Notices 19/05/2019

This Week at St Mary’s

Please note: Reverend Aaron Kennedy is now on a period of Shared Parental Leave and returns to public ministry on Sunday 30thJune.

Monday         Canon Simon Butler unavailable until 26thMay

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.30pm

Tuesday         Holy Communion (Reserved Sacrament) at 8.30am

Wednesday    Choir Practice at 7.30pm

Thursday        Holy Communion (Reserved Sacrament) at 12.30pm


Sunday 26thMay          Sixth Sunday of Easter


8.30am         Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am        Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

Preacher: The Vicar

                            Anthem: Be Thou my Vision (Chilcott)

                            Motet: O Saviour of the World (Goss)

6.00pm         Choral Evensong

                          Preacher: The Vicar

Setting: Herbert Sumsion in G

                           Anthem: O come let us sing (Piccolo)


Prayer Requests

Individuals in need

Janey B, Ranko Takashi, Andy Sherwood, Barbara Davies, Justin Wishart ,Casidy Cline, Baby Bo and parents.

 The departed and their families

Fay Todman, Leslie Gooding, Jamina, Andrew Lee, Nell Nouch, Violet Brooks, Brother Kentigern SSF, Tony Matts, Michael Hollingworth, Margarite Brennan and Doreen May Pride .

 Thank you for supporting Christian Aid week. Please return any donations to the box at the back of the church by 26th May

 This Week’s Notices

 Important Notice About Safeguarding: Anyone who has a role which involves potential contact with children and/or vulnerable adults – leaders of study groups, Junior Church Leaders and Welcomers especially, are now asked by St Mary’s Church Council to undergo some basic safeguarding training. If you would like to attend, and have not yet booked, there are only a few places remaining. Please email Simon directly ([email protected]), requesting a place on a first come, first served basis. Simon will confirm your place at the end of May.

 Ascension Day 30thMay: There will be an evening Eucharist and party on Ascension Day which will be an opportunity to thank our Choir and Bellringers for all their work for us. The service will be at 7.30pm.

Sunday 2ndJune: ‘Thy Kingdom Come’ Sunday: We shall be joining in this growing international progamme of prayer for mission instigated by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The 11am First Sunday service will have a special prayer focus: come along and invite your friends!

First Sunday Invitation Service Planning: We are planning to introduce themed Invitation Services on First Sundays beginning in the autumn; if you would be interested in helping plan ahead for those, there will be a brainstorming/planning meeting at Church on Tuesday 4thJune at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome: email Simon at [email protected]

Confirmation Preparation: If you are an adult and might be interested in being baptised and/or confirmed, please contact Simon as soon as possible.

 Pilgrimage to Assisi: This will now take place in the week commencing 30thMarch 2020, just before the schools break up for Easter next year. More details soon, including a brochure. In the meantime, we are planning to hold an ecumenical day pilgrimage to Walsinghamin Norfolk with our friends from Sacred Heart Church.

Advance Notice: On Sunday 30thJune, our 11am service will be Choral Mattins, in place of Holy Communion. This will be a rare chance to worship in this form of service that was the mainstay of the Church of England for centuries – it’s the morning equivalent of Choral Evensong. The speaker will be Prudence Dailey, Chair of the Prayer Book Society. Holy Communion will be celebrated in the evening that day.

Getting involved on a Sunday: St Mary’s always encourages newer folk to feel able to use their gifts in different ways; so if you would like to read the Scriptures in church, lead the prayers, sing in the choir help welcome people to church, serve coffee or assist with Junior Church, just let one of the Welcomers with the badges know and they will put you in touch with the organisers.

ST Mary’s Summer Fair. Saturday 21st September 12-4 pm.More details to