This Week At St Mary’s
Canon Simon Butler unavailable until 24thJune
Morning Prayer at 8.30am
Holy Communion (Reserved Sacrament) at 8.30am
Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm
Holy Communion (Reserved Sacrament) at 12.30pm
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 (Contact: Evalyn Lee and David Britten)
Next Sunday 24thJune: The Feast of the Birth of John the Baptist
8.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Language)
11.00am Festival Parish Eucharist
Victoria: O Quam Gloriosum; de Severac: Tantum ergo
6.00pm Choral Evensong
Setting: Herbert Sumsion in A
Anthem: O praise the Lord (Adrian Batten)
Please Pray For…
Those who have asked for our prayers:
Brian Worley, The Woodburn Family, Sue Reeves, Christina, Valery Potter, Teresa Gale Foster, Arthur Bradbury, Mavis Byzantine, Rebecca, Shelley, Colin Pinnell, Diana Goodwin, Dennis Brindle, Ted Jenkins and John Smith.
Those who have died recently, their families and friends:
Franklin Foster & Edel O’Brien, Sushilla Padfield, Evelyn Blake and Tabitha
Bible Reading Suggestions
Monday: Matthew 5:38-42
Tuesday: Matthew 5:43-end
Wednesday: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
Thursday: Matthew 6:7-15
Friday: John 12:24-26 (St Alban)
Saturday: Matthew 25:1-1
Next Sunday’s Readings: Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:71-3; Galatians 3:23-29;Luke 1:57-66, 80
This Week’s Notices
Please note: the deadline for notices is now 1pm on Wednesday.
Simon on holiday: please note that while our Vicar will be on holiday enquiries in that time should be directed to the Parish Office or the Church Wardens.
FaithWorks 18: Ecumenical Pilgrimage Walkaround London’s sites of Christian martyrdom will now be on Saturday 30thJune (from 10am to 4pm). To join in please now email Simon directly ([email protected])
FaithWorks 18: Summer in the Square: Plans are very much taking shape now for this big event on September 15th. We are urgently looking for someone to coordinate publicity and PR – this is really important at this stage– and for someone to lead on drawing together activities for children. Please contact Jazz Wilson ([email protected]) or Simon as soon as possible. Thank you.
Welcome to Aaron & Grace Kennedy: Aaron and Grace moved into 298 Trinity Road SW18 this week. Feel free to drop in or to send them a welcome card.
News of Diana Goodwin: Diana has move to Wimbledon Beaumont Care Home this week, 35 Arterberry Rd, Wimbledon, London SW20 8AG. Visitors are most welcome.
Revd. Aaron Kennedy will be licensed as Associate Vicar for Community Development and Mission by the Bishop of Kingston on Sunday 1stJuly at 11am. This will also be the occasion of Simon’s Silver Jubilee of Ordination as a Priestand so it will be a double celebration. Both clergy will be inviting guests so there will be a bubbly in the Churchyard afterwards and a Bring and Share Parish Picnic Lunch. Please sign up at the back to bring some food (plus a bit extra for guests please!) and remember to bring a blanket or a garden chair! If you can assist in serving drinks or washing up please let Debbie Apostolides know.
Intercessions: We are about to say goodbye to Diana Nelson, who has been an outstanding leader of our intercessions for a number of years. Diana is retiring to Northumberland. If you would be interested in leading the prayers at 11am services – it’s not as daunting as you might think – please have a word with Simon as soon as possible. Our team is a little small now! Thank you.
Junior Church: The usual summer break for our wonderful Junior Church leaders will begin on Sunday 29thJuly until they return on 9thSeptember. If you would be willing to offer a Sunday where you might be able to offer a ‘light touch’ Junior Church session with others, please sign up at the back of the church as soon as possible.