St John the Divine, Merton
The Church of England

The Diocese of Southwark
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(Website last updated on 20 September 2020)

20 September at Holy Trinity: video;
order of service; readings.

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

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
(20 September)
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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St John the Divine, Merton
Church notice sheet: The latest church notice sheet can be read here. If you would like to receive the notice sheet every week as a newsletter, you can sign up using the subscription form below.
(19 September 2020)


Midweek Eucharist
  •  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
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."

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 the readings.

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 send in any ideas to us. Head over here to find out more.
(13 June 2020)

Messy Church, 11 July
The last virtual Messy Church for this term was on the topic of Giving Thanks; you can join in with Alison on this YouTube video.
(10 July 2020)
Children's assemblies
Easter 2020: Father Mark retells the Easter story.
    Home church for Holy Week and Easter
    The Easter story in Mark's gospel
    The Easter story in Luke's gospel
    The Easter story in John's gospel
(10 May 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)
Spiritual Communion
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)

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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