Notices 12th November 2017

This Week At St Mary’s


Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm



Holy Communion at 8.30am

Parochial Church Council meets at 8pm



Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm



Holy Communion at 12.30pm


Home Groups (The Parish Office has Contact Details)

Tuesday at 8.00pm (meets every fortnight)

Thursday at 1.30pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt)

Sunday at 9.30am


Next Sunday 19th November: The Second Sunday before Advent

8.30am             Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am           Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

6.00pm             Evening Prayer with Hymns



Please Pray For…



Those who have asked for our prayers:

Rowena, Theodor Prazak, Daisy & Louis Campbell, Gordon Dellarocca, Mary Paton William Gallagher and Ingrid Spatt



Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Henry Oldfield, Arabella, Stanislav, Joy Nelson, Janet Frazer, Alison Louise, Grace Hyde, Beth Buchan, Phyllis Green, John Paton and Robin Sims


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         Titus 1: 1 – 9

Tuesday         Titus 2: 1 – 8, 11 – 14

Wednesday  Titus 3: 1 – 7

Thursday       Philemon 1: 7 – 20

Friday             2 John 4 – 9

Saturday       3 John 5 – 8

Next Sunday’s Readings: Zephaniah 1: 7, 12 – 18;  1 Thessalonians 5: 1 – 11; Matthew 25: 14 – 30;



Card Reader Trial: If you would like to give by card, you can do so immediately after the service near the lift at the back of church


Everyone 2018 is our annual renewal of financial stewardship – every autumn we ask everyone at St Mary’s to review their giving to the church for the coming year. Pledge Sunday will be next Sunday 19th November this year. Please bring your pledge card back then or send it to the Parish Office as soon as possible.


Farewell to Tyrone Whiting: Although we’re not yet clear when Tyrone will be leaving, we are beginning to think about saying goodbye now. If you would like to contribute to Ty’s farewell gift, please send your gift to the Parish Office marked ‘Gift for Tyrone’ as soon as possible.


Volunteers needed for Advent Fair – We are now looking for people to help with our Advent Fair which will take place on Sunday 3rd December between 2 and 5:30 pm. Local stallholders have been invited but we want to have a few St Mary’s stalls as well. The flower group are running the home made produce and cake stall but we need volunteers to help sell and make refreshments, help to run and organise the Gift stall and to help with children’s activities too. Please sign up at the back of church if you can help. Last year’s event was really fun and special. Or contact Debbie Apostolides at [email protected]


Looking for a new working challenge with flexible hours? We are looking for an experienced manager to create the new role of PARISH GENERAL MANAGER/ASSISTANT TREASURER. 20 hours per week over 5 days (exact hours flexible) £17,500p.a. You will be a servant leader, experienced in financial & accounting control, able to manage the church facilities (including new moorings coming soon) & with excellent customer service skills. Details & candidate pack: Closing Date: 24th November; Interviews: 11th December. Please pass this on to others who may find it interesting.


Advent At St Mary’s: A Season of Hope and Expectation

As well as the Advent Fair, St Mary’s will be having an Advent Carol Service on Sunday 3rd December, immediately after the Fair at 6.00pm. A service of readings and Carols.

On Sunday 10th December there will be a Christingle Service at 4.00pm with children especially in mind, as we bring gifts for the Children’s Society as well as sharing in the traditional Christingle celebration.

On Sunday 10th December our Evening Service will have an Advent feel and Jazz Wilson will be talking about his work with the Leprosy Mission. That will be at 6.00pm