Notices 15th May 2016

This Week at St Mary’s

The Office is closed on Monday and open from Tuesday till Friday 9am to 12.30pm

Simon is on holiday from Thursday and returns on Wednesday 1st June




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

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

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Tuesday                     Simon unavailable attending Archbishops’ Council

Wednesday              Informal Staff Team Meeting at 9.15am

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm


Sunday 22nd May: Christian Aid Sunday (Trinity Sunday)

8.30am      Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

                       Followed by a Christian Aid Breakfast

                      Speakers: Alison Wintgens & Cal Alphonse

11.00am    Parish Eucharist for Christian Aid Sunday

                     with Junior Church

                      Speakers: Alison Wintgens & Cal Alphonse

6.30pm      Choral Evensong led by St Mary’s Choir

                        Setting: Stanford in C

                        Anthem: Hymn to the Trinity (Tchaikovsky)



The Queen’s 90th Birthday: There will be a special Choral Evensong service giving thanks for Her Majesty’s long life on Sunday 12th June at 6.30pm.


This Week’s Notices


St Mary’s Family & Children’s Minister: The PCC decided at its meeting this week that, having invested for three years in a full-time Family and Children’s Minister, it would be ending this post when Asi Munisi’s contract comes to an end in mid-September. Regrettably, the cost of such a post (£90,000 over the three years) makes it difficult to sustain at the moment. Simon has written to all the Junior Church parents expressing our gratitude to Asi for her work over the past three years and expressing the PCC’s commitment to ensuring that we continue to serve our children and families as well as we possibly can. More details soon, including details of how we shall say goodbye and thank you to Asi in September.


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!


Christian Aid Week – Cake Sale Sunday 22nd May 2016: This year the Away Giving Group are concentrating our giving to good causes on supporting more fully Christian Aid Week, 15th – 21st May. Please bring cakes / biscuits/ savouries wrapped and priced for sale in aid of Christian Aid Week on Sunday 22nd May 2016. Please sign up on sheet at back of church or contact Carol Brindle (020 7585 2438).


Christian Aid Breakfast: This will be immediately after the 8.30am service next Sunday. The speakers at both morning services will be Alison Wintgens and Cal Alphonse.


Christian Aid Sponsorship: On Sunday 22nd May I will be joining others in the annual Circle the City to raise money for Christian Aid.  This is a 10km walk around some of the City of London churches.  Please sponsor me online at or sign up on my sponsorship form.  Thank you, Hatta Hodson.


Sunday Morning Study Group: The Sunday Morning Group will be following a six-week course on the Lord’s Prayer starting on Sunday 5th June. The course is part of the Church of England’s Pilgrim Course designed to deepen and strengthen our relationship with God. This course is also very suitable as a stand-alone exploration of how Jesus taught us to pray.  Everyone is welcome to join this course on Sunday mornings between 9.30 and 10.45am in the Crypt. There is a sign up form at the back of the church or contact Colin Wimsett for further information.


Sound System & WiFi: The Church Council decided this week to use the bequest of Rose Shaw to replace the sound system and to provide the Church and Crypt with permanent fibre broadband wifi. Both should be installed by the end of June.


For Your Prayers


Prayer for the Week:

God who dwells in temple and heart,

when we are rushing round anxiously without you,

when we forget to seek you in the obvious place,

still us; sit us down in your presence,

amaze us with your wisdom

and show us where our true focus should really be –

on Jesus Christ your son, our Lord. Amen.


Daily Bible Reading

Monday         Mark 9: 14 – 29

Tuesday         Mark 9: 30 – 37

Wednesday  Mark 9: 38 – 40

Thursday       Mark 9: 41 – 50

Friday             Mark 10: 1 – 12

Saturday       Mark 10: 13 – 16


Next Sunday’s Readings:

Proverbs 8: 1 – 4, 22 – 31; Romans 5: 1 – 5; John 16: 12 – 15


For the Church and the World

  • For openness to what new things the Holy Spirit is leading us into;
  • For Sadiq Khan, new Mayor of London;
  • For our ongoing ministry to Children and Families;
  • For Simon, our Vicar, as he takes a period of holiday


For those who have asked for our prayers:

Billy Garrett, Sue Feasey, Junior Payton, William Raynor, Clive Moir, Emma Belak, John Paton, Ingrid Spatt, Flo Toms, Rosemarie Davidson, Nathanael Sonoda & his wife, Hagar’s Mum & Hagar, Mary Enright, David Beales, Sylvia Fraser, Maddie Osborn, Alexandra & Jessamy & Daisey Riley, Nico Springman, Valerie Coughlyn and Liz McMurthy


Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Sheila Crawford, Simon Riley, Wendy Lanyon, Rosa and Les Duck