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


Sunday 24th March 2019

(3rd Sunday of Lent)

09:55 Music Practice
11:00 † 4th Sunday Together and Baptism of Stacey and Romeo
( Luke 4:1-13, 16-24, 28-30, Luke 5:1-11 )

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

After The Service:
Training for people doing Sound: Existing people and new volunteers welcome.
Women's Group meets in the Christchurch Room to practise for Mothering Sunday on 31st March.

11:15Service at inSpiration at Westfield (at the end of the corridor near Nandos). Holy Communion by Extension from St. John's. Everyone welcome.

17:45 Music Practice
† Sunday 18:30 at St. John's
Evening Prayer & Praise with Holy Communion.
Theme: RADICAL LIVING - Why do I have to love my enemies?
( Deuteronomy 25:17-19, Matthew 5:31-48 )

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

Congratulations : To Rev. Robert and Florence on the birth of a baby girl, Elennah. A sister for Elyannah. Robert is currently on Paternity Leave.

IMPORTANT - Every 6 years, all CofE Churches have to delete their list of members (called the Church Electoral Roll) and do a complete renewal. This is to make sure the list stays up-to-date.
Please collect the form from the Welcome Desk. We hope that everyone who qualifies will complete and return a form before the deadline of 13th April.


Easter Experience 2019 : A reminder to people who have volunteered. Easter Experience is on Monday 08:30-12:00 / 12:00-15:00 at St. John's

Band Rehearsal : 19:30-21:30 in Church. This is for musicians and worship leaders. See Richard Aubrey for more information.


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.


NEW - Mid-day Christian Prayers at inSpiration at Westfield : Led by local Franciscans

Bible in a Year : The free course continues this week at St. John's at 19:45 - 21:30.

Further Studies in the Bible : This group meets at the same time as Bible in a Year, in the Trinity Room.


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

Time to Share (Session 4) : The Course continues this week in the Christchurch Room at 19:30


"Calling All Seniors" : Deanery Lent Course continues at St Mark's Church, 218 Tollgate Road, Beckton E6 5YA. 12:00-14:30.


Event Day : West Ham play Everton at 17:30. 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

April Rota : Please let Carol or Kay know if there are any dates you can't do in April. The Rota will be prepared this week and will be available next Sunday.


Please pray during the week :

  • for everyone with the care of children.
  • for Stacey and Romeo baptised this Sunday and for their family.
  • for Christian Services at Westfield.
  • for Easter Experience with local primary schools.
  • for people who are bereaved.
  • for Richard and for St John's musicians, worship leaders and the Choir.
  • for all who are sick, and for people caring for them.
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building.
  • for plans for the TFM Mini-Mission + training in May.
  • for safety in public places in East London.
  • for people in Africa affected by Cyclone Idai and for Tearfund and other agencies working there. St. John's will send a donation to the relief effort.

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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Please see above for any changes to the below items.

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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