Notices 22nd January 2017

This Week At St Mary’s

Parish Office is open  Monday to Wednesday and Friday 9.00am till 1.00pm


Monday                     Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Vicar & Wardens’ Meeting at 6.30pm

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Tuesday                     Holy Communion at 8.30am

                                    Emma Belak’s Funeral Service at 1.00pm with refreshments

(Committal at Putney Vale Crematorium at 4pm)

Offers of help with refreshments: Debbie ([email protected])

Wednesday              Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm

Thursday                   Holy Communion at 12.30pm

Parish Office closed – Sunny on Safeguarding Training.



Next Sunday : The Feast of Candlemas


8.30am               Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am             Parish Eucharist with Candlemas Procession

                           & Junior Church

3.00pm               Winter Recital

6.00pm               Evening Prayer with Hymns


Please Pray For…


Those who have asked for our prayers:

Ingrid Spatt, Penny & Robert Law, Kitty Miller, Romie McGillivary Povey, Rowena Libson, Pearl Yarde, Alan Broadhead, Valerie Coughlin, Sareeta, Liz McMurthy, Vic Leach, Helene Bernard, Ted Jenkins, Chris Fremantle, Annie Gent and John Clark


Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Kate Bishop, Winifred Stone, Patrick Jenkin, Patricia Benge, Emma Belak and Donna Thomas


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         Hebrews 9: 15, 24 – end

Tuesday         Hebrews 10: 1 – 10

Wednesday  Jeremiah 1: 4 – 10

Thursday       Hebrews 10: 19 – 25

Friday             Hebrews 10: 32 – end

Saturday       Hebrews 11: 1 – 2, 8 – 19




Next Sunday’s Readings: Malachi 3: 1 – 5; Psalm 24: 7 – 10; Hebrews 2: 14 – 18; Luke 2: 22 – 40



Please note that our evening service time is now 6.00pm.


Church Open to Visitors: During the winter recital series we intend to keep the church open for visitors and will be making tea and coffee after each recital. If you can help please sign up on the rota at the back of the church. Thank you Libby Bradshaw 07956 655 037.


A St Mary’s Sewing Club is provisionally starting on Tuesday at 10.30am-12.00pm for knitting and sewing. It’s a get together for anyone to drop by in church and you are most welcome. Please bring your own materials. Beginners are very welcome. We will provide tea and biscuits. The day may change in the future depending on feedback. Susanna Williams  07811 406 080.


Next Parish Lunch: There will be a lunch after the 11am service next Sunday 29th January, prepared by the Sunday Morning Study Group. If another group would like to arrange a Parish Lunch in the coming months, please contact a Church Warden.


Opportunities to Serve at St Mary’s


Welcomers: there will be a very important Welcomers’ Evening Meeting on Tuesday 31st January in Church, from 7.30pm to We are very keen to recruit some new Welcomers’ as our team has been slightly depleted: please come to the meeting to find out more or contact Carol Bailey ([email protected]).


Funeral Vergers: We have a small team of vergers who help out at funerals with welcoming mourners on an ad hoc basis. If you would be willing to join in or to find out more, please have a word with Sue Hughes ([email protected]).


Setting Up for Church: We have recently got a small group going who prepare and clear up the vessels before and after the 11am Parish Eucharist. We could do with one or two more on the rota: contact Sarah Macnab ([email protected]).


Junior Church Leaders’ Training: The date is Monday 6th February at 7.30pm: Church


Lent Book 2017: St Mary’s Lent Book this year will be Dethroning Mammon by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. It is both a study book and a work book on the relationship between our faith and money. If you would like us to order a copy for you, please sign up at the back of church.


Battersea Deanery Synod Open Meeting on Refugees: The next Synod is an Open Meeting where the speaker will be Samantha Palmer, a lawyer working with Safe Passage UK, who has been helping try to reunite children from the Jungle Camp in Calais with their families. Thursday 23rd February, 7.30pm – 9pm. Venue tbc.


Forthcoming Dates & Events


29th January            Parish Lunch on the Feast of Candlemas

31st January             Welcomers’ Meeting & Training Meeting at 7.30pm

4th February            Annual Marriage Preparation Day

6th February            Junior Church Leaders’ Training Meeting at 7.30pm

7th February            PCC Working Groups

12th February          Guest Preacher: Father Paul Benfield,

Vicar of St Nicholas, Fleetwood (Diocese of Blackburn)

13th February          General Synod Week (Simon Unavailable)

1st March                 Ash Wednesday: The Beginning of Lent