Notices 16th July 2017

This Week At St Mary’s 

Monday         Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Funeral Service for the late Adrian Fierz at 2.30pm

Tuesday         Holy Communion at 8.30am

Sewing Club with Open Church at 10.30am till 12.00pm

PCC Standing Committee meets at 7pm

Parochial Church Council meets at 8pm

Wednesday  Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Thursday       Holy Communion at 12.30pm


Home Groups (The Parish Office has Contact Details)

Tuesday at 8.00pm (Contact: Colin Wimsett)

Thursday at 1.30pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt)

Sunday at 9.30am (Contact: Colin Wimsett)


Next Sunday 23rd July: Sixth Sunday After Trinity

8.30am      Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

              Venerable John Kiddle, Archdeacon of Wandsworth

11.00am    Parish Eucharist and Junior Church

6.30 pm     Evening Prayer with Hymns


Please Pray For…

Those who have asked for our prayers:

Ingrid Spatt, Jim Stewart, Grenfell Tower Community, Jenny Thomasson, Treasure Swasbrook, Chloe Hutchinson Nathanael Sonota & Wife, Alan Broahead, The Doyle Family, Carmeta Jackson, Christina Tiraoro and Grace Hyde


Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

John Hughes, Billy Ingles, Graham Bradbury, Grenfell Tower Residents, Martin Hüneke, Hilda Cooles, Carl Spatt, Freda Wood, Mary Bowdery , Livine Doyle, Ron Fuller, Adrian Fierz and Bernard “Tiny” Hester


Bible Reading Suggestions

Monday         Exodus 1: 8 – 14, 22

Tuesday         Exodus 2: 1 – 15

Wednesday  Exodus 3: 1 – 6, 9 – 12

Thursday       Exodus 3: 13 – 20

Friday             Exodus 11: 10 – 12: 14

Saturday       Song of Sol. 3: 1 – 4


Next Sunday’s Readings: Wisdom 12: 13, 16 – 19; Psalm 86: 11 – end; Romans 8: 12 – 25; Matthew 13: 24 – 30, 36 – 42



Tonight at 6.00pm

Evening Prayer and Meditation

A quiet service of prayer and Scripture readings before starting the activity of the following week


Summer Recitals: Our series of free Summer Recitals is almost upon us and will begin next Sunday afternoon at 3pm, with a welcome return from Ralph Williams (Counter-Tenor), a Choral Scholar at Blackburn Cathedral and former Choral Scholar at St Mary’s. Details will be available very soon.


St Mary’s Fair: This year’s Show and Fete will take place on Saturday 16th September between 12 and 4 pm. We are now ready to start collecting items for the stalls. We are looking for bottles, gifts, books, toys and bric-a-brac in good condition. Please bring your items to the gallery. No Electrical items! Also please sign up at the sheet at the back to help on a stall’.

We are holding a children’s art competition on Saturday 16th September and are keen to get posters and flyers out to as many local schools as possible. The theme of the competition is ‘My view of Battersea.’  If you have contacts at local schools please take some posters and flyers today. They are at the back of church.


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.


Summer Sunday Sermons: Would you like a sermon on a special topic, a theological issue, and ethical question or a particular passage of the bible? Please feel free to fill in the enclosed sheet and put your request in the box at the back of church. We will have sermons on some of these requests in the late July/early August period.


Junior Church Over the Summer: We try and give our wonderful Junior Church leaders some time off over the summer while still running a ‘light touch’ Sunday morning group for children. If you can help lead a group for a Sunday from 6th August to the end of August, please contact Cal Alphonse [email protected] or sign up at the back of the church


A Message from the Vicar: This summer I will have been Vicar at St Mary’s for six years and, to my shame, I don’t feel I know some members of St Mary’s as well as I could. In the quieter summer weeks, I would welcome opportunities to visit/have coffee/share a drink with those of you who feel you don’t know me well enough. Feel free to invite me and I will happily make spending time with you a priority. Simon

Confirmation 2017: Although our Confirmation Service is not until November, Simon would be glad to hear of anyone interested in being confirmed by the end of July.