This Week at St Mary’s
The Office is open from 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 Peter Wintgens)
Thursday at 1.20pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt)
Sunday at 9.30am (Contact: Colin Wimsett)
3rd Sunday/month [email protected]’s Group at 7.15pm (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
Wednesday Ministry Team Meeting at 9.15am
Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm
Sunday 24th April: Fifth Sunday of Easter
8.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Language)
11.00am Parish Eucharist with Junior Church and Annual Vestry and Parochial Church Meetings
Followed by a bring-and-share parish lunch. Please bring finger food.
6.30pm Festival Choral Evensong for St Mark’s Day
(Led by St Mary’s Choral Scholars)
THIS WEEK’S NOTICES
- Congregational List: This is our address book and contact directory. If you would like to be able to keep in touch with one another – and would like others to be able to contact you, please fill out a form at the back.
- St Mary’s Annual Parochial Church Meeting: the APCM is next Sunday. The Vicar will give his reflections on the past year during the 11am service and the formal meeting will take place at the end of the service. This is an important moment of celebration and decision-making (the main item will be a presentation on the forthcoming Moorings Project) and it is great if many of us can attend. There will then be a bring-and-share Parish Lunch. Please take the agenda from the back of church.
- Serving on the Parochial Church Council: We always need enthusiastic leaders to serve St Mary’s on the PCC. This year there are five places to fill and we will particularly welcome members of minority ethnic communities, younger church members and men to stand. Nomination forms on the back noticeboard.
- Christian Aid Week: This year the Away Giving Group has decided to try something new. Rather than having a series of nominated charities, the Group have decided to concentrate our giving to good causes on supporting more fully Christian Aid Week, 15-21st May. There will be a special focus on Christian Aid on Trinity Sunday, 22nd May. More details soon.
- St Mary’s Fair: This year’s fair will take place on Saturday 17th September. Please can you start thinking about which stall you can help with? Speak to Debbie Apostolides if you would like to help with the overall organisation too. All offers of help very gratefully received! [email protected]
- Flowers this Sunday have been given by Alison & Rev. Peter Wintgens to celebrate their wedding anniversary.
- Bequest: St Mary’s has recently received a bequest of just under £12,000 from the estate of the late Rose Shaw, who worshipped and served here for many years. Bequests of this size offer a chance to do something specific and, after conversation with the Wardens, Simon is making enquiries about making some improvements to the church sound system which, as many of you know, is showing some signs of age. Please do remember St Mary’s when you come to make your own wills.
For Your Prayers
Prayer for the Week:
Jesus, Good Shepherd, you tend your flock unceasingly and know our every need. May your rod and your staff always comfort and protect us and guide us through all the troubles of this life. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Monday John 10: 1 – 10
Tuesday John 10: 22 – 30
Wednesday John 12: 44 – end
Thursday John 13: 16 – 20
Friday John 14: 1 – 6
Saturday John 15: 18 – 21
Next Sunday’s Readings:
Acts 11: 1 – 18; Revelation 21: 1 – 6; John 13: 31 – 35;
For the Church and the World
- For all those standing in the London Mayoral and Assembly elections.
- For plans and preparations for our Annual Meetings next week.
- For the people of Nigeria, facing the threat of Boko Haram.
- For those who run businesses in our parish.
- For Thomas’s Battersea, returning to school this week.
For those who have asked for our prayers
Billy Garrett, Sue Feasey, Junior Payton, William Raynor, Clive Moir, Theresa Nwosu, Sylvia, Valerie Coughlin, Liz McMurghty, Mark Holmes, Emma Belak, Micaki Dixon, Paul Kennington & Family, John Paton, Kate Bishop, Hilda Cooles, Tiny Hester and Ingrid Spatt
Those Who Have Died Recently, Their Families and Friends:
John Kennington, Shadan Finnagan, Sheila Crawford, Camilla Litser, Steve Parkins, Ethel MacArthur, Linnett Dixon, Cannute Jackson, Alfonso Wilson, Jean Hester, Olive Bingham. Chris Willmott, Lillian Dickenson and Petura Francis