This Weeks News

Date: March 24, 2019

Team Prayers at St Mark’s on Thursday at 1.00pm.

Drop in Tuesday Coffee Afternoons – these have been postponed until after Lent.

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

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.

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.

Pray for the Climate Monday 1 April 12:30pm for half an hour in St Mark’s Church (Chapter room). All welcome. Excellent topical prayer notes provided for this urgent situation. Enquiries:

St John’s Annual Congregational Meeting, Sunday April 7th 11.30am. Review of 2018-19 and election of Officeholders & Committee members & PCC reps for 2019-20

Tour of the Skinner’s Hall, Monday 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.

Church Spring Clean, Saturday April 13th. We are planning to hold a Spring Cleaning Session of the Church between 9.00 and 12.00 noon. Everybody is very welcome.  Please bring your own cleaning equipment. Refreshments will be provided. If you have any queries please speak to Julia Popham

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 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

Diary Date – Sat 11th May, St John’s Annual Charity Quiz Night, more details to follow.

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Service times


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