This Weeks News

Date: December 8, 2019

St John’s Events

Tonight at 6.30pm – Blue Advent – for those who struggle with the changing season, and the Christmas celebrations, a quiet service of prayers and readings, reflecting on our struggles during this time of the year. Sunday 8th Dec, 6:30pm.

Sun 15th Dec 6.30pm Carols by Candlelight

Tuesday 24th Dec Christmas Eve                       Wednesday 25th Dec Christmas Day     

4.30pm Family Crib Service                                    8.30am BCP with Homily

11.30pm Midnight Mass                                          10.15am Said Eucharist

 Wimbledon Foodbank Appeal

Sadly, in the period leading up to Christmas, the Wimbledon Foodbank has greater and greater demands upon it.

Apologies that this has gone in the notices slightly after 1st Dec, but if you would like to help them, they have made a suggestion of a ‘reverse’ Advent calendar: The idea is to start Advent with an empty box, and then fill it with one item per day with a foodbank donation. This is the list of things that they would like (they already have lots of pasta):Cans of: tuna, curry, stew, peas, carrots, green bean, tomatoes & any soups; then Cookies, pasta sauce, rice, oatmeal, dry cereal (Shreddies, Rice Krispies, Cornflakes etc), chocolate spread, jam, chocolate bars, shower gel, granola bars, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, laundry soap powder.

As another option, they have also suggested a supermarket gift card of £10/£20, as they can give these to families so they can choose their own food from the shops.

If you are able to bring any of the following to church that would be wonderful but if carrying is a problem, you can visit their website to make either a one-off, or a regular, financial donation.

Parishwide Events

TEAM PRAYERS at St Matthews on Thursday 12th December at 1.00pm.

‘INSPIRED TO FOLLOW: ART AND THE BIBLE STORY’ On four Tuesday mornings during Advent being hosted by St Mark’s. We will look at a series of paintings from the National Gallery with a Christmas theme. Starting on 26 November, continuing on the 10 and 17 December, meeting in St Mark’s Chapter Room from 10.30-11.30am. All invited! Contact:

IN OTHER NEWS: The Archbishops of Canterbury and York issued a two page statement on the election ( I have a natural delight in seeing Church Historians get ahead in life, and so I thoroughly commend the sermon of the new Dean of Westminster Cathedral at his installation ( The Faith and Order Commission of the Church of England issued a major document on Christian Jewish relations (

General Election Hustings: 8pm, Tuesday 10th December 2019. Holy Trinity Church, 234 The Broadway, SW19 1SB



Service times


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