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


Sunday 13th January 2019

(Second Sunday of Epiphany)

09:55 Music Practice
11:00 † Morning Prayer & Praise
Theme: CHRISTIANS IN ACTION - A Spirit-filled Church
( Acts 1:1-8, 2:1-18, 2:37-41 )

After the Service please join us for refreshments.

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

17:55 Music Practice
† Sunday 18:30 at St. John's
Evening Prayer & Praise with Holy Communion
Theme: SIGNPOSTS - Healing the Sick
( 2 Kings 5:9-15, John 4:43-54 )

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


Church Council : The next meeting is on Monday at 19:30 in the Trinity Room downstairs. The Church will be open from 19:00 if people are coming from work and want to microwave a meal in the kitchen.
At this meeting we will be joined by Rev. Cris Rogers. Vicar of All Hallows, Bow, and Dan Scott, prospective Church-Plant Curate, who will help us think about the new church-planting project in new housing developments at the end of the High Street close to the Bow flyover.
Other items on the Agenda are: Finance, Digital Communication, Review of Christmas Arrangements and On-going Building Matters.


Tuesday Morning Bible Study : 11:00 in the St Stephen 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: Old Testament People


1st Prayer Walk of 2019 : Meet at Church at 10:30. This month we pray for residents of Biggerstaff Road and Warton Road and tower blocks in this area.

Bible in a Year - Free Course : It's not too late to join in. The Course started last week with an Introduction and &qout;Genesis&qout; starts this week. We meet every Wednesday at St. John's at 19:45 - 21:30. We will cover all of the books of the Bible throughout the whole of 2019. People can come along every week and will gain a complete picture of the whole Bible, or people can join in for the sessions that most interest them if they want to learn more about a particular book. There is no charge and people just need to turn up on Wednesdays.
People who completed Bible In A Year in 2018 will have an advanced course at the same time on Wednesdays, starting on 16th January.


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


inSpire Volunteers' Epiphany Celebration : 12:00 at St. Matthew's Church, Dyson Road E15 4JX. This is for all inSpire Volunteers and Chaplains who are registered with Rev. Christy Asinugo (the Westfield Co-ordinating Chaplain).

- Future Dates & Other Information

Welcome Twins : We celebrate with Eva and Tim on the birth of twins, Jordan James and Victoria Maria, on 9th January. Eva and Tim would like to thank everyone for their prayers.

Prayer Ministry Training Course : A 3-session course to train for prayer ministry starts on Sunday 27th January after the Morning Service. If you are interested in joining in please see Sheva or Iris.

Videos of the Carol Service on YouTube : Paris and Tiffany's father, Peter, filmed the girls singing at the Candle-lit Carol Service. You can see the videos on our videos page or on our YouTube channel at: and


Please pray during the week :

  • for St. John's Women's Group
  • for the Church Council meeting on Monday
  • for all who are sick, especially people in hospital
  • for Stratford Church Leaders meeting this week
  • for the NewWay winter nightshelter
  • for the residents of Biggerstaff Road and Warton Road and tower blocks in this area.
  • for all the inSpire volunteers working at Westfield and Rev Christy Asinugo (Coordinating Chaplain)
  • for all who are bereaved, especially the family of Iris Hodges (funeral Wednesday)
  • for safety in public places in East London
  • for the troubled places of the world
  • for organisations we support: The Leprosy Mission

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

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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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