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
Tuesday Holy Communion Service at 8.30am
St Mary’s Parochial Church Council meets at 7.30pm in the Crypt
Wednesday Morning Prayer at 8.30am
Thursday Holy Communion at 12.30pm
Sunday 7thJuly 3rdSunday after Trinity
Canon Simon Butler is at the General Synod in York this weekend
8.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Language)
11.00am Parish Eucharist
President and Preacher: Revd. Aaron Kennedy, Associate Vicar
Anthem: Irish Blessing (Bob Chilcott)
Motet: Ave verum corpus (William Byrd)
6.00pm Evening Prayer with Hymns
Led by Leslie Spatt, Evensong Minister
Individuals in need
Edwina, Phillip Rollitt, Kath Hamilton, Grace and Christopher, Andrea Colville, Anne Harcombe, Patrick Ogier, Mahnaz, Georgina Kelly, Alex Nunes, Janey B, Alison Gent, Rosemary Thomas and casidy Cline.
The departed and their families
Lusano Maran, Peter Mitchell, Marie Hilda Fergusan, James Stratton, Paul Holleley, Ulrika Gregory, Martin Vlieland-Boddy, Mefalda Magrini, Daisy Campbell, Louise Buchanan, David Chatterji de Massey, Jeffrey, and Robert Payne .
This Week’s Notices
Daisy Campbell: Long-term members of St Mary’s will be sad to hear of the death of Daisy, after a long period of ill health. Daisy’s funeral will be in church on Wednesday 10thJuly at 11.30am followed by cremation at Lambeth at 1.15pm. Louis and the family would welcome your attendance.
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 if your child would like to be prepared for admission to communion.
Sunday 7thJuly: The Choir’s last Sunday this term will be Sunday 7thJulyand this will be a Parish Eucharist and not a ‘First Sunday’ style service.
New Invitation Services: These will begin in the autumn and will replace our First Sunday service with acts of worship specifically prepared on the assumption that we will invite and bring guests to the services, especially those who are not yet regular worshippers or practising Christians. The first of these on October 6thwill be our popular Pets’ Service, the November 3rdService will be Hymns and Pimm’sand the December 1stService will be a Christingle Service.
Summer Sunday Worship Pattern: We move into summer mode soon. The 8.30am service is unaffected, but the choir will be on its annual break from Sunday 14thJuly returning on Sunday 8thSeptember. The 11am service will be a simpler form of Parish Eucharist while the evening service will be Evening Prayer with hymns. At the morning services, the sermons will take us through a study of St Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. There will be no usual Junior Church on the Sundays of August.
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.
Relighting & Redecoration Project: This major refurbishment project will begin on Monday 8thJuly and run through the autumn, probably now up to Christmas. Sunday worship will be unaffected but weekday worship will take place as follows: Monday and Wednesday 8.30am Morning Prayer: at the Vicarage; Tuesday 8.30am and Thursday 12.30pm Eucharists at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, by kind invitation of Fr. Gerry O’Shaughnessy (these will, of course, be Anglican services!)
Funeral Vergers & Sunday Welcomers: Funerals are an important opportunity for St Mary’s to serve its parishioners and we have a small team of folk who help by welcoming people and assisting the clergy as voluntary funeral vergers. We need one or two more volunteers, available on weekdays. Please speak to Simon or David Britten if you can help. We would welcome one or two new Sunday Welcomers for the 11am Service, as the team is a little depleted. Contact Carol Bailey to volunteer: [email protected]