Notices 26th February 2017

This Week At St Mary’s


Monday                     Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Tuesday                     Holy Communion at 8.30am

Sewing Club at 10.30am till 12.00pm

Pancake Party at 4pm


Wednesday              Holy Communion & Imposition of Ashes at 7.30am

Full Choir Practice at 6.30pm

Choral Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes at 8pm


Thursday                   Holy Communion at 12.30pm

Saturday                   The Marriage of Philip Hodgkinson and Catriona Stirling at 3.30pm


Next Sunday : First Sunday of Lent


8.30am               Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am             Parish Eucharist with St. Mary’s Band & Junior Church

                           Sermon: Healing & Wholeness: Life in all its Fullness

6.00pm               Evening Prayer

6.30pm               Lent Talk: Reading Romans (Romans 1 – 4)

                           The Vicar


Please Pray For…


Those who have asked for our prayers:

Ingrid Spatt, Penny Law, Cynthia Newman, Tessa, Richard Pugh, Vanessa & Colin, Pearl Yarde, Dan Jackson, Angela Wiiliams, Thelma, Sam Barker, Betty Todman, Sam Thompson, Daisy Campbell and John


Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Amelia Campbell, Florence Mooney, Alistair Stewart, Valerie Coughlin and Stella Saunders


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         Ecclesiastical 17: 24 – 29

Tuesday         Ecclesiastical 35: 1 – 12

Wednesday      Joel 58: 1 – 12

Thursday       Deuteronomy 35: 15 – end

Friday             Isaiah 58: 1 – 9a

Saturday       Isaiah 58: 9b – end

Next Sunday’s Readings: Genesis 2: 15 – 17; 3: 1 – 7; John 10: 7 – 10



Lent Brochure: Please take a copy of our Lent Brochure today to find out what’s going on in this season of spiritual growth and discipline.


Flowers this Sunday The flowers this week have been donated by the Wiilams Family in celebration of the baptism of their son Henry Williams.

There is a Parish Lunch today after the 11am Service, organised by St. Mary’s choir; book with Libby Bradshaw. Everyone is welcome.


Pancake Party on Shrove Tuesday 28th February in St Mary’s crypt, 4pm to 6pm Pancakes and delicious toppings and Games and lots of fun! To confirm attendance, email [email protected]

Lent Book 2017: If you have ordered Dethroning Mammon by Justin Welby please collect it and pay for it today.


Lent Groups: There are four options this year


Staying Close: A Lent Course Exploring Intimacy with God, which will run on Sunday mornings, Tuesday evenings, Wednesday afternoons and Wednesday evenings;


The “York Course” Receiving Christ, which will run on Thursday lunchtimes;


an ecumenical film and discussion group, based on the film The Way, which will run on four Thursday evenings at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church.


Sign Up Today at the Back of Church.

Please note the Lent Book is for personal study and reading, not for the Lent Groups, which are doing something different. Apologies for any confusion on our part.


Advance Notice: St Mary’s Choir and Soloists will be performing Fauré’s Requiem and other music in a special concert on Palm Sunday 9th April at 6.00pm. If you would be interested in singing in this concert but are not in the Choir, please speak to Tyrone Whiting ([email protected]) as soon as possible.


Godly Play: Our Junior Church Leaders had a wonderful introductory evening to something called Godly Play, which they are exploring introducing as a new way of doing Junior Church. Watch out for more information soon or look at


Lent 1 2 1 Conversations: Simon sets aside time for personal conversations about faith and life in Lent. If you would like to see him, please contact him directly. The first opportunities are next week. Please see the Lent Brochure for more details.


Reading Romans: Our first Lent Talk is next Sunday and will focus on Romans Chapters 1 to 4. You might like to read them before coming. 6.30pm 5th March.

‘A Serenade to Music’ on Saturday 11th March 201 between 3.30pm and 4.30pm – a free concert in St Mary’s It’s part of Angela Toyne’s 70th birthday. There’s music by Stanford, Vaughan Williams, Rutter and Widor given by singers and instrumentalists accompanied by Tyrone Whiting and conducted by her son Simon. All are welcome!