Merton Priory
Team Ministry

FAITHFUL to God
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 6 May 2021)


LATEST SUNDAY SERVICE ONLINE
Fifth Sunday of Easter, 2 May: video; order of service; readings


CHURCH SERVICES
Midweek
Tuesday 8.00 a.m. Morning Prayer, St John's
Wednesday 8.00 a.m. Morning Prayer, St John's
Thursday 8.00 a.m. Morning Prayer, St John's
Thursday 12.15 p.m. Eucharist, Holy Trinity
Sunday
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


PRIVATE PRAYER IN CHURCH
Monday 3.00–6.00 p.m. Holy Trinity
Wednesday 5.00–6.00 p.m. Christ Church
Thursday 11.00 a.m.–2.00 p.m. Holy Trinity
Saturday 9.00 –10.00 a.m. Christ Church

Collect for the Fifth Sunday of Easter
(2 May)
Almighty God,
who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ
have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:
grant that, as by your grace going before us
you put into our minds good desires,
so by your continual help
we may bring them to good effect;
through Jesus Christ our risen 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

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The Merton Priory Team Ministry
Christ is risen! Alleluia!
Welcome to the website of the Parish of Merton Priory in South Wimbledon, London SW19.

The Merton Priory Team consists of three churches: Christ Church, Colliers Wood, St John the Divine, Merton and Holy Trinity, South Wimbledon.

Church notice sheet for the Merton Priory Team
Click on this link to read the latest church notice sheet for the churches in the Merton Priory Team Ministry.
(5 May 2021)


Headings on this page:
WORSHIP IN CHURCH AND ONLINE    |    PRAYER RESOURCES IN LOCKDOWN    |    PRIVATE PRAYER IN CHURCH    |    ANTI-RACISM TASKFORCE REPORT    |    WORSHIP AT HOME    |    LOOKING BACK



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WORSHIP IN CHURCH AND ONLINE
Church buildings are open for public worship. Do please only come if you are comfortable to do so. Those who do come will find the same space and regulations as before: social distancing, hand hygiene and face masks with no mixing between households. One of the services will be recorded each week for the Team's YouTube channel.

The Parish Eucharist for 2 May (Fifth Sunday of Easter) at St John's led by Belemo can be viewed as a YouTube video. You are invited to take part by following along with the order of service and the readings.

Ascension Day, 13 May: There will be a Team service at 7.30 p.m. on Ascension Day (13 May) at Christ Church on the occasion of its Patronal Festival. The service will be recorded and uploaded to the Team's YouTube Channel.

Service for 9 May (Sixth Sunday of Easter)
The Parish Eucharist at Holy Trinity will be led by Belemo and 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.
(6 May 2021)
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PRAYER RESOURCES IN LOCKDOWN
The Archbishops have written to the nation to invite people to join in reflection and prayer each day from 1 February at 6 p.m. The Church of England website also has resources (such as this Prayer for the Nation booklet; there are others for those who wish to persevere, for example weekly prayer for notices/e-notices). Southwark Cathedral has a range of daily online worship (listed on this information sheet, which includes links to their website). For those who prefer the telephone, there is the Daily Hope phoneline (0800 804 8044), which offers hymns, reflections and prayers.

You may remember from the first lockdown the Inspiration and Comfort section; do look at it again and perhaps you will feel moved to contribute something.

If you would like to make a prayer request or have a conversation, please do contact the clergy.
(28 January 2021)
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PRIVATE PRAYER IN CHURCH
The churches remain open for private prayer, so if any church member or someone from the wider community wishes to make use of that, these are the times of opening:
Holy Trinity: Monday 3.00–6.00 p.m., and Thursday 11.00 a.m.–2.00 p.m.
Christ Church: Wednesday 5.00–6.00 p.m., and Saturday 9.00–10.00 a.m.
Please refer to the guidance for those attending church, and wear a face covering in church (unless exempt) for the safety of all.

We pray for our NHS, for all afflicted with COVID, for those who have died, for all who grieve, for the roll-out of the vaccine and for one another: O God, make speed to save us; O Lord, make haste to help us.
(11 March 2021)
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ANTI-RACISM TASKFORCE REPORT
On Stephen Lawrence Day, 22 April, the Church of England released the report on racism with a statement from the archbishops. The clergy commend them to you and urge all concerned to read them.
(23 April 2021)
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WORSHIP AT HOME
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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LOOKING BACK
Visit our archival resource to examine and use items from the weeks since Mothering Sunday (22 March) 2020.
(1 May 2021)


Merton Priory Team Ministry
Merton Priory PCC charity number is 1134253


MISSION STATEMENT
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