The Week Ahead at St Mary’s
Canon Simon is on annual leave until 9thFebruary
Monday Morning Prayer at 8.30am
Bell Ringing Practice at 7.30pm
Tuesday Holy Communion at 8.30am
Parish office is closed
Wednesday Early Morning Meditation at 7.30am in Church
Morning Prayer at 8.30am
Choir Practice 7.30pm – 8.45pm
Thursday Holy Communion at 12.30pm
Epiphany Study Group meets in Church at 1.30pm
Sunday 3rdFebruary The Fifth Sunday before Lent
8.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Language)
11.00am First Sunday Parish Eucharist
Preacher: Reverend Aaron Kennedy
3.00pm Free Winter Recital
George Robarts (Baritone)
6.00pm Evening Prayer with Hymns
Preacher: Colin Pinnell
Individuals in Need: Michael Paines, Magda Heard, Alex Taylor, Meredith Chesterman, Alexandra Gorodova, Dennis Brindle, Alex Nunes and Anne Harcombe.
The Departed & their Families:Peter Heard, Conception Todd, Patricia Faker, Susan Baglioni, Anne Sybil Blake-Watkins, Jim McKinney, Sylvie Baker, Cardiff Spencer and Hettie Murdoch.
A Few Diary Dates for the Coming Weeks
Sunday 10thFebruary Parish Lunch with Introduction to Rule of Life
Sunday 17thFebruary Breakfast after 8.30am Service & Introduction to Rule of Life
Thursday 21stFebruary General Synod Debates Battersea Motion on Refugee
Saturday 2ndMarch PCC Half-Day Meeting
Sunday 3rdMarch 1stSunday Evening Lent Group on BBC TV Series ‘Broken’
Tuesday 5thMarch Junior Church Pancake Party & Ashing at 4.30pm
Wednesday 6thMarch Ash Wednesday Services at 7.30am and 8pm (Lent Begins)
This Week’s Notices
A One Day Workshop on the Common Good.
Aaron will be running an exciting new workshop designed by Together for the Common Good, on Saturday, 16th February, from 9.30am – 4.00pm. It will help us learn how we can become a community of the common good, fit for the 21st century, through our individual vocational responsibility, and alongside others with different gifts, backgrounds and views.
Spaces are limited to 20.
Email [email protected] if you are interested.
Fancy a spot of quiet meditationon your way to work? Just turn up to our early morning meditation on a Wednesday morning at 7.30am. To find out more: contact Aaron ([email protected])
As we begin to explore the idea of a Rule of Lifeat St Mary’s, we are offering a number of opportunities to find our more of what is involved in the coming weeks before Lent. The next opportunity will be over a bring-and-share Parish Lunch on Sunday 10thFebruary after the 11am service, and then over a light breakfast after the 8.30am service on Sunday 17thFebruary and just before Lent on the evening of Monday 4thMarchat 7.30pm. If you want some idea of what a Rule of Life is, please see ruleoflife.org.uk.
Our Winter Recital Series continues today at 3pm with a short concert of music given by Monika Skowron (Soprano) & Chris McCracken (Piano). Recitals are free and last about 45 minutes followed by a cup of tea. The recital for the 17th February has been postponed.
Lent Groups 2019: This year’s Lent Groups will be again shared jointly with Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church and will be based around the powerful BBC TV Drama ‘Broken’, which aired last year, with Sean Bean as an inner-city priest facing personal and moral crises in himself and his flock. Because the programme airs for an hour over six parts, the Lent Groups will be six weeks long this year, and will last 2 hours, allowing for a good time for chat and discussion. Details soon – we hope each of the current Home Groups will study this course – but there will also be groups on Sunday evening and one other weekday evening. The Sunday group will begin before Lent on Sunday 3rdMarch, 6pm to 8pm, in place of Evening Prayer.
T-Shirt Appeal: A group of students from John Bosco College are going to India in half term to work on a children’s project in Mumbai and are looking for colourful, new t-shirts for boys and girls aged 10-13, with no appropriate slogans! Football themes are always very popular. If you can help, please drop them off at the office by 7thFebruary.