, suggested min donation £10.

‘Whist with a Twist’ – Night Shelter fundraiser in our Community Hall. Sat 24th November 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.

Wimbledon Food Bank: Thank you for all your generous donations so far. This week the food bank urgently needs: Sugar, toilet paper, rice, tinned fruit, tinned custard and ketchup. (It has plenty of baked beans and pasta.) Thank you all so much!

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.

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

Data Privacy Policy & Data Privacy Notices: The PCC have now agreed a Data Privacy Policy (DPP) and Data Privacy Notices (DPN). If you would like to find out more about DPP and DPN see the Parish or St Mary’s website. If you would like a copy of the privacy notices and policy please ask Jane in the Parish Offices. Each of the churches will also display a copy of the privacy notice on their noticeboards.

Service times


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