Notices 07/06/2019

 Battersea Communities

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

 Prayer Requests

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

[email protected]

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)

[email protected]

Day Off: Friday

Church Wardens

Chris Moxey

Sheila Boothe


Director of Music

James Potter

[email protected]

Organ Scholar

Guy Steed

Parish Safeguarding Officer

Debbie Apostolides

[email protected]

07828 123588

Evensong Ministers

Bob Cooles

Colin Pinnell

Leslie Spatt

Sven Tester

Sue Whitley

Tower Captain

Bob Cooles

[email protected]

 Parish E-Newsletter

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 Parish Office

020 7228 9648

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 Parish Manager

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Monday to Friday 9am to noon


Parish Secretary

Susan Bourke

[email protected]

Monday & Friday 9am to 1pm

Gift Aid Coordinators

Chris & Erica Sage

Contact via the Parish Office