Notices 20th November 2016


This Week at St Mary’s


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



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                     Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Wednesday              Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm



NEXT SUNDAY:    27th November (First Sunday of Advent)


8.30am         Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am       Parish Eucharist with Junior Church and the Baptism of Constance Howe               

2.00pm         Advent Fair

6.00pm         Advent Carol Service: NOTE START TIME


This Week’s Notices


Flowers this Sunday have been provided by Sarah Macnab in memory of her late fathers 100th Birthday


Everyone Campaign 2016: Today is Pledge Sunday. If you have not brought your pledge card back today, please do so as soon as possible.


Junior Church Leaders’ Training: Our Junior Church Leaders are meeting on Monday 28th November for some special training in “Godly Play”, a different method of learning about the Christian Faith based on play. If you would like to come along that evening at 7.30pm, please let Simon or Cal Alphonse know.


Next Sunday: Advent Sunday

St Mary’s Advent Fair (2pm-5pm): Please come to our first Advent Fair!


Cake Stall: Calling all bakers and jam makers.  If you are able to contribute cakes, mince pies, jams, chutneys etc, please email [email protected] or call 07939 068 971. We would also love some volunteers to help on the stall (2pm – 5pm).


Advent Carol Service: Our Advent Carol Service will begin at 6.00pm. Come and join this special service of readings, carols and anthems.


Christingle Service: Sunday 11th December at 4.00pm: Come and join in this special Service of Light, receive a Christingle and support the work of the Children’s Society.

Please note: The Christingle Choir will now rehearse during Eucharist at the end of Junior Church starting this week; Contact Ruth: [email protected]


Advent Sunday Evenings: This year, in place of Evening Prayer on Sunday 4th & Sunday 11th September, Simon will lead us in two Advent Musical Meditations, with words for reflection and recorded classical music. 6.30pm each evening.



An Advent Suggestion: A Reverse Advent Calendar: Why not join many others doing something different this Advent. Instead of (or alongside) the typical Advent Calendar, why not put a box aside and place a food store cupboard item (or something equally useful) in it each day. At the end of the Advent Season, then bring your box to church and we will donate everything collected to our local Food Bank.


Children’s Society: Christmas Cards and Advent Calendars are on display at the back of the church by the lift. Please support vulnerable children by purchasing these. Order forms by the display. Libby Bradshaw, [email protected]


Meadbank: The funeral of Nuala Oates, the wonderful receptionist at Meadbank, will be at Lambeth Crematorium on Tuesday 1.15pm. The procession will leave Meadbank at 12.30pm for the Crematorium. All are welcome to attend. Carol Brindle has details .

For Your Prayers


Prayer for the Week:

Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people;

that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works,

may of thee be plenteously rewarded;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Daily Bible Reading



Monday         Luke 21: 1 – 4

Tuesday         Luke 21: 5 – 11

Wednesday  Luke 21: 12 – 19

Thursday       Luke 21: 20 – 28

Friday             Luke 21: 29 – 33

Saturday       Luke 21: 34 – 36




Next Sunday’s Readings:

Isaiah 2: 1 – 5; Psalm 122; Romans 13: 11 – 14; Matthew 24: 36 – 44;


For the Church and the World

  • For those confirmed yesterday at Southwark Cathedral: Lily Cox, Kate Guest, Catherine Ogden, Gordon Stewart and Jinwen Zhu;
  • For our prisons at a very difficult time;
  • For scientific research into dementia;
  • For the forthcoming season of Advent at St Mary’s, that we may find ways of being faithful in a consumer-driven environment.


For those who have asked for our prayers:

Emma Belak, Ingrid Spatt, Penny & Robert Law, Valerie Coughlin, Liz McMurghty, Rowena Libson, Ted Jenkins, Paul Page, Kate Bishop, Gill and Chris Freemantle

Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Raymond Blunden, Richard Raines, Dora Parikh, Barbara Turner, Nuala Oates, Andrew Wakefield, Katharine Burridge, Linda Johnson, Reg Turner and Helfried Arnetzl