Notices 24th September 2017

This Week At St Mary’s



Canon Simon Butler unavailable today

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm



Holy Communion at 8.30am



Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm



Holy Communion at 12.30pm



The Parish Office is closed


Home Groups (The Parish Office has Contact Details)

Tuesday at 8.00pm (meets every fortnight)

Thursday at 1.30pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt)

Sunday at 9.30am


Next Sunday 1st October: Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity

8.30am               Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am             Parish Eucharist with the Blessing of Pets

6.00pm               Evening Prayer with Hymns


Please Pray For…



Those who have asked for our prayers:

Ingrid Spatt, Valerie & Wynn Manning, Mavis Byzantine, Hugh Seymour Davies, Christina Tirradro, Sally, Michelle Wiiliams, Theodor Prazak, Andrew Lee, Pearl Barnes, Daisy Campbell, Clive Moir, Ed Beddington, Roland Whitby, David Moore, Paul Muller, Allan Scott and Thomas – George & Victoria Maria



Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Jim Stewart, Teresa McGarry Grimm, Lesley Goring, Paul Greenhalgh, Les, Julia Norveil, Stephan Papuc, Nathanael Sonoda, Regnald Logan, Eduardo Morales, Adela-Marie Martinez, Eufemia De Moralz, Manuela Sykes and Jim Maddan


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         Ezra 9: 5 – 9

Tuesday         Ezra 6: 7 – 8, 12, 14 – 20

Wednesday  Ezra 9: 5 – 9

Thursday       Haggai 1: 1 – 8

Friday             Genesis 28: 10 – 17

Saturday       Zechariah 2:1-5, 10 – 11

Next Sunday’s Readings: Genesis 6: 17 – 22; Matthew 6: 25 – 29



Tonight at 6pm: Choral Evensong – ‘A Jewel of a Service’

Sung by St Mary’s Choir

Setting: Stanford in B flat; Anthem: Amor Vincit Omnia (Martin How)


Today is Harvest Festival. If you’ve not brought anything for Wandsworth Foodbank and would like to do so, please deliver them to church by Thursday lunchtime.


There is a Harvest Parish Lunch after the service at 11am.


Consultation on Pews & Chairs: If you would like to take part in this consultation, please have a look at the display at the side of the church and return your feedback form by the end of October.


Blessing of Pets: Calling all pet owners! Please bring your pets to Church at the 11am service on Sunday 1st October. Do invite you friends and family to bring theirs too!


Card Reader Trial: If you would like to give by card, you can do so immediately after the service near the lift at the back of church


Holiday: Please note that Simon will be unavailable from 2nd – 21st October. Do speak to him soon if you have anything that needs attention while he’s away.


St Mary’s Choir has now returned to serving the church after its Summer Break and always welcomes new members. Feel free to turn up to a Choir Practice at 7.30pm on a Wednesday evening.


Everyone 2018 is our annual renewal of financial stewardship – every autumn we ask everyone at St Mary’s to review their giving to the church for the coming year.

Pledge Sunday will be 19th November this year.


Coming Soon…FaithWorks 18


St Mary’s is planning a Parish Mission called FaithWorks 18 in the autumn of 2018, which will give us the chance to work alongside our Roman Catholic friends at Sacred Heart, who will also be holding their own Mission to coincide with their 125th Anniversary. FaithWorks 18 aims to do two things:


  • encourage a renewed commitment to St Mary’s presence and activity in Battersea for the common good in the name of Jesus Christ;
  • give a chance for members of St Mary’s to bring friends/guests to a variety of enjoyable events that will offer gentle opportunities to consider the life of faith in Jesus Christ;


A planning group is now hard at work putting together a programme for the Mission and a season of prayer and preparation. More details soon.