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 1 July 2022)

29 May (Seventh Sunday of Easter): video; 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 Second Sunday after Trinity
(26 June)
Lord, you have taught us
that all our doings without love are nothing worth:
send your Holy Spirit
and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love,
the true bond of peace and of all virtues,
without which whoever lives is counted dead before you.
Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ's sake,
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 June to August 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
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.
(1 July 2022)

Headings below:

Merton Priory Youth Group
Our new Youth Group has launched! It will run every Sunday in term time at St John's from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. It's open to all those in school years 5–9. Table tennis, games and activities, pizza! All youth must arrive for their first time with a parent or guardian for necessary safeguarding procedures.
(12 June 2022)

Simon's ordination
We pray for our curate Revd Simon Asquith as he prepares for his ordination to the priesthood on Saturday 2 July. He will preside at the Eucharist for the first time in each church as follows: Sunday 3 July 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity, Sunday 10 July 11.15 a.m. at Christ Church and a big celebration on Friday 22 July 6.00 p.m. at St John's.
(1 July 2022)

Election of Church Wardens, Deanery Synod Representatives and PCC/DCC Members
The following members were elected at the annual district meetings of each church:
Church Wardens:
    Christ Church: Alison Fletcher Rogers, one vacancy;
    Holy Trinity: Richard Blades, John Eades;
    St John the Divine: Ann Roberts, one vacancy.
Deanery Synod:
    Christ Church: Mike Brunt, Abi Erinle;
    Holy Trinity: Martin Lyons, one vacancy;
    St John the Divine: Eva Parker, one vacancy.
PCC members:
    Christ Church: Joanne Powell, Bruce Warman;
    Holy Trinity: Ben Ooi, one vacancy;
    St John the Divine: Ann Newson, one vacancy.
DCC members:
    Christ Church: Desmond Davies, Bruce Goatly, Jaclyn Lartey, Joy Lyons, Liz Muir, Jane Savill;
    Holy Trinity: Emma Austin, Kirsty Broere, Richard Clark, Anna Javed, Ed Kevis, Claire Peel, Andrew Taylor;
    St John the Divine: Arlene Rock.
(29 May 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 29 May (Seventh Sunday of Easter) at St John's led by Mark can be viewed as a video. You are invited to take part by following along with the collect and readings.

Service on 3 July (Third Sunday after Trinity)
The Parish Eucharist at Holy Trinity will be led by Simon 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.
(1 July 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 of Dedication,
from the Silver Jubilee Year
Almighty God, the fountain of all goodness,
bless our Sovereign Lady, Queen Elizabeth,
and all who are in authority under her;
that they may order all things in wisdom and equity, righteousness and peace,
to the honour and glory of your name
and the good of your Church and people;
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.

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