Welcome              


Our church stands in the middle of the parish of Seven Kings, Ilford, and has served the local area for over 100 years.  We hope you will find something of interest on our website and we look forward to you joining with us. 

St John's Building Front View

                                                                           

  Due to the Covid -19 pandemic we are in lockdown. 

 Although the Government has not instructed churches to close, we have decided to suspend our services for the time being.

We are not open on weekdays for private prayer.

                                            For more information go to Services.


                               You are welcome to view our recorded services of Holy Communion. 

                                                                                                            

St John's Building Main Entrance


Loving God, at this time of crisis         when so many are suffering we pray for our nation  and our world. Give our leaders wisdom, our Health Service strength, our people hope.   Lead us through these parched and difficult days to the fresh springs of joy and comfort that we find in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

 

                                   Prayer for the Nation


The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are inviting the nation to join them in prayer every evening at 6.00 pm amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
 
Archbishops Justin Welby and Stephen Cottrell are encouraging people of all backgrounds to set aside time each day for prayer – if possible stopping wherever they are at 6.00 pm each evening.
 
It follows their call last week for people to pause, ‘reflect on the enormity of this pandemic’ and pray for the nation and all those affected. More than 100,000 people have died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test.
  
In a letter to the nation at the end of January, the Archbishops wrote: "We encourage everyone who is feeling scared, or lost or isolated to cast their fears on God. We also know that poorer communities, minority ethnic communities and those living with disabilities have been afflicted disproportionately and cry out for the healing of these inequalities.”
 
They added: “One thing we can all do is pray. We hope it is some consolation to know that the church prays for the life of our nation every day. Whether you’re someone of faith, or not, we invite you to call on God in prayer.
 
“Starting on 1st February we invite you to set aside time every evening to pray, particularly at 6.00 pm each day. More than ever, this is a time when we need to love each other. Prayer is an expression of love.”

 

Gracious God,
as we remember before you the thousands who have died,
surround us and all who mourn with your strong compassion.
Be gentle with us in our grief,
protect us from despair,
and give us grace to persevere
and face the future with hope
in Jesus Christ our risen Lord.
Amen.

   Loving Father God,

   Be with us in our distress;
   be with our families, friends and neighbours,
   our country and our world.
   Give health to the sick,
   hope to the fearful
   and comfort to mourners.
   Give wisdom to our frontline and key workers,
   insight to our Government,
   and patience to us all.
   Overcome disease with the power of Your new life,
   through Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen

 

Lord Jesus Christ,
in these dark and difficult days, we turn our hearts to you.
In ages past, you have delivered our nation from disaster.
Do it again, we pray.
Give wisdom beyond human wisdom to our leaders,
Give strength beyond human strength to the NHS and all our frontline workers.
Give comfort beyond human comfort to the elderly and all who grieve.

Lord Jesus Christ,
in these dark and difficult days,
turn your face towards us,
have mercy upon us,
and heal our land, we pray.  Amen.