Notices 26th June 2016

This Week’s Notices


Tonight: “A Night at the Opera”: St Mary’s Choral Scholars and their friends in the choir will be performing a concert of operatic music in church on the evening of Sunday 26th June at 7.30pm after Evening Prayer. This will be in aid of fundraising for next year’s Choral Scholarships.


You are invited to a special meeting to discuss our ongoing ministry to Families and Children on Monday 4th July at 8pm.


Christian Aid Week – A big thank you to everyone who contributed to our fundraising efforts for this year’s Christian Aid week. In total we raised £1595.61, with the cake sale raising just over £200 and envelope donations contributing the remainder. Special thanks go to Dominique Price, who took the remainder of the cakes and sold them on a stall outside her home, a sterling effort.


Open Church-Sunday afternoons: We want to keep the church open on Sunday afternoons during the summer months and we need volunteers to do this either 1pm-3pm or 3pm-5pm. Please sign at back of the church. Thank you Libby 07956 655 037


Revd. Peter & Alison Wintgens: If you would like to contribute to Peter and Alison’s leaving gift, please send your donation directly to the Parish Office (marked “Peter & Alison’s Leaving Gift”). Alternatively you can do the same via the Sunday collection.


Peter & Alison’s Farewell Party: We’re having a Leaving Picnic and Drinks in the Church Yard after the 11am service on Sunday 24th July. We need someone to coordinate refreshments and a few volunteers to help serve and wash up. Offers as soon as possible to Sue Whitley and Debbie Apostolides.


St Mary’s Fair: This year’s Fair will take place on Saturday 17th September and 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.


Sunday Ministries at St Mary’s: Here are some ways you can get involved on a Sunday at St Mary’s – and the person to speak to about it:


St Mary’s Choir:                  Tyrone Whiting      [email protected]

Reading in Church:             Sue Hughes              [email protected]

Leading Prayers:                 Diana Nelson           [email protected]

Welcoming People:            Diana Goodwin       [email protected]

Serving Tea & Coffee:        David Evans              [email protected]

Junior Church:                      Asi Munisi                 [email protected]

Serving at the Altar:          Simon Butler            [email protected]

Bell Ringers                          Bob Cooles                [email protected]


Meadbank need Wheelchairs – Does anyone have a spare light wheelchair not being used at present? At Meadbank they currently don’t have enough wheelchairs to get all those who’d like to come to church down to church. Meadbank could use just a few of the lightweight ones and it may be that someone might have one tucked away not being used. If so, please contact the church office.



This Week at St Mary’s


The Office is open from 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 Peter Wintgens)

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

Sunday at 9.30am (Contact: Colin Wimsett)



This Week at St Mary’s

Monday         Toddler Group at Dimson Lodge at 9.30am

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Wednesday Informal Staff Team Meeting at 9.15am

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm



Next Sunday 3rd July: (Sixth Sunday after Trinity)

8.30am      Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

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

6.30 pm     Evening Prayer & Bible Study



Free Wifi is now available throughout St Mary’s

For Your Prayers


Prayer for the Week:

O Spirit of God, we ask you to help orient
all our actions by your inspirations,
carry them on by your gracious assistance,
that every prayer and work of ours
may always begin from you
and through you be happily ended. Amen                               After St Ignatius


Daily Bible Reading



Monday         Matthew 8: 18 – 22

Tuesday         Matthew 8: 23 – 7

Wednesday  Matthew 16: 13 – 19

Thursday       Matthew 9: 1 – 8

Friday             Matthew 9: 9 – 13

Saturday       Matthew 9: 14 – 17




Next Sunday’s Readings:

Isaah 66: 10 – 14; Psalm 66 : 1 – 8; Galatians 6: 1 – 16; Luke 10: 1 – 11, 16 – 20;


For the Church and the World

  • For the healing of divisions following the outcome of the EU Referendum;
  • For those engaged in medical and pharmaceutical research;
  • For our future pastoral ministry as we prepare to say goodbye to Peter & Alison Wintgens;
  • For the work of the Goddard Inquiry, examining the issue of historic sexual abuse.


For those who have asked for our prayers:

Clive Moir, Emma Belak, Ingrid Spatt, Nico Springman, Valerie Coughlyn, Liz McMurthy, Victor Roberts & Family, Maria Munisi, Peter Steckman, Janet Edwards, Michael Latham, Lisa Garrett & Family, Theodoros Droushiotis, Fiona Cairns, Grace Hyde and Maddie Osborn

Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Ellen Baxter, Jane Ellison, Roger Smith, John Simpson, Billy Garrett, Dianne MacRae, Qutub Shaikh, Ken Roberts, Beryl Norman, Sue Feasey, Melanie Williamson, Walter Joseph, Jo Cox MP and Janet Keiller