Notices 24th July 2016

This Week’s Notices


Summer Worship: From next Sunday until the last Sunday of August, St Mary’s goes into ‘summer mode’: the 8.30am service remains the same, the choir take a few weeks’ off and the liturgy at the 11am service simplifies. The 6.30pm worship pattern changes to each Sunday being Evening Prayer with hymns.


Summer Junior Church: Junior Church during these weeks is run by a small team of volunteers. Please speak to Asi Munisi to get involved.


Summer Hymns: If you’d like us to sing a favourite hymn during these weeks – especially if you don’t think it’s been sung for a while – please let the Vicar know.



St Mary’s Fair Saturday 17th September: Offers of help are now being sought. Please contact Debbie Apostolides ([email protected]) to find out what you can do in this fun-filled fundraising afternoon. Sign up at the back.

Please start bringing in donations for the church fair and leave them upstairs in the pews. No electrical items please!


Farewell to Asi Munisi: If you would like to contribute to a leaving gift for Asi, please do so via the Office or the Collection Plate, marking your envelope ‘Asi Munisi’. Asi’s last Sunday will be 18th September.


Sunday Afternoon Open Church: Please sign up at the back to help keep the church open and welcome to visitors on summer Sunday afternoons.


Flowers this Sunday The flowers this week have been donated by Sarah Bryant in celebration of her Mother’s birthday.



This Week at St Mary’s


The Office is open from Monday till Friday 9am to 12.30pm



8.30am          Holy Communion on Tuesday

12.30pm       Holy Communion on Thursday


This Week at St Mary’s

Monday         Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm



Next Sunday 31st July: (Tenth Sunday after Trinity)

8.30am      Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am    Summer Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

6.30 pm     Evening Prayer with Hymns



For Your Prayers


Prayer for the Week:

Lord for ourselves; in living power remake us-
self on the cross, and Christ upon the throne,
past put behind us, for the future take us:
Lord of our lives, to live for Christ alone.                                              Timothy Dudley-Smith


Daily Bible Reading



Monday         Matthew 20: 20 – 28

Tuesday         Matthew 13: 36 – 43

Wednesday  Matthew 13: 44 – 46

Thursday       Matthew 13: 47 – 53

Friday             Matthew 13: 54 – end

Saturday       Matthew 14: 1 – 12




Next Sunday’s Readings:

Ecclesiastes 1: 2, 12 – 14; 2: 18 – 23; Psalm 49: 1 – 12; Colossians 3: 1 – 11;

Luke 12: 13 – 21


For the Church and the World

  • For Peter and Alison Wintgens, in thanksgiving for their ministry at St Mary’s.
  • For all those responsible for the forthcoming Brexit negotiations.
  • For families in the school summer holiday period.
  • For our ministry of welcome and hospitality.



For those who have asked for our prayers:

Emma Belak, Ingrid Spatt, Valerie Coughlin, Liz McMurthy, Victor Roberts & Family, Maria Munisi, Peter Steckman, Grace Hyde, Maddie Osborn, Chris Apostolides & Family, Hagar Mensah & Family, Michael Lathan, Penny Law, The Jha family, Philliper Eken, Effie Bennett, John Welstead, Nathanael Sonoda & his wife and Eileen Wimsett

Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Sue Feasey, Melanie Williamson, Walter Joseph, Janet Keiller, Richard Westmacott, Iona Cairns, Theodoros Droushiotis, Bob Green, Janet Edwards, Elizabeth Mensah, Luca Jha and Georgina Seymour – Dorris