Notices 20th January 2019

The Week Ahead at St Mary’s


Canon Simon is on annual leave from Wednesday until 9thFebruary


Monday                                 Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.30pm

Home Group Leaders meet at the Vicarage at 7pm

Tuesday                                 Holy Communion at 8.30am

Parochial Church Council meets in the Crypt at 8pm

Wednesday                           Early Morning Meditation at 7.30am in Church

Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Choir Practice 7.30pm – 8.45pm

Thursday                               Holy Communion at 12.30pm

Epiphany Study Group meets in Church at 1.30pm

Saturday                                The Marriage of Benedict Smith & Hannah Jones at 2.30pm


Sunday 27thJanuary       Candlemas (Transferred)

8.30am             Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am           Choral Festival Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

                                    The Choir will sing Schubert’s Mass No. 2 in G major

                                    Preacher: Ms Leslie Spatt

                                    Anthem: When to the Temple Mary Went (Johannes Eccard)

3.00pm             Free Winter Recital

                                    Monika Skowron (Soprano) & Chris McCracken (Piano)

6.00pm             Choral Evensong for Candlemas

                                    Setting: Third Evening Service (Philip Moore)

                                    Anthem: My eyes for beauty pine (Howells)


Prayer Requests

Individuals in Need: Anne Harcombe, Michael Paines, Magda Heard, Alex Taylor, Meredith Chesterman, Alexandra Gorodova and Dennis Brindle.


The Departed & their Families:Peter Heard, Conception Todd, Patricia Faker, Susan Baglioni and Anne Sybil Blake-Watkins



This Week’s Notices


Tonight – Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: There will be a joint service of prayer for Christian Unity at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church at 6.00pm. Let’s show our commitment to shared service and witness in Battersea by praying together.


Fancy a spot of quiet meditationon your way to work? Just turn up to our early morning meditation on a Wednesday morning at 7.30am. To find out more: contact Aaron ([email protected])


As we begin to explore the idea of a Rule of Lifeat St Mary’s, we are offering a number of opportunities to find our more of what is involved in the coming weeks before Lent. The next opportunity will be over a bring-and-share Parish Lunch on Sunday 10thFebruary after the 11am service, and then over a light breakfast after the 8.30am service on Sunday 17thFebruary and just before Lent on the evening of Monday 4thMarchat 7.30pm. If you want some idea of what a Rule of Life is, please see


Our Winter Recital Series continues today at 3pm with a short concert of music for violin and piano given by Carolina Blaskovic. The Recitals are free and last about 45 minutes followed by a cup of tea. If you can help with catering on any Sunday between 13thJanuary and 17thFebruary please contact James Potter.


Lent Groups 2019: This year’s Lent Groups will be again shared jointly with Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church and will be based around the powerful BBC TV Drama ‘Broken’, which aired last year, with Sean Bean as an inner-city priest facing personal and moral crises in himself and his flock. Because the programme airs for an hour over six parts, the Lent Groups will be six weeks long this year, and will last 2 hours, allowing for a good time for chat and discussion. Please sign up at the back of the church – we hope each of the current Home Groups will study this course – but there will also be groups on Sunday evening and one other weekday evening. The Sunday group will begin before Lent on Sunday 3rdMarch, 6pm to 8pm, in place of Evening Prayer.


A Few Diary Dates for the Coming Weeks


Sunday 10thFebruary         Parish Lunch with Introduction to Rule of Life

Sunday 17thFebruary         Breakfast after 8.30am Service & Introduction to Rule of Life

Thursday 21stFebruary     General Synod Debates Battersea Motion on Refugee


Saturday 2ndMarch           PCC Half-Day Meeting

Sunday 3rdMarch               1stSunday Evening Lent Group on BBC TV Series ‘Broken’

Tuesday 5thMarch             Junior Church Pancake Party & Ashing at 4.30pm

Wednesday 6thMarch       Ash Wednesday Services at 7.30am and 8pm (Lent Begins)