St John the Divine, Merton
The Church of England

The Diocese of Southwark
The Bridge, from Southwark Diocese

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Service on 18 November:
9.30 a.m. Eucharist

Collect for the Second Sunday before Advent
(18 November)
   Heavenly Father,
   whose blessed Son was revealed to destroy the works of the devil
   and to make us the children of God and heirs of eternal life:
   grant that we, having this hope,
   may purify ourselves even as he is pure;
   that when he shall appear in power and great glory
   we may be made like him in his eternal and glorious kingdom;
   where he is alive and reigns with you,
   in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
   one God, now and for ever.

(Website last updated on 15 November 2018:
church notice sheet)

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.

Christ the King: Team Service on 25 November at Holy Trinity
On Sunday the morning Eucharist will be a Team Service at Holy Trinity, The Broadway, at 10.30 a.m., during which there will be Baptism and Admission to Holy Communion. There will be no 9.30 a.m. service at St John's.

Christmas Messy Church date
The Christmas Messy Church will be on 8 December at 11.00 a.m. All welcome!

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 flyer.

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Repairs and maintenance
We are having to have a lot of work done on our building at present. We have discovered dry rot in the vestry and this will cost approximately £7000 to treat. We are also having our lighting repaired. In terms of maintenance, we are having a screen fixed to protect the Lady Chapel window, which will cost approximately £700. If you feel you can help with these works by giving an extra donation we would be very grateful.

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

• 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 contacts page.

The full rota for services in the Merton Priory Team up to the end of August can be found here, and for September to the end of 2018 here.

Merton Priory Team Ministry
Merton Priory PCC charity number is 1134253

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