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 2021
    • Safeguarding
    • Looking back

(Website last updated on 15 May 2022)

8 May (Fourth Sunday of Easter): video; order of service; collect and readings

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
Thursday 5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer, Christ Church
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

Collect for the Fifth Sunday of Easter
(15 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

The Team Ministry rota for March to May 2022 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
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 & 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.
(12 May 2022)

Headings below:

Christian Aid Week
Christian Aid Week is 15–21 May and this year we are asked to help turn hunger into hope. Hope lives in you. With every gift, every action, every prayer, we celebrate and share hope with our sisters and brothers facing crisis around the world, from Ukraine to Zimbabwe. To read more, and donate online, visit the Christian Aid website. Donations will also be collected at the churches.
(11 May 2022)

Eco Church
As part of our commitment to becoming a greener church we should also reflect on our own lifestyle and are therefore invited to join the work of Greenpeace in this PLASTIC SURVEY. Running from 16 to 22 May it is a chance to look at all the plastic we use and what happens to it. Sheets are also available in church to complete your count.
(11 May 2022)

Annual Parish Church Meeting
This year's Annual Parish Meeting will be on Saturday, 21 May, at Christ Church at 4 p.m., with refreshments.
(17 May 2022)

First Communion
This will be held on Sunday, 22 May at 10.30 a.m. at Christ Church, during the Team Service.
(17 April 2022)
There is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering. The government suggests you continue to wear one in crowded or enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet.

Receiving Communion. Following the clergy's attendance of the Chrism Eucharist at Southwark Cathedral, we were reminded that it is neither Diocesan nor Church of England guidance to intinct (dip) the wafer in the wine. Do please either receive directly from the chalice or continue to receive in one kind. And do also remember we always have both gluten-free wafers and non-alcoholic wine available.

The Parish Eucharist on 8 May (Fourth Sunday of Easter) at Christ Church led by Alison can be viewed as a video. You are invited to take part by following along with the order of service and the collect and readings.

Service on 29 May (Seventh Sunday of Easter)
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.
(8 May 2022)
Holy Trinity is open for private prayer on Mondays from 3.00 to 6.00 p.m.
(14 November 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 22 March 2020.

Merton Priory Team Ministry
Merton Priory PCC charity number is 1134253

Prayer for refugees
Almighty and merciful God,
whose Son became a refugee and had no place to call his own;
look with mercy on those who today are fleeing from danger,
homeless and hungry.
Bless those who work to bring them relief;
inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts;
and guide the nations of the world towards that day when all will rejoice in your Kingdom of justice and of peace;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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