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


Sunday 17th November 2019

(2nd Sunday before Advent)

09:55 Music Practice
10:45 Prayer Meeting (Prayer Zone)
11:00 † Morning Communion
Theme: ENVISIONING: The Presence of God - Forming Community
(Acts 2:1-21)

After the Service please join us for refreshments.

After St. John's Service:
Ibo Group meets in the Christchurch Room.

17:45 Music Practice
18:30 † Prayer & Praise
Theme: Dan will speak again on ENVISIONING: The Presence of God - Forming Community
(Acts 2:1-21)

After the Service please join us for refreshments.

Rota for 1st - 22nd December : Carol will work on the rota for the 1st part of December this week. Please tell Kay or Carol difficult dates by 5pm on Wednesday. Thanks.

Men's Group Notice : On 30th of November, we are having a breakfast session where we are going to discuss 'parenthood in modern society' - all parents are welcome. This is a bring and share breakfast session.  Time: 09:30 onwards. For more information, please speak to either Jimi or Robert Otule or any other member of the Men's Group.

Invitation from Women's Group : The Women's Group are inviting Church Members to their Annual Christmas Lunch on Sunday 8th December after the morning service at 13:30. This is also St. John's Christmas Jumper Day. Pensioners and children are free. Other church members £5.00 per person. Places must be booked.

Church Christmas Cards to St. John's Parish : Please sign the list on the table at the Welcome Desk if you can deliver about 100 Christmas cards to a street in St. John's Parish. We don't knock on doors - cards are pushed through letter-boxes. Cards will be given out on Sunday 1st December to be delivered before 15th.


Tuesday Morning Bible Study : 11:00 in St Stephen's Room upstairs. Everyone welcome.

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

Lunchtime Service : 13:10-13:30 in Church.

Church in Three Mills : We met for the 1st time last week and will be meeting again this Tuesday from 19:30 - 21:30 for FOOD, COMMUNITY AND PRAYER. All welcome but the particular focus will be building community and praying as we look towards planting Christchurch. The meeting includes dinner and is at Abbey Hub, 6 Gay Road, E15 2RN. Please see Ellie or Dan if you are coming or would like more info.


Rosemond's Funeral : 11:00 at St. John's. Everyone welcome as we say farewell to our dear sister. The funeral will be followed by burial at West Ham Cemetery E7 9DG and then a Reception in the Christchurch Room

Bible In A Year : 19:45 in the Cafe.

Further Studies in the Bible Group Meets This Week : 19:45 in the Trinity Room.


Lunchtime Communion Service : 12:40-13:10 followed by light refreshments and fellowship.


Men's Group and Other Volunteers to Clear the Leaves in the Churchyard : We need to clear leaves that have fallen or the ground will be very slippery and the grass won't grow. If you can help, please come and join the Men's Group on Saturday at 10:00 - bring gardening gloves, if you've got them.

Event Day : West Ham play Tottenham at 12:30. 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.


Please pray during the week :

  • for all who are sick, especially church members who are in hospital.
  • for all who are bereaved, especially the family and friends of Rosemond Isiodu (funeral 20th Nov).
  • for the new Church - Christchurch, Three Mills, and for the get-together on Tuesday evening this week.
  • for plans for our Christmas Services and events.
  • for Faith in Schools and plans for the Christmas Journey with Newham Schools.
  • for peace on the streets and in the open places of East London.
  • for Stratford Church Leaders meeting this week.
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building.
  • for Newham Nightshelter for homeless people which runs from October - March.
  • for people affected by the floods around the country.

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 Friday
  • Evening Prayer at 17:00; Monday to Thursday
  • Saturday Morning Prayer at 09:30

Please see above for any changes to items below.

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.

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