Notices 27th March 2016

This Week at St Mary’s


The Office is open from Tuesday to Friday 9am to 12.30pm



8.30am          Morning Prayer on Wednesday

8.30am          Holy Communion on Tuesday

12.30pm       Holy Communion on Thursday


Home Groups (The Parish Office has Contact Details)

Home Groups are not meeting this week


This Week at St Mary’s

Monday         Parish Office Closed

Tuesday         The Funeral of Dean Thomas in Church at noon

Wednesday   No Choir Practice


Sunday 3rd April: 2nd Sunday of Easter

8.30am      Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

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

6.30 pm     Evening Prayer & Bible Study






  1. Electoral Roll & Congregational List: If St Mary’s is your spiritual home, please join our Electoral Roll, our church’s membership list, which is revised at this  time of year. You don’t need to do anything if you’re already on it; but if you’re new to St Mary’s, or haven’t been here for some time, complete a form and put it in the box at the back. We’re also updating our Congregational List, our   address book, which we make available to those who wish to be able to keep in touch with one another. If you’re not on the current one and would like to           go on the update,   please take a form from the rack above the hymn books and fill it in with information you would like us to use: email is especially useful on the list. If your details have changed recently, or your current entry is incorrect in any way, please tell Sunny in the Parish Office.


  1. St Mary’s Annual Meeting: after the Parish Eucharist on Sunday 24th April. It will be followed by a bring-and-share Parish Lunch. We encourage members to consider serving the church by standing for election to the Parochial  Church Council and we will particularly welcome members of minority ethnic communities and men to stand. Details: the clergy or the church wardens.


  1. We’re looking for Servers: Might you be interested in joining a small team of servers after Easter. Servers assist in various duties on a Sunday including assisting at the altar, carrying the cross and helping in the preparation for and clearing up after worship. Training will be provided. Please speak to the clergy if you are interested. We would especially welcome volunteers from among our older children, but anyone is welcome to help.


  1. Choir Robes: We offer our thanks to those who gave gifts to fund the new choir robes, which are being worn today for the first time.


  1. New Logo: Eagle-eyed members of the congregation may notice the new logo which is being used for the first time today. This will be used across our visible profile at St Mary’s – publications, website, and new external noticeboards which are likely to appear in the coming months thanks to a recent bequest.


  1. Thank you to everyone who has worked hard over the last few days to make our celebrations of Holy Week and Easter. A particular thanks go to those who took part in the church spring clean a week ago and to Tyrone, Katy and the entire choir, for the spectacular performance of Mozart’s Requiem last Sunday. It was wonderfully well received, including by a rather well-known  rock star, who turned up to listen and was very impressed indeed!



For Your Prayers


Prayer for the Week:

Let all the world in every corner sing, My God and King!

The heavens are not too high, His praise may thither fly;

The earth is not too low, His praises there may grow.

Let all the world in every corner sing, My God and King!

The Church with psalms must shout, No door can keep them out;

But above all the heart Must bear the longest part.                               George Herbert


Daily Bible Reading


Monday         Matthew 28: 8 – 15

Tuesday         John 20: 11 – 18

Wednesday  Luke 24: 13 – 35

Thursday       Luke 24: 35 – 48

Friday             John 21: 1 – 14

Saturday       Mark 16: 9 – 15



Next Sunday’s Readings:          

Acts 5: 27 – 32; Revelation 1: 4 – 8; John 20: 19 – 31


For the Church and the World

  • For the renewal of our faith at Easter;
  • For efforts to deepen the commitment to peace in Syria;
  • For those who work in tourism and travel;
  • For children and teachers in this School holiday period.


For those who have asked for our prayers

Andrew Lee, Billy Garrett, Sue Feasey, Theresa Geldart, Junior Payton, Laurence, Paul Page, William Raynor, Stephanie Baldwin, John Paton, Clive Moir, Farkhondeh Shahsavand, Philip Wright, Theresa Nwosu, Sylvia, Olive Bingham, Valerie Coughlin Liz McMurghty


Those Who Have Died Recently, Their Families and Friends:

John Murray, Veronique Roualet, Dean Thomas, Peter Thompson, Sydney Neill, Suanne Loates Darrel, Keith Norman, Shaddan Finnagan and Sheila Crawford