St John
the Divine,
SHARING with those in need
CARING for one another
The Church of England

The Diocese of Southwark
The Bridge, from Southwark Diocese

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(Website last updated on 29 November 2021)

28 November (Advent Carol Service): video; order of service

Tuesday 8.00 a.m. Morning Prayer, St John's
Tuesday 5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer, St John's
Wednesday 8.00 a.m. Morning Prayer, St John's
Wednesday 5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer, Holy Trinity
Thursday 8.00 a.m. Morning Prayer, St John's
Thursday 12.15 p.m. Eucharist, Holy Trinity
Thursday 5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer, Christ Church
9.00 a.m. Eucharist, Christ Church
8.00 a.m. BCP Holy Communion, Christ Church
9.30 a.m. Parish Eucharist, St John's
10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist, Holy Trinity
11.15 a.m. Parish Eucharist, Christ Church
6.00 p.m. Simple Eucharist, St John's

Collect for the First Sunday of Advent
(28 November)
Almighty God,
give us grace to cast away the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

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St John the Divine, Merton
Welcome to St John the Divine, Merton
We welcome and encourage all people to worship God with us. St John's is part of the Merton Priory Team Ministry. Whether or not you are new to the area, you are most welcome to join us in our acts of worship and share in our Anglican tradition.

Church notice sheet
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(27 November 2021)

z   Services around Christmas 2021 in the Merton Priory Team Ministry   z
5 December5.00 p.m.Christmas Carols at Christ Church
19 December10.00 a.m.Eucharist with Nativity at Holy Trinity
6.00 p.m.Christmas Carols at Holy Trinity
24 December4.00 p.m.Nativity at Holy Trinity
4.00 p.m.Crib Service at Christ Church
11.30 p.m.Midnight Mass at Holy Trinity, St John's and Christ Church
25 December10.00 a.m.Eucharist at Holy Trinity
10.30 a.m.Eucharist at Christ Church (no service at St John's)
26 December10.00 a.m.Eucharist at Holy Trinity
10.30 a.m.Simple Eucharist at St John's (no service at Christ Church)
2 January8.00 a.m.BCP Holy Communion at Christ Church
10.00 a.m.Eucharist at Holy Trinity
10.30 a.m.Eucharist at Christ Church (no service at St John's)

Church hall
If you wish to hire St John's hall (pictures) please email with details. The charge is £25 per hour.
(18 April 2021)

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The Advent Carol Service on 28 November (Advent Sunday) at St John's can be viewed as a YouTube video. You are invited to take part by following along with the order of service.

Service for 5 December (Second Sunday of Advent)
The All Age Eucharist with Baptism on 5 December at Holy Trinity will be led by Mark and will be uploaded to YouTube later in the day.

Services from previous weeks are on the Merton Priory Parish YouTube channel and listed on the 'Looking back' page on the Team website.
(29 November 2021)
Holy Trinity is open for private prayer on Mondays from 3.00 to 6.00 p.m.
(14 November 2021)
There will be a Vision Day follow-up on Sunday, 28 November, from 4.00 to 5.30 p.m. at Christ Church; do come to develop the ideas about growth at St John's ready to launch our Team Mission Action Plan in the new year. If you would like a reminder of the ideas, please ask Mark or Alison for a copy of them.
(21 November 2021)
Worship at Home
When it isn't possible to join with the local church, this outline is designed to help you have a short time of worship as a household.

You are also invited to follow the Royal School of Church Music's Hymn of the Day, and Sunday Self-Service, a simple act of worship with music, readings and prayers which will change weekly.
(29 March 2020)
Spiritual Communion
The term 'Spiritual Communion' describes the means of grace by which a person, prevented for some serious reason from sharing in a celebration of the Eucharist, nonetheless shares in the communion of Jesus Christ. You are invited to join in these prayers as an opportunity to give thanks for your communion with him while unable to be present at the Eucharist.
(3 May 2020)
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Merton Priory Team Ministry
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An Advent Prayer
Very Revd Andrew Nunn, Dean of Southwark

For he comes, he comes to judge the earth.
(Psalm 96,13)

God of our expectation,
fill us with pregnant hope
as the day draws near,
that we may birth Advent hope
into Christmas joy.


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The Merton Priory Team Ministry is committed to promoting the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to the doctrines and practices of the Church of England. We are guided by our mission statement, agreed in 2011:

In Merton Priory Team Ministry we aim to be a community
    Faithful to God
        Sharing with those in need
            Caring for one another