Notices 11th September 2016

This Week at St Mary’s


The Office is open from Monday till Friday 9am to 12.30pm

Please note: Canon Simon is on holiday until Friday 16th September 2016



Monday                     Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Tuesday                     Holy Communion at 8.30am

Wednesday              Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Thursday                   Holy Communion at 12.30pm



Home Groups (The Parish Office has Contact Details)

Tuesday at 8.00pm (Contact: Ellie Cooke)

4th Wednesday/month Men’s Group at 8.30pm (Contact Michael Bailey)

Thursday at 1.20pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt)

Sunday at 9.30am (Contact: Colin Wimsett)



This Week at St Mary’s

Monday                     Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Wednesday              Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm

Saturday                   St Mary’s Fair 12pm till 4pm



NEXT SUNDAY: 18th September

                      (Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity)

8.30am         Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am       Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

                      During this service we shall say goodbye to Asi Munisi

6.30pm         Evening Prayer, Meditation and Holy Baptism  During this service Ava Grant will be baptised



This Week’s Notices


St Mary’s Fair Saturday 17th September:

The Fair is almost upon us. As usual more help is needed. Please contact Debbie Apostolides ([email protected]) to find out what you can do in this fun-filled fundraising afternoon. Sign up at the back.

Please bring your donations for the fair (especially bottles of all kinds for the Bottle Tombola) and leave them upstairs in the pews, and please use the staircase just past the stairs down to the crypt. No electrical items please!

Calling all cooks: please consider making something for the cake/home produce stall at the Fair; we would love to receive not only cakes, biscuits, jellies and jams, but also savoury items, such as quiches. Contact Sarah Bryant on 0208 870 7167.

The Food Bank will be attending the St Mary’s Fair and people can bring food donations on the day, please.

BBQ: We need an extra gas BBQ for the fair!!


London Open House Weekend: is on 17th & 18th September. More volunteers are needed, please, to help keep the church open. Please sign up at the back of the church. Thank you Libby


Harvest Thanksgiving: Harvest will be kept on Sunday 2nd October this year. We are having a bring and share lunch after the 11 am service, please sign up at the back of the church. Our donations will go do a needy cause locally. Details soon.


Gift from Peter & Alison Wintgens: Peter and Alison have left an incredibly generous gift to St Mary’s of £50,000 and have asked that we consider using it to create a Discipleship Development Fund. Details of the proposal are in a letter on the rear noticeboard. If you would like to comment on this idea, please contact Simon by 11th September. The proposal will be considered at the September PCC meeting.


Remembrance Sunday Concert Trip: On Sunday 13th November at 7.30pm, we are planning a trip to a concert at the Royal Albert Hall for the spectacular Grande Messe des Morts by Berlioz. If you would like to join a group going that evening, please sign up for a ticket at the back. Front of the Circle tickets are about £24 on a group booking. Deadline: 25th September.


Two Sunday Roles

Welcomers: Our welcome team has a new leader in Carol Bailey. Carol is keen to recruit more people to our 11am welcomers’ team and, as a way of encouraging more, is planning to introduce a new rota-based system to replace the once a month approach that the team currently has. Please consider joining the welcomers’ rota. Training will be provided Contact Carol: [email protected]


Sacristans: We’re also introducing a small team of people to assist in the preparation of the communion vessels and associated items, and to clear and wash up after the 11am service. Again, this will be on a rota basis. Please email Simon in his absence to express an interest. There will be a training session at 10am on Sunday 18th September. Feel free to turn up to that.


Advance Notice – Hallowe’en / All Saints’ Party for Children: There will be a special event on the afternoon of Sunday 30th October. A great way to end half-term and to celebrate God’s goodness to people in a fun way. Please put the date in your diary.


Peter & Alison Wintgens’ New Address is: 11 Seckford Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4LY. Their email address remains unchanged. Telephone please ask the Parish Office.




For Your Prayers


Prayer for the Week:

Gracious God,
you call us to fullness of life:
deliver us from unbelief
and banish our anxieties
with the liberating love of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Daily Bible Reading

Monday         Luke 6: 6 – 11

Tuesday         Luke 6: 12 – 19

Wednesday  Luke 6: 20 – 26

Thursday       Luke 6: 27 – 38

Friday             Luke 6: 39 – 42

Saturday       Luke 6: 43 – end


Next Sunday’s Readings:

Exodus 32: 7 – 14; Psalm 51: 1 – 11; 1 Timothy 1: 12 – 17; Luke 15: 1 – 10


For the Church and the World

  • For Simon, as he takes a period of holiday;
  • For all Children and adults returning to Kindergarten and school;
  • For a resolution to the Junior Doctors’ dispute with the Government;
  • For preparations and the success of St Mary’s Fair.





For those who have asked for our prayers:

Emma Belak, Ingrid Spatt, Clive Moir, Maria Munisi, Barrett David Hoffman, Baby Maldon – Snider, Christopher Browne, Harriet Jones, Munro Family & Peter Seale, Farkhondeh Shahsavand, Adam Hampson, Robert Hampson, Michael Bailey & Family, Greenway Family and Aunty Liz

Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Gemma, Peter Stechman, Neil Munro, Sylvia Bailey, Carmen Greenway and Cllr Sally-Ann Ephsun





Dates & Events for This Term

17th September                   St Mary’s Fair, Noon-4pm

18th September                   Farewell to Asi Munisi at 11am

27th September                   Confirmation Class begins at 7.30pm. Details from Simon.

2nd October                          Harvest Thanksgiving at 8.30am and 11am

Parish Harvest Lunch.

3rd October                           Junior Church Leaders’ Gathering at 7.30pm. Cal Alphonse

                                                would be delighted to have a few more join the team.

5th October                           Katherine Low Settlement AGM at 7pm

Mid-October                        Everyone Pledge Campaign begins

30th October                        All Saints’ Sunday

All Saints’/Hallowe’en Party for Children pm

13th November                    Remembrance Sunday Service

Concert Trip to Berlioz’s Grande Messe des Morts

19th November                    Home Communion & Lunch for the Housebound

Confirmation Service at Southwark Cathedral

20th November                    Everyone Pledge Campaign Pledge Sunday

27th November                    Advent Sunday

Advent Fair at St Mary’s, 2pm

Advent Carol Service at Conclusion of Advent Fair

28th November                    Junior Church Leaders’ Training at 7.30pm.

4th December                      Advent Music Meditation at 6.30pm

6th December                      Carols in the Square

11th December                    Christingle Service at 4pm (time to be confirmed)

Advent Music Meditation at 6.30pm

18th December                    Nativity Play during 11am Service

Parish Carol Service at 6.30pm