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


Sunday 7th January 2018


09:55 Music Practice
10:45 Prayer Meeting (Prayer Chapel)
11:00 † Morning Communion
New Year Challenge - to Faith and Obedience

( Genesis 12:1-8, Matthew 8:5-13 )

After the Service please join us for tea/coffee in the Cafe.

After The Service:
  • Prayer for the Persecuted Church in the St. Stephen Room
  • The Men's Group is NOT meeting this Sunday

15:00 † Acholi Fellowship in Church

17:50 Music Practice
Sunday 18:30 at St. John's
New Year Challenge - of Belief

( Matthew 16:13-20, 2 Corinthians 13:5-10 )

After the Service please join us for hot chocolate and cake.

Thank You : to all the people who helped in any way with all our Christmas and New Year Services and special events and with cleaning.


Church Council Meeting : The next meeting is on Monday at 19:30. The Church will be open from 19:00 if people are coming straight from work and want to microwave a meal in the kitchen.
Main items on the Agenda are Finance, Future Priorities, Projects Review, Events in 2018 including Mission Events, St. John's Building.


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

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

Lunchtime Service : 13:10-13:30 - a 20 minute Service with a hymn, a short talk and prayer.


NEW - Bible in a Year - Free Course : Starting this week, every Wednesday at St. John's at 19:45 - 21:45 there will be prayer, fellowship and the Bible Study will look at the main points of each book of the Bible. We will cover all of the books of the Bible throughout the whole of 2018. People can come along every week and will gain a complete picture of the whole Bible, or people can join in for the sessions that most interest them if they want to learn more about a particular book. There is no charge and people just need to turn up on Wednesdays, starting next week. The Wednesday teaching will be repeated on the following Tuesday morning at 11:00.


Funeral of Ronald Denzil Green : The funeral will take place at St. John's on Thursday at 10:00. The funeral will be conducted by Rev Martin Court, Vicar of St. Chad's, Chadwell Heath.

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


inSpire Volunteers' Epiphany Celebration : 12:00 for a 13:00 start at St. Matthew's Church, Dyson Road E15 4JX. This is for all inSpire Volunteers and Chaplains who are registered with Rev. Christy Asinugo (the Westfield Co-ordinating Chaplain).

> Future Dates & Other Information

Ashdown Forest Christian Holiday for 14 - 18 Years : Carol has information and booking forms for the Ashdown Forest Christian Holiday for young people aged 14 - 18 (on 31st August 2018). The 2018 dates are 28th July - 4th August.

> Future Dates & Other Information

"Time to Share" Free Course : This course trains people for parish evangelist ministry. It's at St. John's on Thursday evenings, starting on 1st February and runs throughout most of 2018.

Sunday Club Syllabus (to Summer 2018) :
Term restarts this Sunday
  • January - God's everlasting love
  • February - Meeting Jesus
  • March - Abraham and Isaac
  • April - Easter
  • May - Power in the Spirit
  • June - God is with Jacob
  • July - Joshua
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.

Security: The church is a public building. We remind people to take care of their possessions, especially bags, purses and mobiles, at all times.


Please pray during the week :

  • for ourselves and our families, for God's peace and God's blessing in 2018
  • for all who are sick
  • for the Church Council meeting on Monday
  • for the new Bible in a Year Course
  • for all who are bereaved, especially Ice and family on the death of her father, and the family of Ronald Denzil Green (funeral on Thursday)
  • for Stratford Police Teams and the Stratford BID Ambassadors
  • for all the inSpire volunteers working at Westfield and Rev Christy Asinugo (Coordinating Chaplain)
  • for safety on the streets of East London
  • for the troubled places of the world
  • for organisations we support: Leprosy Mission

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 5:00pm; 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 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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