This Weeks News
Date: November 25, 2018
Team Prayers at St Mary’s on Thursday at 1.00pm.
Tuesday 4th December 7.30pm at St John’s A service of Prayer for the Mission of the Parish of Wimbledon. A time to pray with music and silence to reflect on God’s calling to our Churches All welcome, please come along.
Sunday 9h December 10.15am Service will be our ‘All Welcome Service’ with the added fun of decorating the wonderful Christmas tree. Please do come along and encourage the little ones to take part!
Sunday 16th December 10.15am Service will be Bruce’s last at St John’s. Please come along and join Bruce and his family for refreshments and cakes after the service.
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.
Merton Night Shelter. Thanks so much to everyone who has volunteered – we now have plenty of chefs, and nearly all hosting slots filled. We have one evening slot left on each evening except 12th Jan, and one night slot to fill on 22nd Dec. If you feel able to help, please let Jane know. NB If you are new to the night shelter, please remember the training session today,, 3-5pm at the YMCA on the Broadway.
Church of England Children’s Society Box Holders – Another year has flashed by and we need to have your collection box back by Sunday 16th December at the latest. Hopefully we can beat last year’s figure of £797.39 (an average of £31.90 per box holder). Every pound, penny and other coins collected in your Box, plus any cheques made payable to the Church of England Children’s Society are also most welcome. These vital funds go towards fighting childhood poverty, harm, abuse and neglect and your commitment is vital. Please leave your box in the Church Vestry, or drop it round to 3 St John’s Road. Mark Liversedge has offered to come and collect it, if it’s more convenient. Please contact Mark on 07803397317 for further information. Many Thanks.
Future Wimbledon’s Masterplan detailing proposals for developing the town centre is now online for viewing at www.merton.gov.uk/planning-and-buildings/regeneration-projects/future-wimbledon. Responses invited – deadline 6 January. See also www.wimbledontowncentre.com a ‘Friends’ group set up to give local people a voice and influence on shaping Wimbledon’s future.