Notices 27th August 2017

This Week At St Mary’s


Tuesday         Holy Communion at 8.30am

Wednesday  Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Thursday       Holy Communion at 12.30pm

Friday             Parish Office only open between 9.00am and 10.00am

Saturday       The Wedding of Daniel Riley & Rosie Lloyd at 2pm



Next Sunday 3rd September: Eleventh Sunday After Trinity

8.30am      Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am    Summer Parish Eucharist and Junior Church

Theme: Safe in the Shadow of God’s Wings – Being a Safe Church

3.00pm      Summer Recital: Tyrone Whiting, Director of Music

6.00pm      Evening Prayer with Hymns


Please Pray For…


Those who have asked for our prayers:

Ingrid Spatt, Sam Thompson, Georgie Jamilson, Aline Doweswell, Nathanael Sonoda, David Hosmer, John Boesinger, Sareeta, Valerie & Wynn Manning, Mavis Byzantine, Hugh Seymour Davies and Christina Tirradro



Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Viktor, Charlie Gard, Alan Broadhead, Renate Scholz, Marjorie Avery, Queeny Carpenter, Lilly Davies, Robert Barclay, Robert ‘Bob’ Beardmore, James Power, Dolores Edward, Jim Stewart, Teresa McGarry Grimm and Lesley Goring


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         1 Thessalonians 1: 1 – end

Tuesday         1 Thessalonians 2: 1 – 8

Wednesday  1 Thessalonians 2: 9 – 13

Thursday       1 Thessalonians 3: 7 – end

Friday             1 Thessalonians 4: 1 – 8

Saturday       1 Thessalonians 4: 9 – 12


Next Sunday’s Readings: Summer Sermon Series:

Romans 12: 9 – 21; Matthew 16: 21 – 28;


Lost Property Box: The Lost Property Box will be emptied in a fortnight’s time. Please check if there are items which belong to you in the box.




Dear Friends

It is with sadness that I write to tell you that Wentao & I will be relocating to Brighton very soon, meaning that I will no longer be able to serve as your Pastoral Minister. Simon & the PCC Standing Committee have been aware this may happen, though it is only now that I am able to confirm this, following agreement of a formal moving date from our London home.

Since I started attending St Mary’s in 2009, I have felt strongly that this was my spiritual home. Simon, and all of you, have given me the opportunity to spread my wings both spiritually and personally, growing in discipleship, confidence in ministry and in discovery of my true self. For this, and the many great friendships I have built, I will always be in your debt & thankful to God. I plan to continue to serve the church in Brighton, building on all I have learnt and experienced at St Mary’s.

Simon & I have been exploring opportunities for others to train for the Licensed Ministry and we hope to have some good news on this very soon.

There will be a farewell event at church towards the end of September for us all at say a proper ‘au revoir’!

My thanks and love.

Colin Wimsett x


Confirmation: This year’s Confirmation Service will be at St Mary’s on Sunday 5th November at 4pm. Please contact Simon as soon as possible if you are interested in being confirmed.


Summer Recitals: The free Summer Recitals this afternoon at 3pm, continue with a performance from Riccardo Pes on Cello.


St Mary’s Fair: This year’s Show and Fete is on Saturday 16th September from noon until 4 pm. We are now collecting items for the stalls and are looking for bottles, gifts, Raffle Prizes, books, toys and bric-a-brac in good condition. Please put your items up in the gallery. No Electrical items! Also please sign up at the sheet at the back to help on a stall.


Shoe Boxes: Junior Church needs lots of empty shoe boxes to store things in. If you have any, please would you leave them at the back of the church (right hand side on the pews as you come up the steps). We thought there might be quite a few around towards the end of the summer as people buy new school shoes! Many thanks.


Consultation on Pews & Chairs: Following the recent condition survey and architect’s report on our pews, the PCC will be consulting the congregation during September and October regarding a way forward. There will be a chance for everyone to have their say