Notices 18th June 2017

This Week At St Mary’s



Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Holy Communion at Meadbank at 2.30pm

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm



Holy Communion at 8.30am

Sewing Club with Open Church at 10.30am till 12.00pm

First Communion Class in the Crypt at 6.30pm



Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm



Holy Communion at 12.30pm

Battersea Deanery Synod, Talk & Drinks at St Barnabas at 7.30pm



The Wedding of James Hughes and Hannah Green at 1.30pm



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 25th June: Second Sunday After Trinity

8.30am               Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am             Parish Eucharist and Junior Church

6.00pm               Choral Evensong


Please Pray For…


Those who have asked for our prayers:

Penny Law, Sue Hughes, Ingrid Spatt, Carl Spatt, Daisy Campbell, Alan Broadhead, Giovanna Boselli, May Johnson, Mary Bawdry, Jean Crow, Jodie Murphy, Joyce Harling, Ron & Moss Fuller and Jim Stewart & Family. Please also remember Fr. Kevin O’Donnell, one of the members of the Salesian Community in Battersea, who is ordained priest today.


Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

John Gazeley, Malcolm Deering, Angela Whiteley, John Hughes, Martin Hüneke and Graham Bradbury


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         2 Corinthian 6: 1 – 10

Tuesday         2 Corinthian 8: 1 – 9

Wednesday  2 Corinthian 9: 6 – 11

Thursday       2 Corinthian 11: 1 – 11

Friday             2 Corinthian 11: 18, 21 – 30

Saturday       Isaiah 40: 1 – 11



Next Sunday’s Readings: Jeremiah 20: 7 – 13; Psalm 69: 8 – 20; Romans 6: 1b – 11; Matthew 10: 24 – 39



Today: St Mary’s Battersea Ringers Open Tower Afternoon

A chance to venture up the tower at St Mary’s Battersea where there will be demonstrations of the bells being rung, a chance to have a go at ringing on our new state of the art virtual ringing system, historical artefacts and displays with information back to when the bells were first installed, a chance to find out more about the art of campanology across the country and of course plenty of refreshments! Feel free to visit the tower after church today.


St Mary’s Fair: If you would like to be involved in organising September’s Fair and Show please contact Susanna Williams via the Parish Office. This year’s fair is on Saturday 16th September between 12 and 4 pm.


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. Today and 18th June in the afternoon we will be serving tea and scones kindly donated by GAIL’S Artisan Bakery, Battersea Square.


The Ministry of Healing & Wholeness: Following our Lent sermon series and the much-appreciated modelling of this ministry, the Church Council has decided to introduce the opportunity to receive prayer for healing and wholeness as a regular part of our Sunday 11am service, on the last Sunday of each month, beginning in June on Sunday 28th.


CHRISTIAN AID 2017: A huge thank you to everyone who supported Christian Aid. We raised £1,105.20.


Open Deanery Synod Meeting, Talk & Drinks: Timothy Walker, a member of St Luke’s, Battersea and former Church Commissioner, will be giving a talk entitled The First Clapham Saints about the life of the area in the 17th century and the Puritans who made it their home. All are welcome at St Barnabas, Clapham Common (Ascension Hall, entrance in Lavender Gardens) at 7.30pm this Thursday 22nd June.


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 23rd July to the end of August, please contact Cal Alphone [email protected]