This Weeks News
Date: May 19, 2019
Team Prayers at St Matthew’s on Thursday at 1.00pm.
Wed 22nd May, Leaving Wimbledon Station 10.15am. Visit the first day of the diocese’ ‘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.
Saturday 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, or by baking cakes beforehand, please see Jane Long.
Parish Pentecostal Pilgrimage to Southwark, Sunday June 9th. Share a picnic at St Mark’s 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 their evening service at 6pm. 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.
Enjoy the Lent Groups? Then come and ponder another work of art at the Wimbledon Team Ascension Day Service. The sermon will be reflecting on an image of the ascending Christ. Thursday 30 May at 8pm, St Matthew’s. Followed by refreshments. All welcome.
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 this week. Please contact Bruce Underwood: firstname.lastname@example.org
Quiz Night – Many thanks to everyone who came to and/or helped at the quiz night last weekend. It was a great evening and we raised £1253.14 for ICC and the Leprosy Mission. Look out for the date of next year’s Quiz!
St John’s Re-lighting Project. Our next big project at St John’s is to replace the ‘temporary’ lights so that the church is properly lit. We should have a priced scheme available in the next couple of weeks, but we already know it will cost more than we have available so we will need to start fundraising. Half the money from the Summer Concert will go to this, and we are planning to have a Christmas Craft/Food Fair in November, with regular crafting days beforehand to create some stock. If you have any craft ideas for this or are able to bake, please come and see Jane L. There has also been a suggestion to re-start the ‘St John’s Cream Tea’ in July over the Wimbledon period. If you feel able to contribute to any of these, please can you let Jane Long know, thanks.