Merton Priory
Team Ministry

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

    • Welcome
    • Inspiration and comfort
    • Introducing the Parish
    • Location
    • Services
    • Contacts
    • Our mission statement
    • Annual report 2020
    • Safeguarding
    • Looking back

(Website last updated on 25 July 2021)

Eighth Sunday after Trinity (James the Apostle), 25 July: video; order of service

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
9.00 a.m. Eucharist, Christ Church
Services on 1 and 8 August
will be Team services at 10.30 a.m.;
see notices for details

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 James the Apostle
(25 July)
Merciful God,
whose holy apostle Saint James,
leaving his father and all that he had,
was obedient to the calling of your Son Jesus Christ
and followed him even to death:
help us, forsaking the false attractions of the world,
to be ready at all times to answer your call without delay;
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.

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The Merton Priory Team Ministry
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 & St Peter, South Wimbledon.

Church notice sheet
Click on this link to read the church notice sheet for the Sundays up to 8 August. If you would like to receive the notice sheet regularly as a newsletter, you can sign up using the subscription form below.
(21 July 2021)

Team Service, 1 August at 10.30 a.m.
Next Sunday morning's Eucharist will be a Team Service at St John's – please note the time: 10.30 a.m. There will be no morning service at Christ Church or Holy Trinity.
(25 July 2021)

Farewell to Revd Belemo Alagoa
it was announced in the churches on Sunday 20 June that Belemo has been appointed Associate Vicar in the Furzedown Team Ministry, with special responsibility for St Paul's Streatham (Furzedown), subject to the legal preliminaries being completed. Belemo's last day in the Parish will be Sunday 8 August and it is hoped her licensing will be on 5 September.
(3 July 2021)

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Following the Government's announcement on 14 June, we remain in Step 3 until 19 July. It feels like change is on the horizon and our churches have been able to take small safe steps, such as singing or having refreshments outside. We continue with masks and distancing inside. All who feel comfortable to attend are welcome, though do arrive in good time on a Sunday. We continue to pray for our NHS, Government and for better days.

The Parish Eucharist for 25 July (Eighth Sunday after Trinity; James the Apostle) at Christ Church led by Mark can be viewed as a YouTube video. You are invited to take part by following along with the order of service..

Team Service for 1 August (Ninth Sunday after Trinity)
The Parish Eucharist at St John's will be led by Belemo 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.
(25 July 2021)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Visit our archival resource to examine and use items from the weeks since Mothering Sunday (22 March) 2020.
(18 July 2021)

Merton Priory Team Ministry
Merton Priory PCC charity number is 1134253

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