Notices 16th September 2018

The Week Ahead at St Mary’s

Monday 17th September

Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Memorial Service for the late Peter Blumer at 3.30pm

Office Hour for Booking Baptisms and Weddings at 6.30pm

Bellringing at 7.45pm


Tuesday 18th September

Holy Communion at 8.30am


Wednesday 19th September

Leading Intercessions Training at 6.15pm in church

Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm


Thursday 20th September

Holy Communion at 12.30pm


Next Sunday              Harvest Thanksgiving


8.30am          Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am       Parish Harvest Eucharist

                        Donations of food and provisions for the work of Wandsworth Food Bank will be taken at both morning services

6.00pm         Choral Evensong sung by St Mary’s Choir

                        Setting: Stanford in C; Anthem: O, for a closer walk with God (Stanford)


Study and Home Groups at St Mary’s


Sunday Morning Group             9.30am in the Crypt (led by David & Evalyn)

Tuesday Home Group                 8pm at a parishioners home (led by group members)

Thursday Study Group               1.20pm on Thursdays in the Vestry (led by Leslie)


Please enquire of the clergy or the Parish Office for more details.

These groups welcome new members


Prayer Requests


Individuals in Need: Oliver, Hubert Maxwell (Snr), Sue Reeve, Jodie and James, Clive Moir, Sheila Lewis, Olwin Vaughan and Mason Fox.


The Departed & their Families:Chuck Blankenship, Audrey Surtees, Fred, Audrey Petts, Treasure Swasbrook, Peter Blumer, Patric Lethaby , Jean Polwarth, Christina Tirraoro, Cicilya, Colin Aimery and Diana Vere Sherwood.


Give Thanks For: Summer in the Square, for all who came and all who took part

The flowers this week have been donated in loving memory of Peter Blumer by his family


A Public Meeting on Community Organising and the Common Good: As Revd. Aaron Kennedy takes up the reigns of our work promoting St Mary’s mission in and with our local community, he warmly invites anyone interested in finding out more about the approach of Community Organising as a way of developing this work. A special community meeting is being held in church on Tuesday 25thSeptember at 7pm. Everyone is very welcome, irrespective of faith.


FaithWorks 18: Hymns & Pimm’s on Sunday 30thSeptember at 11am:

Please take an invitation card and invite your friends to come sing popular hymns followed by a glass of Pimm’s in this special service. This is a special fundraiser for two charities – the ESOL Programme (English for Speakers of Other Language) at the Katherine Low Settlement, and Over the Wall, a Charity that provides life-changing activity camps for children, teenagers and families living with serious health challenges.


The service will include popular hymns chosen by members of St Mary’s. If you have a favourite hymn that has helped you on your faith journey or at a particular moment in your life – and would be willing to be interviewed briefly in the service by Aaron or Simon or say a few words about the reason for your choice– please contact Simon or Morven MacDonald ([email protected]) in the coming weeks as they put the service together. Please also contact Morven to offer help in serving drinks and nibbles after the service.


FaithWorks 18: Sacred Heart Mission: We shall be joining in with events planned for the 125thAnniversary of our Catholic neighbours, including their Parish Mission from 8th– 14thOctober. Those involved in specific areas of ministry at St Mary’s will be invited to particular events, although of course everything is open to all. More details soon.


Admission of Children to Holy Communion: Classes will begin in early October. If you have a child who is 7 or older, who is keen to be admitted to Communion with your support, please contact Simon or Cal Alphonse ([email protected]) as soon as possible. Admission Service date: Sunday 25thNovember at 11am.


St Mary’s is a long-standing supporter of theKatherine Low Settlement in Battersea High Street. They are having their popular showcase AGM & party on Wednesday 3rdOctober at 7pm and we are warmly invited.


Leading Intercessions: to find out about how to lead the prayers at the 11am service, with no commitment to agree to do so(!), Simon is holding a training session in church at 6.15pm – 7.30pm this Wednesday. Come along and join a few others who are going to have a go. It’s not as daunting once you know what’s involved!