This weeks News

Date: October 27, 2019

St John’s Events

Sun 3rd Nov – 6.30pm All Saints Evensong at St John’s, please do come along.

The Organ Voluntary. Thank you all for not applauding after the voluntary last Sunday – we’ll continue for a few weeks and then get your views about whether it’s a nicer way to end the service or not.

7th Nov/20th Nov 2-4pm: ‘Crafts & Draughts’ Please join us if you would like to help with the craft stall contents, or have a cup of tea and a chat.

Sat 9th Nov, 2-5pm – We are opening the church up for the afternoon as part of an exhibition, “Hidden Treasures Art & Artists” by the Wimbledon Museum to show off our stained glass window by Arnold. Christ Church is also opening as part of the trail. Please let Ursula know if you can help during the afternoon.

Parishwide Events
Team Prayers at St Mary’s on Thursday at 1.00pm.

Thurs 7th Nov 7.30pm. CCJ: Talk on Christian Diversity, in the Garden Hall, St Mary’s Church. Join us for an interesting and informative talk by The Revd. Dr Nathan Eddy. He is the Deputy Director of the Council of Christians and Jews and has worked as a university chaplain, as a minister in the United Reformed Church and as a teacher of Hebrew and the Bible. The talk will examine the principal strands within Christianity. Admission is free.

Sat Nov 16th 11.30am-4.30pm, Centering Prayer: A way of praying from the stillness of the heart without words. Come to an Introductory Workshop at St. Mark’s Church, SW19 7ND. Tea/coffee and biscuits provided; bring a packed lunch and a cushion if liked; suggested donation £10. For more information, email If participants request it, there will be 6 optional one-hour follow-up sessions.

November: Wimbledon International Music Festival: Details and Tickets: St Johns will be hosting again this year, please check the website for dates and ticket info. Box Office is now open!

Sun 8th Dec 2.45pm for 3pm start. Kings Christmas Celebration & Community Tea

at King’s College. There will be music, readings and carols, followed by afternoon tea. Enquiries and RSVP to Revd. Dr. Joan Crossley at or Michelle Corbett 07879 643496. Free parking on-site for all guests. Transport can also be provided and wheelchairs will also be available for those who need it from the vehicles to the dining room.

Bookings Administrator Vacancy. St Mark’s has a busy programme of one-off bookings and we need a part-time administrator to help out. This is a paid position, for around 6 hours per week, ideally Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. If you, or someone you know, might be interested, please speak to St Mark’s Church Warden, Alex Youel ( or alternatively, contact Hayley in St Mark’s Church Office (

Part-Time Administrator: The Deanery is looking for a part time administrator to start work immediately. The job is largely home based but involves taking minutes at three evening Synod meetings a year and three or four evening Standing Committee meetings. The successful applicant must have a computer and be confident with email and Word, and able to travel to meetings. The hours are flexible but average about 3 hours a week, payable at £15 an hour. For further details please contact the Area Dean, Rachel Taylor, on

Sun 10th Nov – 7.30pm Fauré Requiem – St John’s Singers

St John’s special annual Remembrance Sunday performance of Fauré’s much-loved setting of the Requiem, accompanied by organ and string quintet.

Sat 23rd Nov 12-4pm, St John’s Christmas Fair,. If you have anything that can be used at the fair, children’s toys, 2nd hand books, bric-a-brac, presents in mint condition that you will never use, interesting plant pots, please could you start to bring them to church and leave them at the back behind the charity banner/table – There are collection boxes waiting. A great chance to de-clutter before Christmas!

Wed 27th Nov: Trip to the Wallace Collection. Meet 9.30am at Wimbledon Station. Jillian Hardie has offered to give us a personal tour of the collection. We need to give her an idea of numbers so if you would like to come, please can you let Jane Long know.

Service times


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