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


Sunday 23rd July 2017

(6th Sunday of Trinity)


from 09:30 Setting up for the Open-air Service followed by Music Practice and Prayer
11:00 † Open-air Service (weather permitting)
Theme: ENCOUNTER JESUS - Meet my Friend
( John 1:35-51 )

After the Service there will be cold drinks during the Summer - please stay and make new friends

11:15 † Eon and Rev Nick are leading the Service at inSpiration at Westfield and there will be Extended Communion from St. John's.

17:50 Music Practice
Sunday 18:30 at St. John's
† Prayer, Praise & Holy Communion
Theme: MATTHEW'S WITNESS TO JESUS - Jesus the Son of God
( Colossians 1:15-23, Matthew 3:13-4:11 )

After the Service please join us for refreshments.


Event Day : This is the last day of the World Para Athletic Championships at the stadium in the Olympic Park. 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.

Sunday Morning Groups for Children & Young People (including Confirmation Classes) are taking a Summer holiday. Groups restart on 3rd September.
The Service will be outside on all Sundays until the end of August (weather permitting) and we aim to make the Service suitable for people of all ages. After the Open-air Service on 27th August there will be a Bring-and-Share Picnic for all Church members and their friends.

When we are outside the young children are welcome to play quietly on the grass; but we ask you, please, to supervise your own children at all times, and to make sure they do not go anywhere near the roads.
If bad weather means we are inside there is no Creche, but there will be toys in the Café and you can take your child there at any time during the Service and you'll be able to watch the Service on the screen. You must supervise your own children. Toys need to be cleared away before the final hymn, as, after the Service, there will be drinks in the Café when it's wet.


Tuesday Morning Bible Study : 11:00 in the St Stephen Room upstairs - prayer (including prayer about the day's news), fellowship and Bible Study.

Open-air Healing Café & Lunchtime Service : 11:00-14:30. Everyone welcome for FREE tea, coffee, chat, prayer and mentoring. We're outside this week (weather permitting) so it will be good to have more people join us, and there will be Hot Dogs for everyone after the Lunchtime Service.


Free Wednesday Lunchtime Concert : 13:10-13:50. This week the concert is by Cathy Davies & David Silkoff (Piano Duet). There is a Retiring Collection.
There are details of all our Summer Concerts on our Concerts page.

Wednesday Fellowship : Round-table Bible Study, Prayer and Fellowship. In the Café at St. John's at 20:00. Everyone welcome. More details here.


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


Saturday Outreach in the Churchyard : 11:30. This week the team will work with people from St. Matthew's Church in Dyson Road.

Return from the CYFA Christian Camp : Young people from St. John's will return from the Camp in West Sussex at lunchtime today.

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The Prudential Ride London Cycle Race is taking place this Sunday and people coming to St. John's via A13 or A12 will have problems. The road closures should be lifted by 11:15. Details at:

> Future Dates & Other Information

Love Stratford Youth Mission : Sunday 13th - Tuesday 15th August 2017. For Christian young people aged 11 - 18. Activities will take place at St. John's and other local churches. The cost is £10, which covers the cost of the 3 evening meals. If you're interested in taking part please contact

July Rota : There are 5 Sundays in July, please turn your Rota over to see if you have any duties next Sunday 30th July.

St. John's Rota for August : Church members who are on the monthly Rota, please let Carol know by 5pm on Tuesday if there are any dates you can't do in August - please note some activities are taking a Summer break.

Stop Smoking: People can drop in to St. John's to see someone from the Newham Stop Smoking Service on Wednesdays from 11:30am-1:30pm or Saturdays from 10am-12noon.


Please pray during the week :

  • for the CYFA Summer Camp at Ashdown Forest and for the young people attending from St. John's
  • for the Summer Open-air Services at St. John's, including the Tuesday Lunchtime Service this week
  • for all who are bereaved, especially Sheva on the recent death of her sister in Grenada
  • for all who are sick
  • for Christian Services at inSpiration at Westfield
  • for peace on the streets and in the open places of London this Summer
  • for people who are travelling over the Summer
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building
  • for organisations we support: this month we pray for the Spitalfields Crypt project working with homeless people

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

Tel: 020 8503 1913
email: office @

Please see above for any changes to the below items.

Daily Prayer in Church This Week:
  • Morning Prayer at 9:15am; Monday to Thursday
  • Evening Prayer at 4:45pm; Monday to Thursday
  • Saturday Morning Prayer at 9:30am
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)

Welcome Desk (Information Point):

  • Visitors please sign our Visitors' Book after the Service at the Information Point near the door.
  • New members please collect a Welcome Pack for newcomers after the Service from the Information Point near the Church door.
  • Letters/Rota please check if you have mail.

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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