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Sunday service from St. John the Divine. I wonder how many of you watched the funeral of Prince Philip yesterday afternoon. It was I thought very beautiful in its simplicity and in the way that the Duke had faced his death and planned his funeral.......

Parish Eucharist for Easter Sunday filmed at Christ Church, Colliers Wood President and preacher: Revd Alison  Download the order of service. Download the reading for this Sunday. Download the Gloria....

Liturgy of the Passion filmed at St John The Divine, Morden, on 2 April 2021 Service led by Revd Belemo Alagoa Preacher: Revd Mark Eminson    Download the service sheet. May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,......

President – Revd Alison Judge Preacher – Sr Chris Journey! They say life is a journey. And in this Church, we are all part of each other’s spiritual journey. Like any of us, Jesus began His life’s journey when He was born … but in......

Our Bible readings today include the Ten Commandments, God’s instruction to his people on how to live well. Even today in our post-Christian society most people know of the Ten Commandments and would see them as part of a moral code to live by. For......

Journey! They say life is a journey. And in this Church, we are all part of each other’s spiritual journey. Like any of us, Jesus began His life’s journey when He was born … but in a stable in Bethlehem. Little did He know –......

Genesis 17.1-7, 15-16 & Mark 8.31-end. I always like to hear of Simon Peter!  Here he is in today’s Gospel, putting his foot in it again; relatable as ever!  Of course, there are special interests here too: at Holy Trinity we have Peter as co-patron......

This is the desert, [using Godly Play desert bag] well a piece of the desert.  So many important things happened to the people of God in the desert.  And today we think about Jesus driven by the Spirit into the wilderness.  The desert is a......

Sermon for Transfiguration 2Kings 2 1-12 & Mark 9 2-11. The Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ is observed by many Protestant tradition on the last Sunday before Lent whilst in the Catholic and Episcopal traditions on the 6th of August. In the Protestant tradition,......

This Second Sunday before Lent is always a Creation Sunday in the Church of England; perhaps to set Lent within a much broader picture; to open our eyes to God’s loving purposes lest we go in for too much privatised introspection!  Psalm 104 is a......

Sermon for 3rd Sunday of Epiphany and week of prayer for Christian Unity John15:1-17 & 1 Corinthians 1:1-3  Download the service sheet. Download the reading for this Sunday. Today the 6th day of prayer for Christian unity falls on the 3rd Sunday in Epiphany......

The whole people of God of our three churches are back at home and absent from our church buildings for the third period since last March.  We are in solidarity with the nation, we are supporting our NHS; but we are sad not to gather......

In a normal year at Christmas there is a time when everyone has to make plans and decide who they are going to visit this year. Married couples or partners will be making sure to take it in turns between parents, Aunts and Uncles which......

In Paul’s 1st letter to the Thessalonians he encouraged them to rejoice always, this runs contrary to what most of us are feeling with the kind of year we have all had. Some have lost close family and friends to the virus, jobs and homes......

A virtual Carol Service at Christ Church, Colliers Wood, for 2020. Led by Revd Alison Judge, Vicar at Christ Church. Please donate to our Foodbank Appeal.   The above video is also available in the Merton Priory Parish Youtube Channel. With grateful thanks to all contributors.......

In Roman-occupied Palestine during the 1st Century an extraordinary, shocking event happened that shook the Jewish faith to its foundations. It was a pivotal moment in the history of religion, and took place at the heart of the Holy Land.  Download the service sheet. Now......

Advent 1st Sunday Year B, Mark 13:24-37 To begin I like to ask if you can recollect the start of the school year a couple of months ago which seems to be a long time ago.  Now that you are thinking about the start of......

Thanksgiving and Loss/Christ the King (Matthew 25.31-end)   If today’s service is packaged as one which is a gift to our community and to our cultural moment; tapping into the broad sense in which we have lost so much this year; but might also have......

Do I know you?  A question I ask myself as someone comes towards me in the street; since we all started wearing masks it can be tricky.   Added to which we are all trying to steer a course away from each other, and so, getting......

1 Thessalonians 4.13-18 & Matthew 25.1-13 Here we are, my brothers and sisters, in a second national lockdown.  We may feel glad about this step or resigned to it or disappointed or angry or all of the above and more.  I wonder whether, as the......

Memorial Service: 1 Nov 3.00pm at St John the Divine, High Path, SW19 2JY If you would like the name of a loved one remembered either write their name on the paper at one of the churches or email Alison (revalisonjudge@gmail.com). Space is limited but......

Sermon on Racial Justice Sunday: Luke 18 1-8 & Genesis 32.22-31 Today we mark Racial Justice Sunday which seem appropriate seeing that it falls within October which is celebrated as Black History Month. I will come back to this later, the two scripture readings we......

Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity.   ‘By whose authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority.’ Ask the chief priests and the elders as Jesus is teaching in the Synagogue.  Download the service sheet. Describe to me someone in authority, what do......

Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity. Sermon on forgiveness by by Nick Mayhew-Smith.  Download the service sheet. Found some chocolates that had been left for Alison. But I was hungry and I ate them all down quickly. We can move on to the service though because......

Homily Trinity 13: 6 September 2020 – Ezekiel 33.7-11 & Matthew 18.15-20: Today has been designated as Climate Sunday and it begins a short period which, in recent years, has been called Creationtide: it fits in with the usual time for Harvest Festivals and culminates......

Homily Trinity 11 – 23 August 2020: Romans 12.1-8 & Matthew 16.13-20 ‘I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.’  Download......

Ninth Sunday After Trinity   The two readings morning challenged me to evaluate my personality on the risk-taking spectrum where I consider myself to be. I am not interested in parachuting out of plane or going to the racing track because am terrified of the......

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......

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......

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......

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......