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

The Diocese of Southwark
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    • Annual report for 2023
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    • Looking back

(Website last updated on 16 June 2024)

Collect for the Third Sunday after Trinity
(16 June)
Almighty God,
you have broken the tyranny of sin
and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts
whereby we call you Father:
give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service,
that we and all creation may be brought
to the glorious liberty of the children of God;
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.

Copyright © The Archbishops' Council 2000

The Church of England's online services can be found on the Church of England website.

(check the full notice sheet for variations)
Monday 5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer, Holy Trinity
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
3rd Wednesdays 9.45 a.m. Creation Eucharist, Holy Trinity
Wednesday 5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer, Christ Church
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, Holy Trinity
9.00 a.m. Eucharist, Christ Church
10.00 a.m. (1st Saturdays) Climate Vigil, Christ Church
8.00 a.m. (1st Sundays) 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. (2nd Sundays) Prayers for the Planet, St John's

The Team Ministry rota for June to August 2024 is available here.

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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.

Headings below:

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General Election
The Parliamentary General Election takes place on Thursday, 4 July. Don’t forget that in order to vote you will need photo ID (a full list of permitted ID can be found at If you don't have any photo ID, apply for a FREE Voter Authority Certificate (by Wednesday, 26 June) at the same website.
(16 June 2024)

Choral Evensong – a thank you
Many thanks to all who took part in last Sunday's Choral Evensong and made it such a happy and joyous event. Thank you to Irene for all the rehearsal time and to the singers for such a wonderful sound. We look forward to our next evening service, Advent Carols on 1 December. If you would like to join the choir please let Irene or Michael and Tracy know.
(16 June 2024)

Bible Study
Monday evening Bible Study is back, on Mondays from 7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. from 8 July, every week during summer (except bank holidays). We will be looking at and discussing the upcoming Sunday readings, which means you can pop in and out of the sessions as you wish. All are wecome!
(16 June 2024)

Mark on sabbatical
Mark is now on sabbatical until 9 September. During this time he will be undertaking a walking pilgrimage from Southwark to Canterbury, exploring the church archives further, enjoying more books and films than usual, hoping for a miracle for the Three Lions, on a family holiday to Chicago and catching up properly with family and friends up and down the land. Please contact Alison, Simon or the Holy Trinity Churchwardens if you have any queries during this time.
(27 May 2024)

Faith in Action
Faith in Action is seeking a new Treasurer and Secretary. These are volunteer roles on the Board of Trustees.If you are interested in finding out more, please see the Faith in Action website. The job decriptions are here (Treasurer) and here (Secretary).
(18 March 2024)
Holy Trinity is open for private prayer on Mondays from 4.00 to 6.00 p.m.
(14 November 2021)
Visit our archival resource on the Team website to examine and use items from the period 22 March 2020 to 25 June 2023.
(For reassurance on how we protect your personal data, see our Data privacy notice.)
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Merton Priory Team Ministry
Merton Priory PCC charity number is 1134253

O Lord, our God,
you have commanded us
to speak righteousness,
and to judge fairly;
Grant that no sin may be found in our mouths,
nor wickedness in our minds,
but that, from pure hearts,
we may speak those things that are right;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The churches of the Merton Priory Team are members of Inclusive Church – a network of churches, groups and individuals uniting together around a shared vision.

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