St John the Divine, Merton
The Church of England

The Diocese of Southwark
The Bridge, from Southwark Diocese

    Introducing St John's
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Service on 31 March
(Mothering Sunday):

9.30 a.m. Parish Eucharist

Collect for Mothering Sunday
(31 March)
   God of compassion,
   whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary,
   shared the life of a home in Nazareth,
   and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself:
   strengthen us in our daily living
   that in joy and in sorrow
   we may know the power of your presence
   to bind together and to heal;
   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 21 March 2019:
collect; next Sunday; Summer Time alert)

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.

British Summer Time will begin at 1 a.m. on Sunday, 31 March: remember to set your clocks forward one hour before going to bed on Saturday night!

Annual Meeting, 31 March
This year's Annual District Church Meeting will be on 31 March, after the 9.30 a.m. service. Church members are encouraged to come to the meeting, at which we elect members of our church council and review the year at St John's.

We are now in Lent
We are called by God to know God's blessings, and so during Lent we encourage each other to set aside time to enter more fully into prayer, fasting and good actions. This year there are many opportunities to do this. In church please take a look at the range of Lent Study Groups taking place in Merton Priory Team and sign up with the group that you would like to attend. Everyone is welcome to any of the groups.

Details of Lent services and Lent Groups, as well as the Bishop of Southwark's Lent Call for 2019, can be found in the Lent leaflet.

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.

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.

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.

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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 up to the end of April 2019 can be found here.

Merton Priory Team Ministry
Merton Priory PCC charity number is 1134253

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