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


Sunday 24th May 2020

(Sunday after Ascension)

12:00 † Holy Communion Livestream on St. John's facebook
Theme: Going Home, but not leaving us - The Ascension
(Acts 1:1-9, John 14:1-6)

Service Order - Sunday Club lesson (pdf)

After the Service you can go to St. John's Facebook or YouTube and see the Service.

18:30 Robert's interview livestream on St John's facebook:
Robert interviews a member of St. John's congregation, with a short reflection and prayer (30 minutes)

Coronavirus Lockdown : The Archbishops have directed that all Church Services should be suspended and Churches closed. There will be no Sunday or mid-week services at St John's until further notice.


On St. John's facebook live : and also available on facebook afterwards

Bank Holiday Monday 25th May : NO Evening Praise Today: Richard has a day off.

Tuesday 26th - NO Morning Prayer Today : Dan is taking the week off.

Wednesday - Evening Praise at 6pm : Richard will sing some well-known Christian songs with a Bible reading and short reflection (about 15 mins). Richard will announce the songs for each Service, which are taken from the revised Lockdown Songbook, with many new songs suggested by St John's members. Click HERE to go to the Revised Lockdown Songbook.

Thursday 28th - NO Morning Prayer Today : Dan is taking the week off.

Friday - Evening Praise at 6pm : Richard will sing some well-known Christian songs with a Bible reading and short reflection (about 15 mins). See Wednesday for a link to the Lockdown Songbook.

Saturday - YPF zoom at 5pm : YPF will meet again via zoom next Saturday at 5pm (join from 4:55pm).
This is a 30 minute YPF session via zoom for St John's young people with DOB from 1/9/99 – 31/8/05, plus young leaders. The joining information will be sent out in an email early next week.
If you're a member of St. John's YPF and you (or a parent if you're under age 18) haven't received an email from St. John's, please email and include your name (so we know you're a genuine YPF member), and we'll make sure you get the joining details.
Please join in next Saturday, it will be good to see you!

Christchurch, Three Mills :

Dan is taking a week off, apart from Alpha Online on Thursday evening.

Thursday 8:10pm - Alpha Online Week 3 Alpha is an 8 week course for all those wanting to explore questions about life, God and the Christian faith. Please do pray about inviting someone to this. Message Dan for more details.

Rev. Dan Scott
Community Vicar 
Christchurch Three Mills

Link to the UK Blessing : This song has been an inspiration to many people. Richard will sing it again on St John's Livestream Pentecost Praise next week.

Free Book to explain what's happening with Coronavirus to Children : The Chelmsford Diocesan Education Department has sent out information about this FREE book called "Coronavirus - a book for children". It could be helpful for parents to explain what's happening to their children. Here is a link to the book - it is free to access

Message from Dave :

It's great to share the Sunday Livestream services with such large crowds - thanks to all who are joining us.

Robert's 18:30 slot got off to a great start last Sunday evening. He plans to chat with different people every week and offer some prayer and reflection.

Thanks to Richard and Dan for their daily sessions, which are an inspiration to many, but please note changes on the schedule this Bank Holiday week.

The amazing Baby Melody Davies has released a new Praise single - a great song to encourage us in tough times. You can access it at:

In this time between Ascension and Pentecost we are called to extra times of prayer in partnership with Thy Kingdom Come. I aim to tweet the daily prayer updates; never has there been more need for prayer.

Lockdown continues to be tough, but we are seeing numbers of infections falling, especially in London. Pray for safety as restrictions start to ease, as we take steps towards the new normal.

With love in Christ,

STRATFORD CHURCHES FOODBANK : If anyone is able/willing to drop off donations at St Paul's Church, 65 Maryland Road E15 1JL, on Tuesdays between 9am and 11am, then the following would be well received:

PRACTICAL HELP : If you need any help with shopping or picking up prescriptions, please contact Dave on 020 8503 1913, or email

Get Safe Online: To find out how to stay safe online go to

St John's On The Web
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Christchurch Three Mills On The Web
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Please pray during the week :

  • for all working in the NHS and the Care sector, that they may stay safe at work.
  • give thanks for the people recovering from Covid-19.
  • pray for all who are sick.
  • pray for all who mourn the loss of loved ones.
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building.
  • for Dave and the team of Ministers at St. John's.
  • for Richard as he leads prayer, praise and Bible study during this Lockdown period.
  • for Dan & Ellie and family, and for the new Church at Three Mills. Pray especially for the Alpha Online on Thursday evenings.
  • for the Stratford Churches Foodbank - experiencing extra demand in these difficult times.
  • for our leaders here in Newham, and nationally, especially for wisdom as they plan the easing of Lockdown restrictions.
  • for organisations we support, especially Caritas Anchor House, St Joseph Hospice, Leprosy Mission and also TEARfund working in many poor countries to try to improve hygiene and access to water for handwashing.

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