Mid-Week News

Date: February 28, 2024

Quite a few things to mention this week, so I’ll just get typing…

Mark Liversedge – update
Julia and Nigel went to see Mark Liversedge in Kent last week.  They said he looked very well, had settled into his new home and was enjoying having his family in the nearby village.  If anyone is passing nearby and would like to see Mark, Julia can pass on his address, and explain how to get there, as he would always enjoy to see visitors from St John’s.

Wimbledon Museum outing
We’ve decided to go to the Wimbledon Museum on Fri 15th March, 3pm.  So if you would like to join the group just let me know – we’ll meet at the museum.

Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators – Elections
Our local councillors asked Stephen if we can put a note in the update  as a reminder for those who can vote, about the upcoming elections. If you are within (I think) 3/4 mile of the common, you are able to vote and you should have received your ballot papers.  The details are on this link –

Children’s Society Boxes
Nigel is pleased to announce that St John’s raised a total of £766.25 for this excellent cause.  Many thanks to those who donated so generously, and if you would like to have a box to start collecting this year, please let Nigel know.

Merton Interfaith 5K Walk – Sat 13th April from 11am
A chance to look round various faith buildings in Wimbledon and get fit at the same time.  £5 registration with the money raised going to Faith in Action. The walk is guided.  Details on poster below.
Merton Interfaith Walk.pdf

What’s on
Friday 1st March – World Day of Prayer – St Mark’s Church 10.30am 
If you would like more information about this, please do ask Julia Popham who is our representative.

Sat 2nd March – Fundraiser for ‘Learn English Together’ by Songs on Wheels
“Whistle a Happy Tune”
Whistle a Happy tune flyer.pdf
3pm with afternoon tea £20/person or
7pm with Fish & Chips £25/person.
Wimbledon Village Hall, Lingfield Road
Please visit this website for tickets: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/songsonwheels

3.15pm Thurs 7th March – our next crafting afternoon in the PDR.

7.30pm, Sat 9th March – Wimbledon Choral Soc, Cadogan Hall
Faure’s Requiem and Blackford’s Mirror of Perfection.
Members of St John’s Singers will be performing in WCS, if you would like to go along to support them.  More details and tickets on this link – https://www.wimbledon-choral.org.uk/event_more.asp?eventID=593&page_no=1

7pm, 9th March The Magic Flute, St Peter & St Paul, Mitcham Parish Church
The Merry Opera Company – see poster for details
Magic Flute_Mitcham poster flyer.pdf

Fri 15th March, 3pm – Wimbledon Museum “Behind That Door” Exhibition
The consensus seems to be that Friday 15th works best for most people who would like to go to see the exhibition, so if you would like to join us, just let me know.  Please do bring friends along if you think they would be interested in coming.

10am-12 noon, Sat 16th March – St John’s Spring Clean
Please bring along cleaning equipment and help us to give the church a really good tidy.

7pm, Sat 16th March – King’s College School, Wimbledon Chamber Choir and soloists performing Handel’s Messiah
Tickets £10 (£5 concessions) available from https://www.kcs.org.uk/useful-information/box-office or cash on the door.  50% of all ticket sales will go to the children’s charity Coram.

6pm, Thurs 21st March, St John’s
Spring Family concert,
Tickets on door, adults £20, children free.

22nd March – Friday Lunchtime Concert, 1pm start, doors open from 12.30pm.  This month our music scholar Tom will be performing the following – I’ve heard him practicing in church and he’s brilliant, so if you are able to come along, I think you will love it –
Scriabin – 2 preludes
Klatzow – Night Sky Distant Waters
Gershwin – the man I love + I got rhythm
Bonds – Troubled Water
Ravel – Sonatine

7pm, Sat 23rd March, St John’s
Academy Choir and London Mozart Players performing Haydn’s Theresienmesse and a couple of pieces by Mozart.  Tickets and further details on www.academychoirwimbledon.co.uk

That’s all; Oh, maybe time for one appalling joke from Peter –



Service times


8:15am Holy Communion (BCP)
10:15am Sung Eucharist
Next Choral Evensong: Sunday 7th April 6.30pm