Notices 29th October 2017

This Week At St Mary’s


Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm



Holy Communion at 8.30am



Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm



Funeral Requiem for the late John Paton at 12.30pm



Parish Office closed


Home Groups (The Parish Office has Contact Details)

Tuesday at 8.00pm (meets every fortnight)

Thursday at 1.30pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt)

Sunday at 9.30am


Next Sunday 5th November: All Saints Sunday

8.30am               Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am             First Sunday Parish Eucharist with St. Mary’s Band

4.00pm               Battersea Deanery Confirmation Service with Bishop of Kingston The Rt Revd Dr Richard Cheetham


Please Pray For…

Those who have asked for our prayers:

Rowena, Theodor Prazak, Daisy & Louis Campbell, Gordon Dellarocca, Mary Paton William Gallagher and Ingrid Spatt 

Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Henry Oldfield, Arabella, Stanislav, Joy Nelson, Janet Frazer, Alison Louise, Grace Hyde, Beth Buchan, Phyllis Green and John Paton


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         Romans 8: 12 – 17

Tuesday         Romans 8: 18 – 25

Wednesday  Romans 8: 26 – 30

Thursday       Romans 8: 31 – end

Friday             Romans 9: 1 – 5

Saturday       Romans 11: 1-2,11-29

Next Sunday’s Readings: 1 John 3: 1 – 3; Matthew 5: 1 – 12



This Afternoon – Hallowmass Party for Children has been cancelled.

Flowers this Sunday have been donated by Libby Bradshaw and Charlotte Kirwan in memory of the Children’s Society and the late Winifred Stone, OBE.

Children’s Society Christmas cards and new boxes will be launched today at the end of the morning service with a tribute to the late Winfred Stone, first and only female chief executive of the Children’s Society in the 1980s. Further details from Libby Bradshaw 07956 655 037 or [email protected]

Consultation on Pews & Chairs: The consultation closes today.

Deanery Confirmation Service: 5th November at 4pm. We are hosting a modest-sized confirmation service for some of Battersea’s Churches next week. If you can help with welcoming or serving refreshments after the service, please let Simon know as soon as possible.

Remembrance Sunday 12th November Don’t forget the morning service is at 10:45am

Annual Memorial Service: If you would like us to remember a dearly-departed loved one who has died in the past year, please put their name on the Memorial List which is found on the prayer table by the pulpit. The Annual Memorial Service will be Choral Evensong on Sunday 12th November at

Everyone 2018 is our annual renewal of financial stewardship – every autumn we ask everyone at St Mary’s to review their giving to the church for the coming year. Pledge Sunday will be 19th November this year. Please take your envelope at the back.

Volunteers needed for Advent Fair – We are now looking for people to help with our Advent Fair which will take place on Sunday 3rd December between 2 and 5:30 pm. Local stallholders have been invited but we want to have a few St Mary’s stalls as well. The flower group are running the home made produce and cake stall but we need volunteers to help sell and make refreshments, help to run and organise the Gift stall and to help with children’s activities too. Please sign up at the back of church if you can help. Last year’s event was really fun and special. Or contact Debbie Apostolides at [email protected]

Card Reader Trial: If you would like to give by card, you can do so immediately after the service near the lift at the back of church


Dates for Your Diary


Sunday 5th November                             Battersea Deanery Confirmation at 4pm

Sunday 12th November                           Remembrance Sunday Service at 10.45am

Sunday 12th November                           Annual Memorial Service at 6pm (Evensong)

Tuesday 14th November                         PCC Meeting

Friday 1st/Saturday 2nd December       Auditions/Interviews for Director of Music

Sunday 3rd December                              Advent Fair from 2pm to 5.30pm

Sunday 3rd December                              Advent Sunday: Advent Carols at 6pm

Sunday 10th December                            Christingle Service at 4pm

Monday 11th December                          Interviews for Parish General Manager

Sunday 17th December                            Parish Carol Service at 6pm

Sunday 24th December                            ‘Blue Christmas’ Eucharist at 11am