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


Sunday 28th May 2017

(Sunday after Ascension)

09:55 Choir Practice
10:45 Prayer Meeting (Prayer Chapel)
11:00 † 4th Sunday Together and Baptism of Aaron Voliar
Theme: What Jesus says about the Holy Spirit
( John 14:15-21, 14:23-26, 16:5-15, 15:5 )

  • After the Service please join us for coffee in the Church Yard. There will be a Bring and Share Picnic - please bring some food and share it with others. Everyone welcome.
  • 11:15 † Rev. Nick will lead Holy Communion by Extension from St. John's at inSpiration at Westfield (at the end of the corridor by Nandos). Everyone is invited to come back to St. John's afterwards for the Picnic.

17:50 Music Practice
Sunday 18:30 at St. John's
† Prayer, Praise & Holy Communion
Theme: IT'S GOOD TO TALK - Praying in Tough Situations
( Acts 7:54-8:1, Mark 4:35-41 )

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

"Thy Kingdom Come" Prayer from Ascension to Pentecost : Register to pray each day at and receive news and prayer topics.

Thanks to St. John's Men's Group for providing overnight security for the 24 hours of prayer last Friday/Saturday


The Church is Closed today so there's No Tuesday Morning Bible Study, No Healing Café and No Lunchtime Service

Healing Café Trip to Southend : Everyone is welcome to join Sheva and Iris on a trip to Southend-on-Sea by train on Tuesday. Meet outside Stratford Station (town centre side, not Westfield) at 10:15. The cost is the price of the train ticket, but there is a considerable group discount if the tickets are bought at the same time. Contact Sheva or Iris for further details and if you want to make other arrangements to travel independently.


Free Wednesday Lunchtime Concert : 13:10-13:50. This week the concert is by Christine Radjabou (soprano). There is a Retiring Collection. There are details of all the 2017 Summer Concerts on our Concerts page.

Wednesday Fellowship : Round-table Bible Study, Prayer and Fellowship. In the Caf´ at St. John's at 20:00. Everyone welcome.


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


Saturday Outreach in the Churchyard : 11:30.

Thanksgiving & Blessing for a Baby : 14:00

> Future Dates & Other Information

12-15s Baptism, Confirmation & Communion : Classes start on Sunday 4th June, during the Sunday Morning Service, for young people who will be aged 12-15 on 31st August 2017. Please give your name to Carol if you're interested.

> Future Dates & Other Information

Prayer Walk : The next Prayer Walk is on Wednesday 7th June, when we pray for the residents of Tennyson Road and Vernon Road. Meet at Church at 10:30.

Deanery Synod : The 1st meeting of the new Synod is on Wednesday 7th June at 19:30 at St. Saviour's Church, Macdonald Road, Forest Gate E7 0HE

St. John's Women's Group : The next meeting is on Sunday 11th June after the Morning Service.

Bible Collection: Do you have any old Bibles of any kind that you would be willing to donate to St John's, to give away to people who do not have one? Please hand them in at the Information Point.


Please pray during the week :

  • for Aaron Voliar, baptised today, and his family
  • for people taking exams over the next few weeks
  • for the Healing Café trip to Southend-on-Sea
  • for all who are sick
  • for all who are bereaved, especially members of St. John's who have lost loved ones recently
  • for Christian Services at inSpiration at Westfield
  • for the Saturday outreach in the Churchyard
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building
  • for organisations we support - Amos Trust

Church & Office Opening Times:
Closed Bank Holiday Monday 29th May
Closed Tuesday 30th May
Monday to Friday; 10am-5pm

Tel: 020 8503 1913
email: office @

Please see above for any changes to the below items.

Daily Prayer in Church This Week:
  • Morning Prayer at 9:15am; Wednesday to Friday
  • Evening Prayer at 4:45pm; Wednesday to Friday
  • Saturday Morning Prayer at 9:30am
Lunchtime Services:
  • Tuesdays at 1:10pm, Lunchtime Service. A 20 minute service with a hymn, a short talk and some prayer.
  • Thursdays at 12:40pm, Communion Service.
† Wednesday Fellowship:
is an informal, laid-back service at 8pm on Wednesdays in the Cafe. The format varies, but usually includes some prayer, some praise and some Bible study, usually with the opportunity to ask questions, and answer back - together with all the coffee you can drink!

. Healing Cafe:
Tuesdays 11am to 2:30pm in the Cafe.
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.

St John's On The Web
You can also find St John's on Twitter, on our Facebook Page, in our Facebook Group and on YouTube. Please follow, like, join & subscribe.

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 Information Point near the door.
  • New members please collect a Welcome Pack for newcomers after the Service from the Information Point near the Church door.
  • Letters/Rota please check if you have mail.

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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