Notices 13th March 2016

This Week at St Mary’s


The Office is closed on Monday and is open from Tuesday 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


This Week at St Mary’s

Monday         Toddler Group at Dimson Lodge at 9.30am

Office Hour for Booking Weddings and Baptisms 6.30pm-8pm

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Tuesday         Dust and Glory Book Group in the Woodman Pub at 8pm

Lent Bible Study Group at 8pm (Details: Peter Wintgens)

Wednesday Informal Ministry Team Meeting at 9.15am

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm

Lent Bible Study Group at 8pm (Details: Peter Wintgens)

Thursday       Lent Bible Study Group at 1.20pm (Details: Peter Wintgens)



Special Services, Events & Meetings

Saturday       9.00am till 12.00pm – Spring Clean in Church

Saturday       The Wedding of James Hocking and Bethan Staley at 3pm



Sunday 20th March: Palm Sunday

8.30am          Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

9.30am          Lent Bible Study Group (Details: Peter Wintgens)

11.00am      Palm Sunday Parish Eucharist with Procession of Palms and Dramatic Reading of the Passion

6.30pm      A Service of Words and Music for Holy Week and Easter. The Choir of St. Mary’s performs Mozart Requiem





  1. The Admission of Children to Holy Communion: First Communion classes begin on 20th March, and will take place in the Sunday service at 11am, alongside Junior Church. Details from Asi Munisi (07462 655 043 or [email protected])


  1. Annual Spring Clean: Please join us in helping to prepare our wonderful church for Holy Week and the year ahead. Do sign up for a job and help to dust, clean or polish at any time between 9.00am and 12.00pm on Saturday 19th March. There is a sign-up sheet at the back – all help is most welcome!


  1. Sunday Evenings in Lent: Stations of the Cross. Come and try something new for St Mary’s: Stations of the Cross is a devotional pilgrimage around the church, focusing on the events of the Passion of Christ. Each service will begin at 6.30pm and last about 45 minutes. This replaces Evening Prayer.


  1. Palm Sunday: Mozart Requiem: St Mary’s Choir, soloists and an orchestra perform Mozart’s Requiem as an introduction to Holy Week at 6.30pm on Sunday 20th March. Free with retiring collection.


  1. Good Friday Children’s Workshop & Worship: We will be holding a workshop for children aged 4 and up in the crypt. It will include painting an altar frontal for display in the Church on Easter Sunday and preparing a movement piece   for Easter Sunday under the theme ‘Forgive them Father’.  Drinks and snacks will be provided and we’ll also be making hot cross buns. The workshop begins at 10am, finishing at 12pm with worship. Register with Asi (see 1 above).


  1. Electoral Roll & Congregational List: March is the time when we update our church membership list,   known as the Electoral Roll. If you have joined St Mary’s in the past year, and consider it your spiritual home, please fill out an Electoral Roll form available at the back and place it in the labelled box. If you’re on the Roll already you don’t need to do anything unless your details            have changed. This year we are also updating our Congregational List, which we make available to those who wish to be included in this contact directory. If you are not on the current one and would like to go on the update, please   take a form from the rack above the hymn books and fill it in with information you would like us to use. NB Your E-mail address is especially useful on the     list. If your details have changed recently, or your current entry is incorrect in any way, please tell Sunny in the Parish Office.




For Your Prayers


Prayer for the Week:

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you,

because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

Holy God, holy and strong, holy and immortal, have mercy upon us.

We glory in your cross, O Lord, and praise and glorify your holy resurrection:

for by virtue of the cross joy has come to the whole world.


Daily Bible Reading


Monday         John 8: 1 – 11

Tuesday         John 8: 21 – 30

Wednesday  John 8: 31 – 42

Thursday       John 8: 51 – end

Friday             John 10: 31 – end

Saturday       Matthew 1: 18 – end



Next Sunday’s Readings:          

Isaiah 50: 4 – 9a; Philippians 2: 6 – 11; Luke 19: 28 – 40;



For the Church and the World

  • That we may come close to the crucified Saviour in Passiontide;
  • For all those in desperate conditions at Europe’s borders and in refugee camps;
  • For those who work in hospices and in palliative care;
  • For all those to be married at St Mary’s this year;
  • For those preparing to be baptised or confirmed at Easter.


For those who have asked for our prayers

Andrew Lee, Billy Garrett, Sue Feasey, Theresa Geldart, Tom Price, Liz McMurthy, Junior Payton, Laurence, Kirstie Moore, Jean Hester, Paul Page, Helena Winters, Diana Standring, Charlie Standring, William Raynor, Theodoros Droushiotis, Tony Sheppard, Christine Sheppard, Piers Hansen, Stephanie Catherine Baldwin and John Paton


Those Who Have Died Recently, Their Families and Friends:

Rosemarie Peters, Michael Wimshurst, Tish Ramsay, James Marriot, Reg Logan, Catherine Hamer and John Murray