Notices 2nd October 2016

This Week at St Mary’s


The Office is open Monday till Friday 9am to 12.30pm

Please note: Canon Simon Butler is attending a Diocesan event on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th October. You can still contact him by phone or email.



8.30am                      Morning Prayer on Monday and Wednesday

8.30am                      Holy Communion on Tuesday

12.30pm                   Holy Communion on Thursday



Home Groups (The Parish Office has Contact Details)

Tuesday at 8.00pm (Contact: Ellie Cooke)

4th Wednesday/month Men’s Group at 8.30pm (Contact Michael Bailey)

Thursday at 1.20pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt)

Sunday at 9.30am (Contact: Colin Wimsett)


This Week at St Mary’s

Monday                     Junior Church Leader Training session at 7.30pm

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Wednesday              Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm

Thursday                   Memorial Service for Brigid Danae Wilkins at 2pm

Saturday                   The Marriage of Matthew Warlow and Alexandra Mason at 3pm


Special Events & Meetings

Tuesday                     Katherine Low Settlement AGM & Party at 7pm




NEXT SUNDAY:    9th October

(Twentieth Sunday after Trinity)

8.30am         Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am       Parish Eucharist with Junior Church During this service Amelia Duncan, Cordelia Dyball and Evelyn Holborow will be baptized.

6.30 pm        Choral Evensong


This Week’s Notices


Harvest Bring-and-Share Lunch: Feel free to stay for our lunch today after the service.


Junior Church Leaders meet on Monday 3rd October at 7.30pm. Come along if you might be interested in helping lead Junior Church on a rota basis or contact: Cal Alphonse ([email protected])


Katherine Low Settlement AGM & Party: You are warmly invited to this special event – more a showcase than an AGM – this Wednesday 5th October at 7pm. All are welcome.


Pastoral Care Induction: A number of people have come forward interested in helping in our ministry of care in various ways. There will be an induction evening on 17th October at 8pm in Church. Others are very welcome to come and find out more.


Hallowe’en/All Saints’ Party for Children: There will be a special event on the afternoon of Sunday 30th October. A great way to end half-term and to celebrate God’s goodness to people in a fun way. Please put the date in your diary.


Sunday Morning Bible Study Group: During October and November the Sunday morning group will be reflecting on some chosen Psalms. You are welcome to join the group for these reflections and discussions. The group meets in the church Crypt at 9.30am on Sundays (except 23/10 & 30/10). Anyone is welcome for the whole series or just one week to give it a try! Contact Colin: [email protected]


The Glass Door – Homeless Charity are looking for donations for their night shelters. They especially need male clothing, toiletries, socks, new underwear, jeans, tee shirts and sleeping bags, also towels and blankets. Please bring any donations to church on Sundays. Contact: Libby Bradshaw ([email protected])


Safeguarding Officer: Felicity Prazak is our new Safeguarding Officer and it is her role to work with Simon to ensure that children and vulnerable adults at St Mary’s are kept safe from harm. If you have any safeguarding concerns, you should contact Felicity using the contact details on the noticeboard near the church door.


Paul Kennington: Our previous Vicar and his partner Jonathan are returning to the UK from Montreal Cathedral and Paul is to become House for Duty Priest at St Andrew’s Leytonstone in the Diocese of Chelmsford. He will be licensed on Monday 19th December. Details to follow. Address to be: 7 Forest Glade, London, E11 1LU.


For Your Prayers


Prayer for the Week:

Jesus, who raised the dead to life

Help us to find ways to renew

what we have broken, damaged and destroyed:

Where we have taken too much water,

polluted the air, poured plastic into the sea,

cut down the forests and soured fertile soils.

Help all those who work to find solutions to

damage and decay; give hope to those

who are today working for a greener future. Amen


Daily Bible Reading



Monday         Luke 10: 25 – 37

Tuesday         Luke 10: 38 – end

Wednesday  Luke 11: 1 – 4

Thursday       Luke 11: 5 – 13

Friday             Luke 11: 15 – 26

Saturday       Luke 11: 27 – 28




Next Sunday’s Readings:

2 Kings 5: 1 – 3, 7 – 15c; 2 Timothy 2: 8 – 15; Luke 17: 11 – 19


For the Church and the World

  • For the work of Wandsworth Food Bank and for all in Britain who go hungry.
  • For the ministry of our Junior Church leaders.
  • For Aleppo.
  • For those who are new to St Mary’s or who have just moved into the parish.



For those who have asked for our prayers:

Emma Belak, Ingrid Spatt, Penny & Robert Law, Anne & Les Cheeseman, John Bevan, Lloyda Maxwell, Dennis Brindle, Michael Philips, Nuala & Dats Family, Christopher Fremantle, Paul Page and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Sally-Ann Epson, Carol Dalby, Luly Hughes, Brigid Danae Wilkins, Nancy and Ralph




Dates & Events for This Term


3rd October                           Junior Church Leaders’ Gathering at 7.30pm.

5th October                           Katherine Low Settlement AGM at 7pm

9th October                           Confirmation Class begins at 9.30am. Details from Simon.

17th October                                    Pastoral Care Induction Evening at 8pm

23rd October                                    Everyone Pledge Campaign begins

30th October                                    All Saints’ Sunday

All Saints’/Hallowe’en Party for Children pm

13th November                    Remembrance Sunday Service

Concert Trip to Berlioz’s Grande Messe des Morts

19th November                    Home Communion & Lunch for the Housebound

Confirmation Service at Southwark Cathedral

20th November                    Everyone Pledge Campaign Pledge Sunday

27th November                    Advent Sunday: Advent Fair at St Mary’s, 2pm

Advent Carol Service at Conclusion of Advent Fair

28th November                    Junior Church Leaders’ Training at 7.30pm.