This Weeks News

Date: January 27, 2019

Team Prayers at St Johns on Thursday at 12.30pm.

Parish Mission Action Plan Prayer Services – Thurs 31 Jan 8.00pm @ St Matthew’s Church. All welcome to any or all of these services. 

Choral Evensong sung by the by the Chamber Choir of King’s College School on Friday 1st February at 5.30pm. McKie – We wait for thy loving-kindness, Rose Responses Psalm 119 v.33-40, Brewer in D, Wood – Hail, gladdening Light Please come along.

Pray for the Climate for half an hour on Friday 1st February in St Mark’s Church at 12.30pm. All welcome. Enquiries:

Sat 2nd Feb 10am-1pm “How to avoid Scams” – Presented by Merton Safer Neighbourhoods. At the Everyday Church, 30 Queens Road SW19 8LR. Doors open 9.30am. See for details.

Drop in Tuesday Coffee Mornings with Yunghee will be running weekly from Tuesday 12th February 10.30-12.30. Come along to ‘Pop-in Tuesdays’ for a chat and a cuppa! If you are able to help at all, please let Yunghee know.

Thurs 14th Feb – British Museum Trip  Rosie Boome (who is a British Museum guide) has kindly offered to give us a personal tour of the Sutton Hoo collection.  If you would like to come along, or find out more about the trip, please see Rosie, Dudley or Jane (Long) for more information.  We will travel from Wimbledon Station, departing 10am. The tour will be about 3/4hr, leaving time for a cafe stop after if people would like.  Please let one of us know in advance if you would like to come along so we know who to expect – everyone very welcome!

International China Concern is one of the oversea’s charities that St John’s supports. To help raise money for the work of the charity there is a ‘Circle of Hope Dinner ‘ on Tuesday 26th Feb at The Emmanuel Centre, Westminster, SW1P 3DW from 18.30-21.00. Tickets £40 or £35 for table bookings of 10 or more. Guest Speaker David Gotts – Founder. For further information please go to

Wimbledon Food Bank – Thank you for the food donations so far this year. If you do not yet contribute, please consider buying and extra tin or two of something,  when you go shopping. This is an important part of our Christian service to the less fortunate, and fulfils two of our “marks of Mission” “ To respond to human need by loving service” & “To transform unjust structures of society”. The food bank manager tells me today they are short of Tins of potato, Tinned Big Soup, Tinned Sponge puddings (available from Morrisons, Meat puddings and pies (Fray Bentos or similar), Jam (sadly, they cannot take homemade due to food regs) and Rice Pudding. Please Contact Sally Carter-Esdale if you need further info.

Kelly’s Kitchen will be running from mid February, (look out for her notice about it) and funds raised will go towards our international charities.

St John’s Electoral Roll. This year all churches have to prepare their electoral rolls from scratch. If you wish to be included on our new roll you must complete and return an application form even if you were included on the old roll otherwise we cannot include you. Forms are available with the service sheets and will also be sent by email to those on the old roll for whom the Church has email contact details. The closing date for applications will be 13 March. However it would be helpful if completed forms could be submitted by 21 February as, following that date, it will be necessary to post a form to anyone on the old roll who has not yet submitted an application and for whom the Church has no email contact details. Thank you!

St John’s Winter Craft Fair.  We are planning to have a craft fair in late November to raise money for St John’s.  We’ll set up some crafting sessions beforehand to make Christmas cards, wrapping paper, tree decorations etc and will also be selling jams/cakes and so on.  If you were planning to throw away your 2018 Christmas cards but haven’t yet, could you possibly bring them into church so we can use them to make cards for next year.  Thank you!

Service times


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