Notices 12th June 2016

This Week’s Notices

Special Church Meeting: A reminder that we are inviting the whole church to come together for a special meeting to consider how we adapt to the significant changes of staffing at St Mary’s in the autumn, following the departure of Peter & Alison Wintgens and Asi Munisi. Please come this Tuesday 14th June from 7.30pm to 9.15pm so that we can take counsel together about this important matter. 

“A Night at the Opera”: St Mary’s Choral Scholars and their friends in the choir will be performing a concert of operatic music in church on the evening of Friday 24th June. This will be in aid of fundraising for next year’s Choral Scholarships. Details soon.

Open Church-Sunday afternoons: We are hoping to keep the church open on Sunday afternoons during the next 4 months. We need volunteers to do this either 1pm-3pm or 3pm-5pm. Please sign at back of the church. Thank you Libby 07956 655 037

Revd. Peter & Alison Wintgens: If you would like to contribute to Peter and Alison’s leaving gift, please send your donation directly to the Parish Office (marked “Peter & Alison’s Leaving Gift”). Alternatively you can do the same via the Sunday collection.

Farewell Party: On Sunday 24th July there will be a leaving and picnic party after the 11am service in the Church and Churchyard. Details soon. Save the date!

Sound System & WiFi: Our new sound system has been installed. Free wifi will also be available in St Mary’s very soon.

St Mary’s Fair: This year’s Fair will take place on Saturday 17th September and offers of help are now being sought. Please contact Debbie Apostolides ([email protected]) to find out what you can do in this fun-filled fundraising afternoon or sign up at the back of church.

CHRISTIAN AID 2016: A huge thank you to everyone who sponsored me to join the walk on Trinity Sunday ‘Circle the City’ churches.   I visited 11 beautiful churches and walked 8 miles. Altogether I raised £750 on a form, and on-line at “”; If by chance you’d like to contribute this is still open!   Hatta Hodson.

Sunday Ministries at St Mary’s: Here are some ways you can get involved on a Sunday at St Mary’s – and the person to speak to about it:

St Mary’s Choir:                  Tyrone Whiting      [email protected]

Reading in Church:             Sue Hughes              [email protected]

Leading Prayers:                 Diana Nelson           [email protected]

Welcoming People:            Diana Goodwin       [email protected]

Serving Tea & Coffee:        David Evans              [email protected]

Junior Church:                      Asi Munisi                 [email protected]

Serving at the Altar:          Simon Butler            [email protected]


This Week at St Mary’s


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



8.30am          Morning Prayer on Monday and Wednesday

8.30am          Holy Communion on Tuesday

12.30pm       Holy Communion on Thursday



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 Peter Wintgens)

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

Sunday at 9.30am (Contact: Colin Wimsett)



This Week at St Mary’s

Monday                     Toddler Group at Dimson Lodge at 9.30am

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Wednesday              Informal Staff Team Meeting at 9.15am

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm



Special Services, Events & Meetings

Tuesday                   7.30pm Special Church Meeting



Sunday 19th June: (Fourth Sunday after Trinity)

8.30am      Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am    Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

6.30pm      Evening Prayer & Meditation




For Your Prayers


Prayer for the Week:

For our church meeting his week:

Let us pray. Guide us in our deliberations, O God, and touch our lives with your loving kindness. Grant that our decisions may be in the same spirit that was in Christ Jesus and be served through us in our world today. Amen.


Daily Bible Reading

Monday         Matthew 5: 38 – 42

Tuesday         Matthew 5: 43 – end

Wednesday  Matthew 6: 1 – 6, 16 – 18

Thursday       Matthew 6: 7 – 15

Friday             Matthew 6: 19 – 23

Saturday       Matthew 6: 24 – end




Next Sunday’s Readings:

Isaiah 65: 1 – 9; Galatians 3: 23 – end; Luke 8: 26 – 39


For the Church and the World

  • For our country as it approaches the EU Referendum;
  • For Her Majesty the Queen;
  • For those who work in palliative care and the staff of Trinity Hospice;
  • For those in our various Study Groups


For those who have asked for our prayers:

Billy Garrett, Sue Feasey, Clive Moir, Emma Belak, Ingrid Spatt, Maddie Osborn, Nico Springman, Valerie Coughlyn, Liz McMurthy, Glen Paul Mendes, Lloyda Maxwell, Felicity Praszak, Maureen Segolo, Paul Page, Nicola Roberts & Family, Victor Roberts & Family, Ted Jenkins, Maria Munisi and Peter Steckmann

Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Noelle Chambers, Howard Thompson, William Raynor, Ann Comper, Ellen Baxter, Jane Ellison and Walter Joseph