St John the Divine, Merton
The Church of England

The Diocese of Southwark
The Bridge, from Southwark Diocese

    Welcome
    Introducing St John's
    Location
    Services
    Contacts
    Our principles
    Data privacy notice
    Safeguarding


Service on 25 August:
9.30 a.m. Parish Eucharist

Collect for the Tenth Sunday after Trinity
(25 August)
   Let your merciful ears, O Lord,
   be open to the prayers of your humble servants;
   and that they may obtain their petitions
   make them to ask such things as shall please you;
   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 18 August 2019:
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.

The parish of St John the Divine, High Path, takes the safeguarding and care of children and vulnerable adults very seriously. Further information about this can be found on the Safeguarding page.

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.

Finding Sanctuary
Finding Sanctuary takes place at St John's every week on Mondays at 7.15 p.m. apart from bank holidays.

Our new Team Rector
We are delighted to announce that Revd Mark Eminson has been appointed, subject to all legalities, Team Rector of Merton Priory Team. Mark is currently vicar of St Thomas a Becket Church in Pagham (near Bognor Regis), a post he has held for nearly 7 years. We look forward to welcoming Mark, his wife Elise and their four children.

Mark’s Institution and Induction as Team Rector will take place at Holy Trinity, The Broadway, at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 September.


Foodbank at St John's
Wimbledon Food Bank is now located at St John's. This is a temporary location while Elim's new site in Merton Hall is completed. It is a wonderful opportunity for St John's to open our doors to people who need our support. See the list of urgent needs on the Wimbledon Food Bank website.

Messy Church every month
Join us at St John's on the second Saturday of every month for crafts, songs, food, stories and celebration for children and their parents or carers – all ages welcome! From 11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Team communications
One of our team Mission Action Plan objectives is to look at how we can improve communication across the Merton Priory Team. Ann Roberts is leading on this and wants to get views from as many people as possible about what this might look like, how we can do it, and what should be included. Let her know your thoughts by emailing her and watch this space for future idea-sharing opportunities.

Fundraising made simple
Don't forget: you can help raise funds for St John's whenever you shop online! Use Easyfundraising to shop, with over 3300 big name retailers including Argos, John Lewis, ASOS and Booking.com – and when you shop, you'll raise a free donation for us every time. It's that easy! Help support us by clicking on the Easyfundraising panel on the right or by visiting bit.ly/stjohnmerton.

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

• 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 from 5 May to 1 September 2019 can be found here.


Merton Priory Team Ministry
Merton Priory PCC charity number is 1134253


Raise funds for the church painlessly:
Click through to raise funds for the Church