Notices 23rd September 2018

The Week Ahead at St Mary’s



Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Bellringing at 7.45pm



Holy Communion at 8.30am

Public Meeting on Community Organising and the Common Good in Church at 7pm



Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm



Holy Communion at 12.30pm (Reserved Sacrament)



Next Sunday 30th September: The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity


8.30am          Holy Communion (Traditional Language)


11.00am       Hymns & Pimm’s: A Special Service raising funds for charity. Please invite your friends and family to join us as we sing favourite hymns.


6.00pm         Holy Communion with Baptism

                          During this service Hebie Wilkes will be baptised


Study and Home Groups at St Mary’s


Sunday Morning Group  9.30am in the Crypt (led by David & Evalyn)

Tuesday Home Group      8pm at a parishioner’s home (led by group members)

Thursday Study Group    1.20pm on Thursdays in the Vestry (led by Leslie)


Please enquire of the clergy or the Parish Office for more details.

These groups welcome new members


Prayer Requests


Individuals in Need: Oliver, Hubert Maxwell (Snr), Sue Reeve, Jodie and James, Clive Moir, Sheila Lewis, Olwin Vaughan, Mason Fox, Olivia Short, Poddie Slaughter, Roy Suckling and Ingrid Spatt.


The Departed & their Families:Chuck Blankenship, Audrey Surtees, Fred, Audrey Petts, Treasure Swasbrook, Peter Blumer, Patric Lethaby, Jean Polwarth, Christina Tirraoro, Cicilya, Colin Aimery, Diana Vere Sherwood, James Bamford, Charlie Henry, Lilian Lake and Gary Hannington.


This Week’s Notices



This Tuesday: A Public Meeting on Community Organising and the Common Good: As Revd. Aaron Kennedy takes up the reigns of our work promoting St Mary’s mission in and with our local community, he warmly invites anyone interested in finding out more about the approach of Community Organising as a way of developing this work. A special community meeting is being held in church on Tuesday at 7pm. Everyone is very welcome, irrespective of faith.


FaithWorks 18: Hymns & Pimm’s next Sunday 30thSeptember at 11am:

Please take invitations card and invite your friends to come sing popular hymns followed by a glass of Pimm’s. This is a special fundraiser for two charities – the ESOL Programme (English for Speakers of Other Language) at the Katherine Low Settlement, and Over the Wall, a Charity that provides life-changing activity camps for children, teenagers and families living with serious health challenges.


The service will include popular hymns chosen by members of St Mary’s. If you have a favourite hymn that has helped you on your faith journey or at a particular moment in your life – and would be willing to be interviewed briefly in the service by Aaron or Simon or say a few words about the reason for your choice– please contact Simon or Morven MacDonald ([email protected]) in the coming weeks as they put the service together. Please also contact Morven to offer help in serving drinks and nibbles after the service.


Admission of Children to Holy Communion: Classes will begin in early October. If you have a child who is 7 or older, who is keen to be admitted to Communion with your support, please contact Simon or Cal Alphonse ([email protected]) as soon as possible. Admission Service date: Sunday 25thNovember at 11am.

St Mary’s is a long-standing supporter of theKatherine Low Settlement in Battersea High Street. They are having their popular showcase AGM & party on Wednesday 3rdOctober at 7pm and we are warmly invited.


Coming Soon: FaithWorks 18: Sacred Heart Mission: A week of events and services in celebration of 125 years of ministry of the Salesians in Battersea. There will be a special Taize Service at St Mary’s on Wednesday 10thOctober at 7.30pm and an Ecumenical Choral Evensong in Church at 6pm on Sunday 14thOctober. Full details of all activities next week.


A Musical Evening in aid of the street and vulnerable children of Don Bosco Ashalayam. This will take place on Thursday 18th October 2018 at St John Bosco College, Parkham Street from 7.30pm -9pm. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance through the school with an optional donation at the end of the evening. For further details and tickets contact Father Andrew [email protected]