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
The closing date for nominations for the SteerCo is 1 February.
(26 January 2021)
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
Virtual Early Service at Holy Trinity: An online service aimed at children aged 6 and under and their families is available
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.
Please refer to the guidance
for those attending church.
Please wear a face covering in church (unless exempt), for the benefit of others.
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.
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)
(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.
(21 January 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