Notices 18th November 2018

The Week Ahead at St Mary’s


Monday                                 Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees AGM at 7.30pm

Tuesday                                 Holy Communion at 8.30am

Battersea Community organising group at 7pm

Wednesday                          Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Vicar & Wardens Meeting at 4.15pm

Choir Practice 7.30pm – 8.45pm


Next Sunday

25thNovember: The Feast of Christ the King


8.30am      Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11am         Festival Eucharist with Junior Church

                  During this service Sebastian Acton, Angus Johnston &                              Ffion Tipper with be baptised

3.00pm      Songs on an Autumn Afternoon (Susanna Hogan, Soprano)

                  Concert in Aid of the Friends of Battersea Parish Church

                  Tickets: £15 (Details below)

6.00pm      Festival Choral Evensong



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)


The Thursday Groupbegins meeting again on 29thNovember, and will be an Advent Group, where others are warmly invited to join for a few weeks before Christmas.


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

These groups welcome new members


Prayer Requests

Individuals in Need: Sue Reeve, Caroline, Margaret Sutherland, Bill Liddell, David Finnegan, Jodie, James and My Father.


The Departed & their Families:Ian Tomlin, Roy Suckling, Leanne Reeve, Christina Tirrarro, Aveline Horton, Ingrid Spatt and Malcolm Mide-Madoriola.


This Sunday’s flowers been given byAdrienne Slaughter and Gillian Lazar in memory of their parents

This Week’s Notices


Everyone 2018/19: Please return your pledge cards as soon as possible.

You can do so to the Office direct or through the Sunday collection plate


Songs on an Autumn Afternoon: TheFriends of Battersea Parish Churchare holding a fundraising concert on Sunday 25thNovember at 3.00pm. Susanna Hogan (soprano) and Stephen Maugham (Piano). Tickets: £15 from Bob Cooles or on 07396 334055.


The Thursday Groupis becoming the Advent Group, with a study course, Watching  & Waiting beginning Thursday 29th. Everyone is welcome(the books are free) and we would especially welcome people who may not have tried a home group before or would like to commit to only a few weeks at a time. Sign up at the back. The group meets from 1.30pm – 3pm on Thursday afternoons in the upper vestry – with biscuits and real coffee provided! Contact Leslie ([email protected]).


New Hymn Books: The PCC was glad to receive a bequest from the late Diana Goodwin, which are be used to replace the long-standing New English Hymnalwith a more contemporary, yet traditional Common Praise. We shall begin using this book from Advent Sunday. The remainder of the bequest will be use to update, repair or replace, the dilapidated Church Road noticeboard.


An Appeal for our Syrian Family: Battersea Welcomes Refugees, a project of Battersea Deanery Churches, housed its first refugee family in Culvert Road recently. They are now in need of warm, waterproof clothing for their three sons, 6, 5 & 3 as well as the parents themselves. The family are lovely, but clearly traumatised, and are trying hard to integrate. If you can donate, good quality, second-hand children’s clothes, please contact Serena Cox ([email protected]). Thank you


The Junior Church Nativity Play will be on Sunday 16th December at the 11am service. There are lots of parts for everyone of all ages, as well as four familiar carols to sing. Rehearsals will be Sunday 2 December (instead of the First Sunday upstairs) and then Saturday 15 December 10-12am. Please let Cal Alphonse know if you are able to be involved [email protected] or tell one of the leaders at Junior Church in the next few weeks.

Fancy a spot of quiet meditationon your way to work? Aaron is starting a early morning weekday meditation group aimed at those commuting through the churchyard, and is keen to get a couple of people alongside to help them, ideally working people themselves. Please get in touch if you are interested   ([email protected])