This Weeks News

Date: March 3, 2019

Team Prayers at St Marks on Thursday at 1.00pm.

Change of Time to Drop in Tuesday Coffee Afternoons with Yunghee. These will now be running weekly from 2pm – 4pm. Come along to ‘Pop-in Tuesdays’ for a chat and a cuppa! If you are able to help at all, please let Yunghee know.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent, which this year falls on March 6th. There will not be a service at St. John’s and you are encouraged to attend one of the other services in the Team. All services will have the “Imposition of Ashes”. There will be said Eucharists at St. Matthew’s at 10.00am and St. Mark’s at 1.00pm and Sung Eucharists at St. Mary’s, St. Mark’s and St. Matthew’s all at 8.00pm.

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.

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 and Sing Day’ – St Mary Magdalene Church is holding a “Come and Sing” day with John Rutter on Saturday 9 March 2019. Tickets can be purchased via Brown Paper Tickets using the following link 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:

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.

Save the Dates!

  • Mon 8th April – After the success of our trip to the British Museum, Dudley has agreed to give us a private tour of Skinners’ Hall in the City, home of the Skinners Livery Company.Please let Dudley, know if you would like to come.
  • Sat 11th May – St John’s Annual Charity Quiz Night. More details to follow.

Choir of the 21st Century At St John’s Church, 20th April, 7.30pm, the acclaimed London chamber choir, Choir of the 21st Century, under the direction of Wimbledon conductor Max Barley, perform one of J.S. Bach’s choral masterpieces, St John Passion, alongside distinguished soloists and players, as part of Wimbledon’s marking of Passiontide. Tickets £24/16 (plus small booking fee): . Also available at the door if not sold out.”

Wimbledon Food Bank This week the foodbank needs: pasta sauce, tinned tomatoes, tinned meat/curries/pies, 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.

When people wish to be included in public prayers during worship in St John’s, as with other churches in the Team ministry, in order to comply with new rules on Data protection, it is necessary that they give specific permission. There will be a basket of “Prayer Request ” forms by the Prayer Tree in church, which can be filled in by the individual or immediate family concerned and then left in a box prepared in the Lady Chapel Altar.       You may also speak to Yunghee or Reader Sally with your request.





Service times


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