Notices 18th September 2016

This Week’s Notices


Harvest Thanksgiving: Harvest will be kept on Sunday 2nd October this year and there will be a special collection of food and other necessaries for Wandsworth Food Bank. (you can leave them in church before then if you are not here that weekend).

We are having a bring and share lunch after the 11 am service, please sign up at the back of the church.


The Glass Door – Homeless Charity are looking for donations for their nightshelters. They especially need male clothing, toiletries, socks, new underwear, jeans, tee shirts and sleeping bags, also towels and blankets. Please bring any donations to church on Sundays or between 9 and 12.30 on weekdays at the Parish Office. Thank you Libby


Gift from Peter & Alison Wintgens: Peter and Alison have left an incredibly generous gift to St Mary’s of £50,000 and have asked that we consider using it to create a Discipleship Development Fund. Details of the proposal are in a letter on the rear noticeboard. If you would like to comment on this idea, please contact Simon by 11th September. The proposal will be considered at the September PCC meeting.


Peter & Alison Wintgens’ New Address is: 11 Seckford Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4LY. Their email address remains unchanged. Telephone please ask in the Parish office. 


Remembrance Sunday Concert Trip: On Sunday 13th November at 7.30pm, we are planning a trip to a concert at the Royal Albert Hall for the spectacular Grande Messe des Morts by Berlioz. If you would like to join a group going that evening, please sign up for a ticket at the back. Front of the Circle tickets are about £24 on a group booking. Deadline: 25th September.


Two Sunday Roles

Welcomers: Our welcome team has a new leader in Carol Bailey. Carol is keen to recruit more people to our 11am welcomers’ team and, as a way of encouraging more, is planning to introduce a new rota-based system to replace the once a month approach that the team currently has. Please consider joining the welcomers’ rota. Training will be provided Contact Carol: [email protected]


Sacristans: We’re also introducing a small team of people to assist in the preparation of the communion vessels and associated items, and to clear and wash up after the 11am service. Again, this will be on a rota basis. Please email Simon in his absence to express an interest. There will be a training session at 10am on Sunday 18th September. Feel free to turn up to that.


Advance Notice – Hallowe’en/All Saints’ Party for Children: There will be a special event on the afternoon of Sunday 30th October. A great way to end half-term and to celebrate God’s goodness to people in a fun way. Please put the date in your diary.


This Week at St Mary’s


The Office is open Monday and Wednesday till Friday 9am to 12.30pm;

The office is closed on Tuesday.




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 Michael Bailey)

Thursday at 1.20pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt)

Sunday at 9.30am (Contact: Colin Wimsett)


This Week at St Mary’s

Monday                     Office Hour for Booking Weddings & Baptisms at 6.30pm

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Tuesday                     Parochial Church Council meets at 8pm.

Wednesday              Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm



NEXT SUNDAY:    25th September

                             (Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity)

8.30am         Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am       Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

                      Guest Preacher: Fr Graham Lunn, Shrine                            Priest, Shrine of Our Lady of Walshingham

6.30pm         Choral Evensong led by St Mary’s Choir



For Your Prayers


Prayer for the Week:

Lord of all eagerness, Lord of all faith,
whose strong hands were skilled at the plane and the lathe:
be there at our labours, and give us, we pray,
your strength in our hearts, Lord, at the noon of the day.


Daily Bible Reading



Monday         Luke 8: 16 – 18

Tuesday         Luke 8: 19 – 21

Wednesday  Matthew 9: 9 – 13

Thursday       Luke 9: 7 – 9

Friday             Luke 9: 18 – 22

Saturday       Luke 9: 43b – 45




Next Sunday’s Readings:

Joel 2: 21 – 27; Psalm 126; 1 Timothy 2: 1 – 7; Matthew 6: 25 – 33


For the Church and the World

  • For Asi and her ministry and her family as she leaves us today;
  • For the ceasefire in Syria, that it brings relief for the people in this country
  • For a successful outcome of St Mary’s Fair.


For those who have asked for our prayers:

Emma Belak, Ingrid Spatt, Clive Moir, Maria Munisi, Barrett David Hoffman, Baby Maldon – Snider, Christopher Browne, Harriet Jones, Munro Family & Peter Seale, Farkhondeh Shahsavand, Adam Hampson, Robert Hampson, Michael Bailey & Family, Greenway Family, Aunty Liz and Penny & Robert Law

Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Gemma, Peter Stechman, Neil Munro, Sylvia Bailey, Carmen Greenway, Cllr Sally-Ann Ephsun, Brigid Danae Wilkins and the first anniversary of the death of Ivy Kirmatzis



Dates & Events for This Term


18th September                   Farewell to Asi Munisi at 11am

27th September                   Confirmation Class begins at 7.30pm. Details from Simon.

2nd October                          Harvest Thanksgiving at 8.30am and 11am

Parish Harvest Lunch.

3rd October                           Junior Church Leaders’ Gathering at 7.30pm. Cal Alphonse

                                                would be delighted to have a few more join the team.

5th October                           Katherine Low Settlement AGM at 7pm

Mid-October                        Everyone Pledge Campaign begins

30th October                                    All Saints’ Sunday

All Saints’/Hallowe’en Party for Children pm

13th November                    Remembrance Sunday Service

Concert Trip to Berlioz’s Grande Messe des Morts

19th November                    Home Communion & Lunch for the Housebound

Confirmation Service at Southwark Cathedral

20th November                    Everyone Pledge Campaign Pledge Sunday

27th November                    Advent Sunday

Advent Fair at St Mary’s, 2pm

Advent Carol Service at Conclusion of Advent Fair

28th November                    Junior Church Leaders’ Training at 7.30pm.

4th December                      Advent Music Meditation at 6.30pm

6th December                      Carols in the Square

11th December                    Christingle Service at 4pm (time to be confirmed)

Advent Music Meditation at 6.30pm

18th December                    Nativity Play during 11am Service

Parish Carol Service at 6.30pm