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


Sunday 24th June 2018

(4th Sunday of Trinity)

09:55 Music Practice
10:45 Prayer Meeting (Prayer Zone)
11:00 † 4th Sunday Together and Baptism of Samuel Oghosa Omoregie and Ava Mutinta Kwiliko
Theme: JOSHUA - Bold, Strong and filled with God's Spirit
( Exodus 17:8-9, Numbers 14:4-9, Joshua 1:1-6 & 9, Joshua 23:1-2 & 6-8 )

After the Service please join us for refreshments.

11:15 † Rev. Nick will lead Holy Communion by Extension from St. John's at inSpiration at Westfield.

After The Service:
The World Cup England v Panama game is on the large screen in the Churchyard at 13:00. There are also arts & crafts activities for children. This is funded by the Business Improvement District (BID) and all the World Cup matches are on the screen.
"Great Get Together" in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Lots of activities until 18:00.

17:45 Music Practice
† Sunday 18:30 at St. John's
Prayer, Praise & Holy Communion
The Service is organised and led by St. John's Young Leaders

After the Service please join us for refreshments.

Ceiling Replacement Fund : Good news! This week we received a cheque from the Garfield Weston Foundation for £20,000 towards the bill to replace the Church ceiling. Praise the Lord! £110,000 is a lot to raise, but this donation makes it much easier. Please continue to pray for all the other funding applications that have been sent off.
We are in the process of setting up a Go Fund Me page so people can give online. Details soon.
The work is going well, and the carpenters are now installing the wooden lathes for the new plaster.
Thanks to the people who cleaned the Church this week. There will be another Big Clean at 19:00 next Thursday before Fitzroy's funeral.

Name the Bear : There are still lots of squares to fill. See Carol to enter the competition. £1 a go. All proceeds to the Ceiling Fund.

Friends Service & Lunch : This year's date is 15th July. We need everyone to bring something to eat that can be shared, please. Pat and the Women's Group are coordinating everything, so please sign the list with what you will bring. Thanks

Thanks to St. John's Men's Group for organising the Service and Refreshments last Sunday.

Rota for July : If there are any problems with dates please see Carol while there's time to make changes.

GDPR (New Data Protection Regulations) : If you haven't yet filled in your GDPR form, please do it today and hand it in at the Welcome Desk so we can continue to contact you by phone and email.


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 - The Service is in the St Stephen Room this week.


Prayer Walk : Meet at Church at 10:30 to walk and pray for part of our Parish: Romford Rd, Mantle Way, Lichfield Ave, Deanery Rd & Sarah Bonnell School.

Bible in a Year in 2018 : Every Wednesday at St. John's at 19:45-21:45. This week is on the Minor Prophets.


Lunchtime Communion Service : 12:40-13:10 in the Christchurch Room this week.

Big Clean : 19:00 on Thursday to clean the Church before Fitzroy's funeral.


Fitzroy's Funeral : 10:15 in Church. Choir members who are able to attend please turn up at 9:45 to robe. Sheva asks that donations are given to the Church Ceiling Fund instead of flowers.
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Fundraising Concert "Raise the Roof" : Richard is organising a Musical Extravaganza on Saturday at 19:30 (doors open at 19:00). All proceeds go to the fund to repair the Church ceiling. There will be a 1940s theme for some of the music as we highlight the fact that the damage to the ceiling was originally caused by bombs during the Blitz, and, amongst other things, Dave will be playing some Glenn Miller songs on the Church Organ. Our special guests are a Rock and Blues Band called "The Last Pirates". Tickets are on sale (price £5.00) from Kay in the Church Office. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night. Please invite your family and friends.

> Future Dates & Other Information

Evadney's Funeral : Monday 2nd July at 13:00 in Church. Choir members who are able to attend please turn up at 12:30 to robe. The family say, if desired, floral tributes may be sent to: HL Hawes & Sons Ltd, 106 Tanners Lane, Barkingside, Ilford IG6 1QE.

Coach Trip : Shirley is organising a Coach Trip on Saturday 18th August to Southend-on-Sea. Adults £12 / Children age 16 and under £9. 1 coach only. 1st come, 1st served. When you put your name down the money must be paid in full. Contact Shirley to book your seat.


Please pray during the week :

  • for Samuel Oghosa Omoregie and Ava Mutinta Kwiliko baptised today and for their families
  • for all who are bereaved, pray especially for Sheva and family on the death of Fitzroy, and Woody and family on the death of Evadney.
  • for Christian Services at inSpiration at Westfield
  • for the building work in Church and for the grant applications that have been sent to funders (give thanks for the money received this week)
  • for the residents of Romford Rd, Mantle Way, Lichfield Ave, Deanery Rd in our parish and for Sarah Bonnell School
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building
  • for peace in our community
  • for organisations we support: National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

Church & Office Opening Times:
Monday to Thursday; 10am-4pm
Friday; The Church Office is closed
Saturday; 10am-5pm

Tel: 020 8503 1913
email: office @

Daily Prayer in the Trinity Chapel downstairs:
  • Morning Prayer at 9:15am; Monday to Thursday
  • Evening Prayer at 5:00pm; Monday to Thursday
  • Saturday Morning Prayer at 9:30am

Please see above for any changes to the below items.

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 Café. 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 Café:
Tuesdays 11am to 2:30pm 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.

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)
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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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