St John the Divine, Merton
The Church of England

The Diocese of Southwark

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Service on 26 March:
9.30 a.m. Mothering Sunday service:
Eucharist for All Ages

Collect for Mothering Sunday
   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
19 March 2017: pew sheet and clocks forward)

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 bulletin can be read here.

British Summer Time will begin on Sunday, 26 March: remember to set your clocks forward one hour before going to bed on Saturday, 25 March.

Focus points:
(For details, click on the underlined links.)

• The Mothering Sunday service on 26 March will be a Eucharist for All Ages, at 9.30 a.m., instead of the usual 9.00 and 10.00 services.
• Lent services, talks and groups: details of Lent services, talks and groups in the Merton Priory Team can be found in the Lent leaflet. All are welcome.
• Bishop Christopher's Call to Mission – the theme for the 2017 Lent Call is 'I was hungry … I was thirsty'; see the Lent Appeal 2017 on the Diocesan website.
• A new Reader for Christ Church and St John's
• Messy Church dates: see the list of Messy Church dates below

• Merton Residents Supporting Refugees
• Age UK Merton – for those aged 50+
• Donations needed for Faith in Action Drop in Centre

• Wimbledon Food Bank website.

• Morden Park Choral Society

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 can be found here.

Craft, worship, and refreshments for children and their parents/carers, on the second Saturday of the month at 11 a.m. at St Johnís.
2016          2017
10 September – Seasides          14 January – God
8 October – Roads          11 February – Neighbours
12 November – Mountains          11 March – The World
10 December – Christmas          8 April – Holy Week / Easter
           13 May – Jesus
           10 June – Pentecost
           8 July – Good Shepherd

Merton Priory Team Ministry
Merton Priory PCC charity number is 1134253

St John's Diary
(click on the image) St John's calendar