• Inspiration and comfort
• Introducing the Parish
• Our mission statement
• Annual report 2020
• Looking back
(Website last updated on 23 September 2021)
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
Wednesday 5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer, Holy Trinity
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
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. Simple Eucharist, St John's
PRIVATE PRAYER IN CHURCH
Monday 3.00–6.00 p.m. Holy Trinity
Wednesday 5.00–6.00 p.m. Christ Church
Collect for the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
O Lord, we beseech you mercifully to hear the prayers
of your people who call upon you;
and grant that they may both perceive and know
what things they ought to do,
and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil them;
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.
Copyright © The Archbishops' Council 2000
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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 latest notice sheet for the churches in the Merton Priory Team Ministry.
(23 September 2021)
Sunday evening services
Evening Service has resumed weekly with a Simple Eucharist for Creationtide. We will continue
to experiment with it taking place at St John's at 6 p.m. with a similar pattern of Contemplative and Celtic Worship,
and Eucharist with Prayers for Healing being followed.
(19 September 2021)
Now that we are in step four, official restrictions are lifted and so all are welcome to attend.
We will be maintaining a range of habits and moving gradually on the reintroduction of other practices.
• People will continue to be encouraged to sign in and to use sanitiser and to respect others' space.
• Face masks are not compulsory, but do consider using them.
• We are beginning to sing again, but only a part of the eucharist and only two hymns.
We would love to hear people's views about how soon you would like the option of sharing the peace and receiving
The Archdeacons have issued a letter that you may be interested in reading.
Do speak with the clergy or churchwardens if you have any specific queries or comments. God bless and keep us all.
The Parish Eucharist for 19 September (Creationtide; Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity) at Christ Church led by Revd Hannah Neale can be viewed
as a YouTube video. You are invited to take part by following along with
the order of service, the
collect and readings and
Sister Chris's sermon.
Service for 26 September (Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity)
The Parish Eucharist at Holy Trinity will be led by Mark 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.
(19 September 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.–1.00 p.m.
Please refer to the guidance
for those attending church, and wear a face covering in church (unless exempt) for the safety of all.
Christ Church: Wednesday 5.00–6.00 p.m., and Saturday 9.00–10.00 a.m.
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)
(29 March 2020)
When it isn't possible to join with the local church,
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.
(3 May 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.
Visit our archival resource
to examine and use items from the weeks since Mothering Sunday (22 March) 2020.
(19 September 2021)
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