Merton Priory
Team Ministry

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

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    • Annual report for 2022
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    • Looking back

(Website last updated on 9 April 2024)

Collect for the Second Sunday of Easter
(7 April)
Almighty Father,
you have given your only Son to die for our sins
and to rise again for our justification:
grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness
that we may always serve you
in pureness of living and truth;
through the merits of your Son Jesus Christ 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

The Church of England's online services can be found on the Church of England website.

(check the full notice sheet for variations)
Monday 5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer, Holy Trinity
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
3rd Wednesdays 9.45 a.m. Creation Eucharist, Holy Trinity
Wednesday 5.00 p.m. Evening Prayer, Christ Church
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, Holy Trinity
9.00 a.m. Eucharist, Christ Church
10.00 a.m. (1st Saturdays) Climate Vigil, Christ Church
8.00 a.m. (1st Sundays) BCP Holy Communion, 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. (2nd Sundays) Prayers for the Planet, St John's

The Team Ministry rota for March to May 2024 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

Christ is risen! Alleluia!
Welcome to the website of the Parish of Merton Priory in South Wimbledon, London SW19. We welcome and encourage all people to worship God with us. Whether or not you are new to the area, you are most welcome to join us in our acts of worship and share in our Anglican tradition.

The Merton Priory Team consists of three churches, details of which are on the following websites: Christ Church, Colliers Wood, St John the Divine, Merton, and Holy Trinity & St Peter, South Wimbledon.

Headings below:

(For the full church notice sheet for 30 March to 14 March 2024, click on this link.
Electoral Roll renewal
The annual renewal of the church Electoral Rolls in advance of the annual meetings begins soon. If you are already on the roll, there is nothing to do. If you aren't, please fill out a form in church and either put it in the box or return it to clergy to have your name added.
  • Holy Trinity – renewal is open until 14 April
  • St John's – renewal is open until 19 April
  • Christ Church – renewal is between 31 March and 27 April.
(5 March 2024)

Christ Church 150th Celebration Weekend, 19–21 April
Come and celebrate with Christ Church at this celebration and fundraising event. Please see the flyer in church for details of concerts, Open Church and Exhibition, Sunday High Tea. Everyone is welcome. You can also purchase tickets for the concerts online via the Peoples Fundraising website.
(31 March 2024)

Singing Together
The next practice for the singing group will be at Christ Church on Saturday, 13 April at 11.00 a.m. If you enjoy singing please come to sing together and learn some new pieces.
(9 April 2024)

Faith in Action
Faith in Action is seeking a new Treasurer and Secretary. These are volunteer roles on the Board of Trustees.If you are interested in finding out more, please see the Faith in Action website. The job decriptions are here (Treasurer) and here (Secretary).
(18 March 2024)
Holy Trinity is open for private prayer on Mondays from 4.00 to 6.00 p.m.
(14 November 2021)
Visit our archival resource to examine and use items from the period 22 March 2020 to 25 June 2023.

Merton Priory Team Ministry
Merton Priory PCC charity number is 1134253

Oh God, our gracious Heavenly Father,
we come on this Easter morning,
thanking Thee for revealing to us the ultimate meaning and the ultimate rationality of the universe.
We thank You, this morning, for Your Son, Jesus,
who came by to let us know that love is the most durable power in the world,
who came by to let us know that death can't defeat us,
to take the sting out of the grave and death
and make it possible for all of us to have eternal life.
We thank You, oh God.
And God grant that we will be grateful recipients of Thy eternal blessings.
In the name and spirit of Jesus, we pray.

(Martin Luther King, Jr)

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