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 29 November 2020)

Advent Sunday on 29 November
at St John's: video;
order of service; homily

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

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
(29 November)
Almighty God,
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)

Headings on this page:

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 Belemo's homily.

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 send in any ideas to us. Head over here to find out more.
(13 June 2020)
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 on the Team website to examine and use items from the weeks since Mothering Sunday (22 March) 2020.
(18 November 2020)



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