Notices 10th September 2017

This Week At St Mary’s




Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Last ever Sewing Club with Open Church at 10.30am till 12.00pm

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm



Holy Communion at 8.30am



Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm



Holy Communion at 12.30pm



Wedding of Timothy Wadhams and Joanna Hunt at 2pm



St Mary’s Show and Fete between 12pm and 4pm


Home Groups (The Parish Office has Contact Details)

Tuesday at 8.00pm (meets every fortnight)

Thursday at 1.30pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt)

Sunday at 9.30am


Next Sunday 17th September: Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity

8.30am      Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am    Parish Eucharist and Junior Church

6.00pm      Evening Prayer


Please Pray For…



Those who have asked for our prayers:

Ingrid Spatt, Aline Doweswell, Nathanael Sonoda, David Hosmer, John Boesinger, Sareeta, Valerie & Wynn Manning, Mavis Byzantine, Hugh Seymour Davies, Christina Tirradro, Sally, Michelle Wiiliams, Theodor Prazak, Andrew Lee, Pearl Barnes, Daisy Campbell and Clive Moir



Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Marjorie Avery, Queenie Carpenter, Lilly Davies, Robert Barclay, Bob Beardmore, James Power, Dolores Edward, Jim Stewart, Teresa McGarry Grimm, Lesley Goring, Les, Paul Greenhalgh and Julia Norveil


Bible Reading Suggestions

Monday         Colossians 1: 24 – 2: 3

Tuesday         Colossians 2: 6 – 15

Wednesday  Colossians 3: 1 – 11

Thursday       Numbers 21: 4 – 9

Friday             1 Timothy 1: 1-2, 12-14

Saturday       1 Timothy 1: 15 – 17

Next Sunday’s Readings: Genesis 50:15 – 21; Psalm 103: 8 – 13; Romans 14: 1 – 12;  Matthew 18: 21 – 35



Choral Evensong returns tonight. Why not come along and enjoy a peaceful and musical act of worship led by St Mary’s choir.


St Mary’s Show and Fete is next Saturday from 12-4pm.

Come along and enjoy a fun day together.

Can you help with any of these jobs?
¶ We are now ready to collect bottles of all sorts for our Bottle Tombola (it does not need to be alcoholic- just anything in a bottle). Please leave in the gallery.
¶ We need someone to collect the coconut shy (on Friday) and return it (on Monday) from a shop in Carshalton.
¶ We need people to help move things down from the gallery on the evening of Friday 15th September.
¶ We need people to help set up gazebos and tables on the morning of the fair.

¶ And to take them down at the end!
Please sign up or speak to Debbie Apostolides (
[email protected])


Consultation on Pews & Chairs: If you would like to take part in this consultation, please have a look at the display at the side of the church and return your feedback form by the end of October.


Own a Bike You No Longer Need: A member of the congregation on very restricted income is looking for a bike. If you would be willing to donate it, please let Simon know.


Harvest Festival is on 24th September. We are collecting donations of non-perishable food for Wandsworth Foodbank at all our services that day. Please be generous. There will also be a Harvest Parish Lunch after the service that day..


Card Reader Trial: we begin this today. If you would like to give by card, you can do so immediately after the service near the lift at the back of church


Colin Wimsett: Colin has now moved permanently to Brighton. He will be with us on Sunday 1st October at 11am for a proper goodbye


Tyrone Whiting has been appointed Director of Music at Grace Church, Newark, New Jersey in the United States (subject to Visa). We shall be saying farewell to him at some point later this term, but we are not exactly sure when yet. Details will follow.


Blessing of Pets: Calling all pet owners! Please bring your pets to Church at the 11am service on Sunday 1st October. Do invite you friends and family to bring theirs too!


Charlie Warren: We say goodbye to Charlie today, who has been our Organ Scholar for the past year. He is heading to a parish in Notting Hill. Thank you Charlie.

Dates for Your Diary


Saturday 16th September                       St Mary’s Fete and Show (noon until 4pm)

Thursday 19th September                      PCC Meeting

Sunday 24th September                          Harvest Festival (Collection for Food Bank)  Parish Lunch after 11am Service

Sunday 1st October                                  Blessing of Pets at 11am Service Farewell to Colin Wimsett (to be confirmed)

                                                                             (2nd – 21st October Simon on holiday: speak soon if you need to!)

Thursday 19th October                            Battersea Deanery Synod at 7.30pm

Sunday 29th October                                Reformation 500: A Service of Thanksgiving for the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation at 11am

Sunday 5th November                             Battersea Deanery Confirmation at 4pm

Sunday 12th November                           Remembrance Sunday Service at 10.45am

                                                                        Annual Memorial Service at 6pm (Evensong)

Tuesday 14th November                         PCC Meeting

Saturday 2nd December                          Advent Children’s Workshop Morning with Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church

Sunday 3rd December                              Advent Sunday: Advent Carols at 6pm

Sunday 10th December                            Christingle Service at 4pm

Sunday 17th December                            Parish Carol Service at 6pm

Sunday 24th December                            ‘Blue Christmas’ Eucharist at 11am


Coming Soon…FaithWorks 18


St Mary’s is planning a Parish Mission called FaithWorks 18 in the autumn of 2018, which will give us the chance to work alongside our Roman Catholic friends at Sacred Heart, who will also be holding their own Mission to coincide with their 125th Anniversary. FaithWorks 18 aims to do two things:


¶ encourage a renewed commitment to St Mary’s presence and activity in Battersea for the common good in the name of Jesus Christ;

¶ give a chance for members of St Mary’s to bring friends/guests to a variety of enjoyable events that will offer gentle opportunities to consider the life of faith in Jesus Christ;


A planning group is now hard at work putting together a programme for the Mission and a season of prayer and preparation. More details soon.