St John the Divine, Merton
The Church of England

The Diocese of Southwark
The Bridge, from Southwark Diocese

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Service on 23 September:
9.30 a.m. Parish Eucharist

Collect for the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
(23 September)
   Almighty God,
   you have made us for yourself,
   and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you:
   pour your love into our hearts and draw us to yourself,
   and so bring us at last to your heavenly city
   where we shall see you face to face;
   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 on 20 September 2018:
church notice sheet)

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.

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

Hall hire: Contact 020 8544 0018 and leave a message.
Big hall: £25 per hour; small hall: £15 per hour.
Images of the hall interiors can be found here.

The latest church notice sheet can be read here.

First Communion and Confirmation for young people
The preparation sessions will take place on Sunday afternoons, 3.45–5.15 p.m., at Christ Church. The preparation will be on the following dates: 30 September, 7, 14 and 28 October, and 4 and 11 November. Please let Belemo or Alison know if you are interested.

Confirmation Course
This course will also start on 30 September at 3.45–5.15 p.m. at Christ Church but the sessions will be fortnightly. Please speak with Alison, Belemo or Nick if you would be interested to hear more.

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Notice Boards
It's wonderful to see our new notice boards in place. We give thanks for all who have generously supported this project with time, talents and cash.

Repairs and maintenance
We are having to have a lot of work done on our building at present. We have discovered dry rot in the vestry and this will cost approximately £7000 to treat. We are also having our lighting repaired. In terms of maintenance, we are having a screen fixed to protect the Lady Chapel window, which will cost approximately £700. If you feel you can help with these works by giving an extra donation we would be very grateful.

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

• Wimbledon Food Bank donation points: there are now convenient donation points in Sainsbury's Merton and Waitrose in Alexandra Road. See the list of urgent needs on the Wimbledon Food Bank website.

• Merton Citizens now has a Twitter feed.

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 up to the end of August can be found here, and for September to the end of 2018 here.

Merton Priory Team Ministry
Merton Priory PCC charity number is 1134253

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