This Weeks News

Date: February 17, 2019

Team Prayers at St Marys on Thursday at 1.00pm.

Drop in Tuesday Coffee Mornings with Yunghee will be running weekly from 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.

Lunchtime Recital This Friday at 1pm. Please come along and hear The Caledonia Trio; Fiona Mitchell  Clarinet; Iona Garvie  Bassoon and Eleanor Meynell  Piano. Music by Hurlestone, James Rae and Mendelssohn. Refreshments available from 12.30. There will be a retiring collection.

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 Alison Kennedy from the Heng Yang project. For further information please go to

World Day of Prayer 2019 – Friday 1st March This year’s services will be held at;10.30 am:  St Saviour’s Church, Grand Drive, Raynes Park SW20 9DL at 10.30am (5-10 minutes walk from Raynes Park station) and 8.00 pm  Wimbledon Congregational Church: 1 Fairlawn Road, SW19 3QR (10 minutes walk from Wimbledon station). The service has been prepared by the Christian women of Slovenia – all are welcome to the Services and refreshments will be served after each Service.

The Academy Choir Wimbledon is welcoming the London Mozart Players back to St John’s on 9th March for a sublime concert of Bruckner (Mass No. 2 in E Minor), Brahms, Schubert, Mendelssohn and more. Tickets (£15-25, £5 for students and under 18s) and more details are now available from

‘Come & Sing Day” – St Mary Magdalene Church is holding a “Come and Sing” day with John Rutter on Saturday 9 March 2019.

The day is aimed at those who have some choral experience and can read music though perhaps not fluently.  We hope the day will help to encourage choral singing in churches and choirs in this part of London and elsewhere. John Rutter will cover the John Rutter: Requiem, Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine and other compositions and arrangements by John Rutter. The cost for the day is £25 (£15 for 11 to 21 years) which includes use of the music scores and refreshments. Singers from 11 years are most welcome (those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).    Singing will start at 11am and finish at 5pm with registrations and light refreshments starting from 10am. or for more ways to register please email or phone 07387 930488. 

Quiet day for Lent – “Stop, Look, Listen to God”, Saturday 9th March, St. Matthew’s Church, Durham Road, SW20. Time to reflect, pray and be silent. No need to book just come but bring your lunch, tea and coffee provided. No charge but donations welcome. Further info. from Rev’d Cynthia Jackson, tel: 0208947 5940 or e-mail: 

International China Concern’s Judy Elliot the UK director of ICC is visiting St John’s on Sunday 17th March to speak at the service, update us on their work and give us news of the Woodpecker boys whom we support in particular. There is a new Family Support scheme now running too, which she will also explain.

Wimbledon Food Bank Thank you for the food donations so far this year. If you do not yet contribute, please consider buying an 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” and “To transform unjust structures of society”. They are short of tins of; potato, soup, sponge puddings, meat puddings and pies (Fray Bentos or similar), and jam (sadly, they cannot take homemade due to food regs) and rice pudding. Please contact Sally Carter-Esdale if you need further info.

St John’s Electoral Roll. This year all churches have to prepare their electoral rolls from scratch. If you wish to be included or even if you were included on the old roll you must complete and return an application form – 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 13th March. However it would be helpful if completed forms could be submitted by 21st 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.

What is the Vision of the Diocese of Southwark? Come and find out on Monday 18 March, 7.30pm at St Saviour’s, Raynes Park. Come and hear what is happening in the wider diocese.


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Service times


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