Notices 1st October 2017

This Week At St Mary’s

Canon Simon Butler is on holiday till 21st October 2017


Parish Office will be closed

Meadbank Service at 2.30pm

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm



Holy Communion with Reserved Sacrament at 8.30am



Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm



Holy Communion with Reserved Sacrament at 12.30pm


Home Groups (The Parish Office has Contact Details)

Tuesday at 8.00pm (meets every fortnight)

Thursday at 1.30pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt)

Sunday at 9.30am


Next Sunday 8th October: Seventeenth Sunday After Trinity

8.30am               Holy Communion (Traditional Language) President and Preacher: Canon Norman Boakes,  Archdeacons’ National Training Officer

11.00am             Parish Eucharist with Junior Church President and Preacher: Canon Norman Boakes

6.00pm               Choral Evensong


Please Pray For…


Those who have asked for our prayers:

Rowena I., Sally, Michelle Wiiliams, Theodor Prazak, Andrew Lee, Pearl Barnes, Daisy Campbell, Clive Moir, Ed Beddington, Ingrid Spatt, Roland Whitby, David Moore, Paul Muller, Allan Scott , Thomas – George & Victoria Maria, Pearl Yarde, Sareeta and Janet Frazer


Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Paul Greenhalgh, Les, Julia Norveil, Stephan Papuc, Nathanael Sonoda, Regnald Logan, Manuela Sykes, Jim Maddan, Henry Oldfield, Arabella, Stanislav and Joy Nelson


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         Zechariah 8: 1 – 8

Tuesday         Zechariah 8: 20 – end

Wednesday  Nehemiah 2, 1 – 8

Thursday       Nehemiah 8, 1 – 12

Friday             Deuteronomy 31, 7 – 13

Saturday       Baruch 4: 5 – 12, 27 – 29


Next Sunday’s Readings:

Isaiah 5: 1 – 7; Psalm 19; Philippians 3: 4b – 14; Matthew 21: 33 – 46



Holiday: Please note that Simon is unavailable until 22nd October. We are grateful to Canon Norman Boakes for his Sunday ministry while Simon is on holiday.

Consultation on Pews & Chairs: If you would like to take part in this consultation, please have a look at the display at the side of the church and return your feedback form by the end of October.

Katharine Low Settlement AGM: Always a happy and well-attended event (more a celebration and showcase than a traditional AGM), members of St Mary’s are warmly invited to attend the KLS AGM on Wednesday this week from 7pm to 9pm. Party food and drink. Katherine Low Settlement is on Battersea High Street just by the railway bridge. Entrance in Orville Road.

50th Wedding Anniversary: Geoff and Carol Brindle are celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary on Sunday 15th October after the 11am Service with music, champagne and cupcakes. All are welcome

Card Reader Trial: If you would like to give by card, you can do so immediately after the service near the lift at the back of church

St Mary’s Choir has now returned to serving the church after its Summer Break and always welcomes new members. Feel free to turn up to a Choir Practice at 7.30pm on a Wednesday evening.

 Everyone 2018 is our annual renewal of financial stewardship – every autumn we ask everyone at St Mary’s to review their giving to the church for the coming year. Pledge Sunday will be 19th November this year.

Advent Fair: This will take place on Sunday 3rd December from 2pm to 5.30pm


Coming Soon…FaithWorks 18


St Mary’s is planning a Parish Mission called FaithWorks 18 in the autumn of 2018, which will give us the chance to work alongside our Roman Catholic friends at Sacred Heart, who will also be holding their own Mission to coincide with their 125th Anniversary. FaithWorks 18 aims to do two things:


  • encourage a renewed commitment to St Mary’s presence and activity in Battersea for the common good in the name of Jesus Christ;
  • give a chance for members of St Mary’s to bring friends/guests to a variety of enjoyable events that will offer gentle opportunities to consider the life of faith in Jesus Christ;


A planning group is now hard at work putting together a programme for the Mission and a season of prayer and preparation. More details soon.



Dates for Your Diary


Thursday 19th October                            Battersea Deanery Synod at 7.30pm at St. Michael’s Church, Cobham Close, Battersea  SW11 6SP

Sunday 29th October                                Reformation 500: A Service of Thanksgiving for the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation at 11am

Sunday 5th November                             Battersea Deanery Confirmation at 4pm

Sunday 12th November                           Remembrance Sunday Service at 10.45am

                                                                        Annual Memorial Service at 6pm (Evensong)

Tuesday 14th November                         PCC Meeting

Saturday 2nd December                          Advent Children’s Workshop Morning with

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church

Sunday 3rd December                              Advent Fair from 2pm to 5.30pm

                                                                        Advent Sunday: Advent Carols at 6pm

Sunday 10th December                            Christingle Service at 4pm

Sunday 17th December                            Parish Carol Service at 6pm

Sunday 24th December                            ‘Blue Christmas’ Eucharist at 11am