Notices 15th January 2017

This Week At St Mary’s


Monday                     Morning Prayer at 8.30am

                                    Requiem Eucharist for the late Winifred Stone, OBE at 1.00pm

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Tuesday                     Holy Communion at 8.30am

Wednesday              Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm

Thursday                   Holy Communion at 12.30pm

Friday                         Funeral for the late Patricia Benge at 1.00pm

Saturday                   Parochial Church Council Meeting at Sacred Heart RC at 9.30am

                                    Memorial Service for the late Kate Bishop at 2.30pm (with tea)


Emma Belak: Many members will have heard of the sad death of Emma on Tuesday morning, after a renewed battle with cancer, aged 60. She was a lovely, faithful, servant of God, who lived life fully and embraced her death in faith and confidence in God. Emma’s funeral service will be in church on Tuesday 24th January at 1.00pm, followed by cremation at Putney Vale at 4.00pm. There is reception after the service; if you would be willing to help please contact Debbie Apostolides ([email protected]).


Next Sunday : Third Sunday of Epiphany


8.30am               Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am             Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

                           Cayden Asante and Lara Lotery will be baptised.

3.00pm               Winter Recital

6.00pm               Evening Prayer & Meditation


Please Pray For…


Those who have asked for our prayers:

Ingrid Spatt, Penny & Robert Law, Margaret Chlipalsta, Kitty Miller, Romie Mc Gillivary Povey, Rowena Libson, Pearl Yarde, Alan Broadhead, Valerie Coughlin, Sareeta, Liz McMurthy, Vic Leach, Helene Bernard and Ted Jenkins


Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Winifred Stone, Patrick Jenkin, Patricia Benge, Emma Belak.


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         Hebrews 5: 1 – 10

Tuesday         Hebrews 6: 10 – end

Wednesday  Hebrews 7: 1 – 3, 15 – 17

Thursday       Hebrews 7: 25 – 8: 6

Friday             Hebrews 8: 6 – end

Saturday       Hebrews 9: 2 – 3, 20 – 21




Next Sunday’s Readings Isaiah 9: 1 – 4; 1 Corinthians 1: 10 – 18; Matthew 4: 12 – 23;



Please note that our evening service time is now 6.00pm.


Winter Recital Series: This begins next Sunday and will run until the end of February. Concerts are at 3pm every Sunday afternoon and are free. If you can help serve refreshments please speak to Tyrone Whiting after the service.


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


A St Mary’s Sewing Club is provisionally starting on Tuesday 17th January at 10.30am-12.00pm for knitting and sewing. It’s a get together for anyone to drop by in church and you are most welcome. Please bring your own materials. Beginners are very welcome. We will provide tea and biscuits. The day may change in the future depending on feedback. Susanna Williams  07811406080.


Next Parish Lunch: There will be a lunch after the 11am service on Sunday 29th January, prepared by the Sunday Morning Study Group. If another group would like to arrange a Parish Lunch in the coming months, please contact a Church Warden.


Welcomers: Carol Bailey has now begun to draft a new-look rota for welcomers on Sunday mornings and we realise that we urgently need some new volunteers to take part in welcoming people to church. This is a very important ministry and we are keen to find some people able to offer a friendly greeting and help to first time worhsippers or visitors. Please speak to Carol ([email protected]), Simon or Colin to find out more. New & Old Welcomers Please Note: there will be a very important Welcomers’ Evening Meeting on Tuesday 31st January in Church, from 7.30pm to Please come!


Junior Church Leaders’ Training: The date is Monday 6th February at 7.30pm: Church


Lent Book 2017: St Mary’s Lent Book this year will be Dethroning Mammon by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. It is both a study book and a work book on the relationship between our faith and money. If you would like us to order a copy for you, please sign up at the back of church.


Battersea Deanery Synod Open Meeting on Refugees: The next Synod is an Open Meeting where the speaker will be Samantha Palmer, a lawyer working with Safe Passage UK, who has been helping try to reunite children from the Jungle Camp in Calais with their families. Thursday 23rd February, 7.30pm – 9pm. Venue tbc.


The Church Council meets on Saturday. Three items are on the agenda: the idea of introducing a ministry of healing and wholeness into services; an initial conversation about holding a Parish Mission with Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in 2018; and an exploratory conversation about replacing the pews in church with chairs (the PCC wanted to consider this last matter as part of the Mission Action Plan).