Christian Aid Week, 9 – 16 May. This year, Christian Aid is focusing on the global climate crisis, and how we can help people living in poverty fight the worst of it every day. You are invited to make a donation to St John’s Christian Aid Collection here or by completing a Christian Aid envelope in church, or if you’d prefer to have an envelope delivered to/collected from your door, then please contact Mary Dawson.

In order to encourage your donations, Mary will be holding a virtual jam & chutney sale. If you would like to order a jar, please contact Mary stating whether you would like strawberry jam, raspberry jam, or beetroot chutney. Produce can be collected from church or delivered to your door. All money will be going directly to Christian Aid.

On Sunday 9 May, we will have a Christian Aid café, held outside in the churchyard, straight after church. Tea, coffee and cakes will be available to take away or to eat at an outdoor table. All funds will go to Christian Aid. The event must comply with government COVID-19 guidance. Therefore, drinks and cakes will be served at outdoor tables and mixing is limited to 6 people or 2 households. If you would like to volunteer to help with this, we are looking for a small number of people to provide table service as well as cake donations. If you are interested in volunteering for either serving or donating cakes, contact Julie Whitney.  Please note that the preparation and production of all goods is subject to a carefully considered risk assessment, available upon request.

The Meeting of Parishioners and APCM will be held online via Zoom at midday on Sunday 16 May. The Electoral Roll is available to view in church. Please notify the Parish Administrator of any errors or omissions.

Goose Green Coffee Morning: This Wednesday we will be holding our second Film Group, where we will be discussing the film Yellow Canary, a wartime thriller classic. This is available to watch on BBC iPlayer before we meet. On Wednesday 12 May we will be visited by local author Susan Allott who will be reading a short extract from her debut novel The Silence and answering our questions. Do join us if you can! The Zoom link can be obtained by contacting Sue O’Neill.

In Memory of The Revd Deepthi Wickremasinghe. Would you consider making a gift to the Woodland Trust?  St John’s would be able to dedicate trees, or a particular piece of woodland, in memory of Deepthi Wickremasinghe. You can either give online via the memorial fund or you can send a cheque to Sarah Goudge (PCC Treasurer), made payable to St John’s East Dulwich PCC, marking it on the back ‘Woodland Trust Deepthi 2020’.

St John’s 2021 Organ Recital Series

Admission free; retiring collection. Recitals begin at 11am and last forty minutes.

22 May                Irene Wolstenholme (Christ’s Chapel, Dulwich Village)

19 June                Marcus Wibberley (St George, Beckenham)

10 July                 Bridget West (South London)

18 September      Michael Overbury (Newark, Nottinghamshire)

9 October           Michel Szostak (Poland)

6 November        Paul Gobey (Rotherhithe)