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


Sunday 25th August 2019

(Trinity 10)

From 09:30: Setting up for the Open-air Service followed by Music Practice & Prayer

11:00 † Open-air Morning Service (weather permitting) and Thanksgiving & Blessing for Kali (Sheva's Great-Granddaughter) and prayer for Ilse & Kofi following their traditional marriage
Theme: Follow Me: I'll Never Let You Down
(John 1:12, 14:1-6, 11:25-26, Matthew 28:16-20)

Everyone is invited to a Picnic after the last Open-air Service: Please bring and share food for the Picnic. There will be games and activities for children, including football.

17:45 Music Practice
† Sunday 18:30 at St. John's
Evening Prayer, Praise & Holy Communion And Memorial and Thanksgiving for Jason Willis.
Theme: MARK ON JESUS: No Profit in being a Prophet
(Jeremiah 26:7-11, Mark 6:6a-29)

After the Service please join us for refreshments

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Sunday Morning Groups for Children & Young People : (including Confirmation Classes) are taking a break until Next Sunday

Register Early for Next Term : See Carol for the Registration forms for children and young people's groups at St. John's. Annual Registration - All children and young people need to be registered each year.


No Tuesday Morning Bible Study this week
No Healing Café this week
No Lunchtime Service this week

The Church will be open in the evening for the London International Gospel Choir Session


Free Wednesday Lunchtime Concert : 13:10-13:50. This week's concert is by Andy Losq (Church Organ). There is a Retiring Collection. More details on our concerts page.

Further Studies in the Bible Group : will NOT meet until 25th September


No Lunchtime Communion Service this week


Monthly Midnight Prayer : 22:00-05:00 in the Christchurch Room. Please contact Pat for more information.


Event Day : West Ham play Norwich at 15:00. 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.

Outreach in the Church Yard : 11:30 - 14:00. Existing team members and new members welcome - please contact Eon for further details.


BAPTISM & CONFIRMATION FOR ADULTS : The Course starts Next Sunday 1st September. The Course will take place after the Morning Service from 13:00-14:00 over 10 weeks, with a repeat after the Evening Service from 20:00-21:00. If you're interesting in joining the Course please contact Dave.

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- Future Dates & Other Information

Got Questions about Life? Rev. Cornelius invites people to an Alpha Course starting on Thursday 12th September (for 10 weeks) at St. Saviour's Church, MacDonald Road E7 0HE from 19:30-21:00. To register your interest call 020 8555 8464 or email

Dan becomes a Reverend : Dan & Ellie would like to invite St. John's Church members to Dan's Ordination at Chelmsford Cathedral, Duke Street, Chelmsford CM1 1EH on Saturday 14th September. (Greater Anglia trains run frequently from Stratford to Chelmsford and the journey takes about 25 minutes). People are asked to be seated by 13:15 and the Service starts at 13:30. The service is likely to last around an hour and a half, plus photos outside the Cathedral. Dan & Ellie are then having a party from 17:30 in Bow. Contact the Church Office for details. If Church members can't make it to the Cathedral, they're still very welcome at the party afterwards.


Please pray during the week :

  • for Kali (Thanksgiving & Blessing this Sunday) and for Sheva and family.
  • for Ilse & Kofi following their traditional marriage.
  • for the outreach in the Churchyard on Saturday.
  • for the new Church Plant at Christchurch, Three Mills, and for Dan & Ellie as they make plans.
  • for all who are sick and for those caring for them.
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building.
  • for all who are bereaved, that God will comfort them.
  • for people on holiday at this time, for journey-mercies and a time of refreshment.
  • for peace on the streets and in the open places of East London this Summer.

Church & Office Opening Times:
Monday Closed Bank Holiday
Tuesday Closed daytime, open evening only
Wednesday - Saturday 10:00-17:00

Tel: 020 8503 1913
email: office @

Daily Prayer in Church:
  • 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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