This Weeks News

Date: June 2, 2019

Team Prayers at St John’s on Thursday at 1.00pm.
Team Meeting at St John’s on Thursday at 1.30pm.

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 for 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.

Glorious Summer Concert Wimbledon’s very own wonderful Academy Choir will be giving their Summer concert at 7 pm on Saturday 22nd June in St John’s, Spencer Hill.  Conducted by Matthew Best and together programme comprises the joyous VIVALDI GLORIA, virtuosic HANDEL DIXIT DOMINUS and brilliant with top baroque musicians and a quartet of exciting professional soloists the JS BACH SINGET DEM HERRN (possibly his greatest motet).  Tickets £15/25 (£5 students / under 18s) and details from

Sat 29th June, 6pm – 9pm. This year, to celebrate St John’s Patronal Festival, Yunghee is organising a Korean BBQ in St John’s church hall and garden. Tickets are available from Yunghee after church service and from Rachel on weekdays. Adults £15, children £10. The price includes entertainment, food and one glass of drink each. We will have a Jazz music in the church and children’s craft in PDR. All are welcome so please put the date in your diary. All the money we raise during this event will be given to the Church for Lighting Project. Thank you. ( for Yunghee or Rachel on the email below.

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.

Heaven & Earth: Vasari Singers, chaired by Alex Brougham [from St Mary’s], will be performing their first concert in Wimbledon on Saturday 15th June at 7.30pm at St Matthew’s Church. This highly acclaimed chamber choir will sing a selection of music rooted both in Heaven and on Earth, including movements from Frank Martin’s divine Mass for Double Choir; songs on Heaven, evening, flowers and love by Kodály, Saint Saëns, Finzi, Harris and Parry; and culminating in some favourite close harmony arrangements in the same theme by Ward Swingle and others. Tickets available at, or for cash on the door.

Faith in Action Merton Homelessness Part time Senior Project Worker 17.5hrs a week. The Senior Project Worker will assist the Project Manager in running our Drop In Centre for adult individuals who are homeless or vulnerably housed, suffering from adverse circumstances and in need of help in acquiring a settled way of life.  Presently operating on Wednesdays and Fridays, based at the Salvation Army Hall, Kingston Rd, Wimbledon, SW19.  Salary:  £15,461 per annum, point 32 on the Local Authority spinal column scale plus OLA for 17.5 hours a week. Closing Date:  Friday 28th June. Interviews: Tuesday 9th July. 
For full details and application pack please email:

Thanks from all of us to Brigid Aglen, who has been working very hard in the church garden this week, planting up some larger shrubs along with bedding plants. It is looking lovely and we are very grateful.

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Service times


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