Notices 28th October 2018

The Week Ahead at St Mary’s



Morning Prayer at 8:30am

Bellringing at 7.45pm



Holy Communion at 8.30am

Community Organising Meeting at 7pm in the Crypt



Morning Prayer at 8:30am

Choir Practice 7.30pm – 8:45pm



Holy Communion at 12.30pm

Memorial Service for the late Clive Moir at 2:30pm


Next Sunday              All Saints’ Sunday


8.30am                      Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am                    First Sunday Parish Eucharist for All Saints’ (Pledge Sunday)

Followed by a bring-and-share Parish Lunch

3.00pm                     Annual Memorial Service

Remembering those we have lost in the past year or so

6.00pm                     Evening Prayer     


Study and Home Groups at St Mary’s


Sunday Morning Group                9:30am in the Crypt (led by David & Evalyn)

Tuesday Home Group                   8pm at a parishioners home (led by group members)

Thursday Home Group                1:20pm on Thursdays in the Vestry (led by Leslie)

Please enquire of the clergy or the Parish Office for more details.

These groups welcome new members


Prayer Requests


Individuals in Need: Brian Hamilton, Richard Cheetham, Peter and Magdalena Heard, Alex Nunes, Samantha Heath, Bette Swanson, Betty King, Sue Reeve and Caroline.

The Departed & their Families: Ronald Slater, James Castle, Andrey Okolovich, Sally Tetley, Clive Moir, Ian Tomlin, Roy Suckling and Leanne Reeve.


Flowers: Carmetta Jackson has donated the flowers this week in celebration of her birthday. Happy Birthday Carmetta!


This Week’s Notices

St Mary’s Everyone Campaign 2018-19: By now most people who are on our mailing list will have received an email inviting you to consider your stewardship pledge for the coming year. If you’ve not received one, and would like to be part of our planned giving arrangements, please take a pack marked ‘Friend of St Mary’s’ at the back. Pledge Sunday is 4thNovember.

Second Community Organising Meeting: The next meeting of Aaron’s new group looking at community organising in Battersea will be in the Crypt on Tuesday 30thOctober at 7pm. Everyone is very welcome – especially if you are curious or keen to see us reaching out into our community.

Clive Moir: Clive’s Memorial Service is this Thursday 1st November at 2:30pm.

Parish Lunch: Everyone is welcome to attend our Bring and Share Parish lunch next Sunday 4th November after the 11 am service. Please sign up at the back of church to say what you are bringing or what you can help with.

Admission of Children to Holy Communion: Six weeks of classes begin on Wednesday 7thNovember in the after-school slot. Please contact Simon if your child would like to be admitted to communion. Admission Service: 16thDecember at 11.

The Friends of Battersea Parish Church are holding a fundraising concert on Sunday 25thNovember at 3.00pm. Susanna Hogan (soprano) and Stephen Maugham (Piano). Tickets: £15 from Bob Cooles or on 07396 334055.

Children’s Society:Christmas cards are on display at the back of the church ready for ordering. Please support vulnerable children and buy your cards here!

Lighting Project: The PCC is moving ahead with the plans to relight the church following agreement at last week’s meeting. Full details of the entire project and the redecoration project are on the plans in the south aisle.

Armistice Centenary Remembrance Sunday: The Borough Service of Remembrance, in the presence of the Mayor of Wandsworth, will take place at 10.45am on Sunday 11thNovember, the centenary to the day of the Armistice. There will also be a special Centenary Choral Evensong at 6pm. Please invite your friends and family.

New Hymn Books: The PCC was glad to receive a bequest from the late Diana Goodwin, which it agreed should be used to replace the long-standing New English Hymnalwith a more contemporary, yet traditional, hymn book, Common Praise. We shall begin using this book from Advent Sunday. The remainder of the bequest will be use to update, repair or replace, the dilapidated Church Road noticeboard.