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 2019
    • Safeguarding
    • Looking back

(Website last updated on 24 January 2021)

Third Sunday of Epiphany
on 24 January: video;
order of service; readings; sermon

All public worship is suspended.

Monday 3.00–6.00 p.m. Holy Trinity
Tuesday 9.00–10.00 a.m. St John's
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 the Third Sunday of Epiphany
(24 January)
Almighty God,
whose Son revealed in signs and miracles
the wonder of your saving presence:
renew your people with your heavenly grace,
and in all our weakness
sustain us by your mighty power;
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, South Wimbledon

Church notice sheet for the Merton Priory Team
Click on this link to read the latest church notice sheet for the churches in the Merton Priory Team Ministry.
(21 January 2021)

Local involvement: PlanWimbledon
PlanWimbledon (formerly Wimbledon Neighbourhood Planning Group – see their website) is inviting nominations for the elections to their Steering Committee (SteerCo) at the Annual General Meeting on 15 February. The SteerCo comprises three officer positions: the Chair, the Secretary and the Treasurer plus a maximum of a further nine SteerCo members, one of whom will represent the interests of businesses.

The nomination form (Microsoft Word document) can be used for any member of the group who wishes to stand for election to any of these posts. Elections will only be required for those posts where valid nominations exceed the number of positions available.

To first become a member, use the application form from the membership page.

The closing date for nominations for the SteerCo is 1 February.
(26 January 2021)

Headings on this page:

Church services for public worship are suspended for the time being; online services will be uploaded weekly to the Team's YouTube channel. Church services will be available, on a case-by-case basis and with strict limitations, for any who desire deeply a baptism, wedding or funeral in these times.

Service for 24 January (Third Sunday of Epiphany): Belemo has filmed a Service of the Word and this can be viewed as a YouTube video. You are invited to take part by following along with the order of service, the readings and Belemo's sermon.

Virtual Early Service at Holy Trinity: An online service aimed at children aged 6 and under and their families is available on YouTube.

Service for 31 January (Candlemas)
A Service of the Word led by Alison will be uploaded to YouTube. You are invited to have a candle available for use in this service.

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: 980 2500 7707 / Passcode: CoffeeTime.

Services from previous weeks are on the Merton Priory Parish YouTube channel and listed on the 'Looking back' page.
(24 January 2021)
The churches remain open for private prayer (rather like in the November lockdown), 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.
St John's: Tuesday 9.00–10.00 a.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. Please wear a face covering in church (unless exempt), for the benefit of others.

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.
(18 January 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.
(21 January 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