Merton Priory
Team Ministry

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


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(Website last updated on 23 September 2021)


LATEST SUNDAY SERVICE ONLINE
Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity, 12 September: video; order of service; collect and readings; sermon


CHURCH SERVICES
Midweek
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
Saturday
9.00 a.m. Eucharist, Christ Church
Sunday
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
(19 September)
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)



Headings on this page:
WORSHIP IN CHURCH AND ONLINE    |    PRIVATE PRAYER IN CHURCH    |    ANTI-RACISM TASKFORCE REPORT    |    WORSHIP AT HOME    |    LOOKING BACK



WORSHIP IN CHURCH AND ONLINE
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 chalice.
    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)
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PRIVATE PRAYER IN CHURCH
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.
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)
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ANTI-RACISM TASKFORCE REPORT
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)
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WORSHIP AT HOME
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)
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LOOKING BACK
Visit our archival resource to examine and use items from the weeks since Mothering Sunday (22 March) 2020.
(19 September 2021)


Merton Priory Team Ministry
Merton Priory PCC charity number is 1134253


MISSION STATEMENT
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