This weeks News

Date: May 12, 2019

Team Prayers at St Matthews on Thursday at 1.00pm.

Christian Aid week takes place from May 12th-18th. Last year St Johns raised over £2100 and we encourage people to give generously. We have gaps in our delivery and collecting network in the following-Denmark Road, St Johns Road, Thornton Road and Thackeray and Savona closes. If anyone could help, please contact Nigel Popham on

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.

Christian Aid Promises Auction: St Mark’s Hall, Compton Road, Wimbledon, Saturday 18 May at 8.00pm. Bid for a variety of interesting promises, including an hour’s piano or ukulele lesson, taking your rubbish to the dump, a weekend at a holiday cottage in Ludlow to name a few. Wine and nibbles will be served. All proceeds to Christian Aid. Further information from Jane Lewis 020 8540 9549 or

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:



Service times


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