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Wednesday Magazine 
St John's East Dulwich
a very empty Holkham Beach, Norfolk.
Wednesday 16 September 2020

Dear Friends

Many of us have had our travel plans disrupted this summer, whether cancelled due to the lockdown or affected by the rapidly changing quarantine situation. It can be hard to lose these longed-for chances for fun or relaxation. However, sometimes these altered plans can turn out well. My sister and I were meant to holiday in North Devon, but this was cancelled due to corona restrictions. Instead we spent time near her home in Norfolk, visiting beautiful Holkham Beach shown in the photo. I hope you have had an opportunity for a change of scene or some rest over the summer. And we have been blest with another heatwave this week, putting off the autumn for a little while longer.

With autumn now approaching, the Harvest Festival service is planned for Sunday 4 October. In this week’s magazine we also have an update from Councillor Charlie Smith,  information about fundraising events, plus other news. Do keep Delorine in your prayers this week as she approaches ordination on Saturday.

With all best wishes

£5k for St John’s 
cartoon of cyclist 
We very much appreciate all the generous donations and support provided in raising 5K for St John’s. We are continuing to fundraise with a sponsored 10 mile bike ride at 10am on Saturday 10 October. This will be non-competitive and suitable for families and children, starting and finishing at St John’s, and with three breaks walking with bikes though parks and woods.

Please bring your own refreshments. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. You will be responsible for your own safety, including the need to follow coronavirus guidance. If you are interested in taking part, please contact Chris Eldridge by email  by Sunday 4 October at the latest. 

Also, Olivia and Chris Coates are "running 50K" during the month of September for our 5K for St John’s appeal. If you would like to sponsor them, please contact Olivia.                 

portrait of Delorine

Delorine will be ordained this Saturday 19 September at 11am. Please pray for Delorine this week as she prepares for this special day.

If you would like to live-stream the service from Southwark Cathedral, click here

drawing of heads of wheatOur celebration of Harvest will be on Sunday 4 October. All donations of food, toiletries, etc will be given to the Manna Society. This charity runs a day centre near London Bridge which caters for homeless people. They have had to adapt their services because of Covid-19 and are currently providing take-away or home delivered hot meals to those moved off the streets because of the pandemic as well as others in need. They have provided a prioritised list of the items they most need, which you can view here
St John's AGM
As you are probably aware, our AGM had to be postponed due to the lockdown. It is currently planned for November and more details will be announced nearer the time. 

Update from our Goose Green Councillor
map of East Dulwich controlled parking zoneCouncillor Charlie Smith has been in touch: A new skate board park has opened in the car park of the empty Harvester pub at the junction with Lordship Lane and the South Circular. This has been the initiative of a group of young boys who wanted somewhere to skate. They have made their own ramps and it is turning out to be a popular place for young skateboarders. It will not be a permanent fixture as the land is owned by the Dulwich Estate. but it is good to see some of our youngsters doing something positive.

The new East Dulwich Controlled Parking zone went live this week on Monday, 14 September. It had been postponed due to Covid-19. The hours of operation will be Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 6.30 pm. You can see the area highlighted in yellow in the photo.
Film making for young people
drawing of a price of film
Bell House is running “Make a Film in a Weekend” on the 26 and 27 September. This is for people aged 17-23 and offers an upbeat and nurturing setting to make a film as part of a group. Participants can expect to finish the course with the skills and mindset to make their own movies. The cost is £100, with information about bursaries included in their website:

Social distancing and protective measures will be in place and a full refund will be given if it is necessary to cancel the event.   
Spem in Alium

Ora Singers rehearsingTate Modern will be live-streaming a performance of Spem in Alium by the ORA Singers in the Turbine Hall this evening at 8pm, so you will need to be quick off the mark to tune in to it. Spem in Alium was composed by ThomasTallis in 1570 and is written for forty voice parts. The concert will also include works by Byrd and others.

The performance was originally planned for May and should have included local choirs. Tonight’s performance is to bring a message of hope across the centuries. It can be heard at 8pm here:

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