This Weeks News

Date: March 10, 2019

Team Prayers at St Marks on Thursday at 1.00pm.

Change of Time to Drop in Tuesday Coffee Afternoons with Yunghee will 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.

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.

Saturday 23rd March 7.30pm – Japanese Art Songs & Piano by Ryosuke Karaki Ryosuke Karaki is a freelance composer based in London. Following on from a successful concert he held in Bologna, Italy in 2017. Ryosuke would like to introduce some aspects of Japanese culture through his pieces here at St John’s. The performers are Atsuko Koyama Soprano and Hiroko Takafuii Piano.

Tickets are available on the door of the evening prices from £7 Adults (x2 Adults £10) £5 Concession.

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.

Lent packs for Leprosy Mission  are on the charity table. Please take one, as they contain all the information about the project, a 5 min DVD about it. A lent box, plus other information on the Nepal hospital which is the centre of the appeal.

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.

Prisoner’s Education Trust present a fascinating talk  by Dr Jamie Bennett,Governor of HMP Long Lartin and former Governor of HMP Grendon on ‘‘The transformational potential of prison education ’Thursday 28th March 2019 at 7.30pm Wimbledon Synagogue, 1 Queensmere Road, Wimbledon SW19 5QD.

Tickets £20  (Students £5) to include wine and light refreshments. All proceeds to Prisoners’ Education Trust. Leaflets available at the back of church.  Further information from or email Or contact Ursula on 020 8945 7312.

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.

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.”

Mindfulness at St Mary’s An offer for parishioners in the Wimbledon Team Ministry: fellow parishioners and qualified mindfulness teachers, Benedicte Long and
Clare Morgan will be facilitating the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course at St Mary’s SW19 7BP on Tuesdays 7.30-9.30 pm from 30th April until 25th June with the exclusion of 28th May. Pick up a leaflet on your way out for more details or email Benedicte at

St John’s Electoral Roll. The closing date for applications will be this Wednesday 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..


Service times


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