St John the Divine, Merton
The Church of England

The Diocese of Southwark
The Bridge, from Southwark Diocese

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Service on 24 June:
9.30 a.m. Eucharist for all ages

Collect for the Fourth Sunday after Trinity
(24 June)
   O God, the protector of all who trust in you,
   without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy:
   increase and multiply upon us your mercy;
   that with you as our ruler and guide
   we may so pass through things temporal
   that we lose not our hold on things eternal;
   grant this, heavenly Father,
   for our Lord Jesus Christís sake,
   who is alive and reigns with you,
   in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
   one God, now and for ever.

(Website last updated on 17 June 2018:
collect; next Sunday)

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.

Revd Chris Palmer
Chris will be leaving our parish in July to become Canon Chancellor of Exeter Cathedral. Chris's last service will be on 8 July at 3 p.m. His installation in Exeter Cathedral will be on 5 August at 3 p.m.; we plan to hire a coach to leave from Holy Trinity at 8.00 a.m. The cost will be £20. Please sign the list at the back of the church if you wish to join us.

Mission Action Plan 2018
Our Mission Action Plan, launched on 29 April 2018, is the result of consultation with our congregations and church councils. This three-year plan expresses the ongoing commitment of the Merton Priory Team Ministry and of the three churches within the Team to our Mission Statement shown at the top of this web page. For details please view the full plan.

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

• New Parish Administrator: Tonia Christensen. We are delighted that Tonia has started working in the office situated at Holy Trinity.

• Christian Aid Week. The total raised for Christian Aid Week was £153.50. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

• Called by Name. There will be a Vocations Quiet Day on 22 June from 10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. at the Kairos Centre, Roehampton, organised by Southwark Diocese. How do we begin to discern what Godís call is for our lives? The day will cost £10, including lunch. To register email

• 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 can be found here.

Merton Priory Team Ministry
Merton Priory PCC charity number is 1134253