This Weeks News

Date: February 24, 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.

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.

PRAY FOR THE CLIMATE: Join us at St Mark’s Church, Chapter Room on Friday 1 March at 12.30pm for half an hour. Topical prayer notes provided. Enquiries:

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 at 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 & coffee provided. No charge (donations welcome) Further info from Rev’d Cynthia Jackson, tel: 0208947 5940 or e-mail:

ACADEMY CHOIR – the Academy Choir Wimbledon is welcoming the London Mozart Players back to St John’s, Spencer Hill on 9 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

Wimbledon Parish Lent Course 2019: Inspired To Follow. This year we are coming together as a parish for our Lent course. We will be using five pictures of Christ’s Passion in the National Gallery to reflect on the Bible’s account. Small groups are meeting across the parish, weekly, at various times hosted by members of our team churches. The courses will run from 11 March to 13 April. The list of the groups is on each church’s notice board. Please sign up for a place for the opportunity to meet and converse with others about well-known pictures that illustrate the Passion of Jesus. The course was created by St Martin’s-In-The-Fields, in partnership with the National Gallery.

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.

What is the Vision of the Diocese of Southwark? Come and find out on Monday 18 March, 7.30-9.00pm at St Saviour’s, Raynes Park (Refreshments from 7pm). Come and hear what is happening in the wider diocese.

Lunchtime Recital The next one is on Friday 22nd March at 1pm. Please come along and hear Ruth Stockdale flute and Lydia Newlands piano; Reinecke – Undine Sonata, Telemann – Sonata in F minor, Borne – Fantaisie brilliante on Carmen, Bozza – Aria Refreshments available from 12.30. There will be a retiring collection.

Wimbledon Food Bank This week the foodbank needs: pasta sauce, tinned tomatoes, tinned meat, tea bags, coffee, squash, juice, pull up nappies sizes 5 & 6. 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. The closing date for applications will be 13 March so we will be posting forms to those on the old roll who have not yet submitted an application and for whom the Church has no email contact details. Thank you.


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Service times


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