Notices 04/08/2019


This Week at St Mary’s

The Parish Office is Open on Weekday Mornings from 9.30am until 12.30pm

Reverend Aaron Kennedy is unavailable until 12thAugust


Monday            Morning Prayer at 8.30am (Lower Vestry, via Riverside Door)

Tuesday            Holy Communion Service at 8.30am (at Sacred Heart, Trott Street)

Wednesday      Morning Prayer at 8.30am (at the Vicarage, 32 Vicarage Crescent)

Thursday           Holy Communion at 12.30pm (at Sacred Heart, Trott Street)


Sunday 11thAugust        8thSunday after Trinity


8.30am        Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am       Parish Eucharist for the Summer Weeks

                        During this service Daisy Mottram will be baptised.

                          President & Preacher: Canon Simon Butler, Vicar

3.00pm         Free Summer Music Recital: Marika Rauscher, Soprano

Well-loved opera arias and sacred songs

6.00pm          Evening Prayer with Hymns


 This Week’s Notices

Church Family Picnic on Sunday 18thAugust: Everyone is welcome at our Bring-and-Share Picnic after the 11am service in a fortnight’s time. Just turn up with something to sit on; if you prefer chairs are available from church too.

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 by mid-Augustplease if your child would like to be prepared for admission to communion.

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.

St Mary’s Fair, Saturday 21stSeptember: We are looking for people who live in or near the parish to have an estate agent board in their front garden to advertise the Fair. Let Debbie Apostolides know if you can help. [email protected]

 Rule of Life: We will be launching St Mary’s Rule of Life on Sunday September 8th, which we are keeping as our ‘Patronal Festival’ (the day we give thanks for the patron saint of our church, in our case Mary the Mother of Jesus.) If you are thinking of joining in that venture, look out for further information in the coming weeks.

 Church Address Book: The office is currently updating the church address book, which we make available to all who wish to be included in it, and is used to help us keep in touch with one another. If you are not in the current edition (you can tell because you won’t have a copy if you’re not), and would like to be included in the current edition, please let Sue in the office know as soon as possible ([email protected]) Please note: for data protection reasons this is only available to those who indicate they are happy to be included. Please do this by the last week of August.

Summer in the Square 2020: If you might be interested in helping in a group to plan this community event, which we held very successfully for the first time last year, please email Simon by mid-August ([email protected])

Save Two Dates for 2020!

Friday 7thto Sunday 9thFebruary:       A Retreat at Home with Padraig O’Tuama

A wonderful speaker will lead a series of reflections over the weekend.

Week Commencing 30thMarch                Pilgrimage to Assisi (details in August)