Notices 24th March

This Week at St Mary’s

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

The Church is now Open from 10am to 12noon each weekday,

with the Parish Office located in the Upper Vestry

 This Week

Tonight                   ‘Broken’ Lent Group in Church at 6pm

Monday                   Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Tuesday                  Holy Communion at 8.30am

Battersea Deanery Chapter at the Vicarage at 1.30pm

‘Broken’ Lent Group at 7.30pm (Contact: Asi Munisi for venue)

St Mary’s Parochial Church Council meets at 8pm in the Choir Vestry

Wednesday            Morning Prayer on at 8.30am

‘Broken’ Lent Group at Sacred Heart Church at 7.30pm

Choir Practice at 7.30pm

Diocesan Strategy Meeting at St Peter’s Plough Lane at 7.30pm

Thursday                 Holy Communion at 12.30pm

‘Broken’ Lent Group at the Vicarage at 1.15pm prompt

Prayer Requests

Individuals in need

Sue Reeve, ,Jenifer Wade, Ian Bryden, Elaine Shackleton, , the Joseph family, Richard Sutton ,Doreen Pryde ,Harry Scott , Ken and Brenda Green

The departed and their families

Anthony Day, Davor Birch, Clarance Blackman, Henry Castle, Johanna Buttenschon, Robert Cleveland-Stevens, Colin Payne, Sebastiano Tusa, Glyn Hunte, Lejean Richards, Jill Needham ,John Thompson, Dennis Brindle, Ian Pinnell and Chris Ramsey

 Mothering Sunday
‘There will be a home produce stall after the service next Sunday morning in aid of the Cyclone Appeal.  All contributions, home baked or monetary, will be extremely welcome!  Contact Sarah Bryant 0208 870 7167.’

 Cyclone Appeal
‘There will be a home produce stall after the service next Sunday morning in aid of the Cyclone Appeal.  All contributions, home baked or monetary, will be extremely welcome!  Contact Sarah Bryant 0208 870 7167.

This Week’s Notices

 Today Junior Church have organised our Parish Lunch! Everyone is welcome but it would be particularly lovely to welcome our Junior Church children and their families.

 Rule of Life: If the sermons of Lent or the themes they address speak to you, or you want to talk more about what a Rule of Life involves, come and see one of us during Lent. Aaron & Simon.

Church Open: The Church is now open weekdays from 10am to noon. We hope this will enable more people to use the church during the week.

Electoral Roll Renewal: Every seven years we have to throw away our Electoral Roll (membership list) and create a new one. 2019 is that year! For those already enrolled, we are trying to do this by email so watch out for an email in the coming weeks. But if if you’ve joined the church recently, or aren’t or the Roll, or if you just count St Mary’s as your spiritual home, please fill out an Electoral Roll form at the back of the church and put it in the letter box by the exit stairs. David Britten.

St Mary’s E-Newsletter: Emrys Lloyd-Roberts has now resigned as Editor of the Newsletter, owing to his relocation to North Wales as his primary home. 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]

Palm Sunday Concert: Buxtehude’sMembra Jesu nostri. 14thApril 6.00pm. Invite your friends for this moving and meditative piece of rarely-performed piece of 1680.

PCC & Leadership Roles: It won’t be long now until we start thinking about electing new people to the Parochial Church Council, which is the leadership body of St Mary’s, working alongside the Vicar. If you’d like to find out more about what’s involved or would like to attend a meeting to see if it interests you, please contact Simon or one of the Church Wardens. We are particularly keen to recruit men and black and minority ethnic people to the Council this time, as these are the places where we lack diversity. Up to three places are available plus two ‘casual vacancies on Battersea Deanery Synod.

Christian Aid Week 2019: Christian Aid week is 7th– 14thMay this year. If you would like to help with the Christian Aid fundraising on the morning of Sunday 12thMay, please contact Cal Alphonse ([email protected])

 Reverend Aaron Kennedy: Aaron will be taking a period of Shared Parental Leave in May and June this year, to spend two months caring for Gabriel as Grace returns to work for CAFOD. This has been agreed between Simon, the Church Wardens and the Diocese in accordance with government guidelines. Aaron will begin his leave on Monday 29th April and will return to ministry on Sunday 29th June 2019.

 Praying this Week in the Context of Brexit

 Funeral of Lejean Richards

If you would like to be part of crowdfunding for Lejean Richard’s Funeral – the young man who was stabbed in Westbridge Road recently – please make your donation here:

Lejean’s Funeral will be at St Mary’s on Monday 15thApril at 11am

 Wandsworth Welcomes Refugee Children

Wandsworth Council is pledging to offer a home to refugee children in support of Lord Dubs’ Our Turn Campaign.  The Council has committed to taking up to 3 vulnerable unaccompanied refugee children a year for the next 10 years dependent on ongoing support from the government. This is in addition to 43 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children Wandsworth has already committed to taking in. To achieve this, Wandsworth requires foster parents.  Contact them to find out more.

Please take a moment leave a positive comment on the Wandsworth website to demonstrate that local residents welcome this step.

 From Now Until Easter

Dates for Your Diary

Sunday 31stMarch                       Mothering Sunday (posies will be given out at 8.30am & 11am)

(Clocks go forward)                           Rule of Life: Tell (Simon Butler)

Sunday 7thApril                           Passion Sunday

                                                           Rule of Life: Serve (Aaron Kennedy)

Saturday 13thApril                     The Marriage of Jazz Wilson & Lizzie Gray at 1pm

Sunday 14thApril                       Palm Sunday

                                                          Procession into Church & Blessing of Palms at 11am

Rule of Life: Give (Grace Kennedy)


                                                        Concert: Membra Jesu Nostri by Dieterich Buxtehude

                                                        with orchestra, soloists & St Mary’s Choir at 6pm (Free)

Monday 15thApril                    Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm

 Tuesday 16thApril                  Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm

 Wednesday 17thApril           Stations of the Cross at 7.30pm

 Maundy Thursday                 Blessing of the Oils at Southwark Cathedral at 11am

18thApril                                     Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper at 8pm followed by

                                                       Watch of Silent Prayer until Midnight

 Good Friday                             Ecumenical Good Friday Children’s Workshop at St Mary’s

                                                      At 10am (joint with Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church)

Volunteers please to: Emma ([email protected])


An Hour at the Cross at 1pm (Sue Whitley leads this year)


The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death at 2pm


Easter Saturday                 The Great Easter Vigil, Renewal of Baptismal Vows and First                                        Eucharist of Easter at 8pm  (followed by a party in the Crypt)


Easter Day                           Services for Easter at 8.30am and 11am

                                                (No Evening Service)