This Weeks News
Date: December 9, 2018
Team Prayers at St Matthew’s on Thursday at 12.30pm
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.
Sunday 16th December 6.30pm Carols by Candlelight Service at St John’s. This family service takes for format of nine lessons and carols telling the Christmas story and celebrating the birth of Jesus, with the opening carol Once in Royal David City, choral classics sung by the St John’s Singers, and plenty of favourite congregational carols. The service is followed by mince pies and mulled wine.
Sunday 24th December 4.30pm Family Crib Service Join us for a candlelit celebration of the Christmas story in drama and song suitable for families with young children. Take part by coming dressed as a character from the Nativity story; Mary, Joseph, Angels, Shepherds and Wise Men are all welcome.
Sunday 24th December 11.30pm Midnight Eucharist The traditional Midnight Eucharist of Christmas with favourite congregational carols and music sung by the St John’s Singers.
Christmas with Sonoro takes place on Wednesday 19th December at 7:30pm here at St. Johns. With choral favourites by John Rutter, Michael Higgins, Herbert Howells and Will Todd and carols for all to sing. Neil Ferris conductor, Michal Higgins organ, Soo Bishop trumpet. Free mince pies and mulled wine. Tickets from www.sonoromusic.com or talk to Sean.
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. 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.
Faith in Action Urgently needs men’s clothes. They are in need of 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
Encountering God in Advent What do we learn about God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – through reflecting on the events of Advent and Christmas? Come and find out on Tues 4, 11 & 18 Dec, 8pm at St Matthew’s. All welcome.
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.