Merton Priory
Team Ministry

SHARING with those in need
CARING for one another
The Church of England
The Diocese of Southwark

    • Welcome
    • Introducing the Parish
    • Location
    • Services
    • Contacts
    • Our mission statement
    • Annual report for 2022
    • Safeguarding
    • Looking back

(Website last updated on 2 December 2023)

Collect for Christ the King
(26 November)
Eternal Father,
whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven
that he might rule over all things as Lord and King:
keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit
and in the bond of peace,
and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet;
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 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.

If you find a broken link or just have a comment on the site, by all means get in touch.

The Merton Priory Team Ministry
Welcome to the website of the Parish of Merton Priory in South Wimbledon, London SW19. We welcome and encourage all people to worship God with us. 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.

The Merton Priory Team consists of three churches, details of which are on the following websites: Christ Church, Colliers Wood, St John the Divine, Merton, and Holy Trinity & St Peter, South Wimbledon.

Headings below:

(For the latest church notice sheet, click on this link.)
z Advent and Christmas in the Team z
We look forward to welcoming you to our churches during Advent and over the Christmas period. Details of the Team events and services are shown here.
(2 December 2023)

Team Evening Service on 3 December
Our next Team Evening Service will be Advent Carols on 3 December at 6 p.m. at St John's. All are welcome.
There will be a practice for the singers from 3.00 to 5.00 p.m.
(26 November 2023)

Bible Study
The next Monthly Monday Bible Study will take place on Monday, 18 December (NOT 4 December) from 7.30 to 9 p.m. at Holy Trinity. We will be looking at 1 Corinthians chapters 12 and 13. All are welcome, even if you haven't been before.
(26 November 2023)

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 to examine and use items from the period 22 March 2020 to 25 June 2023.

Merton Priory Team Ministry
Merton Priory PCC charity number is 1134253

May God give wisdom and courage
to those who work for peace.
We pray that their efforts may be blessed,
that they may bring an end to violence
and solace and stability to suffering peoples.

May the gift of peace permeate all troubled souls,
convert all who live by violence
and comfort all children who live in menacing situations,
that the freedom to enjoy life and grow in safety may be theirs.

And may each one of us know
peace of mind and heart,
peace of body and spirit,
peace of community and world.

Holy Spirit of Peace, grant our prayer.

(Sr Bridgetta Rooney/CAFOD)

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