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


Sunday 21st October 2018

(21st Sunday of Trinity)

09:55 Music Practice
10:45 Prayer Meeting (Prayer Zone)
11:00 † Morning Communion
Theme: EXODUS - The Commandments
( Exodus 20:1-17, Mark 12:28-31 )

After the Service please join us for refreshments.

After The Service:
Baptism & Confirmation Course for people 16+ (Session 8) in the St Stephen Room

17:45 Music Practice
† Sunday 18:30 at St. John's
Prayer & Praise
Theme: BEING A DISCIPLE - Proclaiming the Message
( Acts 5:12-16, Luke 10:1-12 )

After the Service please join us for refreshments.

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Rota for November : Please tell Carol or Kay, in the Church Office, if there are any dates you can't do in November. Carol will be working on the rota this week and it will be ready for collection next Sunday.


2-Way Traffic in Stratford : All parts of Stratford Gyratory will go 2-way at 04:00 on Monday. This means traffic will be 2-way in the Grove (near the Library and Morrisons) and also around the road by the station. Pedestrians need to look both ways when crossing the road and need to be very careful of the new cycle lanes.


Tuesday Morning Bible Study : 11:00 in the Trinity Chapel downstairs.

Healing Cafe : 11:00-14:30. Everyone welcome for FREE tea, coffee, chat, prayer and mentoring.

Lunchtime Service : 13:10-13:30 in the Church. Starting a new theme - Exploring Jesus' Teaching. This week: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me"


Wednesday Lunchtime Concert : 13:10 Concerts are free entry with a retiring collection. This week's concert is by the London Academy of Excellence (instrumental).

Bible in a Year : 19:45-21:45 in the Cafe. The group is looking at 1 & 2 Corinthians.


Lunchtime Communion Service : 12:40-13:10 in the Church. The theme is "Prayer". The Service is followed by light refreshments and fellowship for people who can stay.


Launch of "Piece of Cake" : 13:00-15:00 at St. Matthias Church on Kimberley Road, Canning Town E16 4NT. FREE. St. John's Church members are invited to Tea, Coffee, Cake & Good Company. Travel is easy - take the 69 bus from outside Stratford Library towards Canning Town to Stephens Court, Hermit Road.

- Future Dates & Other Information

Christians do not celebrate Halloween : The Bible says that people involved in witchcraft and other similar things will not possess the Kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21)

Next Prayer Walk : Wednesday 31st October. Meet at St. John's at 10:30.

- Future Dates & Other Information

Advance Notice - 11th November : In the morning there is a special Remembrance Sunday Service starting at 10:45 so we can observe the traditional 2 minutes' silence during the Service at 11:00. This is to remember many service people who have given their lives in wars since 1914 - it is not to celebrate war, but to honour those who died and to pray for peace. Poppies will be on sale soon.
This year's Confirmation Service is on Sunday 11th November at 18:30 with the Bishop of Barking. There will be a Reception afterwards with cakes in the Christchurch Room.

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Please pray during the week :

  • for the safety of drivers, pedestrians and cyclists in Stratford Town Centre as the Gyratory goes 2-way on Monday
  • for all who are sick
  • for all who are bereaved
  • for the Sunday Club children and leaders
  • for all who are preparing for Baptism, Confirmation and 1st Communion
  • for the NewWay Nightshelter which opened on 1st October and for the new daytime support project (NewDay) running at the Salvation Army
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building
  • for Christian Services at inSpiration at Westfield
  • for peace in our community
  • for the foodbank run by Stratford Churches

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.