Introducing St John's
Service on 23 December:
9.30 a.m. Eucharist
Collect for the Fourth Sunday of Advent
God our redeemer,
who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary
to be the mother of your Son:
grant that, as she looked for his coming as our saviour,
so we may be ready to greet him
when he comes again as our judge;
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
(Website last updated on 16 December 2018:
collect; next Sunday; liturgical colour)
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
Messy Church at Southwark Cathedral
Join us on Saturday, 19 January 2019, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., for a Messy Celebration of Baptism
at Southwark Cathedral, opposite London Bridge station. This will be a wonderful event full of
all the usual Messy crafts linked to the story of Jesus' baptism. If you would like to travel together
we will be at South Wimbledon tube station at 9.30 a.m. Do let Alison know if you'd like to come!
Carol Service on 23 December
We welcome all who enjoy singing carols to our Carol Service on 23 December at 4.30 p.m.
Come and start your Christmas celebrations with joyful song!
Christmas Services at Christ Church and St John's
For details of our Christmas Services up to 30 December, see the
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• Wimbledon Food Bank donation points: there are now convenient donation points in
Sainsbury's Merton and
Waitrose in Alexandra Road. See the list of urgent needs on the
Wimbledon Food Bank website.
• Merton Citizens now has a Twitter feed.
For baptisms, weddings and funerals, contact the Vicar, Revd Alison Judge – see the
The full rota for services in the Merton Priory Team up to the end of 2018 can be found
up to the end of April 2019 here.
Merton Priory PCC charity number is 1134253