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


Sunday 3rd December 2023

(First Sunday of Advent)

10:00 Choir and Musicians Practice
11:00 † Holy Communion
Service Sheet for this week is here (pdf)
We hope to livestream this Service on facebook
After this Service you can go to St. John's Facebook, YouTube or Videos Page to watch it.

The Church CAR-PARK will be locked at 2pm

You can contact the Church Office on
020 8503 1913
(If there is no answer please leave a message)
email: office @

The Church is Open for Personal Prayer :
Monday-Friday; 10am - 4pm
Saturday; 10am - 1pm
Groups for Children and Young People

Groups are: Speak to Alice or Kay for more information
Motto: “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
(1 Timothy 4:12)
(Collect for The 1st Sunday of Advent)
Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of
Darkness and to put on the armour of light,
now in the time of this mortal life,
in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us
in great humility; that on the last day,
when he shall come again in his glorious majesty
to judge the living and the dead,
we may rise to the life immortal;
through him who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.


(on facebook)
Bible Readings :
Monday 4th December
Psalm 71, Isaiah 42:18-end, Revelation 19
Tuesday, 5th December
Psalm 74, Isaiah 43:1-13, Revelation 20
Wednesday, 6th December
Psalm 77, Isaiah 43:14-end, Revelation 21:1-8
Thursday, 7th December
Psalm 40, Isaiah 44:1-8, Revelation 21:9-21
Friday, 8th December
Psalm 17, Isaiah 44:9-23, Revelation 21:22-22:5

Healing Cafe :
11:00 in the Church Cafe. Everyone welcome for FREE tea, coffee, chat, prayer and mentoring For more info, speak to Sheva


In St Stephen’s Room at St John’s for an hour. We offer a space for bible study and fellowship for parents or carers with their toddlers.


A short reflective service with homily and Holy Communion for half an hour every Thursday.
-> Future Dates & Other Information

Every-Person Ministry :
We believe everyone has a part to play to be CHURCH TOGETHER. Therefore, we seek Every-Person Ministry at St John’s. There are many opportunities to be part of the ministry. If you sense God’s nudging to a particular ministry, please speak to Young
Welcomers, Car-Park team, Refreshments team, Cake team, Sound & Visual team, Choir & Worship team, Readers, Intercessors, Prayer Ministry team, Sunday Clubs & YPF (Youth group) team
Church cleaning team on Saturday
Mission & Evangelism team on Saturday
Supervising Prayer space in Westfield shopping centre
Welcoming people at the reception desk in the cafe during the weekdays
-> Future Dates & Other Information

IGNITE STRATFORD is a Christian youth event, open to all faith backgrounds, tackling issues on both an individual and borough-wide scale. It takes place on FRIDAY, Date will be confirmed at St John’s Church between 6.30pm and 9pm. EVERYONE WELCOME! Contact Sarah

Faith In Schools :
We are always keen to find new people and churches to partner with in our work with schools. If you are interested and would like further details on how to get involved please contact


Please pray during the week :

ALL WHO ARE SICK including:
  • Emma’s mum, Christiane
  • Paul (Joseph’s dad)
  • Janice’s mum, Joan Harding
  • For Margaret
  • Hyacinth (In Puerto Rico undergoing treatment for cancer)
  • Christopher (Henry’s brother)
  • Kevin, for the cancer treatment
  • Helen Walden (Sandra Walden’s mum)
  • Jim (Bev’s Dad) and Colin (Bev’s husband) for cancer treatment
  • Bridget’s parents’ health
  • Archdeacon Elwin’s cancer treatment
  • Ester Aguma
  • Israel Okafu
  • All others who are unwell at the moment
  • Reverend Young Lee, the new vicar of St John’s Stratford, for his wife Youjin and the children.
  • We pray for God’s peace in Ukraine and in the Middle East, in particular, in Israel and Gaza
  • We pray for an end to street violence, knife and drug crime in London.
  • For all who are looking for work at the moment.
  • We pray for the vulnerable as our nation goes through the recession and cost of living crisis.
  • We pray for our church finances.
  • All who have recovered from illness
  • For those who have been able to find work
  • For the year 2023 in faith
DIED/BEREAVED (PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT pray for those who have died - they are beyond our prayers now, and the most we can do is simply commit them to the Lord. We GIVE THANKS for the lives of those who have died, and PRAY FOR the bereaved)
  • For Sylvia and family on the passing of her brother and her great niece.
  • For Yvonne who lost her mum.
  • For Blessing who lost her dad
  • For Radcliff who lost his mum.
  • For Millie Ferguson who lost her son, Nevil.
  • For Kay who lost her mum, Minta.
  • For Jacqui who lost her sister, Leigh
  • For Fisayo Ogunrinde (Tayo’s husband) and Jimi and his families for the loss of Tayo
  • For Jim and his family for the loss of his dad
  • For Opeyami who lost her dad
  • For Ann-Marie who lost her husband (Papa Kargbo) – Funeral on 6th Dec
  • For Millie who lost her brother Jonathan
  • For Rev. Cornelius Henry who lost his mum
  • We continue to pray for all who have lost family or friends. We pray for God’s comfort for grieving families.
  • FOR OUR MISSION LINKS: During December, we pray for NEWway Night Shelter which is Newham based charity. They work with people with a proven Newham connection, offering support to those who are homeless or vulnerably housed.
“If you have or know any prayer needs please update me by sending an email to or leave a message at the Church Office.” Rev. Young

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