This Weeks News

Date: November 4, 2018

Team Prayers at St Mary’s on Thursday 8th November at 1.00pm.

Many Thanks for all the generous donations. St Johns managed to raise enough funds to purchase 30 bibles for St Andrews, which have been safely delivered ready for Bible Sunday. They are extremely grateful.

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.

The Leprosy Mission would like to invite all members of St John’s to its regional conference on Saturday 10th November 2-4pm. Family and friends are also welcome. Come and meet our regional manager Jarrett Wilson,  folk from HQ, for afternoon tea at 2pm followed by news, films and inspirational stories of how YOU and your church are helping to transform lives. This is being hosted by Stockwell Baptist Church, 276 South Lambeth Road London SW8 1UJ  (very near tube). For further info please see Sally Carter-Esdale.

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

Piper marking 100th Anniversary of the Armistice A lone piper will be playing ‘Battles Over’ at 6am on Sunday 11th November at Wimbledon Village War Memorial. For full details please see St Mary’s Facebook page or St Mary’s website.

Queen Anne Revival House presentation will be held on Saturday 10th & 17th November at 29 Murray Road, London SW19 4PD, hosted by Margaret Smart. This is a style which originated in the 1870’s and of which we have many (a few very fine indeed) examples in Wimbledon. Please come along at 10.30 for coffee the talk will begin at 11.00 lasts for about an hour. Do bring your partner or friends if you would like but please RSVP if you are coming, with the preferred date. Donations, say £5.00 up, would be appreciated for The Victorian Society, when you come, for which thank you!

‘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.   If you bring clothes to St John’s, Jane Long or May Nicholl will take them to FIA.

Wimbledon Food Bank: Please see the Thank you letter on the notice board. All contributions have been greatly appreciated and they continue to help to support families in crisis. Please continue to donate when you can.

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.

JJs/Sunday School We have a thriving creche and Sunday School (JJs) and would really appreciate some more volunteers to help with leading the Sunday school group for the 6-12 year age range.  Please contact Rachel or Angelina Bulmer if you can offer help for this vital part of the junior church.

Service times


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