This weeks news

Date: May 5, 2019

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

Diversity within the Abrahamic Faiths on the 9th MayFollowing the very successful and enlightening February talk on Islam with Dr Chris Hewer, the local branch of CCJ (the Council of Christians and Jews) has organised the second of three fascinating talks- on Diversity within the Abrahamic faiths. The speaker will be Clive Lawton covering the long road from Moses to Modernity. The event is at The Wimbledon Synagogue, 1 Queensmere Road, off Wimbledon Parkside, London SW19 5QD and will start at 7.30pm. It would be very helpful both for refreshments and security to know if you are coming, and please do bring friends who may be interested in this and other CCJ events –so please let Anita Wilson know :anita.wilson@talktalk.net

Friday 10th May 5.30pm Choral Evensong sung by the chamber choir of King’s College School, Wimbledon  Trad. – This joyful Eastertide, Rose Responses, Psalm 108

Sumsion in A, Stanford – Beati quorum via.

Workshop Day with St John’s Singers – Members of the congregation and friends are invited to a morning of singing on Saturday 11th May at 10am with St John’s Singers. So whether you want to find the voice you never knew you had or would like some technical guidance, all are welcome to join in. This will be followed by an open rehearsal with the

St John’s Singers from 11.30am-2.00pm. Again, all are welcome to watch or join in. The day will be led by vocal specialists Robert Mingay-Smith & Dr Charles MacDougall.

Diary Date – Sat 11th May 7pm, St John’s Annual Charity Quiz Night. Mad questions, great food, and a raffle. Last year we raised over £1400 for our charities. Have a great night out and help us do it again. Tables of 6. Tickets £15. Get a table together and join us!

Mon 13th May, leaving 10.30am – Richmond Park – St John’s trip to the Isabella Plantation, to see the Azaleas and Rhododendrons in bloom, followed by tea/coffee at Pembroke Lodge.  We will try and get one car in the disabled car park for anyone who wants to come but doesn’t want to walk too far. And … Mon 22nd May, Leaving Wimbledon Station 10.15am –  Visit the first day of the diocese’s ‘Here Am I’ exhibition at the Oxo tower on the South Bank, which includes photos of Yunghee at work.. Please let Jane L, Dudley or Rosie know if you are interested in coming along to either of these trips.

Sat 8th June 6pm, St John’s Summer Concert “Wish You Were Here”. Local bands and choirs – including St John’s Singers – performing a variety of music to raise money for Faith in Action, and our own church re-lighting project.  Please come along and if you feel able to help on the day, please see Jane Long

Parish Pentecostal Pilgrimage to Southwark Sunday June 9th. Share a picnic at St Marks from 12pm and then walk up through parks to the Thames at Wandsworth and then along the Thames Path to Southwark cathedral (17.5kms, roughly 4-5hrs) in time for refreshments before Evensong at 6.30pm.  If interested, please see Jane Long/sign up at St John’s so we know numbers.  Several shorter routes (12km, 5km, 2km with public transport part of the way) are options if this is too far but you would still like to be part of the day.

He’s going Up! Yes, it is nearly time to celebrate the feast of Christi Himmelfahrt, also known as Ascension Day.  Team Service at St Matthew’s Church, 8pm on Friday 30 May.  Followed by Fizz. Not to be missed.

Choral Scholarship Fund The St John’s Singers were joined by our new choral scholars Rosalind Dobson and Charlie Broad in September 2018 and they were welcomed with open arms. We will be continuing the scholarship scheme this year in order to help students with their ever increasing education fees and to support the St John’s Singers in their important role here at St John’s. Huge thanks must go to those who contributed and continue to support this important scheme, but we now need to raise an extra £4,000 on top of funds already received for this to go ahead.

Please get in contact with Rachel or Rob if you feel you would like to contribute.

The PCC of the Parish of Wimbledon is looking for 1 new governor for BISHOP GILPIN SCHOOL to play an active role in the governance of this successful local school. Candidates should have time to attend early morning or evening meetings 4 times a term. We would like the governing body to reflect the diversity of the school community and would welcome applications from candidates who would help us do this. It is not necessary to have children at the school, or indeed any children at all! The PCC would prefer a communicant member of one of the Team Churches. We will look to meet candidates w/c 20th May 2019. Please contact Bruce Underwood: chairofgovernors@bishopgilpin.org

Service times

Sunday

8:30am Holy Communion (BCP)
10:15am Sung Eucharist

2nd Sunday of the month

10:15am All Welcome Service