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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(Website last updated on 25 February 2024)

Collect for the Second Sunday of Lent
(25 February)
Almighty God,
you show to those who are in error the light of your truth,
that they may return to the way of righteousness:
grant to all those who are admitted
into the fellowship of Christ's religion,
that they may reject those things
that are contrary to their profession,
and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same;
through our Lord Jesus Christ,
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 December 2023 to February 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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Programme for Lent 2024
We invite you to take part in our programme of events for Lent. See the Lent leaflet for details on everything happening during Lent – Bible study, Lent Lunches, Sunday evening services and Lent Groups.
(21 February 2024)

Singing Together
The next practice for the singing group will be at Christ Church on Sunday, 3 March at 10.00 a.m. If you enjoy singing please come to sing together and learn some new pieces in preparation for the Passiontide Evensong at Holy Trinity on Sunday, 17 March. .
(4 February 2024)

I Don't See Colour
Kingston Racial Justice Group are hosting an online discussion evening on Thursday, 7 March starting at 7 p.m. The heading is "I don't see colour" and it should be an informative and thought-provoking evening. Since Mark is on this group, it would be wonderful to have an impressive Merton Priory turnout! Please visit the I Don't See Colour website to register for the event.
(25 February 2024)

Fundraising for St John's
St John's is fundraising for a new integrated heating and lighting system. This is not inexpensive, so if you can help by reviewing your regular giving or through a one-off donation we would be very grateful. We are looking to match-fund for applications to trusts to cover the cost.
(8 October 2023)
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.
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Merton Priory Team Ministry
Merton Priory PCC charity number is 1134253

O Christ, Son of God, for our sake you fasted forty days
and allowed yourself to be tempted.
Protect us so that we may not be led astray by any temptation.
Since man does not live by bread alone,
nourish our souls with the heavenly food of your Word;
through your mercy, O our God,
you are blessed and live and govern all things, now and forever.

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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