Notices 11th November 2018

The Week Ahead at St Mary’s


Monday                                 Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Office Hour for booking of Baptisms & Weddings at 6.30pm

Tuesday                                 Holy Communion at 8.30am

Parochial Church Council meets at 7.45pm

Wednesday                          Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Choir Practice 7.30pm – 8.45pm

Thursday                               Canon Simon Butler unavailable until Tuesday 20th


Next Sunday

18thNovember The Second Sunday before Advent


8.30am               Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11am                  Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

6.00pm               Evening Prayer



Study and Home Groups at St Mary’s


Sunday Morning Group             9.30am in the Crypt (led by David & Evalyn)

Tuesday Home Group                 8pm at a parishioners home (led by group members)


The Thursday Groupbegins meeting again on 29thNovember, and will be an Advent Group, where others are warmly invited to join for a few weeks before Christmas.


Please enquire of the clergy or the Parish Office for more details.

These groups welcome new members


Prayer Requests

Individuals in Need: Peter and Magdelena Heard, Alex Nunes, Samantha Heath, Bette Swanson, Betty King, Sue Reeve, Caroline Margaret Sutherland, Bill Liddell, David Finnegan, Jodie, James and My Father.


The Departed & their Families:Sally Tetley, Clive Moir, Roberto Colassi, Ian Tomlin, Roy Suckling, Leanne Reeve, Christina Tirraro, Aveline Horton. Ingrid Spatt and Malcolm Mide-Madoriola.


This Week’s Notices


Everyone 2018/19: Please return your pledge cards as soon as possible.

You can do so to the Office direct or through the Sunday collection plate


The Friends of Battersea Parish Church are holding a fundraising concert on Sunday 25thNovember at 3.00pm. Susanna Hogan (soprano) and Stephen Maugham (Piano). Tickets: £15 from Bob Cooles or on 07396 334055.


London Citizens are running a free taster day at Bolingbroke Academy on Friday 23rd November, to experience some of the community organising training that they provide. Anyone who is interested should mail Rev Aaron Kennedy before Monday 18th November, on [email protected]


The Thursday Groupis becoming the Advent Group, offering a short course during Advent, and then another after Christmas for 4 weeks in the Epiphany season, using a book called Waiting and Watching by Joyce Huggett.  Everyone is welcome(the books are free) and we would especially welcome people who may not have tried a home group before or would like to commit to only a few weeks at a time. Sign up for either one or both of the 4 week courses at the back; it would really be helpful if you could sign up on the sheet so books can be ordered. The group meets from 1.30pm – 3pm on Thursday afternoons in the upper vestry – with biscuits and real coffee provided! Contact Leslie ([email protected]).


Lighting Project: The PCC is moving ahead with the plans to relight the church following agreement at last week’s meeting. Full details of the entire project and the redecoration project are on the plans in the south aisle.


New Hymn Books: The PCC was glad to receive a bequest from the late Diana Goodwin, which are be used to replace the long-standing New English Hymnalwith a more contemporary, yet traditional Common Praise. We shall begin using this book from Advent Sunday. The remainder of the bequest will be use to update, repair or replace, the dilapidated Church Road noticeboard.


An Appeal for our Syrian Family: Battersea Welcomes Refugees, a project of Battersea Deanery Churches, housed its first refugee family in Culvert Road recently. They are now in need of warm, waterproof clothing for their three sons, 6, 5 & 3 as well as the parents themselves. They were able to bring very little from Syria and only have summer clothes and the boys keep getting ill and have to stay inside when it rains. While the father is learning English, he is unable to seek work and they have no money to buy things. The family are lovely, but clearly traumatised, and are trying hard to integrate. If you can donate, good quality, second-hand children’s clothes, please contact Serena Cox ([email protected]). Thank you.