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


Sunday 26th March 2017

(4th Sunday of Lent - Mothering Sunday)


09:55 Choir Practice
10:45 Prayer Meeting (Prayer Chapel)
11:00 † Prayer & Praise
Theme: The Challenge of Keeping One's Family United
( Proverbs 31:10-12 & 25-31, Ephesians 5:32-6:3, John 15:9-12 )
The Service has been planned by St. John's Women's Group. Groups for children & young people meet as normal. We have loads of daffodils to give away - thanks to Keith at the flower stall in Stratford Market.

After the Service please join the Women's Group for light refreshments in the Christchurch Room.

11:15 † Rev. Peter will celebrate Holy Communion at inSpiration at Westfield (on the top floor, at the end of the corridor by Nandos). All Welcome.

17:50 Music Practice
Sunday 18:30 at St. John's
† Evening Communion
Theme: KNOWING GOD: Through the Witness of Others
( 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Acts 3:12-26, John 5:39-42 )

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

Electoral Roll Revision has Started : Forms are at the Welcome Desk. The Closing date is 8th April.

"Giving to St. John's" Video : If you missed the presentation last Sunday you can watch it on St. John’s website. Many thanks to Roby and Ice for producing the video. Go to Giving Renewal.

Work with Local Schools : Dave is going to Maryland School Easter Assembly on Wednesday.


Funeral of Joan Wade (Eon's Mum) : The Service is at 14:30 at St. John's. Everyone welcome. Please pray for Eon and for the family.


Tuesday Morning Bible Study : 10:00 in the St Stephen's 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 some prayer.


Wednesday Fellowship (the new name for "Church on Wednesday") : Round-table Bible Study, Prayer and Fellowship, fuelled by coffee and the Holy Spirit. In the Cafe at St. John's at 20:00. Everyone welcome.


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

> Future Dates & Other Information

Farewell to Rev Peter Kinyanjui : Rev Peter is returning to Kenya where he has some job offers. His last Service is on Sunday 23rd April at 11:00, followed by light refreshments in the Christchurch Room.

> Future Dates & Other Information

Fellowship Lunch : The Women's Group are having a Fellowship Lunch on 9th April (Palm Sunday) after the morning service in the Christchurch Room. Further details from Patricia Larocque.


Please pray during the week :

  • for everyone with the care of children
  • for people who are bereaved, that God will comfort them. Please pray especially for the family of Joan Wade (funeral on Monday) and for Ihuoma Unegbu and family as they make arrangements for Timothy's funeral in Nigeria.
  • for people affected by the attack in Westminster last week
  • for all who are sick
  • for all people who are homeless
  • for Rev David Ibiayo & St. Chad's Church in Vange
  • for God's protection on our Church members and Church building
  • for people suffering from famine in East Africa and for the Aid Agencies working there

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 4:45pm; Monday to Wednesday
  • 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.
† Church on Wednesday:
is an informal, laid-back service at 8pm on Wednesdays in the Cafe. 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 Cafe:
Tuesdays 11am to 2:30pm in the Cafe.
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 Information Point near the door.
  • New members please collect a Welcome Pack for newcomers after the Service from the Information Point near the Church door.
  • Letters/Rota please check if you have mail.

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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