St John the Divine, Merton
The Church of England

The Diocese of Southwark
The Bridge, from Southwark Diocese

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Service on 20 October:
9.30 a.m. Parish Eucharist

Collect for the Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
(20 October)
   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)


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.

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 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.

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

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
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Merton Citizens
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 contacts page.

The ministry rota for services in the Merton Priory Team from 6 October to 29 December 2019 can be found here.


Merton Priory Team Ministry
Merton Priory PCC charity number is 1134253


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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.