Notices 24/02/2019

The Week Ahead at St Mary’s

Monday                            Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Bell Ringing Practice & AGM at 7.30pm

Tuesday                            Holy Communion at 8.30am

Wednesday                      Early Morning Meditation at 7.30am in Church

Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Choir Practice 7.30pm – 8.45pm

Thursday                         Holy Communion at 12.30pm

Battersea Deanery Synod Meets at St Mary’s at 7.30pm;

the Speaker is Marsha de Cordova MP

 Sunday 3rdMarch     The Sunday Next before Lent

 8.30am                          Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am                         First Sunday Parish Eucharist

                                              Preacher: Reverend Aaron Kennedy

6.00pm                          Broken: Episode 1

                                         Part One of Our Lent Study Course based on the BBC TV Drama

                                           Please note: this gathering will conclude at or just before 8pm

 Prayer Request

Individuals in need:

Alex Nunes, Anne Harcombe, Andrew Lee, Margaret Sutherland, Helene Redding, Simon Munton, Andy Munton, David Mathews, David Razar, Shauna Kearney, Nikki Yates , Frances ,Ruth Merriman, Jennifer Ware, Casidy Cline ,the Joseph family, Tenera Dawkins and William Frost, Annie Hendrie and Jill Needham

 The Departed & their Families:

Sylvie Baker, Cardiff Spencer, Hettie Murdoch,  Agnes Rowley, , Simon Pilkington,  Sally Munton,  Karnel Monkarzel,  Betsy, Luke taylor,  Eileen Newton David Carr,  Peter Mison, ,Lejean Richards, Jose Cornelis, Sarah Cornelis , Magdalena Heard, Pauline Howel and Anthony Day

 St Mary’s E-Newsletter

Emrys Lloyd-Roberts has indicated that he wishes to step down as Editor of the Newsletter after the March edition, owing to his relocation to North Wales as his primary home. Although we will be looking at the way we communicate with those who call St Mary’s their church in the coming months, there is a need to fill the gap he leaves with another volunteer. There are no meetings to attend. If you would like to find out more about this role, contact Emrys: [email protected]

This Week’s Notices

 Battersea Deanery Synod meets this Thursday at St Mary’s at 7.30pm. The speaker is our Member of Parliament, Marsha de Cordova. Everyone is welcome to come along. Refreshments from 7.15pm onwards.

As we explore the idea of a Rule of Life at St Mary’s – an idea that is capturing people’s imaginations – there will be one last pre-Lent opportunity to find out about this, on Monday 4thMarchat 7.30pm. Please let Simon know if you are coming.      If you want some idea of what a Rule of Life is, please see

 Junior Church (and friends!) Pancake Party: This will be held on Shrove Tuesday, 5thMarch, from 4.30pm until 5pm. All the usual pancake fun, plus an opportunity for children to find out about Ash Wednesday and the custom of ashing at the beginning of Lent. Please let Debbie Apostolides know numbers ([email protected])

 Ash Wednesday 6thMarch: Services at 7.30am at 8.00pm.

 Lent Groups 2019: This year’s Lent Groups will be based around the powerful BBC TV Drama ‘Broken’, which aired last year, with Sean Bean as an inner-city priest facing personal and moral crises in himself and his flock. Because the programme airs for an hour over six parts, the Lent Groups will be six weeks long this year, and will last 2 hours, allowing for a good time for chat and discussion. Please sign up at the back of the church as soon as possible.Please note: The Sunday group will begin before Lent on Sunday 3rdMarch, 6pm to 8pm, in place of Evening Prayer.

Possible Trip to Assisi in October: If you would like to express a “no firm commitment yet” interest, but have not yet done so, please let David know in the Office, or contact Hatta Hodson ([email protected]) who is taking names.

Electoral Roll Renewal: Once every seven years we have to throw away our Electoral Roll (membership list) and create a new one from scratch. 2019 is that year! We are going to attempt to complete most of the renewal process by email – with a focus on those already on the roll – so watch out for an email from our new Secretary Sue Bourke in the coming weeks. If you’ve joined the church recently or would like to go on our Electoral Roll because St Mary’s is your spiritual home, please contact the Parish Office or fill out an Electoral Roll form at the back of the church. David Britten.

We hope to start using the upper vestry as a ‘front office’ from March onwards, which will enable us to keep the church open each weekday morning for a couple of hours. We will need a few volunteers on a rota basis to help on a Monday or Friday morning. Please contact David Britten with offers of help.

 Chris & Erica’s daughter, Naomi Sage, will be running the London marathon in April in aid of MIND, a mental health charity. As part of her fundraising homemade biscuits and cakes are available to have with your coffee, and any donation you make will be gratefully received. If you feel able to sponsor her for each mile of her run she has a fund-raising page online at .