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 at 8.30am
Simon available for 121 Lent Conversations from 9.30 to 11.30am
Parochial Church Council meets at 8.00pm
Parish Visits for Shortlisted Associate Vicar Candidates 1pm to 5pm
Full Choir Practice at 7.45pm (James Potter begins as Director of Music)
Holy Communion at 12.30pm
Next Sunday 18th March: The Fifth Sunday of Lent (Passion Sunday)
8.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Language)
11.00am Parish Eucharist with Junior Church including Godly Play – Theme: Making the Kingdom Present in Our World
6.00pm Lent Music Meditation 4: The Cross & The World
Tuesday at 8.00pm (please contact the Office for Location)
Wednesday at 7.30pm at Sacred Heart Church, Trott Street
Thursday at 1.30pm in Upper Vestry
Sunday at 9.30am in the Crypt
Please Pray For…
Those who have asked for our prayers:
Sally Villiers, Gaye Jackson, André, Gyles, Samantha, James and Rutka Griffiths
Those who have died recently, their families and friends:
Noel Gorst, Marie Flatford, May Thomas, Billy Graham, Emma Chambers, David Longdon, Adele Francis, Alex Bennett, Marg Behrman, Selma Watson and Tony Retallack
Bible Reading Suggestions
Monday: Isaiah 65: 17 – 21
Tuesday: Ezekiel 47: 1 – 9, 12
Wednesday: Isaiah 49: 8 – 15
Thursday: Exodus 32: 7 – 14
Friday: Wisdom 2: 1, 12 – 22
Saturday: Jeremiah 11: 18 – 20
Next Sunday’s Readings: Ephesians 2: 11 – 22; Luke 4: 16 – 21;
This Week’s Notices
Tonight at 6pm: The Way of the Cross – Music and meditation for Lent. An hour of words and recorded music on the passion of Jesus. Tonight: Stabat Mater.
Annual Spring Clean: Annual Spring Clean at St.Mary’s on Saturday 24th March 2018 from 9am to 12noon. Do make a note of the date – everyone is welcome.
Pilgrimage to Passchendaele: please pay your deposit as soon as possible.
Farewell to Sunny Walker-Kier- we shall say goodbye and thank you to Sunny next Sunday 18th March. If you would like to make a contribution to Sunny’s leaving gift, please send it to the Parish Office, addressed to David Britten.
There will be a Farewell Bring and Share Parish Lunch on Sunday 18th March as well, with a German/Austrian theme! Please sign up at the back to indicate what you can provide.
Palm Sunday: If you would like to take part in the Dramatic Reading of St Mark’s Passion on the morning of Sunday 25th March, please let Sue Hughes know as soon as possible ([email protected]).
Stainer’s Crucifixion: St Mary’s Choir and Soloists will be performing this popular and moving devotional work at 6pm on Sunday 25th March, conducted by Callum Anderson. Please invite your friends.
Good Friday Children’s Workshop & Worship: This year our Workshop will be at the usual time of 10am to 12.00pm on Good Friday 30th March. After the success of last year’s joint event with Sacred Heart Church, the venue will be Sacred Heart Church. More details on the forthcoming flyer and poster or from Emma ([email protected])
Advance Notice: St Mary’s Annual Church Meeting: This will be held on Sunday 29th April, immediately after the Parish Eucharist. There will be a bring and share Parish Lunch afterwards as well. Everyone is most welcome.
Electoral Roll Revision: It’s the time of year when we renew our membership list. If you have joined St Mary’s in the past year or so and consider it your spiritual home, please complete an Electoral Roll form at the back of church and place in in the letterbox at the back before you leave. If you’re already on the list but your details have changed (e.g. address), please also complete the form.
Moorings Court Case: Following a hearing on 1st March, the court case concluded with St Mary’s gaining its injunction against the remaining defendants (the owner and residents of Landrail). The owner of Landrail agreed to abide by the terms of injunction and accepted liability for damages. The court awarded costs against the owner, which will be a very significant amount. We now await news from the Department of Transport and the Port of London Authority, which will determine what will happen next.
St Mary’s is looking to appoint a part-time Parish Secretary: ten hours per week over two days, one of which must be Friday. Job description is on the website. For more details and to apply (by 18th March 2018), please contact the Parish Manager, David Britten, at [email protected]