Notices 14th May 2017

This Week At St Mary’s



Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm


Holy Communion at 8.30am

Sewing Club at 10.30am till 12.00pm


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 (Contact: Colin Wimsett)

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

Sunday at 9.30am (Contact: Colin Wimsett)


Next Sunday 21st May: Sixth Sunday of Easter

8.30am                      Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am                   Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

6.00pm                      Evening Prayer & Meditation


Please Pray For…


Those who have asked for our prayers:

Penny Law, Tom Gilbert, Sheila Lewis, Jim Stewart & Family, John Hughes, Sarah Johnson, Sareeta Jordan, Liz McMurthy, Tam McFarlane & Family, Alison Combe & Family, Ingrid Spatt and Carl Spatt


Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Lore Berg, Nathan David, Michael Perham, Carol Owen, Mary Battle, Isaac Abako – Lewis, Queen Mother Mamaga, Ethel Kionaris, Matt Teather and Jonathan Dignam


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         Acts 14: 5 – 18

Tuesday         Acts 14: 19 – end

Wednesday  Acts 15: 1 – 6

Thursday       Acts 15: 7 – 21

Friday             Acts 15: 22 – 3

Saturday       Acts 16: 1 – 10




Next Sunday’s Readings:

Acts 17: 22 – 31; Psalm 66: 7 – 18; 1 Peter 3: 13 – 22; John 14: 15 – 21



Church Open to Visitors: If you can help keep the church open during the Summer, please sign up at the back of church. There are two, two-hour slots each Sunday afternoon. No local history knowledge required.


Godly Play: Our Junior Church Leaders are having an Introductory Day & Extended Skills Workshop for this new approach to Christian education with children. It’s on Saturday 17th June. There are still a few (free) places if anyone would like to join us. Please have a word with Simon in the first instance. It promises to be very rewarding.


Kingston Episcopal Area Lay Conference: I am delighted to invite all members of congregations in Kingston Episcopal Area to our 2017 Lay Conference on 17 June 2017, starting at 9.15pm for 9.30pm and ending at 2pm. The event is at St Cecilia’s School, Sutherland Grove, London SW18 5JR and there will be something for everyone who is interested in deepening their own Christian life and supporting the work of their church. The full programme will be available after Easter on the online booking website (see below) and tickets include a hot buffet lunch. The price is £15 each or £10 each for members of groups of five or more. If you have any queries do contact Romana Nelson, [email protected]. I hope very much to see you there. +Richard Dr Richard Cheetham, Bishop of Kingston.

To book:


Journeying Together: Setting Out. St Mary’s is planning a new pattern of growth opportunities based on short sets of courses designed for various groups in the church. We’re calling it Journeying Together and the first set, called Setting Out, is designed for those new to St Mary’s and those exploring the Christian faith, possibly with a view to Confirmation later in the year. Journeying Together: Setting Out will run over three Tuesdays, 20th, 27th June and 4th July, from 7.30pm to 9.15pm, and will include an evening meal. It will be led by Simon Butler and Colin Wimsett. To book: or email.


Admission of Children to Holy Communion: If your child aged 7 or over wishes to be prepared to receive Holy Communion, and you are content for them to be admitted, please contact Simon as soon as possible. The course is on Tuesdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm from 6th June – 11th July, with the admission service at 11am on 16th July.


Thank you: Richard Wilkinson has generously donated 10 rosemary bushes which have been planted below the drive wall as you enter the churchyard main gates.


John Hughes: there is more positive news to report on John’s condition, which has proved to be treatable. Please continue to pray for him, thanking God for this news.