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The Archdeacons  of the Diocese of Southwark have been putting together a series of Sermons and Services which we hope will be useful over the next six weeks – especially if you’re going to be taking a period of well deserved leave over the summer.......

Sixth Sunday After Trinity Download the service sheet [ PDF ]. Hellfire, brimstone and the eternal flames of damnation lie in wait. I’m joking of course. It’s probably not the first time however in the past 150 years when the pulpit of this church has been......

From 5th of July, Sunday services will resume in the Churches of our parish.  Please see our bulletin for the detailed schedule of services as well as church opening times. Update as of 23 July 2020: Face masks need to be worn by all those......

Monday, 29 June 2020 Dear Friends, We are pleased to send you news that all of the churches in the team are now open for private prayer: Monday 3pm – 7pm      Holy Trinity Open (3-4pm priority for those shielding) Tuesday 8am – 10am     St John......

Petertide, in the contemporary Church, is the preferred time for ordinations.  The small-print of my diary is littered with my own and friends’ anniversaries of ordination during these days; in fact, today is my twelfth anniversary of ordination as a deacon and eleventh anniversary as......

Prayers and Scripture for private use in church or at home, and Prayers for Racial Healing. Download the Prayers and Scripture for private use in church or at home [ PDF ].   Download the Prayer for Racial Healing [ PDF ].   Please bring this......

The Government has announced that, beginning this week, our buildings may be open for private prayer, but not public worship.  This is a good beginning and we hope church members and the general public will avail themselves of this opportunity.  If you come, you will......

Rev’d Alison Judge explains the story of Jonah and the Whale that teaches the need for obedience to God’s instructions and also God’s grace that gives us a second chance to fulfil our purpose. ...

Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing make you afraid. All things are passing. God alone never changes. Patience gains all things. If you have God you will want for nothing. God alone suffices. — St. Teresa, The bookmark of Teresa of Ávila, From Wikipedia, source Teresa......

Prayers for the week, by Joy Lyons   Open our eyes Lord and help us to see you in the awesomeness of your creation, but also to see you in one another needs at this time of crisis. Open our ears Lord and help us......

The locked door. Jesus, as we remember in the Easter Season, was not troubled by a locked door. One of his most important appearances was of course in the room where his disciples gathered after the Crucifixion. Afraid for their very lives, they had locked......

For online service on the Feast of Pentecost, please follow this link.https://www.christchurchsw19.org.uk/sunday-service-feast-pentecost A homily for Pentecost Sunday 2020 by the Rt Revd Dr Richard Cheetham, Bishop of Kingston A Pentecost message from the Bishop of Southwark  A ‘thank you’ from the Archdeacons of the......

We shall be having another Messy Church online-gathering on Saturday 13 June and our theme will be the story of God’s call to Jonah (Jonah 1).  So if you would like to join in here are some creative things that you could make or do.......

Prayers for the week, by Liz Holder From Christian Aid: A prayer for times of isolation ‘For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come… will be able to separate us from the love......

Thy Kingdom Come – Christian week of prayer from Ascension to eve of Pentecost – By Rev’d Belemo Alagoa.  Download the service sheet [ PDF ]. Download the collect and reading for this sunday [ PDF ]. A couple of days ago the church ......

Today we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord into heaven, and the end of his earthly ministry. In some ways it is an end point in the Christian story, Jesus vanishing, closure on that chapter of our evolution, closure on an earthly life, closure on......

O God our Father, you invite us to pray, and you grant what we ask, when we ask according to your will. Hear me as I tremble in this darkness, and stretch forth your hand to me. Shine your light before me. Recall me from......

  Tuesday 12 May 2020 Dear brothers and sisters, ‘So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith’ (Galatians 6.10). Eastertide greetings to you all in these strangest of lockdown......

‘Trust & Obey’, by Andy Coles. I am reminded of the Old Gospel Hymn, written around the time of Moody the famous American Evangelist, and well known by previous generations of Sunday School Children… which goes onto say ‘For there’s no other way to be......

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy, In this time of uncertainty and distress. Sustain and support the anxious and fearful, And lift up all who are brought low, That we may rejoice in your comfort, knowing that nothing can separate us from......

Sunday Service – Fifth Sunday of Easter -Stewardship Sunday – By Rev’d Mark Eminson.    Download the Collect and the Reading for this Sunday.   Introduction – Holy Trinity Vicarage drive Alleluia.  Christ is risen. He is risen indeed.  Alleluia.   We thank God......

A Messy Church celebration from Merton Priory Team. As part of our Messy Church initiative Rev’d Alison Judge shares the story of Noah’s ark and God’s Rainbow along with the art work done by the Children of the Merton Priory Team. ...

Evelyn shares below a prose poem from Paul’s letter to the Colossians Chp 1. The cosmic dimensions of who Christ Jesus is revealed with awe and wonder. In the second half we read that Christ brings about a New Creation. Download the full document in PDF....

Food and practical support during Covid-19   Merton Voluntary Service Council (MVSC) Volunteer Task Force Help for isolated households and those more at risk of COVID-19, Monday to Friday. To get help: E-mail: help@mvsc.co.uk Telephone: 020 8685 2272. In addition, an urgent COVID-19 Community Response Hub......

During the current Covid-19 restrictions It is vital that we continue to safeguard those who need our help. Please download the Covid-19 related safeguarding guidelines. HT Safeguarding 020420 Thought [PDF] Safeguarding matters domestic abuse [ PDF ] Think Safeguarding [ PDF ] For more information about safeguarding at......

 Prayers – Mardelle Jordan  I will lift up my eyes to the hills form where cometh my help My help cometh from the Lord who made heaven and earth Lord in your mercy hear our prayer.   For those who have to make decisions that......

Our next Messy Church is due to take place on 9 May and will again be a virtual celebration. The theme will be Noah’s Ark and you can read the story in Genesis starting at Chapter 6 and going through to Chapter 9 verse 17. There......

The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM)  promotes the study, practice and improvement of music in worship. In the absence of all of the usual routines of life, we RSCM has put together a whole range of initiatives, which will help to hold everyone together. For......

Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your SonJesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on thecross we may triumph in the power of his victory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who......

Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close in London in response to Covid-19. All public worships are suspended. The following are the letters circulated by Church authorities in response to coronavirus: Letter from Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England.......

Following on from the Prime Minister’s message on 23 March, the Diocese of Southwark announces: Church continues to be alive and active, but our buildings must close in London. London is seeing a huge increase in the number of people falling sick with COVID-19. We......

Join in us worship and prayer recorded by Rev’d Mark Eminson – Team Rector. During this challenging season, let us come together through digital sources to share our faith and exemplify the hope and peace that God offers to all of us. (Audio Recording)...

Video Message from Rev’d Mark Eminson on Mothering Sunday. Coronavirus Pandemic: Thought for the Week 21.3.20, by Mark Eminson Here we are, brothers and sisters, in these unprecedented times, on the eve of a very untypical Mothering Sunday: no church services, no meals out or......

The term ‘Spiritual Communion’ has been used historically to describe 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. The form of prayer below offers......

If it is not possible for people to worship together, the various Church of England apps for Daily Prayer and Reflections are a wonderful resource and unite us in prayer. Alongside them, we have crafted two simple acts of worship, particularly geared to those who......

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is to lead a national broadcast as the Church of England responds to the challenge of becoming a “different sort of church” in the face of the coronavirus crisis. The service, including prayers, hymns and a short sermon, will......

Message from Mark Eminson, Team Rector of Merton Priory Team. Download in PDF Wednesday, 18 March, 2020 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Many of you will have heard that, in the context of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York have directed that......