Inspiration and comfort
Introducing St John's
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Annual report 2019
(Website last updated on 20 September 2020)
LATEST SUNDAY SERVICE ONLINE
20 September at Holy Trinity: video;
order of service;
Wednesday 9.45 a.m. St John's
Thursday 12.15 p.m. Holy Trinity
9.30 a.m. Christ Church
10.00 a.m. Holy Trinity
10.00 a.m. St John's
11.15 a.m. Christ Church
PRAYER IN CHURCH
Monday 3.00–7.00 p.m. Holy Trinity open
Tuesday 8.00 a.m. Morning Prayer, St John's
Wednesday 5.00–7.00 p.m. Christ Church open
Thursday 9.00 a.m. Morning Prayer, St John's
Thursday 11.00 a.m.–3.00 p.m. Holy Trinity open
Saturday 9.00 a.m. Morning Prayer, Christ Church
Collect for the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
God, who in generous mercy sent the Holy Spirit
upon your Church in the burning fire of your love:
grant that your people may be fervent
in the fellowship of the gospel
that, always abiding in you,
they may be found steadfast in faith and active in service;
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.
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(19 September 2020)
Creationtide: This year we are – in common with the wider Church – keeping Creationtide (this year's theme is
'Jubilee for the Earth') in our Sunday services from 6 September to 4 October. We pray that it will help us think
seriously about working towards becoming eco-churches and raise awareness once
more about the plight of our sick earth: "God saw everything that He had made,
and indeed, it was very good."
• 9.45 a.m. on Wednesdays at St John's
• 12.15 p.m. on Thursdays at Holy Trinity
Saturday morning Eucharist
• 9.30 a.m. at Christ Church
Eucharist on Sunday
• 10.00 a.m. at Holy Trinity
• 10.00 a.m. at St John's
• 11.15 a.m. at Christ Church
The Sunday service with Baptism on 20 September at Holy Trinity led by Mark has been recorded and can be viewed
here. Please feel free to follow along with
the order of service and
Please refer to the guidance
for those attending church and the risk assessment.
For the foreseeable future, please wear a face covering ('face mask') in church, for the benefit of others.
Services from previous weeks are on the
Merton Priory Parish YouTube channel
and listed on the 'Looking back' page.
(20 September 2020)
Although we don't yet know when we can meet together again as normal in our buildings, we can ponder and potentially
share what is giving us comfort and providing us with inspiration. Potential ideas are: reflections of what
lockdown is like and how you are spending your time, learning a piece of music, learning poetry to recite,
creating art to exhibit, or an idea of your own. Feel free to
any ideas to us. Head over
here to find out more.
(13 June 2020)
Worship at Home
When it isn't possible to join with the local church,
this outline 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.
(29 March 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.
(3 May 2020)
Visit our archival resource on the Team website
to examine and use items from the weeks since Mothering Sunday (22 March) 2020.
(19 September 2020)
Merton Priory PCC charity number is 1134253
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