Notices 12th February 2017

This Week At St Mary’s


Canon Simon Butler is attending General Synod this week and is then on holiday returning on Sunday 26th February.


Monday                     Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Tuesday                     NO 8.30am EUCHARIST TODAY

Sewing Club at 10.30am till 12.00pm

Wednesday              Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm

Thursday                   Holy Communion at 12.30pm (Reserved Sacrament)

Open Deanery Synod Meeting on Refugees (St Barnabas, 7.30pm)


Next Sunday: 2nd Sunday before Lent


8.30am      Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

President and Preacher: Canon Norman Boakes

Archdeacons’ National Training Officer

11.00am    Parish Eucharist & Junior Church

President and Preacher: Canon Norman Boakes

3.00pm      Winter Recital: Organ and Choral Scholars of St Mary’s

6.00pm      Evening Prayer & Meditation


Please Pray For…


Those who have asked for our prayers:

Ingrid Spatt, Penny Law, Ted Jenkins, Chris Fremantle, John Clark, Jim & Sue Stewart, Alistair Stewart, John Marsh, Cynthia Newman, Tessa, Richard Pugh, Vanessa & Colin and Pearl Yarde


Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Emma Belak, Donna Thomas, Nicholas Berry, Tania Foley, Linda Cullinan, Nicholas Scott Lazareff, Amelia Campbell and Florence Mooney


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         Genesis 4: 1 – 15, 25

Tuesday         Genesis 6: 5– 8,7: 1-5,10

Wednesday  Genesis 8: 6 – 13, 20 – end

Thursday       Genesis 9: 1 – 13

Friday             Genesis 11: 1 – 9

Saturday       Hebrew 11: 1 – 7


Next Sunday’s Readings: Genesis 1: 1 – 2: 3; Romans 8: 18 – 25; Matthew 6: 24 – 34



Lent Brochure: Please take a copy of our Lent Brochure today to find out what’s going on in this season of spiritual growth and discipline.


Flowers this Sunday The flowers this week have been donated by Carol and Geoffrey Brindle in celebration of their granddaughters Emily 1st Birthday.


Pancake Party on Shrove Tuesday 28th February in St Mary’s crypt, 4pm to 6pm Pancakes and delicious toppings and Games and lots of fun! To confirm attendance, email: [email protected]


Lent Book 2017: If you have ordered Dethroning Mammon by Justin Welby please collect it and pay for it today.


Lent Groups: There are three options this year


Staying Close: A Lent Course Exploring Intimacy with God, which will run on Sunday mornings, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings;


The “York Course” Receiving Christ, which will run on Thursday lunchtimes;


an ecumenical film and discussion group, based on the film The Way, which will run on four Thursday evenings at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church.


Sign Up at the Back of Church. Please note the Lent Book is for personal study and reading, not for the Lent Groups, which are doing something different. Apologies for any confusion on our part.


Advance Notice: St Mary’s Choir and Soloists will be performing Fauré’s Requiem and other music in a special concert on Palm Sunday 6th April at 6.00pm. If you would be interested in singing in this concert but are not in the Choir, please speak to Tyrone Whiting ([email protected]) as soon as possible.


People’s Warden: Sue Whitley will be standing down as People’s Warden shortly after Easter. As we continue to keep to the practice of having a People’s Warden and a Vicar’s Warden, it is right that the congregation are fully involved in discerning the right person to serve in this role. If you would like to find out more about what is involved speak to the Church Wardens or to Simon; if you can think of someone to represent you in the leadership of St Mary’s, why not have a word with them?

Canon Simon Butler


Godly Play: Our Junior Church Leaders had a wonderful introductory evening to something called Godly Play, which they are exploring introducing as a new way of doing Junior Church. Watch out for more information soon or look at