Notices 19th March 2017


This Week At St Mary’s


Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm



Holy Communion at 8.30am

Sewing Club at 10.30am till 12.00pm

Lent Course at 8pm – Staying Close: Exploring Intimacy with God  Venue: Contact Asi (07956 853 358) or Francesca (07813 075 822)

PCC Meeting in the Choir Vestry at 8.00 pm



Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Lent Course at 2.30pm – Staying Close (Venue: Upper Vestry)

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm



Holy Communion at 12.30pm

Lent Group: Receiving Christ (1.30pm in the Upper Vestry)

 Lent Course on “The Way” (7pm at Sacred Heart Church, Trott St)



Quiet Day at Sacred Heart, Trott St (10.30am to 3pm)


Next Sunday : Fourth Sunday of Lent (Mothering Sunday)


8.30am      Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

9.30am      Lent Group: Staying Close – Exploring Intimacy with God

11.00am    Parish Eucharist with Junior Church and Baptism of Ava, Izabella and Zacharius-Eddie Williams

Lent Sermon: “Out of the Depths”: When healing doesn’t come

6.00pm      Evening Prayer

6.30pm      Lent Talk – Reading Romans: Jew & Gentile (Romans 9 – 11)


Please Pray For…


Those who have asked for our prayers:

Penny Law, Dan Jackson, Angela Wiiliams, Thelma, Sam Barker, Betty Todman, Sam Thompson, John, Romana Maerof, Burridge Family, Allegra, Emma and Matt Teather


Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Alistair Stewart, Valerie Coughlin, Stella Saunders, Frank Delaney, Dorothy Wigren, Alan Hodson, Lucille Donaldson, Dr. Brian Green, Philomena Menton and Harry Stevenson


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         2 Samuel 7: 4 – 16

Tuesday         Daniel 2: 20 – 23

Wednesday  Deuteronomy 4: 1, 5 – 9

Thursday       Jeremiah 7: 23 – 28

Friday             Hosea chapter 14

Saturday       Isaiah 7: 10 – 14

Next Sunday’s Readings: Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 12: 1 – 10; Matthew 17: 14 – 21



This Saturday: Quiet Day: There’s still chance to join our Quiet Day at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church on Saturday 25th March, 10.30am to 3pm. Sign up today. Please bring a packed lunch. More details from Simon.


Next Sunday: Mothering Sunday: Posies for those who mother us will be distributed at the 8.30am and 11am services. There will also be a Stall in aid of the Flower Fund after the 11 a.m. service; we shall be selling homemade produce: cakes, biscuits, fudge, Bakewell tarts, lemon curd and much else besides.


Sermon Series on Healing & Wholeness: As a conclusion to our sermon series on Healing & Wholeness, our 11am service on Sunday 2nd April will include the opportunity to receive prayer with the laying-on-of-hands. This will be a natural way to end the service and to show how this ministry could be incorporated into our worship. Please do talk to Simon about this if you would like or have any concerns.


Reading Romans: Our Lent Talks continue tonight at 6.30pm after Evening Prayer. Please come along: it might help you to bring your bible and to read the relevant chapters in advance. The sessions will last no longer than an hour.


Taizé Service: we will be holding a special, contemplative style service for Passiontide in Church on Tuesday 4th April at 7.30pm. It will be in the style of the Taizé Community and will last an hour. An ideal way to prepare for Holy Week.


Palm Sunday: If you would like to participate in the dramatic reading of the Passion on Palm Sunday 9th April speak to Sue Hughes ([email protected]) soon.


Palm Sunday Concert: In the evening St Mary’s Choir, soloists and an orchestra will be performing a concert of sacred music, including Fauré’s Requiem and the Stabat Mater by Josef Rheinberger (a contemporary of Brahms). This is always a very special evening and it will be free with a retiring collection at 6.00pm


Electoral Roll: March is the time when we update our church membership list, known as the Electoral Roll. If you have joined St Mary’s in the past year, and consider it your spiritual home, please fill out an Electoral Roll form available at the back and place it in the labelled box. If you’re on the Roll already you don’t need to do anything unless your details have changed.


St Mary’s Annual Church Meeting: This will be on Tuesday 25th April at 7.30pm, preceded by drinks and nibbles. You might like to think about serving on St Mary’s Parochial Church Council or Battersea Deanery Synod: elections take place for both.

There will be a special presentation about our forthcoming Parish Mission in 2018.


Holy Week in Brief…


Palm Sunday 9th April

11am             The Liturgy of Palm Sunday

                        Procession and Dramatic Reading of St Matthew’s Passion

6pm               A Concert for Holy Week by St Mary’s Choir & Orchestra

                        Stabat Mater by Josef Rheinberger; Requiem by Gabriel Fauré


Monday to Wednesday of Holy Week

8pm               Night Prayer & Meditation


Maundy Thursday 13th April

8pm               The Liturgy of Maundy Thursday (Preacher: The Vicar)

                        Footwashing, Procession to the Altar of Repose,

                        Watch of Prayer until Midnight


Good Friday 14th April

10am             Ecumenical Children’s Good Friday Workshop & Worship

                        Our regular Good Friday activity morning for children, but this year shared                  with our friends at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church. Details to follow.

1pm               An Hour at the Cross: Meditations for Good Friday (led by Leslie Spatt)

                        Theme: Christ our Passover has been Sacrificed for us

2pm               The Liturgy of Good Friday (Preacher: The Vicar)

                        The Preaching of the Passion, Veneration of the Cross & Holy Communion


Holy Saturday 15th April

8pm               The Liturgy of the Lord’s Resurrection (Preacher: The Vicar)

                        The Kindling of the Easter Flame, Vigil of Readings, Renewal of Baptismal                    Vows and the Eucharist, followed by a party. The climax of the church year.


Easter Day 16th April

8.30am          Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11am             Festival Eucharist for Easter Day (Preacher: The Vicar)


More Details Soon…