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(Website last updated on 6 May 2021)
Tuesday 8.00 a.m. Morning Prayer, St John's
Wednesday 8.00 a.m. Morning Prayer, St John's
Thursday 8.00 a.m. Morning Prayer, St John's
Thursday 12.15 p.m. Eucharist, Holy Trinity
9.30 a.m. Parish Eucharist, St John's
10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist, Holy Trinity
11.15 a.m. Parish Eucharist, Christ Church
PRIVATE PRAYER IN CHURCH
Monday 3.00–6.00 p.m. Holy Trinity
Wednesday 5.00–6.00 p.m. Christ Church
Thursday 11.00 a.m.–2.00 p.m. Holy Trinity
Saturday 9.00 –10.00 a.m. Christ Church
Collect for the Fifth Sunday of Easter
who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ
have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:
grant that, as by your grace going before us
you put into our minds good desires,
so by your continual help
we may bring them to good effect;
through Jesus Christ our risen Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
Copyright © The Archbishops' Council 2000
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Welcome to St John the Divine, Merton
Christ is risen! Alleluia!
We welcome and encourage all people to worship God with us. St John's is part of the
Merton Priory Team Ministry.
Whether or not you are new to the area, you are most welcome to join us in our acts of worship
and share in our Anglican tradition.
Church notice sheet
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to read the latest church notice sheet. If you would like to receive the notice sheet
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(5 May 2021)
If you wish to hire St John's hall please email
with details. The charge is £25 per hour.
(18 April 2021)
Church buildings are open for public worship. Do please only come if you are
comfortable to do so. Those who do come will find the same space
and regulations as before: social distancing, hand hygiene and face masks with no
mixing between households. One of the services will be recorded each week for the Team's YouTube
The Parish Eucharist for 2 May (Fifth Sunday of Easter) at St John's led by Belemo can be viewed
as a YouTube video. You are invited to take part by following along with
the order of service and
Ascension Day, 13 May: There will be a Team service at 7.30 p.m. on Ascension Day (13 May)
at Christ Church on the occasion of its Patronal Festival. The service will be recorded and uploaded to the Team's
Service for 9 May (Sixth Sunday of Easter)
The Parish Eucharist at Holy Trinity will be led by Belemo and uploaded to YouTube later in the day.
Services from previous weeks are on the
Merton Priory Parish YouTube channel
and listed on the 'Looking back'
page on the Team website.
(6 May 2021)
The Archbishops have written to the nation
to invite people to join in reflection and prayer each day from 1 February at 6 p.m.
The Church of England website also has resources
(such as this Prayer for the Nation booklet;
there are others for those who wish to persevere, for example weekly prayer for notices/e-notices).
Southwark Cathedral has a range of daily online worship (listed on this
information sheet, which includes links to their website).
For those who prefer the telephone, there is the Daily Hope
phoneline (0800 804 8044), which offers hymns, reflections and prayers.
You may remember from the first lockdown the
Inspiration and Comfort section on the Team website; do look at it again
and perhaps you will feel moved to contribute something.
If you would like to make a prayer request or have a conversation, please do contact the clergy.
(7 February 2021)
The churches remain open for private prayer, so if any church member or someone from the wider
community wishes to make use of that, these are the times of opening:
Holy Trinity: Monday 3.00–6.00 p.m., and Thursday 11.00 a.m.–2.00 p.m.
Please refer to the guidance
for those attending church and the risk assessment.
Please wear a face covering in church (unless exempt), for the safety of all.
Christ Church: Wednesday 5.00–6.00 p.m., and Saturday 9.00–10.00 a.m.
We pray for our NHS, for all afflicted with COVID, for those who have died, for all who grieve, for the roll-out of the
vaccine and for one another: O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help us.
(11 March 2021)
On Stephen Lawrence Day, 22 April, the Church of England released the
report on racism with a
statement from the archbishops.
The clergy commend them to you and urge all concerned to read them.
(23 April 2021)
(29 March 2020)
When it isn't possible to join with the local church,
is designed to help you have a short time of worship as a household.
You are also invited to follow the Royal School of Church Music's
Hymn of the Day, and Sunday Self-Service
, a simple act of worship
with music, readings and prayers which will change weekly.
(3 May 2020)
The term 'Spiritual Communion' describes the means of grace by which a person, prevented for some serious reason
from sharing in a celebration of the Eucharist, nonetheless shares in the communion of Jesus Christ. You are invited
to join in these prayers
as an opportunity to give thanks for your communion with him while unable to be present at the Eucharist.
Visit our archival resource on the Team website
to examine and use items from the weeks since Mothering Sunday (22 March) 2020.
(1 May 2021)
Merton Priory PCC charity number is 1134253
Prayer for all times
source of healing and comfort,
fill us with your grace,
that the sick may be made whole,
that those who care for us may be strengthened,
that the anxious may be calmed,
and those most vulnerable be protected
in the power of the Spirit
in the faith of Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Merton Priory Team Ministry is committed to promoting the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to the
doctrines and practices of the Church of England. We are guided by our
mission statement, agreed in 2011:
In Merton Priory Team Ministry we aim to be a community
Faithful to God
Sharing with those in need
Caring for one another