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


Sunday 5th July 2020

(Fourth Sunday after Trinity)

10:00 † Holy Communion in Church
Theme: CHRISTIAN LIVING - God's Armour
(Ephesians 6:10-20, John 3:16-21)

12:00 † Holy Communion Livestream on St. John's facebook
Theme: CHRISTIAN LIVING - God's Armour
(Ephesians 6:10-20, John 3:16-21)

After this Service you can go to St. John's Facebook or YouTube and see it.

18:30 † Holy Communion in Church
Theme: CHRISTIAN LIVING - God's Armour
(Ephesians 6:10-20, John 3:16-21)

Service Order & Sunday Club lesson for this week.


St John's Open for Personal Prayer : Monday - Saturday 11am - 2pm. To make sure people stay safe there is a detailed Risk Assessment available here.

Wednesday - Evening Praise at 6pm on facebook livestream : Richard will sing some well-known Christian songs with a Bible reading (Psalm 29) and a short reflection (about 30 mins). He will announce the songs for each Service, which are taken from the revised Lockdown Songbook. Click HERE to go to the Revised Lockdown Songbook.

Thursday - Holy Communion in Church at 12:30 : Theme: CHRISTIAN LIVING - God's Armour (Ephesians 6:10-20, John 3:16-21)

Saturday - YPF zoom at 5pm : YPF will meet again via zoom on Saturday at 5pm (join from 4:57pm). This is a 30 minute YPF zoom session. Joining details are sent out in an email during the week

Christchurch, Three Mills :

For details of everything happening at Christchurch, Three Mills, this week go to the facebook page

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

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

Course in Christian Studies : This year due to the pandemic the publicity is only available electronically. If you are interested in doing this course please follow the link to the web page where all the information and applications can be found. Please contact Dave or Robert for further information. This is the link:

Free Book to explain what's happening with Coronavirus to Children : The Chelmsford Diocesan Education Department has sent out information about this FREE book called "Coronavirus - a book for children". It could be helpful for parents to explain what's happening to their children. Here is a link to the book - it is free to access

Link to the UK Blessing : This song has been an inspiration to many people.

Amazing Grace International Version : This reminds us that we are God's worldwide people! If you have not seen it follow this link:

STRATFORD CHURCHES FOODBANK : If anyone is able/willing to drop off donations at St Paul's Church, 65 Maryland Road E15 1JL, on Tuesdays between 9am and 11am, then the following would be well received:
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Church Services restart today, but there are lots of Government restrictions on what we can do, so it won't look like Church as we know it. We can, at least, see each other again. To make sure people stay safe there is a detailed Risk Assessment.

Numbers are restricted because we need to stay socially distanced so we will experiment with a number of very similar Services at different times, including Thursdays (starting 9th July at 12:30).

If you arrive at St John's and the Service is already full, we apologise but we will not be able to let you in.

People who are elderly or have underlying health conditions should stay shielded at home until August, on current guidance.

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 lost your sense of taste or smell.

We suggest the congregation wear masks, if possible. The congregation will be asked to stay seated.

Parents need to supervise their children at all times.

Congregational singing is not permitted. Instead, a soloist will sing from the front at 6 metres distance. Unfortunately, it will be a very long time before we can have a Choir due to the need for social distancing.

We are not able to hand out Bibles. Readings will be printed on the sheets or you can bring your own.

People will need to stand for Communion and there will be bread (wafer), but not wine. At Communion, people need to form one socially distanced queue in the centre aisle and go to the next Administrator. The wafer will be dropped on hands and no words will be spoken by the Administrator or recipient.

There will be no groups for children on 5th July. There will be activity sheets for children in Church and this can be downloaded from this page.

For Track and Trace purposes we ask you to complete the 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 sealed up and kept for 1 month and then destroyed. If anyone attending a Service tests positive, everyone else at that Service will be advised. We will also take pictures of all the people attending St John's for each Service to assist this process. Pictures will also be destroyed after 1 month and won't be used for any other purpose.


Please pray during the week :

  • Today is the 72nd Birthday of the NHS. We give thanks for the NHS and pray for all working in the NHS and Care sector that they may stay safe.
  • for the easing of Lockdown restrictions, that people will act in a safe and responsible way and there will not be a spike in the number of infections.
  • for Christchurch, Three Mills, and the planning for Services on Sundays later in July. Pray also for Dan & Ellie and family and for the building work on their house in Riverside Road E15.
  • for all who are sick.
  • for all who mourn the loss of loved ones, especially for Chuck and family after the death of Chuck's father in Nigeria.
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building.
  • for the appointment of the next Bishop of Chelmsford.
  • for Dave, Robert and all the Ministers at St. John's.
  • for Richard as he leads the Wednesday Praise.
  • for CMS partners Andrew & Lisa Peart in Bolivia, which has been badly hit by the Coronavirus.
  • for the persecuted Church around the world and especially for Christians who are imprisoned for their faith.

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