Notices 19th June 2016

This Week’s Notices

Thank you to everyone who came to the Church Meeting on Tuesday evening and for all the helpful contributions. There will be a separate meeting to discuss our ongoing ministry to Families and Children on Monday 4th July at 8pm. All welcome.


PLEASE NOTE A CHANGE OF DATE: “A Night at the Opera”: St Mary’s Choral Scholars and their friends in the choir will be performing a concert of operatic music in church on the evening of Sunday 26th June at 7.30pm after Evening Prayer (Please note the change of date). This will be in aid of fundraising for next year’s Choral Scholarships.


Men’s Group BBQ on Tuesday 21 June – this will take place at 5 Beechmore Road at 7.30pm. If you would like to come (and learn more about the Men’s Group) please let Peter Wintgens know: 7720 9708 or [email protected]


Open Church-Sunday afternoons: We want to keep the church open on Sunday afternoons during the summer months and we need volunteers to do this either 1pm-3pm or 3pm-5pm. Please sign at back of the church. Thank you Libby 07956 655 037


Revd. Peter & Alison Wintgens: If you would like to contribute to Peter and Alison’s leaving gift, please send your donation directly to the Parish Office (marked “Peter & Alison’s Leaving Gift”). Alternatively you can do the same via the Sunday collection.

Farewell Party: On Sunday 24th July there will be a leaving and picnic party after the 11am service in the Church and Churchyard. Details soon. Save the date!


Sound System & WiFi: Our new sound system has been installed. Free wifi will also be available in St Mary’s very soon.


St Mary’s Fair: This year’s Fair will take place on Saturday 17th September and offers of help are now being sought. Please contact Debbie Apostolides ([email protected]) to find out what you can do in this fun-filled fundraising afternoon or sign up at the back of church.


Sunday Ministries at St Mary’s: Here are some ways you can get involved on a Sunday at St Mary’s – and the person to speak to about it:


St Mary’s Choir:                  Tyrone Whiting      [email protected]

Reading in Church:             Sue Hughes              [email protected]

Leading Prayers:                 Diana Nelson           [email protected]

Welcoming People:            Diana Goodwin       [email protected]

Serving Tea & Coffee:        David Evans              [email protected]

Junior Church:                      Asi Munisi                 [email protected]

Serving at the Altar:          Simon Butler            [email protected]

Bell Ringers                          Bob Cooles                [email protected]


This Week at St Mary’s


The Office is open from Monday till Friday 9am to 12.30pm



8.30am          Morning Prayer on Monday and Wednesday

8.30am          Holy Communion on Tuesday

12.30pm       Holy Communion on Thursday



Home Groups (The Parish Office has Contact Details)

Tuesday at 8.00pm (Contact: Ellie Cooke)

4th Wednesday/month Men’s Group at 8.30pm (Contact Peter Wintgens)

Thursday at 1.20pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt)

Sunday at 9.30am (Contact: Colin Wimsett)



This Week at St Mary’s

Monday         Toddler Group at Dimson Lodge at 9.30am

Office Hour for the Booking of Baptisms and Weddings at 6.30pm

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Wednesday Staff Team Meeting at 9.15am

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm

Thursday       EU Referendum Day: Don’t Forget to Vote




Sunday 26th June: (Fifth Sunday after Trinity)

8.30am      Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am    Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

6.30pm      Evening Prayer with Hymns

7.30pm      “A Night at the Opera”: St Mary’s Scholars and Choir

                      Perform their Summer Concert in aid of our Choral Scholarship. All welcome.



For Your Prayers


Prayer for the Week:

God of truth,
give us grace to debate the issues in this referendum
with honesty and openness.
Give generosity to those who seek to form opinion
and discernment to those who vote,
that our nation may prosper and that with all the peoples of Europe
we may work for peace and the common good;
for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.                            Church of England



Daily Bible Reading

Monday         Matthew 7: 1 – 5

Tuesday         Matthew 7: 6, 12 – 14

Wednesday  Matthew 7: 15 – 20

Thursday       Matthew 7: 21 – end

Friday             Luke 1: 57 – 66, 80

Saturday       Matthew 8: 5 – 17




Next Sunday’s Readings:

1 Kings 19: 15 – 16, 19 – end; Psalm 16; Galatians 5: 1, 13 – 25; Luke 9: 51 – end;


For the Church and the World

  • For wisdom as we vote in the EU Referendum on Thursday.
  • For those to be ordained deacon and priest in the coming weeks.
  • For members of the LGBT community after Orlando.
  • For the work to be done following our Church Meeting this week.


For those who have asked for our prayers:

Sue Feasey, Clive Moir, Emma Belak, Ingrid Spatt, Nico Springman, Valerie Coughlyn, Liz McMurthy, Victor Roberts & Family, Maria Munisi, Peter Steckmann, Shirley Mc Laughlin, Janet Edwards, Michael Latham and Lisa Garrett & Family

Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

William Raynor, Ann Comper, Ellen Baxter, Jane Ellison, Roger Smith, John Simpson, Billy Garrett, Dianne MacRae, Qutub Shaikh, Ken Roberts and Beryl Norman