Notice 19th February 2017

This Week At St Mary’s

Canon Simon Butler is on holiday this week


Monday                     Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Tuesday                     Sewing Club at 10.30am till 12.00pm

Wednesday              Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm

Thursday                   Holy Communion at 12.30pm (Revd Alan Boddy)

Open Deanery Synod Meeting on Refugees (St Luke’s, 7.30pm)

Friday                         Memorial Service for the late Nicholas Lazareff at 4.00pm



Next Sunday : Sunday Next before Lent


8.30am               Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am             Parish Eucharist & Junior Church

                           Henry Williams will be baptised during this service

1.00pm               Parish Lunch

3.00pm               Last Winter Recital: Nikos Baroutsakis (Guitar)

6.00pm               Choral Evensong


Please Pray For…


Those who have asked for our prayers:

Ingrid Spatt, Penny Law, Jim & Sue Stewart, John Marsh, Cynthia Newman, Tessa, Richard Pugh, Vanessa & Colin, Pearl Yarde, Dan Jackson, Amelia Wiiliams and Thelma


Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Emma Belak, Donna Thomas, Nicholas Berry, Tania Foley, Linda Cullinan, Nicholas Scott Lazareff, Amelia Campbell, Florence Mooney and Alistair Stewart


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         Ecclesiastes 1: 1 – 10

Tuesday         Ecclesiastes 2: 1 – 11

Wednesday          Ecclesiastes 4: 11 – 19

Thursday       Ecclesiastes 5: 1 – 8

Friday             Ecclesiastes 6: 5 – 17

Saturday       Ecclesiastes 17: 1 – 15

Next Sunday’s Readings: Exodus 24: 12 – 18; 2 Peter 1: 16 – 21; Matthew 17: 1 – 9




Lent Brochure: Please take a copy of our Lent Brochure today to find out what’s going on in this season of spiritual growth and discipline.


Battersea Deanery Synod Open Meeting on Refugees: The next Synod is an Open Meeting. The speaker will be Samantha Palmer, a lawyer working with Safe Passage UK, who has been helping try to reunite children from the Jungle Camp in Calais with their families. Thursday 23rd February, 7.30pm – 9pm. Venue St. Luke’s Church.


There is a Parish Lunch next Sunday 26th February after the 11am Service, organised by St. Mary’s choir; book with Libby Bradshaw, Tel: 07956 655 037 or email: [email protected]. Everyone is welcome.


Pancake Party on Shrove Tuesday 28th February in St Mary’s crypt, 4pm to 6pm Pancakes and delicious toppings and Games and lots of fun! To confirm attendance, email: [email protected]


Lent Book 2017: If you have ordered Dethroning Mammon by Justin Welby please collect it and pay for it today.


Lent Groups: There are three options this year


Staying Close: A Lent Course Exploring Intimacy with God, which will run on Sunday mornings, Tuesday evenings, Wednesday afternoons and Wednesday evenings;


The “York Course” Receiving Christ, which will run on Thursday lunchtimes;


an ecumenical film and discussion group, based on the film The Way, which will run on four Thursday evenings at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church.


Sign Up at the Back of Church.

Please note the Lent Book is for personal study and reading, not for the Lent Groups, which are doing something different. Apologies for any confusion on our part.


Advance Notice: St Mary’s Choir and Soloists will be performing Fauré’s Requiem and other music in a special concert on Palm Sunday 6th April at 6.00pm. If you would be interested in singing in this concert but are not in the Choir, please speak to Tyrone Whiting ([email protected]) as soon as possible.


Godly Play: Our Junior Church Leaders had a wonderful introductory evening to something called Godly Play, which they are exploring introducing as a new way of doing Junior Church. Watch out for more information soon or look at