Notices 23rd July 2017

This Week At St Mary’s 


Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm



Holy Communion at 8.30am

Last Sewing Club before the Summer Break with Open Church at 10.30am till 12.00pm



Morning Prayer at 8.30am



Holy Communion at 12.30pm



1.00pm:              The Wedding of Philip Stovold and Catherine Ogden


Home Groups (The Parish Office has Contact Details)

Tuesday at 8.00pm (last before summer break; resumes 12th September 2017)

Thursday at 1.30pm in Upper Vestry

Sunday at 9.30am


Next Sunday 30th July: Seventh Sunday After Trinity

8.30am      Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am    Summer Parish Eucharist and Junior Church

3.00pm      Summer Recital Series: Mun Jeong Kim (Violin)

6.30 pm     Evening Prayer with Hymns


Please Pray For…

Those who have asked for our prayers:

Ingrid Spatt, Jim Stewart, Grenfell Tower Community, Jenny Thomasson, Treasure Swasbrook, Chloe Hutchinson Nathanael Sonota & Wife, Alan Broahead, The Doyle Family, Carmeta Jackson, Christina Tirarodro, Grace Hyde and Mandy Brace


Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Hilda Cooles, Carl Spatt, Freda Wood, Mary Bowdery , Livine Doyle, Ron Fuller, Adrian Fierz, Bernard “Tiny” Hester and Joan Harvey


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         Exodus 14: 5 – 18

Tuesday         Jeremiah 45: 1 – 5

Wednesday  Exodus 16: 1 – 5, 9 – 15

Thursday       Exodus 19: 1-2, 9-11

Friday             Exodus 20: 1 – 17

Saturday       Exodus 24: 3 – 8

Next Sunday’s Readings: Summer Sermon Series: Life after Death (2):

What about good atheists?

Romans 2: 1 – 16; John 14: 1 – 6





Flowers this Sunday have been donated by Sarah Bryant in loving memory of her parents, Richard and Elisabeth Bryant.


Summer Recitals: Our series of free Summer Recitals begins this afternoon at 3pm, with a welcome return from Ralph Williams (Counter-Tenor), a Choral Scholar at Blackburn Cathedral and former Choral Scholar at St Mary’s. Full details at back of the church.


St Mary’s Fair: This year’s Show and Fete will take place on Saturday 16th September between 12 and 4 pm. We are now ready to start collecting items for the stalls. We are looking for bottles, gifts, books, toys and bric-a-brac in good condition. Please bring your items to the gallery. No Electrical items! Also please sign up at the sheet at the back to help on a stall’.

We are holding a children’s art competition on Saturday 16th September and are keen to get posters and flyers out to as many local schools as possible. The theme of the competition is ‘My view of Battersea.’  If you have contacts at local schools please take some posters and flyers today. They are at the back of church.


Junior Church Over the Summer: We try and give our wonderful Junior Church leaders some time off over the summer while still running a ‘light touch’ Sunday morning group for children. If you can help lead a group for a Sunday from 6th August to the end of August, please contact Cal Alphonse [email protected] or sign up at the back of the church .


SHOE BOXES: Junior Church needs lots of empty shoe boxes to store things in. If you have any, please would you leave them at the back of the church (right hand side on the pews as you come up the steps). We thought there might be quite a few around towards the end of the summer as people buy new school shoes! Many thanks.


Confirmation 2017: Although our Confirmation Service is not until November, Simon would be glad to hear of anyone interested in being confirmed by the end of July.


Contactless Giving Trial: St Mary’s has been asked by the Church of England to participate in a national trial of giving by contactless payments. This was already something the Finance Working Group had begun to ponder so fits in with our planning. We will run this trial in the autumn and there will be an opportunity to offer feedback and to become ‘early adopters’ of what is likely to become a common experience in church. While it will clearly be unusual for many regular churchgoers, many who come to church come without cash and we get requests to enable contactless giving. More details of the project in the coming weeks.