Notices 15th October 2017

This Week At St Mary’s

Canon Simon Butler is on holiday till 21st October 2017


Monday                     Meadbank Service at 2.30pm

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Tuesday                     Holy Communion with Reserved Sacrament at 8.30am

Wednesday              Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm

Thursday                   Holy Communion at 12.30pm

Deanery Synod at 7.30pm at St. Michael’s Battersea, Cobham Close


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 22nd October: Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity

8.30am               Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am             Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

6.00pm               Choral Evensong


Please Pray For…

Those who have asked for our prayers:

Rowena I., Sally, Michelle Wiiliams, Theodor Prazak, Andrew Lee, Pearl Barnes, Daisy & Louis Campbell, Clive Moir, Ed Beddington, Ingrid Spatt, Roland Whitby, David Moore, Paul Muller, Allan Scott, Thomas George & Victoria Maria, Pearl Yarde, Sareeta, Grenfell Tower Fire Residents and Chloe Hutchinson



Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Paul Greenhalgh, Les, Julia Norveil, Stephan Papuc, Nathanael Sonoda, Regnald Logan, Manuela Sykes, Jim Maddan, Henry Oldfield, Arabella, Stanislav, Joy Nelson, Janet Frazer, Alison Louise, Grace Hyde, Beth Buchan and Phyllis Green


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         Romans 1: 1 – 7

Tuesday         Romans 1: 16 – 25

Wednesday  Isaiah 35: 3 – 6

Thursday       Romans 3: 21 – 30

Friday             Romans 4: 1 – 8

Saturday       Romans 4: 13, 16 – 18

Next Sunday’s Readings: Isaiah 45: 1 – 7; 1 Thessalonians 1: 1 – 10;  Matthew 22: 15 – 22;


Flowers this Sunday have been provided by Geoff and Carol Brindle to celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary. After the 11am Service Geoff and Carol Brindle are celebrating with music, champagne and cupcakes. All are welcome!


A very warm welcome today to Revd Canon Norman Boakes, Archdeacons’ National Training Officer, who is celebrating the 8.30am and 11am service with us today.


Consultation on Pews & Chairs: If you would like to take part in this consultation, please have a look at the display at the side of the church and return your feedback form by the end of October.


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 19th November this year.


Advent Fair: This will take place on Sunday 3rd December from 2pm to 5.30pm


Children’s Society Christmas cards and new boxes will be launched on Sunday 29th October at the end of the morning service with a tribute to the late Winfred Stone, first and only female chief executive of the Children’s Society in the 1980s. Further details from Libby Bradshaw 07956 655 037 or [email protected]


Hallowmas Party for Children: There will be a special All Saints’ Tide/Hallowe’en party for children on Sunday 29th October between 4pm and 6pm in church. Please come dressed as super heroes and be ready to have some fun! Details: Cal Alphonse ([email protected]). Please see the poster at the back.


29th October at 11am

A Service of Thanksgiving for the 500th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Reformation

The Reformation was a watershed in the religious, cultural and political life of the world, especially in Europe.

St Mary’s will be marking this moment of thanksgiving and prayer with a special service on Sunday 29th October at 11am.

During the service we shall sing great Lutheran hymns, the choir will sing the setting of the Eucharist by John Merbecke (the first mass setting in English) and we will reflect together on the meaning of Reformation and pray for the unity of the whole church, Protestant, Anglican and Roman Catholic.

Please invite your friends to join us for this special service.


Dates for Your Diary


Thursday 19th October                            Battersea Deanery Synod at 7.30pm at St.Michael’s Church, Cobham Close, Battersea  SW11 6SP

Sunday 29th October                                Reformation 500: A Service of Thanksgiving for the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation at 11am

Sunday 5th November                             Battersea Deanery Confirmation at 4pm

Sunday 12th November                           Remembrance Sunday Service at 10.45am

                                                                        Annual Memorial Service at 6pm (Evensong)

Tuesday 14th November                         PCC Meeting

Saturday 2nd December                          Advent Children’s Workshop Morning with  Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church

Sunday 3rd December                              Advent Fair from 2pm to 5.30pm

                                                                        Advent Sunday: Advent Carols at 6pm

Sunday 10th December                            Christingle Service at 4pm

Sunday 17th December                            Parish Carol Service at 6pm

Sunday 24th December                            ‘Blue Christmas’ Eucharist at 11am