Notices 11th June 2017

This Week At St Mary’s



Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Office Hour for the Booking of Baptisms & Weddings at 6.30pm

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm



Holy Communion (Reserved Sacrament) at 8.30am

Sewing Club with Open Church at 10.30am till 12.00pm

Congregational Life Working Group in Upper Vestry at 5.00pm

First Communion Class in the Crypt at 6.30pm

Parish Mission Planning Group in the Crypt at 7.15pm



Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm



Holy Communion at 12.30pm

Fair Organisation Committee meets at 7.30pm in church



Godly Play Introduction & Extended Skills Workshop 9.30-4.30pm



Home Groups (The Parish Office has Contact Details)

Tuesday at 8.00pm (Contact: Colin Wimsett)

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

Sunday at 9.30am (Contact: Colin Wimsett)


Next Sunday 18th June: The Feast of Corpus Christi

8.30am               Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am             Parish Eucharist with Holy Baptism and Junior Church

6.00pm               Evening Prayer and Meditation


Please Pray For…


Those who have asked for our prayers:

Penny Law, John Hughes, Ingrid Spatt, Carl Spatt, Tony Hunt, Daisy Campbell, Alan Broadhead, Giovanna Boselli, May Johnson, Graham Bradbury, Mary Bawdry, Jean Crow, Jodie Murphy and Joyce Harling


Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

John Gazeley, Malcolm Dearing and Lady Angela Whiteley


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         Hov 29: 11 – 16

Tuesday         2 Corinthian 1: 18 – 22

Wednesday  2 Corinthian 3: 4 – 11

Thursday       Genesis 14: 18 – 20

Friday             2 Corinthian 4: 7 – 15

Saturday       2 Corinthian 5: 14 – end

Next Sunday’s Readings: Genesis 14: 18 – 20; 1 Corinthians 11: 23 – 26; John 6: 51 – 58





St Mary’s Fair: If you would like to be involved in organising September’s Fair and Show please come to a meeting on Thursday 15th June at 7:30 pm at church or contact Susanna Williams via the Parish Office. This year’s fair is on Saturday 16th September between 12 and 4 pm.


Church Open to Visitors: If you can help keep the church open during the Summer, please sign up at the back of church. There are two, two-hour slots each Sunday afternoon. No local history knowledge required. Today and 18th June in the afternoon we will be serving tea and scones kindly donated by GAIL’S Artisan Bakery, Battersea Square.


Godly Play: Our Junior Church Leaders are having an Introductory Day & Extended Skills Workshop for this new approach to Christian education with children. It’s on Saturday 17th June. There are still a few (free) places if anyone would like to join us. Please have a word with Simon in the first instance. It promises to be very rewarding.


Kingston Episcopal Area Lay Conference: Kingston Episcopal Area 2017 Lay Conference on 17 June 2017, starting at 9.15pm for 9.30pm and ending at 2pm. The event is at St Cecilia’s School, Sutherland Grove, London SW18 5JR and there will be something for everyone who is interested in deepening their own Christian life and supporting the work of their church. The full programme is available on the online booking website (see below) and tickets include a hot buffet lunch. The price is £15 each or £10 each for members of groups of five or more. If you have any queries do contact Romana Nelson, [email protected] To book:



Journeying Together: Setting Out. St Mary’s is planning a new pattern of growth opportunities based on short sets of courses designed for various groups in the church. We’re calling it Journeying Together and the first set, called Setting Out, is designed for those new to St Mary’s and those exploring the Christian faith, possibly with a view to Confirmation later in the year. Journeying Together: Setting Out will run over three Tuesdays, 20th, 27th June and 4th July, from 7.30pm to 9.15pm, and will include an evening meal. It will be led by Simon Butler and Colin Wimsett. To book: or email.


The Ministry of Healing & Wholeness: Following our Lent sermon series and the much-appreciated modelling of this ministry, the Church Council has decided to introduce the opportunity to receive prayer for healing and wholeness as a regular part of our Sunday 11am service, on the last Sunday of each month, beginning in June on Sunday 28th.


CHRISTIAN AID 2017: A huge thank you to everyone who supported Christian Aid. We raised £1,105.20.




Next Sunday: St Mary’s Battersea Ringers Open Tower Afternoon

A chance to venture up the tower at St Mary’s Battersea where there will be demonstrations of the bells being rung, a chance to have a go at ringing on our new state of the art virtual ringing system, historical artefacts and displays with information back to when the bells were first installed, a chance to find out more about the art of campanology across the country and of course plenty of refreshments! The open afternoon will take place immediately after the 11am Eucharist service on Sunday 18th June. Ask Phill Ridley for more information. [email protected]