• Inspiration and comfort
• Introducing the Parish
• Our mission statement
• Annual report 2019
• Looking back
(Website last updated on 29 November 2020)
LATEST SUNDAY SERVICE ONLINE
Advent Sunday on 29 November
at St John's: video;
order of service;
Thursday 9.00 a.m. Morning Prayer, St John's
Thursday 12.15 p.m. Eucharist, Holy Trinity
9.00 a.m. Morning Prayer, Christ Church
9.30 a.m. Eucharist, Christ Church
10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist, Holy Trinity
10.00 a.m. Parish Eucharist, St John's
11.15 a.m. Parish Eucharist, Christ Church
PRIVATE PRAYER IN CHURCH
Monday 3.00–6.00 p.m. Holy Trinity
Wednesday 5.00–7.00 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 First Sunday of Advent
give us grace to cast away the works of darkness
and to put on the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility;
that on the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him 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, South Wimbledon
Church notice sheet: The latest church notice sheet for the churches in the Merton Priory Team Ministry
(Christ Church, Colliers Wood,
St John the Divine, Merton, and
Holy Trinity, South Wimbledon)
can be read here.
(27 November 2020)
During lockdown each of the three churches in the Merton Priory Team Ministry will be open during the week for private prayer
(see the list on the left), and a recorded service will be provided every Sunday on the
Merton Priory Parish YouTube Channel.
On 2 December we enter Tier 2, which means that Sunday worship services in church will resume; recordings will
continue to be published on the Merton Priory Parish YouTube channel.
The service for 29 November (Advent Sunday) at St John's led by Belemo has been recorded and can be viewed
here. Please feel free to take part by following along with
the order of service and
Service on 6 December (Second Sunday of Advent): a service of Communion by Extension at Christ Church
will be led by Nick at Christ Church.
Join us for coffee after church! Do join us from 11.00 a.m. for a virtual
coffee after church via Zoom where we can catch up and support one another. Join
Coffee & Chat
in your browser, or using this information in the Zoom app: Meeting ID: 933 7756 0056 / Passcode: CoffeeTime.
Services from previous weeks are on the
Merton Priory Parish YouTube channel
and listed on the 'Looking back' page.
(29 November 2020)
Although we don't yet know when we can meet together again as normal in our buildings, we can ponder and potentially
share what is giving us comfort and providing us with inspiration. Potential ideas are: reflections of what
lockdown is like and how you are spending your time, learning a piece of music, learning poetry to recite,
creating art to exhibit, or an idea of your own. Feel free to
any ideas to us. Head over
here to find out more.
(13 June 2020)
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)
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 on the Team website
to examine and use items from the weeks since Mothering Sunday (22 March) 2020.
(18 November 2020)
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