This Week at St Mary’s

Please note: Reverend Aaron Kennedy is now on a period of Shared Parental Leave and returns to public ministry on Sunday 30thJune.

The Parish Office is open from 9.30am to 12.30pm each weekday morning.

Monday                  Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Re-Lamping Pre-Project Meeting at 10am

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

Tuesday                  Holy Communion Service at 8.30am

Vicar & Wardens’ Meeting at 6.30pm

Wednesday            Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Choir Practice at 7.30pm

Thursday                Holy Communion  at 12.30pm

 Sunday 16thJune     Trinity Sunday

8.30am               Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am              Festival Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

                               During this service Frederick Potter will be baptised

                               Preacher: Canon Simon Butler, Vicar

                                 Anthem: O Trinity, O Unity (John Stainer)

                                  Motet: O Trinity, most blessed light (Kenneth Turner)

6.00pm             Evening Prayer with Hymns

                              Preacher: Canon Simon Butler, Vicar

 Prayer Requests

Individuals in need

Justin Wishart, Casidy Cline, Andrea Colville, Baby Bo and parents Jeff and Catherine, Paul Holleley, Edwina, Jodie and Georgina Murphy, Phillip Rollitt, Kath Hamilton, Grace and Christopher Blesssing, and Andrea Colville .

The departed and their families

Tony Matts, Michael Hollingworth, Margarite Brennan, Doreen May Pryde, Barbara Davies, Stanley Dikens, Jim Jackson, Lusano Maran, Peter Mitchall and Marie Hilda Ferguson.

This Week’s Notices

 Flowers todayhave been donated by Sue Hughes in memory of her husband, John.

 Christian Aid Collection: Thanks to all who donated. We raised £716.30.

 Important Notice About Safeguarding: Anyone who has a role which involves potential contact with children and/or vulnerable adults – leaders of study groups, Junior Church Leaders and Welcomers especially, are now asked by St Mary’s Church Council to undergo some basic safeguarding training, which takes place on Saturday 22ndMay from 10am to 1pm. If you would like to attend, and have not yet booked, there are a few places remaining. Please email Simon requesting a place by next Sunday. Please also note that Debbie Apostolides is our new Parish Safeguarding Officer.

Confirmation Preparation: If you are an adult and might be interested in being baptised and/or confirmed, please contact Simon as soon as possible.First Communion Classes for children aged 7 or up, will take place during the 11am Sunday service from Sunday 8thSeptember to Sunday 13thOctober, with the admission service on Sunday 20thOctober. Please contact Simon if your child would like to be prepared for admission to communion.

One-Off Changes to Regular Worship Pattern: On Sunday 30thJune, our 11am service will be Choral Mattins, in place of Holy Communion. This will be a chance to worship in this form of service that was the mainstay of the Church of England for centuries – it’s the morning equivalent of Choral Evensong. The speaker will be Prudence Dailey, Chair of the Prayer Book Society. Holy Communion will be celebrated in the evening that day.

The Choir’s last Sunday this term will be Sunday 7thJuly(there will be no ‘first Sunday’ style service that month) and there will be a service of Choral Evensong that evening. We shall be saying goodbye to our organ and choral scholars at these services. The summer service pattern will run from 14thJuly to 1stSeptember.


Relighting & Redecoration Project: This major refurbishment project will begin on Monday 8thJuly and run through the autumn, probably to the end of November. In that time, the church will be almost completely out of use during the week and only available for use at weekends. Special arrangements are being made for a weekday worship venue. If you are responsible for anything currently stored in the church or gallery (but not the crypt), please contact David Britten (even if you have done so already) to discuss arrangements for the removal or storage of items currently there by Sunday 16thJune. Items not thus identified will be treated as disposable after this date. Simon Butler.

 Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham, Saturday 26thOctober: First details of our pilgrimage with Sacred Heart Church to this Anglican/Roman Catholic Shrine in Norfolk are now available at the back. Please sign up soon for coach booking.