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


Sunday 18th October 2020

(19th Sunday after Trinity)

Theme: GOD IS GOOD - How can we know God?
(Psalm 34:1-14, Luke 4:14-30)

10:00 † Holy Communion in Church

12:00 † Holy Communion in Church and Livestream on St. John's facebook
During the Service there will be a DVD in the Christchurch Room for Sunday Club children in Sparklers, Kingdom Kids, The J Team and Teen LIVE! groups, this is everyone from School Nursery (from September after 3rd Birthday) up to Year 9. Seating will be socially distanced.
During the Service the 12-15s Confirmation Group meets socially distanced in the St Stephen Room.
After the Service the Confirmation Course for Adults will meet socially distanced in Church
After this Service you can go to St. John's Facebook or YouTube and watch it.

18:30 † Holy Communion in Church

19:00 YPF Zoom (join from 18:55). This is for St John's young people in school years 10 and over, and YPF members who are now at Uni are also welcome to join in. There will be silly games, discussion on the Sunday teaching theme and prayer. Zoom joining details are sent out in an email on Saturday, from the Church Office to parents of St John's YPF members. Please email the Church Office if you are a member of St John's YPF but haven't received the joining details.

Service Order and Sunday Club lesson for this week.


London is now in Tier 2 of Covid-19 Restrictions. St John's is still open and people can attend Church Services, provided they wear a mask (if possible), maintain social distance and don't mingle with other households except in their bubble.

We are not able to pass round a collection plate, so we ask people, please, to put an offering in the bucket (next to the hand sanitisers) when they arrive at Church.

People who have downloaded the Track & Trace App just need to scan the QR Code, which is on the font-cover near the door. If you haven't downloaded the App you must complete the pink card with your name and phone number at each Service you attend. Cards should be put in the box at the back of Church. Cards will be shredded after 21 days if no-one tests positive.

The congregation should stay seated. Congregational singing is not permitted but people can clap, wave hands and stamp feet.

Parents need to supervise their children at all times. There is a DVD for children during the Sunday Club time at the 12:00 Service. Children will be given an activity sheet - pencils should be returned to the box.

People stand for Communion and there is bread (wafer), but we're not allowed to give wine (sorry).

People who have any symptoms of Covid-19 should not attend Church e.g. if you have a new persistent cough, a high temperature or have a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell.

For the Sunday Services Risk Assessment please see HERE.

St John's Open for Personal Prayer : Every day Monday - Friday from 11am - 2pm.
Saturday from 11am - 4pm

Wednesday 21st October : Prayer Walk Meet at St John's at 11am on Wednesday to go for a socially-distanced Prayer Walk to all the blocks on the left side of Stratford High Street (looking from the Church) - Victoria and Hallings Wharves, Peter Heathfield House and new blocks.

Thursday Holy Communion in Church at 12:40 : Theme: GOD IS GOOD - How can we know God?
(Psalm 34:1-14, Luke 4:14-30)

Message from Patricia Larocque : St. John's Church and the Women's Group donated the sum of £756.50 to Mrs Millie Benjamin as a contribution towards the funeral plans for her daughter Cynthia. Thanks to all for their contribution, and may God bless you all.

Remembrance Sunday - 8th November : The Remembrance Sunday Service is at 10:00 and the 2 minutes' silence will be towards the end of the Service at 11:00. Unfortunately we're not able to sell poppies this year. Also, blowing into musical instruments is not permitted so the trumpet can't be played in the Service. At the 12:00 Service there will be a general Remembrance theme and prayers for peace.

Christchurch, Three Mills Sunday Gatherings :
Face-to-face Open Gatherings are on Sunday at 11am at the House Mill, Three Mills Lane E3 3DU. Please contact Dan if you're planning to attend, as he needs to know how many people will attend for Covid-secure preparations.

Rev. Dan Scott
Community VicarĀ 
Christchurch Three Mills
facebook: @christchurchthreemills
Instagram: @christchurchthreemills

Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion : The Bishop will be coming on Sunday 8th November at 18:30. We have 8 candidates. The Service can go ahead in a socially distanced way with a restricted number of people, but we won't be able to have refreshments afterwards (sorry, no cake!).

Have we got your up-to-date contact details? If we don't have your up-to-date contact details, please email us at

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Ple ase pray during the week :

  • for all who are bereaved, especially Millie Benjamin and family on the death of Cynthia, Rev Christy Asinugo on the death of her mother in Nigeria and Chuks Asuoha as he prepares for the funeral of his father in Nigeria.
  • for all who are sick, especially people with Covid-19, and for people caring for them.
  • for residents of the blocks on the left side of Stratford High Street (looking from the Church).
  • for members of YPF and for YPF zoom meetings.
  • for people preparing for Baptism and Confirmation.
  • for Christchurch, Three Mills, and the new Sunday Gatherings. Pray also for building work on Dan & Ellie's new home that there will be no delays.
  • for the local Police Teams in Stratford.
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building.
  • for safety in the public places of East London.
  • for Andrew and Lisa Peart and family, our CMS link mission partners in Bolivia, and for the forthcoming Bolivian Elections.

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