This Week at St Mary’s

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

 This Week

Tonight                           ‘Broken’ Lent Group in Church at 6pm

Monday                           Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Tuesday                            Holy Communion at 8.30am

Evensong Ministers Meeting at the Vicarage at 7pm

‘Broken’ Lent Group at 7.30pm (Contact: Asi Munisi for venue)

Wednesday                       Morning Prayer on at 8.30am

‘Broken’ Lent Group at Sacred Heart Church at 7.30pm

Choir Practice at 7.30pm

Thursday                            Holy Communion at 12.30pm

‘Broken’ Lent Group at the Vicarage at 1.15pm prompt

Sunday 17thMarch     The Second Sunday of Lent

 8.30am                           Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

9.30am                           ‘Broken’ Lent Group in the Crypt

11.00am                           Parish Eucharist with Junior Church & Godly Play

                                               Preacher: Canon Simon Butler

6.00pm                             Broken: Episode 3

                                             Part Three of Our Lent Study Course based on the BBC TV Drama

                                            Please note: this gathering will conclude at or just before 8pm


Prayer RequestsI

Individuals in Need:

Tamera Dawkins, Wiliam Frost, Annie Hendrie, Jill Needham, Sue Reeve, Lourda Derry, Jennier Wade, Ian Bryden, Elaine Shackleton and Chris Ramsey.

The Departed & their Families:

Lejean Richards, Jose Cornelis, Sarah Cornelis, Magdalena Heard, Pauline Howel, Anthony Day, Davor Bircich, Clarance Blackman, Henry Castle and Johanna Battenschon


This Week’s Notices

 Lent Course: ‘Broken’: There’s still time to join in the Lent Course looking at the BBC TV Series ‘Broken’. The Tuesday and Wednesday Groups begin meeting this week and the Sunday & Thursday groups are there too. Details on the previous page.

Rule of Life: As we explore the various elements of a Rule of Life during Lent, the clergy warmly invite anyone who would like to come and see them to talk about how this might work for them, to do so. Please contact us directly to make a meeting time. Aaron & Simon.

Electoral Roll Renewal: Once every seven years we have to throw away our Electoral Roll (membership list) and create a new one from scratch. 2019 is that year! We are going to attempt to complete most of the renewal process by email – with a focus on those already on the roll – so watch out for an email from our new Secretary Sue Bourke in the coming weeks. If you’ve joined the church recently or would like to go on our Electoral Roll because St Mary’s is your spiritual home, please contact the Parish Office or fill out an Electoral Roll form at the back of the church. David Britten.

Junior Church is Organising our next Bring and Share Parish Lunch, Sunday 24th March: everyone is welcome to our regular Parish Lunches but it would be particularly lovely to welcome our Junior Church children and their families. Please sign up at the back of the church or email Cal ([email protected]) to let us know you are coming.

St Mary’s E-Newsletter: Emrys Lloyd-Roberts has indicated that he wishes to step down as Editor of the Newsletter after the March edition, owing to his relocation to North Wales as his primary home. Although we will be looking at the way we communicate with those who call St Mary’s their church in the coming months, there is a need to fill the gap he leaves with another volunteer. There are no meetings to attend. If you would like to find out more about this role, contact Emrys: [email protected]

 Palm Sunday Concert: Buxtehude’sMembra Jesu nostri. 14thApril 6.00pm.

Possible Trip to Assisi in October: If you would like to express a “no firm commitment yet” interest, but have not yet done so, please let David know in the Office, or contact Hatta Hodson ([email protected]) who is taking names.

PCC & Leadership Roles: It won’t be long now until we start thinking about electing new people to the Parochial Church Council, which is the leadership body of St Mary’s, working alongside the Vicar. If you’d like to find out more about what’s involved or would like to attend a meeting to see if it interests you, please contact Simon or one of the Church Wardens. We are particularly keen to recruit men and black and minority ethnic people to the Council this time, as these are the places where we lack diversity. Up to three places are available.