This Weeks News

Date: June 9, 2019

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

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. Conducted by Matthew Best, the 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 www.academychoirwimbledon.co.uk.

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, under 5’s free. The price includes entertainment, food and one drink each. We will have 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 the lighting project . Thank you. (yunghee@stmaryswimbledon.org 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. 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 www.vasarisingers.org, 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: team@mertonfaithinaction.org

 Welcare 125th Anniversary Service of Thanksgiving: You are very warmly invited to join us at our service of thanksgiving and celebration for the work of Welcare over the last 125 years. Welcare was founded in 1894 to support single, homeless young girls, women and their babies. For 125 years Welcare has worked closely with local churches and developed services to reflect the needs of local communities. Welcare works with children and families who struggle to face major challenges of poverty, domestic abuse and mental and physical ill health by offering a range of group work programmes and individual support. Welcare will host a Service of Thanksgiving in Southwark Cathedral at 11am, Saturday 15 June, to celebrate work with families over the years, and to look forward to a bright and positive future. Our President, The Bishop of Southwark, the Rt Rev Christopher Chessun, will officiate and preach. Volunteers, staff and young people will contribute to the service. For more information please see Welcare’s website: https://welcare.org or email info@welcare.org.

Service times

Sunday

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

2nd Sunday of the month

10:15am All Welcome Service