Notices 28/07/2019

This Week at St Mary’s

The Parish Office is Open on Weekday Mornings from 9.30am until 12.30pm

 Monday               Morning Prayer at 8.30am (Lower Vestry, via Riverside Door)

Tuesday                Holy Communion Service at 8.30am (at Sacred Heart, Trott Street)

Wednesday           Morning Prayer at 8.30am (at the Vicarage, 32 Vicarage Crescent)

Lighting Project Progress Meeting at 10.30am

Thursday               Holy Communion at 12.30pm (at Sacred Heart, Trott Street)

 Sunday 4thAugust    7thSunday after Trinity

 8.30am              Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am             Parish Eucharist for the Summer Weeks

                              During this service Florence Riley will be baptised.

                              A slightly-less formal celebration while the choir take its summer break

                                President & Preacher: Canon Simon Butler, Vicar

                                 Reverend Aaron Kennedy is covering at St Michael’s Battersea today

3.00pm               Free Summer Music Recital: Alex Robarts, Baritone

Songs by Schumann, Poulenc and Richard Strauss

6.00pm               Evening Prayer with Hymns


 This Week’s Notices

First Communion Classes for children aged 7 or up, will take place during the 11am Sunday service from Sunday 8thSeptember to Sunday 13thOctober, with the admission service on Sunday 20thOctober. Please contact Simon by mid-Augustplease if your child would like to be prepared for admission to communion.

Parish Pilgrimage to Walsingham, Saturday 26thOctober: First details of our pilgrimage with Sacred Heart Church to this Anglican/Roman Catholic Shrine in Norfolk are now available at the back. Please sign up soon for coach booking.

St Mary’s Fair, Saturday 21stSeptember: We are looking for people who live in or near the parish to have an estate agent board in their front garden to advertise the Fair. Let Debbie Apostolides know if you can help. [email protected]

 Baptismal Sundays: We have more than usual baptismal Sundays in August and September as we seek to respond to those who live overseas and who are back for the summer, and also to offer hospitality to the newly-arrived grandchildren of church members.

Junior Church during August: Can you help with a light-touch Junior Church session during August, while our regular leaders take a break? There are usually fewer children present, but it would be good to keep things going during those weeks. Please let Cal Alphonse know if you can [email protected] Thank you.

Rule of Life: We will be launching St Mary’s Rule of Life on Sunday September 8th  which we are keeping as our ‘Patronal Festival’ (the day we give thanks for the patron saint of our church, in our case Mary the Mother of Jesus.) If you are thinking of joining in that venture, look out for further information in the coming weeks.

Church Address Book: The office is currently updating the church address book, which we make available to all who wish to be included in it, and is used to help us keep in touch with one another. If you are not in the current edition (you can tell because you won’t have a copy if you’re not), and would like to be included in the current edition, please let Sue in the office know as soon as possible ([email protected]) Please note: for data protection reasons this is only available to those who indicate they are happy to be included. Please do this by the last week of August.

Save Two Dates for 2020!

Friday 7thto Sunday 9thFebruary:   A Retreat at Home with Padraig O’Tuama

A wonderful speaker will lead a series of reflections over the weekend.

Week Commencing 30thMarch  Pilgrimage to Assisi (details in August)