St John the Divine, Merton
The Church of England

The Diocese of Southwark

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Service on 28 August:
10.30 a.m. All-Age Team Eucharist
at Christ Church
NO SERVICE at St John's

Collect for the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
   Almighty God,
   whose only Son has opened for us
   a new and living way into your presence:
   give us pure hearts and steadfast wills
   to worship you in spirit and in truth;
   through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
   who is alive and reigns with you,
   in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
   one God, now and for ever.

(Website last updated
21 August 2016)

St John the Divine, Merton


Welcome to St John the Divine, Merton

We welcome and encourage all people to join us. St John's is part of the Merton Priory Team Ministry. Whether or not you are new to the area, you are especially welcome to join us in our acts of worship and other activities and share in our Anglican tradition.

Team Service on 28 August
On 28 August the morning Eucharist will be an All-Age Team Service at Christ Church, at 10.30 a.m., followed by a bring-your-own picnic in Colliers Wood Recreation Ground. There will be no morning service on 28 August at St John's or Holy Trinity.

Contacts: For contact details, please go to our contacts page.

Hall hire: Contact 020 8544 0018 and leave a message.
Big hall: £20 per hour; small hall: £12 per hour.
Images of the hall interiors can be found here.

The latest church bulletin can be read here.

Focus points:
(For details, click on the underlined links.)

• Messy Church dates: see the list of Messy Church dates below
• Music at St John's – use your musical talents.

• Preparation for confirmation and first communion – sessions start on 18 September.
• Southwark Diocese Vocations Fair, 24 September
• Be still and know: exploring different ways of prayer
• Quiet Garden ‐ each Wednesday after the morning Eucharist and coffee, at about 11.00 a.m. we will be having an hour or so gardening. Everyone is welcome, and no expertise needed. See Ann Newson for further details.
• Book Stall – donít forget the book stall. All money raised goes towards the flower fund. There is also a donation box at the back of church.

• Merton Residents Supporting Refugees
• Age UK Merton – for those aged 50+
• Donations needed for Faith in Action Drop in Centre

• Wimbledon Food Bank website.

• Street Pastors ‐ now recruiting.
• Morden Park Choral Society

For baptisms, weddings and funerals, contact the Vicar, Revd Alison Judge – see the contacts page.

The full rota for services in the Merton Priory Team can be found here, under Ministry Team Rota.

Craft, worship, and refreshments for children and their parents/carers, on the second Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. at St Johnís.
10 September – Seasides
8 October – Roads
12 November – Mountains
10 December – Christmas
14 January – God
11 February – Neighbours
11 March – The World
8 April – Holy Week / Easter
13 May – Jesus
10 June – Pentecost
8 July – Good Shepherd

Merton Priory Team Ministry
Merton Priory PCC charity number is 1134253

St John's Diary
(click on the image) St John's calendar