Introducing St John's
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Service on 20 October:
9.30 a.m. Parish Eucharist
Collect for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
Almighty and everlasting God,
increase in us your gift of faith
that, forsaking what lies behind
and reaching out to that which is before,
we may run the way of your commandments
and win the crown of everlasting joy;
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 13 October 2019:
collect; next Sunday)
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.
Safeguarding: 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
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.
Church notice sheet: The latest church notice sheet can be read
here. Week by week the notice sheet has more
news items on pages 3 and 4 than we can give in full here. See the Notice sheet pointers
panel at the right for more about things we couldn't include below.
All Souls Memorial Service, 2 November
This year's All Souls Memorial Service will be on Saturday, 2 November at 7.30 p.m.
We invite everyone to come and remember with thanksgiving those who have died. If you would
like your loved one's name included in the service please add their name to the memorial list
at the back of the church.
Finding Sanctuary takes place at St John's every week on Mondays at 7.15 p.m. apart from
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.
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
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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
Merton Citizens (part of South London Citizens)
is an alliance of organisations – churches, mosques, schools, and hospitals –
working together to make a difference in our borough. Merton Citizens builds the capacity of people to
participate in public life, to act together for the common good, to win change, and to strengthen
civic institutions in the process. Our parish is one of 15 institutions involved in work around
various areas – housing, mental health, litter, and welcoming refugees. We are excited to be
involved in this inspiring project, which is part of a nationwide Citizens movement
that has been organising communities for several years.
For latest updates see the Merton Citizens Twitter feed.
For baptisms, weddings and funerals, contact the Vicar, Revd Alison Judge – see the
The ministry rota for services in the Merton Priory Team
from 6 October to 29 December 2019 can be found
Merton Priory PCC charity number is 1134253
Notice sheet pointers
(Click to open the notice sheet)
- Puss in Boots auditions, 15 October
- Southwark Diocesan Spirituality Day, 19 October, starting at 10.00 a.m.