Notices 16th October 2016

This Week at St Mary’s


The Office is open Monday till Friday 9am to 12.30pm



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 Michael Bailey)

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

Sunday at 9.30am (Contact: Colin Wimsett)


This Week at St Mary’s

Monday                     Office Hour for Booking Weddings & Baptisms at 6.30pm

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Pastoral Care Induction meeting in Church at 8.00pm

Wednesday              Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm




NEXT SUNDAY:    23rd October

(The Last Sunday after Trinity)

8.30am         Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am       Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

6.30pm         Choral Evensong led by St Mary’s Choir


This Week’s Notices


Flowers this Sunday The flowers this week have been donated by Carol and Geoffrey Brindle in celebration of their wedding anniversary.


Pastoral Care Induction: There is a special training and induction evening in church tomorrow evening at 8pm for all those who have already come forward to offer help in our ministry of care in various ways. Feel free to come along if you would like to find out more.


Hallowmas Party for Children: There will be a special All Saints’ Tide/Hallowe’en party for children on Sunday 30th 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.


Sunday Morning Bible Study Group: During October and November the Sunday morning group are reflecting on some chosen Psalms. You are welcome to join the group for these reflections and discussions. The group meets in the church Crypt at 9.30am on Sundays (except 23/10 & 30/10). Anyone is welcome for the whole series or just one week to give it a try! Contact Colin: [email protected]


Everyone Campaign 2016: Our annual review of our financial stewardship begins next week. Please note that Pledge Sunday (when we are invited to return our financial giving pledges for the year ahead) will be on Sunday 20th November.


Remembrance Sunday/Annual Memorial Service: Both of these services are on Sunday 13th November. As usual the Remembrance Sunday service begins at 10.45am, 15 minutes earlier than usual. If you would like us to remember anyone who has died in the past year or so in our annual memorial service, please add their name to the list on the back noticeboard. The Annual Memorial Service will be at 3.00pm and will be Choral Evensong.


Grande Messe des Morts: The tickets for this concert are now available for collection from Sue Lucas after church. In the end the price was slightly higher (£27.20) but in a better position in the side stalls. They will also be available for collection (only with payment please) during the week in the Parish Office.


St Mary’s Advent Fair: Preparations are now underway for our first Advent Fair on Sunday 27th November between 2 and 5 pm. If you would like to get involved please speak to Carol Bailey ([email protected]) or Matthew and Kate Guest ([email protected]).


Wandsworth Food Bank: Many thanks to those who brought harvest gifts last week. Don’t forget you can donate to the food bank in the green basket at the back of church at any time.


For Your Prayers


Prayer for the Week:

Teach us, good Lord, to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to count the cost; to fight and not to heed the wounds; to toil and not to seek for rest; to labour and not to ask for any reward, save that of knowing that we do your will. Amen.


Ignatius of Loyola
Daily Bible Reading

Monday         Luke 12: 13 – 21

Tuesday         Luke 10: 1 – 9

Wednesday  Luke 12: 39 – 48

Thursday       Luke 12: 49 – 53

Friday             Luke 12: 54 – end

Saturday       Luke 13: 1 – 9




Next Sunday’s Readings:

Jeremiah 14: 7 – 10, 19 – 22; Psalm 84: 1 – 17; 2 Timothy 4: 6 – 8, 16 – 18;

Luke 18: 9 – 14


For the Church and the World

  • For the US Presidential Election, now in its final weeks;
  • For Aleppo;
  • For our ministry of care and those who have volunteers to join in that work;
  • For those preparing for baptism and confirmation: Kate, Lily Catherine, Gordon and Jinwen.


For those who have asked for our prayers:

Emma Belak, Ingrid Spatt, Penny & Robert Law, Anne & Les Cheeseman, John Bevan, Lloyda Maxwell, Dennis Brindle, Nuala & Dats Family, Christopher Fremantle, Paul Page, Desmond Tutu, Sareeta, Louise Diggle, Emily, Beryl and Daisy Campbell

Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Lucy Hughes, Brigid Danae Wilkins, Nancy, Ralph, Michael Philips, Theresa Geldart and Michael Grainger