St John's Church, Stratford, E15
St John's Church, Stratford, London E15


Sunday 21st April 2019

(Easter Sunday)

09:55 Music Practice
10:45 Prayer Meeting (Prayer Chapel)
11:00 † Easter Morning Communion with Sunday Club groups for children and young people.
Theme: Our future Resurrection in the light of his Resurrection
( 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 & 12-25, John 20:1-9 )

We're sorry we're not able to do tea/coffee after the Service as usual, due to expected large numbers, but if you need refreshments for a health problem please see Pat in the kitchen after the Service.

17:45 Music Practice
† Sunday 18:30 at St. John's
Easter Prayer, Praise & Holy Communion.
Theme: Dead to sin but alive to God in Jesus Christ
( Romans 6:3-11, John 20:11-23 )

After the Service please join us for hot chocolate and cake.

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Easter Sunday Parking : Cars are normally parked so everyone can get out easily. On Easter Sunday morning, due to expected large numbers, we stack-park the cars - this means people have to wait for cars behind them to move first. If you need to leave quickly after the morning service you're advised to park in near-by streets.

Official Church Ministers' Holiday Week : There is no daily prayer in Church, no Tuesday Morning Bible Study, no Healing Cafe, no Tuesday Lunchtime Service, no Bible In A Year, no Further Bible Study and no Thursday Lunchtime Communion.


OAC GO Mission : People are welcome to go along and join the crowd
15:00 Mayfair / Angel, Islington
16:30 Great Marlborough Street / Euston Road
19:00 Piccadilly / King's Cross


OAC GO Mission : People are welcome to go along and join the crowd
12:00 Old Kent Road / Whitechapel
14:00 Fenchurch Street / Liverpool Street
18:30 Coventry Street / Regent Street


OAC GO Mission : People are welcome to go along and join the crowd
12:00 Northumberland Avenue / Fleet Street
14:00 Whitehall (Parliament Square) / Bow Street (Covent Garden)
18:30 Strand / Leicester Square (Red box)


OAC GO Mission : People are welcome to go along and join the crowd
12:00 Pentonville Road (Chapel Mkt) / Marylebone
14:00 Pall Mall / Park Lane (Marble Arch)
18:30 Bond Street / Vine Street


OAC GO Mission : People are welcome to go along and join the crowd
12:00 Oxford Street / Trafalgar Square

- Future Dates & Other Information

New Curate : We are delighted to confirm that Dan and Ellie Scott will join St John's Ministry Team in July 2019. Dan will be ordained in September and will have the special responsibility of planting a new church congregation (not a building) at the end of the High Street. The new Church will be called Christchurch Three Mills. Dan and Ellie have 2 daughters, and are currently members of All Hallows Church, Bow. There will be a chance to meet Dan on 29th April when he will join us for a Prayer Walk around the new area - meet at 19:30 by the green at Bisson Road E15 2RD (where there is parking).

- Future Dates & Other Information

Message from Maxine : The Young Leaders group will be having a bowling social at All Star Lanes in Westfield on Saturday 27th April at 17:00. Costs - for bowling only, £10.50 on the day, £9.95 online. If you're interested, please contact Maxine.

Fellowship Lunch : The Women's Group are having their Fellowship Lunch on Sunday 12th May after the morning service in the Christchurch Room at 13:30. People are requested to stay in Church until tables are set (thanks for your co-operation). Meals are served by waitresses at tables.
It's a set meal at £3.00 for Adults and £1.50 for children. The Menu is Savoury Chicken with Jollof Rice OR Vegetable Curry & Boiled Rice, mixed salad & Coleslaw optional. Apple Pie OR Fruit Tart & Custard. Fruit Punch. Tickets are available from Pat Larocque or Sharon.

Health & Safety : Adults please make sure you supervise your children after the Service. Please don't turn your back, even for a moment, because there are lots of hazards - candles, hot liquid (tea & coffee), the band area with musical instruments and electrical cables, stairs, the open church door and many more.


Please pray during the week :

  • for the Open-Air Campaigners (OAC) GO Mission, on Tuesday - Saturday this week. Pray for all the arrangements and for the Outreach each day
  • For Dave and all the Ministers at St. John's
  • for all who are sick
  • for all who are bereaved, that God will comfort them
  • for plans for the TFM Mini-Mission & training in May
  • for Dan & Ellie as they prepare to join St. John's and plant a new church in the High Street area
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building
  • for peace in the public places of East London

Church & Office Opening Times:
Bank Holiday Monday CLOSED
Tuesday this week CLOSED
Wednesday - Saturday 10:00-17:00

Tel: 020 8503 1913
email: office @

Daily Prayer in Church:
See above for details.

Please see above for any changes to items below.

Lunchtime Services:
  • Tuesdays at 13:10, Lunchtime Service. A 20 minute service with a hymn, a short talk and some prayer.
  • Thursdays at 12:40, Communion Service.

coffee Healing Café:
Tuesdays 11:00 to 14:30 in the Café.
Everyone welcome for FREE tea, coffee, prayer, chat and mentoring.

Midweek Groups:
Various groups for adults and children meet at St John's during the week. See the notices above and contact the Church Office for more details. You don't need to register, just turn up.

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Sunday Morning Groups for Children & Teenagers:
(new members should enrol in the relevant group at the start of the session)

  • The Ark (for children aged 1 to 3) Babies are welcome in this group if an adult stays with them for the whole time.

  • There are 4 Sunday Club groups:
    • Sparklers (School years - Nursery and Reception)
    • Kingdom Kids (School years 1, 2 and 3)
    • The 'J' Team (School years 4, 5 and 6)
    • Teen LIVE! (School years 7, 8 and 9)
  • YPF (School years 10, 11, 12, 13 and up to 19 years)

Welcome Desk (Information Point):

  • Visitors please sign our Visitors' Book after the Service at the Welcome Desk.
  • New members please collect a Welcome Pack for newcomers after the Service.
  • Rota/Mail for Church Members Please look on the table.

St John's Library of Christian Books:
The library is a resource for people who are studying, people leading Bible Studies, Sunday Club leaders wanting background information etc. To look at the books you need to phone the Church Office and arrange a time when the room is available.

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