Notices 25th September 2016

This Week at St Mary’s

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



8.30am                      Morning Prayer on Monday and Wednesday

8.30am                      Holy Communion on Tuesday

12.30pm                   Holy Communion on Thursday



Home Groups (The Parish Office has Contact Details)

Tuesday at 8.00pm (Contact: Ellie Cooke)

4th Wednesday/month Men’s Group at 8.30pm (Contact Michael Bailey)

Thursday at 1.20pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt)

Sunday at 9.30am (Contact: Colin Wimsett)


This Week at St Mary’s

Monday                     Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Tuesday                     Simon attending Archbishops’ Council at Lambeth Palace

Wednesday              Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm



NEXT SUNDAY:    2nd October (Harvest Thanksgiving)

8.30am               Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am             Harvest Festival Eucharist with St Mary’s Band

6.30 pm               Evening Prayer & Bible Study



This Week’s Notices

The Glass Door – Homeless Charity are looking for donations for their night shelters. They especially need male clothing, toiletries, socks, new underwear, jeans, tee shirts and sleeping bags, also towels and blankets. Please bring any donations to church on Sundays. Contact: Libby Bradshaw ([email protected])


Remembrance Sunday Concert Trip: On Sunday 13th November at 7.30pm, we are planning a trip to a concert at the Royal Albert Hall for the spectacular Grande Messe des Morts by Berlioz. If you would like to join a group going that evening, please sign up for a ticket at the back. Front of the Circle tickets are about £24 on a group booking. Deadline: TODAY.


Hallowe’en/All Saints’ Party for Children: There will be a special event on the afternoon of Sunday 30th October. A great way to end half-term and to celebrate God’s goodness to people in a fun way. Please put the date in your diary.


Welcomers: Our welcome team has a new leader in Carol Bailey. Carol is keen to recruit more people to our 11am welcomers’ team and, as a way of encouraging more, is planning to introduce a new rota-based system to replace the once a month approach that the team currently has. Please consider joining the welcomers’ rota. Training will be provided Contact Carol: [email protected]


Safeguarding Officer: Felicity Prazak is our new Safeguarding Officer and it is her role to work with Simon to ensure that children and vulnerable adults at St Mary’s are kept safe from harm. If you have any safeguarding concerns, you should contact Felicity using the contact details on the noticeboard near the church door.


Paul Kennington: Our previous Vicar and his partner Jonathan are returning to the UK from Montreal Cathedral and Paul is to become House for Duty Priest at St Andrew’s Leytonstone in the Diocese of Chelmsford. He will be licensed on Monday 19th December. Details to follow. Address to be: 7 Forest Glade, London, E11 1LU.


Katherine Low Settlement AGM & Party: You are warmly invited to this special event – more a showcase than an AGM – on Wednesday 5th October at 7pm. All are welcome.


Junior Church Leaders meet on Monday 3rd October at 7.30pm. Come along if you might be interested in helping lead Junior Church on a rota basis or contact: Cal Alphonse ([email protected])


Pastoral Care Induction: A number of people have come forward interested in helping in our ministry of care in various ways. There will be an induction evening on 17th October at 8pm in Church. Others are very welcome to come and find out more.




For Your Prayers


Prayer for the Week:

Almighty God, you have entrusted to your Church a share in the ministry of your Son our great high priest: inspire by your Holy Spirit the hearts of many to offer themselves for the ministry of your Church, that strengthened by his power, they may work for the increase of your kingdom and set forward the eternal praise of your name; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

An Embertide Prayer: Embertide (this week) is traditionally a time for ordinations


Daily Bible Reading



Monday         Luke 9: 46 – 50

Tuesday         Luke 9: 51 – 56

Wednesday  Luke 9: 57 – end

Thursday       John 1: 47 – end

Friday             Luke 10: 13 – 16

Saturday       Luke 10: 17 – 24




Next Sunday’s Readings:

Joel 2: 21 – 27; Matthew 6: 25 – 33



For the Church and the World

  • For the ceasefire in Syria, that it brings relief for the people in this country;
  • For the ministry of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk;
  • For the ongoing work on our Moorings Scheme;
  • For all living with cancer or facing an uncertain future in the light of the disease.



For those who have asked for our prayers:

Emma Belak, Ingrid Spatt, Adam & Robert Hampson, Michael Bailey & Family, Greenway Family, Liz, and Penny & Robert Law, Anne & Les Cheeseman, John Bevan, Lloyda Maxwell, Dennis Brindle, Michael Philips and Nuala & Dats Family

Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Sylvia Bailey, Carmen Greenway, Sally-Ann Epson, Carol Dalby, Luly Hughes, Brigid Danae Wilkins, Nancy and Ralph





Dates & Events for This Term


2nd October                          Bring and Share Parish Harvest Lunch.

3rd October                           Junior Church Leaders’ Gathering at 7.30pm.

5th October                           Katherine Low Settlement AGM at 7pm

9th October                           Confirmation Class begins at 9.30am. Details from Simon.

17th October                                    Pastoral Care Induction Evening at 8pm

23rd October                                    Everyone Pledge Campaign begins

30th October                                    All Saints’ Sunday

All Saints’/Hallowe’en Party for Children pm

13th November                    Remembrance Sunday Service

Concert Trip to Berlioz’s Grande Messe des Morts

19th November                    Home Communion & Lunch for the Housebound

Confirmation Service at Southwark Cathedral

20th November                    Everyone Pledge Campaign Pledge Sunday

27th November                    Advent Sunday: Advent Fair at St Mary’s, 2pm

Advent Carol Service at Conclusion of Advent Fair

28th November                    Junior Church Leaders’ Training at 7.30pm.