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


Sunday 14th July 2019

(Trinity 4)

09:55 Music Practice
10:45 Prayer Meeting (Prayer Zone)
11:00 † Morning Prayer & Praise
Theme: AMOS, PROPHET OF JUSTICE - A Plumbline and a Promise
(Amos 5:18-26, 7:7-9, 9:8-15)

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

After The Service:
St. John's Women's Group meets in the Christchurch Room. New members are welcome - just turn up at the meeting. There are Agendas at the Welcome Desk.

17:30Stratford Churches pray for Westfield staff and shoppers and for the Chaplaincy Team in the inSpiration Prayer Room.

17:45 Music Practice
† Sunday 18:30 at St. John's
Evening Prayer, Praise & Holy Communion
Theme: Colossians: Jesus - The Key to Living
(Colossians 3:18-4:6, Mark 10:13-16)

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

New Curate : Dan and Ellie will join St John's Ministry Team on 15th July 2019. Dan will be ordained in September and Dan & Ellie will have the special responsibility of planting a new worshipping congregation (not a building) at the end of the High Street. The new Church will be called Christchurch Three Mills. The diocese has bought a house - a lot of building work needs to be done and we hope Dan, Ellie & family will be able to move in before Christmas.


Church Council : The next meeting is on Monday at 19:30 in Church (the kitchen is open from 19:00). The main items on the Agenda are: Mission and Ministry Units (MMUs), ASB in the town centre including the recent arson attacks (the arsonist has now been recaptured), finance, Christchurch Three Mills, future events and ongoing building matters.


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. Theme: Exodus - Covenant.


Prayer Walk : Meet at Church at 10:30 to pray for residents of Romford Road (in our parish) and Mantle Way, Deanery Road and Lichfield Avenue.

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

Bible in a Year : 19:45-21:30 in the Cafe. The teaching this week is on Haggai, Zechariah & Malachi.

Further Studies in the Bible : This group meets at the same time as Bible in a Year, in the Trinity Room. The theme is: The Importance of Scripture.


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

Deanery Synod : The next meeting is on Thursday at 19:30 at Ascension Church, Baxter Road, Custom House E16 3HJ.


Outreach in the Church Yard : 11:30-14:00. Existing team members and new members welcome, especially people who are doing evangelism training.

- Future Dates & Other Information

There are extra parking restrictions on streets in Stratford, some roads around Westfield are closed and there may be congestion at the station. See the Council website for details, including the area covered and a list of other dates.

- Future Dates & Other Information

St. John's Open-Air Services 2019 : Open-air Morning Services in St. John's Church Yard start on Sunday 21st July (weather permitting). There's a lot of work to do beforehand to get everything ready outside and it will be really great if lots of people turn up from 09:30 to help. Services from 21st July - 25th August will be held outside (weather permitting) and will be suitable for people of all ages. After the final Open-Air Service there will be our usual Bring & Share Picnic. Let's hope and pray we have a good Summer.

Help Wanted at a Children's Summer Club : Faith in Schools is asking for help from St John's members with a children's summer club in Stratford Shopping Centre on August 19th-23rd and 27th-30th. Volunteers need to be 16+ and people can offer help with a few days or all 9 days. Hours are 08:00 - 17:00 each day. There are lots of different roles including registration and snacks, as well as working with the children. There is an Information and Training Meeting at the XLP Youth Hub in Stratford Shopping Centre on Thursday 25th July from 09:30-12:30 to go through safeguarding, roles and responsibilities. If you're interested please contact Carol in the Church Office for further details.


Please pray during the week :

  • for St. John's Women's Group.
  • for Dan, Ellie and family as they join St. John's and prepare to plant a new church in the Three Mills area.
  • for the Church Council meeting on Monday.
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building.
  • for residents of Romford Road (in our parish), Mantle Way, Deanery Road & Lichfield Avenue.
  • for the outreach in the Church Yard on Saturday.
  • for St. John's Open-Air Services starting on 21st July and continuing to 25th August.
  • for people on holiday at this time, for journey-mercies and a time of refreshment.
  • for all who are sick and for those caring for them.
  • for all who are bereaved, that God will comfort them.
  • for Stratford Church Leaders.
  • for peace in the public places of East London.
  • for organisation we support: C.M.S.

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 Friday
  • Evening Prayer at 17:00; Monday to Friday
  • 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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