This Week at St Mary’s
The Parish Office is Open on Weekday Mornings from 9.30am until 12.30pm
Monday Morning Prayer at 8.30am (32 Vicarage Crescent)
Bell Ringing Practice at 7.30pm
Community Organising Bible Study at 298 Trinity Road at 7.30pm
Tuesday Holy Communion at 8.30am (Sacred Heart Church, Trott Street)
Holy Communion at Battersea Place at 11am
Wednesday Canon Simon Butler is now on holiday until Saturday 23rdNovember
Choir Practice at 7.30pm
Battersea Deanery Synod meets at 7.30pm
Thursday Holy Communion at 12.30pm (Sacred Heart Church, Trott Street)
Friday Memorial Service for the late Hatta Hodson at 3.00pm (St Luke’s Church, Ramsden Rd)
Sunday 17th November The Second Sunday before Advent
8.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Language)
11.00am Parish Eucharist with Godly Play for Children
During this service Arthur Lines and Aria Maxwell will be baptised
President: Reverend Aaron Kennedy; Preacher: Mrs Grace Kennedy
6.00pm Evening Prayer
Led by: Mr Sven Tester, Evensong Minister
For Your Prayers
Individuals in need: Luca Mazzotta, Stuart McDermid, Nucci, Pat & Jim Walker, Gladys Ikeme, Jenny Scott-Thompson, William Gallacher, Peter Reynolds, Thelma Boateng & Family.
The departed and their families: Hatta Hodson, Catriona Fleming, Pamela Reynolds, Pat Barton, Samuel Hynes, Anne Palmer, George Vigbedor, Jacqueline Barnes, Sheila Raffieuddin, Joan King, Beryl Windsor.
Retreat ‘At Home’ 7th-9thFebruary 2020:
You may have seen the flyer for this in the Sunday order of service or the newsletter. We are thrilled that Padraig O’Tuama will be leading this weekend of 4 talks at St Mary’s, a retreat, which will still allow you to do other things in your weekend, seeking to find God’s presence in daily life. Padraig will be speaking on the theme of Poetry, Protest & Praiseand there will be a talk (with a meal) on Friday evening, two talks during the day on Saturday and one on Sunday morning at the Eucharist. The cost is an incredible £25, a generous price to hear such a well-known speaker and writer, and you can book at https://tinyurl.com/yygbo3pl(the Office can assist if you are uncertain how to do this).
This Week’s Notices
Please remember Nina Pateland Kitty Povey Donohuein your prayers as they are to be confirmed at St Mary’s, Balham this afternoon at 4pm. Nina is also being baptized.
Hatta Hodson: There will be a Memorial Service for Hatta at St Luke’s Battersea(Ramsden Road SW12 8RQ), on Friday, at 3.00pm.
Glass Door Winter Night Shelter at KLS: This began last night. If you would like to volunteer for a Saturday night between now and March please contact the Parish Office.
November is our month to consider our financial stewardship to St Mary’s for the coming year. Alongside the regular giving review, about which Simon will be writing to you, this year we are asking for a special collection to put the finishing touches to our refurbishment, and in particular: Restoring & Cleaning the Church’s Memorial Stones:
Minor Repairs and Polishing of the 18thCentury Communion Table, Cleaning of the Sanctuary Tiles. The PCC funded the refurbishment (some £350,000) thanks to the generosity of past parishioners which is represented by our reserves, but we would like to invite members and friends of St Mary’s to contribute directly to these works, so that the current congregation can make its own gift to this once-in-a-generation project. We will have a Gift Day on Sunday 24thNovember.
Community Organising Bible Studies: Aaron is holding a series of four bible study evenings on Monday evenings this month, on Mondays at 7.30pm at 298 Trinity Road, SW18 3RG. These will be a great chance to explore the biblical roots of community organizing.
Our Annual Memorial Service,when we remember those we have loved and lost in the past year, will be combined with a special Blue Christmas service this year on Sunday 15thDecember at 6pm. A peaceful service for anyone who has lost a loved one recently, or for anyone who finds Christmas difficult.
Our Advent Sunday Evening Service will be a performance of Part 1 of Handel’s Messiahand will be held at Sacred Heart Church, Trott Street. If you would like to sing for this event, and you are not a choir member, you are welcome to do so. Please contact James: [email protected]
Christingle Service: This year our Christingle Service is moving to Sunday morning, as our December Invitation Service. Please bring children, grandchildren – even parents – along for this special service of Light at the beginning of Advent. Sunday 1stDecember at 11am. There will be a special collection for the work of The Children’s Society.
Welcomers, Readers, Coffee, Intercessors: We are always keen to give anyone who would like the opportunity to join our team of people assisting in worship on Sunday. If you would like to become part of the welcoming team, the coffee team, would like to read the scripture readings, or lead the prayers, please speak to one of the clergy.