St John the Divine, Merton
The Church of England

The Diocese of Southwark
The Bridge, from Southwark Diocese

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Service on 28 April:
10.30 a.m. (note the time) Team Service
and Annual Parochial Church Meeting
at Holy Trinity, The Broadway
(no service at St John's)

Collect for the Second Sunday of Easter
(28 April)
   Almighty Father,
   you have given your only Son to die for our sins
   and to rise again for our justification:
   grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness
   that we may always serve you
   in pureness of living and truth;
   through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ 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 April 2019:
church notices; collect; next Sunday)

St John the Divine, Merton


Welcome to St John the Divine, Merton
Christ is risen! Alleluia!

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.

Note that this coming Sunday's Eucharist will be a Team Service and Annual Parochial Church Meeting, and will be held at Holy Trinity, The Broadway, at 10.30 a.m. There will be no morning services at St John's or Christ Church.

Our new Team Rector
We are delighted to announce that Revd Mark Eminson has been appointed, subject to all legalities, Team Rector of Merton Priory Team. Mark is currently vicar of St Thomas a Becket Church in Pagham (near Bognor Regis), a post he has held for nearly 7 years.

Information about licensing will be announced when we know more but we look forward to welcoming Mark, his wife Elise and their four children later in the year.

Concert at Christ Church, 26 April
There will be a concert at Christ Church on 26 April at 7.30 p.m., featuring Emily Hall (flute) and Ashely Harvey (piano). Emily played at our Community Carol Service. All welcome. Tickets cost £7/£4. This is part of Christ Church is Open.

Unlock 36th Annual Walk, 27 April
This Annual Walk will be using St John’s as their base on 27 April. For full information see the Unlock website. For our part we need volunteers to serve refreshments and welcome people to our church. Please sign up at the back of the church if you can help.

Children's Society boxes
For those who have Children's Society boxes at St John's could you please bring them in for counting as soon as possible. If you would like a box to help the important work of this charity please contact David Tanner. Many thanks.

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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