This Week At St Mary’s
Morning Prayer at 8.30am
Mead Bank Service at 2.30pm
Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm
Holy Communion at 8.30am
Funeral Service for the late Lesley Goring at 2.00pm
Morning Prayer at 8.30am
Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm
Holy Communion at 12.30pm
Home Groups (The Parish Office has Contact Details)
Thursday at 1.30pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt)
Next Sunday 10th September: Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Language)
11.00am Parish Eucharist and Junior Church
6.00pm Choral Evensong
Please Pray For…
Those who have asked for our prayers:
Ingrid Spatt, Aline Doweswell, Nathanael Sonoda, David Hosmer, John Boesinger, Sareeta, Valerie & Wynn Manning, Mavis Byzantine, Hugh Seymour Davies, Christina Tirradro, Sally, Michelle Wiiliams and Theodor Prazak
Those who have died recently, their families and friends:
Marjorie Avery, Queenie Carpenter, Lilly Davies, Robert Barclay, Bob Beardmore, James Power, Dolores Edward, Jim Stewart, Teresa McGarry Grimm, Lesley Goring, Les, Paul Greenhalgh and Julia Norveil
Bible Reading Suggestions
Monday 1 Thessalonians 4: 13 – end
Tuesday 1 Thessalonians 5:1 – 11
Wednesday Colossians 1: 1 – 8
Thursday Colossians 1: 9 – 14
Friday Colossians 1: 15 – 20
Saturday Colossians 1: 21 – 23
Next Sunday’s Readings: Ezekiel 33: 7 – 11; Psalm 119: 33 – 40; Romans 13: 8 – 14;
Matthew 18: 15 – 20;
THIS WEEK’S NOTICES
It is with sadness that I write to tell you that Wentao & I will be relocating to Brighton very soon, meaning that I will no longer be able to serve as your Pastoral Minister. Simon & the PCC Standing Committee have been aware this may happen, though it is only now that I am able to confirm this, following agreement of a formal moving date from our London home.
Since I started attending St Mary’s in 2009, I have felt strongly that this was my spiritual home. Simon, and all of you, have given me the opportunity to spread my wings both spiritually and personally, growing in discipleship, confidence in ministry and in discovery of my true self. For this, and the many great friendships I have built, I will always be in your debt & thankful to God. I plan to continue to serve the church in Brighton, building on all I have learnt and experienced at St Mary’s.
Simon & I have been exploring opportunities for others to train for the Licensed Ministry and we hope to have some good news on this very soon.
There will be a farewell event at church towards the end of September for us all at say a proper ‘au revoir’!
My thanks and love.
Colin Wimsett x
Can you help with any of these jobs for our fete?
¶ We are now ready to collect bottles of all sorts for our Bottle Tombola (it does not need to be alcoholic- just anything in a bottle). Please leave in the gallery.
¶ We need someone to collect the coconut shy (on Friday) and return it (on Monday) from a shop in Carshalton.
¶ We need people to help move things down from the gallery on the evening of Friday 15th September.
¶ We need people to help set up gazebos and tables on the morning of the fair.
¶ And to take them down at the end!
Please sign up or speak to Debbie Apostolides ([email protected])
Confirmation: This year’s Confirmation Service will be at St Mary’s on Sunday 5th November at 4pm. Please contact Simon as soon as possible if you are interested in being confirmed.
Summer Recitals: The last free Summer Recital this year is this afternoon at 3pm with a performance from Tyrone Whiting our Director of Music on different keyboard instruments
Consultation on Pews & Chairs: The consultation begins today and continues until the end of October. Please see the display on the road side of the church.
Dates for Your Diary
Saturday 16th September
St Mary’s Fete and Show (noon until 4pm)
Thursday 19th September
Sunday 24th September
Harvest Festival (Collection for Food Bank)
Farewell to Colin Wimsett (to be confirmed)
Parish Lunch after 11am Service
Sunday 1st October
Blessing of Pets at 11am Service
(2nd – 21st October Simon on holiday: speak soon if you need to!)
Thursday 19th October
Battersea Deanery Synod at 7.30pm
Sunday 29th October
Reformation 500: A Service of Thanksgiving for the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation at 11am
Sunday 5th November
Battersea Deanery Confirmation at 4pm
Sunday 12th November
Remembrance Sunday Service at 10.45am
Annual Memorial Service at 6pm (Evensong)
Tuesday 14th November
Saturday 2nd December
Advent Children’s Workshop Morning with Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church
Sunday 3rd December
Advent Sunday: Advent Carols at 6pm
Sunday 10th December
Christingle Service at 4pm
Sunday 17th December
Parish Carol Service at 6pm
Sunday 24th December
‘Blue Christmas’ Eucharist at 11am
Coming Soon…FaithWorks 18
St Mary’s is planning a Parish Mission called FaithWorks 18 in the autumn of 2018, which will give us the chance to work alongside our Roman Catholic friends at Sacred Heart, who will also be holding their own Mission to coincide with their 125th Anniversary. FaithWorks 18 aims to do two things:
¶ encourage a renewed commitment to St Mary’s presence and activity in Battersea for the common good in the name of Jesus Christ;
¶ give a chance for members of St Mary’s to bring friends/guests to a variety of enjoyable events that will offer gentle opportunities to consider the life of faith in Jesus Christ;
A planning group is now hard at work putting together a programme for the Mission and a season of prayer and preparation. More details soon.