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


Sunday 12th May 2019

(Fourth Sunday of Easter)

09:55 Music Practice
10:45 Prayer Meeting (Prayer Chapel)
11:00 † Morning Prayer & Praise
Theme: THY KINGDOM COME - Praying for the Kingdom
(Luke 11:2-4, 1 Timothy 2:1-5, John 17:15-23)

After the Service please join us for tea/coffee in the Cafe.

After The Service:
Fellowship Lunch organised by St. John's Women's Group. 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 from Pat L or Sharon.

17:30Stratford Churches' Prayer for Westfield in the inSpiration Prayer Room (at the end of the corridor by Nandos).

17:45 Music Practice
† Sunday 18:30 at St. John's
Prayer, Praise & Holy Communion
(Judges 6:7-24, Judges 7:1-8, Luke 1:26-38)

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

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Church Council (PCC) : The 1st meeting of the new Church Council is on Monday at 19:30 - the Church will be open from 19:00 if people are coming straight from work and want to microwave a meal in the kitchen. As it's the 1st meeting of the new PCC, there are co-options and elections of officers and committees. There is also an update on plans for Christchurch, Three Mills; planning for future activities; various building matters and finance.


Tuesday Morning Bible Study : 11:00 in the St Stephen's Room upstairs.

Healing Cafe : 11:00-14:30. Everyone welcome for FREE tea, coffee, chat, prayer and mentoring.

Lunchtime Service : 13:10-13:30 in Church.

Deanery Synod : The next meeting is on Tuesday at 19:30 at St. Matthew's Church, Dyson Road E15 4JX


Next Prayer Walk : Meet at St John's at 10:30. We will pray for Lavender Street, all the Manbey streets and Water Lane in our parish. Everyone welcome.

Free Wednesday Lunchtime Concert : 13:10-13:50. This week's concert is by Arun Menon (viola). There is a Retiring Collection. More details on our concerts page.

Bible in a Year : 19:45-21:30 in the Cafe. The group will be starting to learn about the prophet Isaiah.

Further Studies in the Bible : This group meets at the same time as Bible in a Year, in the Trinity Room. The theme this week is the Holy Spirit before Pentecost. Everyone who is interested in this topic is welcome to attend.


Lunchtime Communion Service : 12:40-13:10, followed by light refreshments and a time of fellowship.


Service of Songs for Emeka Areh : Ndidi is organising a Service of Songs at St. John's on Saturday at 16:00.

- Future Dates & Other Information

Archdeacon's Visitation : Advance notice to Clergy and Churchwardens that the Archdeacon's Visitation is on Wednesday 22nd May at All Saints' Church, Inmans Row, Woodford Wells IG8 0NH at 19:30 (refreshments from 18:30).

Bank Holiday Weekend Picnic : As usual, after the Morning Service on Sunday 26th May, there will be a Bring and Share Picnic in the Church Yard.


Please pray during the week :

  • for students taking exams at the moment.
  • for St. John's Women's Group.
  • for the Church Council meeting on Monday.
  • for the Deanery Synod meeting on Tuesday.
  • for the residents of Lavender Street, all the Manbey streets and Water Lane in our parish.
  • for all who are sick and for those caring for them.
  • for all who are bereaved, especially Mercy who has had several family bereavements recently and the Areh family (Service of songs on Saturday).
  • for Dan & Ellie as they prepare to join St. John's and plant a new church in the Three Mills area.
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building.
  • for peace in the public places of East London.
  • for organisations we support - Amos Trust.

Church & Office Opening Times:
Monday to Saturday; 10:00-17:00

Tel: 020 8503 1913
email: office @

Daily Prayer in Church:
  • Morning Prayer at 09:15; Monday to Thursday
  • Evening Prayer at 17:00; Monday to Thursday
  • Saturday Morning Prayer at 09:30

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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