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Notices 01/09/2019

This Week’s Notices

James Potter: Very sadly, and with much reluctance, James our Director of Music has told us he will be leaving his post after Christmas. James has found the complexities of a portfolio career difficult to maintain alongside the professional standards he expects of himself and needs to create some space for his career to flourish. We are naturally very sad to hear this and will be wishing James every good wish as he leaves us. We are very grateful that he has given us time to prepare for this by recruiting his successor. Plans for this are well advanced.

Mary & Sven Tester’s 50th Wedding Anniversary is next Sunday and will be marked in the 11am Service on Sunday 8th September, followed by bubbly and cake.

Interfaith Conversations on Climate Change: These panel-led discussions are takingplace at All Saints’ Battersea Fields on Tuesday 10th & Tuesday 17th September, 7pm to 9.30pm. Details are available at the back of church.

Community Outreach: Battersea Communities is looking for volunteers to help with a community listening exercise, to determine the need for a potential new public space on the Surrey Lane Estate, as part of the Council’s proposed redevelopment of Randall Close. This is an important issue for residents of the estate, and it is a great opportunity for us to build bridges in our community. Speak to Aaron if you are interested, and come along to our meeting on the 10th September, 7.30-9.00pm, at Salesian House, 47 Surrey Lane.

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 last year, please email Simon as soon as possible ([email protected])

Invitation Services: This Autumn we are trying something new with our First Sunday Services, by making them special Invitation Services. These will be special one-off services to which we hope you will feel able to invite family and friends. Invitation flyers will be available for you take to send to people soon. The first of these will be on Sunday October 6th and will be our popular Blessing of Pets Service. Take an invitation or two for friends today. There will also be a Pets’ Parish Lunch that day.

Assisi Update: Owing to the uncertainty around the costs of a trip to Assisi (with Brexit scheduled to take place between now and the date of the trip) we have decided to postpone this trip for the time being. Once things become clearer, we hope to replan. On the positive side, David and I are exploring the possibility of a pilgrimage to the north-east next year, based in Durham, including visits to Lindisfarne, Jarrow and York. More details soon. Simon

Coming in September & October…

Sunday 8th September: St Mary’s Day & Launch of St Mary’s Rule of Life

Sunday 29th September: Harvest Festival

Sunday 6th October: Invitation Service – The Blessing of Pets. The first in our new approach to First Sunday services. Followed by a Pets Parish Lunch

Wednesday 16th October: An Open Meeting about Community Organising. We will be discussing together the possibility of St Mary’s rejoining WandsworthCitizens, part of Citizens UK. Details soon.

Sunday 20th October: The Admission of Children to Holy Communion. Preacher: Rt. Revd. Tim Thornton, Bishop at Lambeth

Saturday 26th October: Ecumenical Pilgrimage to Walsingham. Sign up soon to secure your place (£25)

Sunday 3rd November: Invitation Service: Hymns & Pimm’s. The return of a popular charity service when you choose the hymns

Plus: A further Parish Lunch on Sunday 1st December

Notice about St Mary’s e-newsletter

Many of you will know that we have had a both weekly ‘hard copy’ noticesheet and a monthly e-newsletter for some time, although the latterhasn’t been published for a few months. Happily we are now launching aweekly e-newsletter to enable us all to be kept up to date on what’s happening at St Mary’s on a weekly basis, which is ideal when we aren’table to come to church every Sunday. If you want to receive this weekly newsletter, all you need to do is register on the website (https://www.stmarysbattersea.org.uk/newsletters/) and you will receive it in your inbox every Friday. This will include details of the Sunday services, readings for the week, stories that will encourage, notices about activities and occasional articles on specific subjects. We will no longer be producing a monthly e-newsletter, although hard copies of the weekly version will be included in the Sunday service sheets.

St Mary’s Fair

21st September 2019, Noon to 4pm

Getting Involved

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Donation of Items: Despite the limitations of space at the moment, we will most definitely be looking for donations of items for stalls, prizes, refreshments, sale etc. We shall be collecting these from Sunday 25th August. Please bring them to church and place them in the Gallery. We especially need: Bric-a-brac, Books, Gifts, Bottlesand Children’s Toys & Games. If you have any Jewellery, please hand these items directly to Sue Lucas, Anne Hull, Ian Hankins or Cynthia Newman. Thank you.

Flyers: We will be looking for volunteers to distribute flyers around the

neighbourhood in the fortnight before the Fair. Details soon.
Volunteers on the Day: Help is going to be needed in many ways, including:

  • Setting up and dismantling the Fair
  • Blowing Up Balloons
  • Picking Up Rubbish
  • Helping with the Dog Show
  • Plenty of other ways

Sign up from today at the back of the church

Dog Show: We will be having a dog show this year, so get your friends to come along with their canine friends. Prizes for best small dog, best large dog, best in show.

 

Notices 25/08/2019

This Week at St Mary’s

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

Monday           Parish Office is Closed Today for the Bank Holiday (No Morning Prayer)

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

Funeral Service for the late Betty Dobinson at 11.30am

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

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

 

Sunday 1stSeptember   11thSunday after Trinity

 8.30am    Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am   Parish Eucharist for the Summer Weeks

                      Preacher: Reverend Aaron Kennedy, Associate Vicar

3.00pm     Free Summer Music Recital: Cara Laskaris, Violin

6.00pm     Evening Prayer with Hymns

 

 Coming in September & October…

 Sunday 8thSeptember: St Mary’s Day & Launch of St Mary’s Rule of Life

 Sunday 29thSeptember: Harvest Festival

 Sunday 6thOctober: Invitation Service – The Blessing of Pets

The first in our new approach to First Sunday services

 Sunday 20thOctober: The Admission of Children to Holy Communion

Preacher: Rt. Revd. Tim Thornton, Bishop at Lambeth

 Saturday 26thOctober: Ecumenical Pilgrimage to Walshingham

Sign up soon to secure your place (£25)

 Sunday 3rdNovember: Invitation Service: Hymns & Pimm’s

The return of a popular charity service when you choose the hymns

 Plus: A further Parish Lunch

 

 This Week’s Notices

 James Potter: Very sadly, and with much reluctance, James our Director of Music has told us he will be leaving his post after Christmas. James has found the complexities of a portfolio career difficult to maintain alongside the professional standards he expects of himself and needs to create some space for his career to flourish. We are naturally very sad to hear this and will be wishing James every good wish as he leaves us. We are very grateful that he has given us time to prepare for this by recruiting his successor. Plans for this are well advanced.

Mary & Sven Tester’s 50thWedding Anniversary: Mary and Sven will be marking their Golden Wedding in the 11am Service on Sunday 8thSeptember. There will be bubbly and cake after the service to which all at St Mary’s are warmly invited.

Home/Study Groups: These resume in the coming weeks, with groups meeting on Sunday morning 9.30am, Tuesday evening and Thursday afternoon. We warmly encourage folk to join these groups. Please let the Office know if you are interested.

Doris Carrhas written to us to say that, sadly, the time has come for her to worship nearer her home in Wallington. We hope Doris will be with us on 22ndSeptember so we can say a proper goodbye and thankyou to her and her grandchildren.

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 last year, please email Simon as soon as possible ([email protected])

Invitation Services: This Autumn we are trying something new with our First Sunday Services, by making them special Invitation Services. These will be special one-off services to which we hope you will feel able to invite family and friends. Invitation flyers will be available for you take to send to people soon. Sunday October 6thwill be our popular Blessing of Pets Service; Sunday November 3rdwill be our second Hymns & Pimm’s Service; Advent Sunday 1stDecember will be our Christingle Service. If you have any ideas for future Invitation Services, please let one of the clergy know.

 Assisi Update: Owing to the uncertainty around the costs of a trip to Assisi (with Brexit scheduled to take place between now and the date of the trip) we have decided to postpone this trip for the time being. Once things become clearer, we hope to replan. On the positive side, David and I are exploring the possibility of a pilgrimage to the north-east next year, based in Durham, including visits to Lindisfarne, Jarrow and York. More details soon. Simon

St Mary’s Fair

21stSeptember 2019, Noon to 4pm

 Getting Involved

Donation of Items: Despite the limitations of space at the moment, we will most definitely be looking for donations of items for stalls, prizes, refreshments, sale etc. We shall be collecting these from Sunday 25thAugust. Please bring them to church and place them in the Gallery. We especially need: Bric-a-brac, Books, Gifts, Bottles and Children’s Toys & Games. If you have any Jewellery, please hand these items directly to Sue Lucas, Anne Hull, Ian Hankins or Cynthia Newman. Thank you.

Flyers: We will be looking for volunteers to distribute flyers around the neighbourhood in the fortnight before the Fair. Details soon.

Volunteers on the Day: Help is going to be needed in many ways, including:

  • Setting up and dismantling the Fair
  • Blowing Up Balloons
  • Picking Up Rubbish
  • Helping with the Dog Show
  • Plenty of other ways

Sign up from today at the back of the church

 Dog Show: We will be having a dog show this year, so get your friends to come along with their canine friends. Prizes for best small dog, best large dog, best in show.

notices 11/08/2019

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 12th August

Monday Morning Prayer at 8.30am (Lower Vestry, via Riverside Door) Tuesday Holy Communion Service at 8.30am (at Sacred Heart, Trott Street)

Holy Communion at Battersea Place at 11am

Lighting Project Progress Meeting at 3pm
Wednesday Morning Prayer at 8.30am (at the Vicarage, 32 Vicarage Crescent) Thursday Holy Communion at 12.30pm (at Sacred Heart, Trott Street)

Sunday 11th August 8th Sunday after Trinity

8.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am Parish Eucharist for the Summer Weeks

During this service Ava and Charlotte Hoyle will be baptised. President: Canon Simon Butler, Vicar
Preacher: Revd Aaron Kennedy, Associate Vicar

3.00pm Free Summer Music Recital: Antony Burns-Cox, Organ

An all-Organic Musical Menu!

6.00pm Evening Prayer with Hymns5

This Week’s Notices

Church Family Picnic on Sunday 18th August: 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 8th September to Sunday 13th October, with the admission service on Sunday 20th October. Please contact Simon by 18th Augustplease if your child would like to be prepared for admission to communion.

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Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham, Saturday 26th October: 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.

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St Mary’s Fair, Saturday 21st September:

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 patronsaint 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 youwon’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.

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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 7th to Sunday 9th February: A Retreat at Home with Padraig O’TuamaA wonderful speaker will lead a series of

reflections over the weekend.

Week Commencing 30th March Pilgrimage to Assisi (details in August)

 

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