Our monthly meeting of Battersea Communities is coming up next week, on Tuesday 9th, 7.30-9.00pm at Salesian House, 47 Surrey Ln, Battersea, London SW11 3PB. All with an interest in community work and social justice campaigning are welcome.
This Week at St Mary’s
The Parish Office is Open on Weekday Mornings from 9.30am until 12.30pm
Canon Simon Butler is at the General Synod, returning Wednesday,
then away from Thursday 11thto Sunday 14thJuly inclusive
Monday Morning Prayer at 8.30am (in the Choir Vestry, enter by riverside door)
Tuesday Holy Communion Service at 8.30am (at Sacred Heart, Trott Street)
Battersea Communities meet at Salesian House at 7.30pm
Wednesday Morning Prayer at 8.30am (at the Vicarage, 32 Vicarage Crescent)
The Funeral of the late Daisy Campbell in St Mary’s at 11.30am
Thursday Holy Communion at 12.30pm (at Sacred Heart, Trott Street)
Sunday 14thJuly 4thSunday after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Language)
11.00am Parish Eucharist for the Summer Weeks
A slightly-less formal celebration while the choir take its summer break
President: Reverend Aaron Kennedy, Associate Vicar
Preacher: Ms Leslie Spatt
6.00pm Evening Prayer with Hymns
Led by Sven Tester, Evensong Minister
Individuals in need
Anne Harcombe, Patrick Ogier, Mahnaz, Georgina Kelly, Alex Nunes, Janey B, Alison Gent, Rosemary Thomas, Casidy Cline, Daniel Maurer, Andrea Colville and Charles Crosthwaite.
The departed and their families
Marie Hilda Ferguson, James Stratton, Paul Holleley, Ulrika Gregory, Martin Vlieland-Boddy, Mefalda Magrini, Daisy Campbell, Louise Buchanan, David Catterji de Massey, Jeffrey, Robert Pyne, Chizuko Kobayashi, Philp White, Elsie Davenport and Tesfa Campbell.
This Week’s Notices
Daisy Campbell: Daisy’s funeral will be in church on Wednesday 10thJuly at 11.30am followed by cremation at Lambeth at 1.15pm. Louis and the family would welcome your attendance.
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.
New Invitation Services: These will begin in the autumn and will replace our First Sunday service with acts of worship specifically prepared on the assumption that we will invite and bring guests to the services, especially those who are not yet regular worshippers or practising Christians. The first of these on October 6thwill be our popular Pets’ Service, the November 3rdService will be Hymns and Pimm’sand the December 1stService will be a Christingle Service.
Summer Sunday Worship Pattern: We move into summer mode next Sunday. The 8.30am service is unaffected, but the choir will be on its annual break from Sunday 14thJuly returning on Sunday 8thSeptember. The 11am service will be a simpler form of Parish Eucharist while the evening service will be Evening Prayer with hymns. At the morning services, the sermons will take us through a study of St Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. There will be no usual Junior Church on the Sundays of August.
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.
Relighting & Redecoration Project: This major refurbishment project starts tomorrow and runs through the autumn. Sunday worship will be unaffected but weekday worship will take place in venues as indicated in the weekly diary.
If you can help take away any rubbish or recycling in your car today, Aaron and David will indicate what you can do to help. Thank you.
Funeral Vergers & Sunday Welcomers: Funerals are an important opportunity for St Mary’s to serve its parishioners and we have a small team of folk who help by welcoming people and assisting the clergy as voluntary funeral vergers. We need one or two more volunteers, available on weekdays. Please speak to Simon or David Britten if you can help. We would welcome one or two new Sunday Welcomers for the 11am Service, as the team is a little depleted. Contact Carol Bailey to volunteer: [email protected]
St Mary’s Fair: We are looking for people who live in or near the parish to have an estate agent board in their front garden to advertise St Mary’s fair which takes place in September. Please let Debbie Apostolides know if you can help. [email protected]
The Team at St Mary’s
Canon Simon Butler
07941 552 407 (M); 020 7228 8141 (H)
Day off: Thursday Evening/Friday
Associate Vicar for Community Development & Mission
Revd. Aaron Kennedy
07815 180 273 (M)
Day Off: Friday
Director of Music
Parish Safeguarding Officer
020 7228 9648
Monday to Friday 9am to noon
Monday & Friday 9am to 1pm
Gift Aid Coordinators
Chris & Erica Sage
Contact via the Parish Office