Notices 21st May 2017

This Week At St Mary’s


Monday         Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Meadbank Service 2.30pm

Office Hour for Booking Weddings & Baptisms at 6.00pm

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Tuesday         Holy Communion at 8.30am

Sewing Club with Open Church at 10.30am till 12.00pm

Battersea Election Hustings

at York Gardens Library/Community Centre at 6.30pm

Wednesday  Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm

Thursday       Battersea Deanery Chapter in Church at 10.15am

Holy Communion at 12.30pm

Canon Simon Butler unavailable until 11th June


Home Groups (The Parish Office has Contact Details)

Tuesday at 8.00pm (Contact: Colin Wimsett)

Thursday at 1.20pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt)

Sunday at 9.30am (Contact: Colin Wimsett)


Next Sunday 28th May: Sunday after Ascension Day

8.30am               Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am             Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

6.00pm               Choral Evensong


Please Pray For…


Those who have asked for our prayers:

Penny Law, Tom Gilbert, Sheila Lewis, Jim Stewart & Family, John Hughes, Sarah Johnson, Sareeta Jordan, Liz McMurthy, Tam McFarlane & Family, Alison Combe & Family, Ingrid Spatt, Carl Spatt, Tony Hunt and Freddie White


Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Lore Berg, Nathan David, Michael Perham, Carol Owen, Mary Battle, Isaac Abako – Lewis, Queen Mother Mamaga, Ethel Kionaris, Matt Teather and Jonathan Dignam


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         Acts 16: 11 – 15

Tuesday         Acts 16: 22 – 34

Wednesday  Acts 17: 15, 22 – 18: 1

Thursday       Acts 1: 1 – 11

Friday             Acts 18: 9 – 18

Saturday       Acts 18: 22 – end


Next Sunday’s Readings: Acts 1: 6 – 14; John 17: 1 – 11



Sunny Walker-Kier is on holiday from Wednesday this week. The office is operating on a reduced basis.


Canon Simon Butler – is on holiday from Friday 26th May 2017 until Saturday 10th June. Urgent matters should be referred to the Churchwardens. The Office can deal with everyday enquiries.


Christian Aid: please return Christian Aid envelopes by Sunday 28th May. There is a box at the back of the church to put them in, or you can post them through the church letter box. Many thanks. Cal, Carol & Jazz, the Away Giving team.


Bring and Share “Open Church” Parish Lunch 28th May with our very own Sven Tester telling us about the history of St. Mary’s. Sign up at the back of church or contact Libby on 07956 655 037 or [email protected]


Church Open to Visitors: If you can help keep the church open during the Summer, please sign up at the back of church. There are two, two-hour slots each Sunday afternoon. No local history knowledge required.


Godly Play: Our Junior Church Leaders are having an Introductory Day & Extended Skills Workshop for this new approach to Christian education with children. It’s on Saturday 17th June. There are still a few (free) places if anyone would like to join us. Please have a word with Simon in the first instance. It promises to be very rewarding.


Kingston Episcopal Area Lay Conference: I am delighted to invite all members of congregations in Kingston Episcopal Area to our 2017 Lay Conference on 17 June 2017, starting at 9.15pm for 9.30pm and ending at 2pm. The event is at St Cecilia’s School, Sutherland Grove, London SW18 5JR and there will be something for everyone who is interested in deepening their own Christian life and supporting the work of their church. The full programme will be available after Easter on the online booking website (see below) and tickets include a hot buffet lunch. The price is £15 each or £10 each for members of groups of five or more. If you have any queries do contact Romana Nelson, [email protected]. I hope very much to see you there. +Richard Dr Richard Cheetham, Bishop of Kingston.

To book:



Journeying Together: Setting Out. St Mary’s is planning a new pattern of growth opportunities based on short sets of courses designed for various groups in the church. We’re calling it Journeying Together and the first set, called Setting Out, is designed for those new to St Mary’s and those exploring the Christian faith, possibly with a view to Confirmation later in the year. Journeying Together: Setting Out will run over three Tuesdays, 20th, 27th June and 4th July, from 7.30pm to 9.15pm, and will include an evening meal. It will be led by Simon Butler and Colin Wimsett. To book: or email.