Notices 30th July 2017

This Week At St Mary’s




Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Holy Communion at Meadbank at 2.30pm

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm



Holy Communion at 8.30am



Morning Prayer at 8.30am






Next Sunday 6th August: Eighth Sunday After Trinity

8.30am      Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am    Summer Parish Eucharist and Junior Church

3.00pm      Summer Recital Series

6.30 pm     Evening Prayer with Hymns


Please Pray For…



Those who have asked for our prayers:

Ingrid Spatt, Jim Stewart, Alan Broadhead, The Doyle Family, Christina Tirarodro, Grace Hyde, Mandy Brace, Sue Anker, Chloe Hutchinson, Grenfell Tower Community, Vinita Castelino, Lesley Goring and Alex M.



Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Livine Doyle, Ron Fuller, Adrian Fierz, Bernard “Tiny” Hester, Joan Harvey, Adam Turner and Viktor


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         Exodus 32: 15 – 24, 30 – 34

Tuesday         Exodus 33:7–11, 34:5-9,28

Wednesday  Exodus 34:29 – end

Thursday       Exodus 40: 16-21, 34-end

Friday             Leviticus 23: 1,4-11,15-37

Saturday       Leviticus 25: 1, 8 – 17

Next Sunday’s Readings: Summer Sermon Series:

Christianity and Transgender People

Genesis 1: 26 – 31; Galatians 1: 15 – 21; John 6: 35 – 40;





Summer Recitals: The free Summer Recitals this afternoon at 3pm, continue with a performance from Mun Jeong Kim on the Violin. Full details at back of the church.


St Mary’s Fair: This year’s Show and Fete is on Saturday 16th September from noon until 4 pm. We are now collecting items for the stalls and are looking for bottles, gifts, books, toys and bric-a-brac in good condition. Please put your items up in the gallery. No Electrical items! Also please sign up at the sheet at the back to help on a stall.

We are also holding a children’s art competition on the day and are keen to get posters and flyers out. The theme of the competition is ‘My view of Battersea.


Junior Church Over the Summer: We try and give our wonderful Junior Church leaders some time off over the summer while still running a ‘light touch’ Sunday morning group for children. If you can help lead a group for a Sunday from 6th August to the end of August, please contact Cal Alphonse [email protected] or sign up at the back of the church .


Shoe Boxes: Junior Church needs lots of empty shoe boxes to store things in. If you have any, please would you leave them at the back of the church (right hand side on the pews as you come up the steps). We thought there might be quite a few around towards the end of the summer as people buy new school shoes! Many thanks.


Contactless Giving Trial: St Mary’s has been asked by the Church of England to participate in a national trial of giving by contactless payments. This was already something the Finance Working Group had begun to ponder so fits in with our planning. We will run this trial in the autumn and there will be an opportunity to offer feedback and to become ‘early adopters’ of what is likely to become a common experience in church. While it will clearly be unusual for many regular churchgoers, many who come to church come without cash and we get requests to enable contactless giving. More details of the project in the coming weeks.


Bike Ride: Ed Standring is cycling the 100 mile Prudential Ride London – Surrey, in aid of Glass Door (a local charity for rough sleepers), please sponsor him – Details below:

Dear Congregation of St. Mary’s,

On Sunday 30th July 2017, I’m taking on the epic challenge of cycling the famous 100 mile Prudential Ride London – Surrey, in aid of Glass Door, London’s largest emergency winter night shelter, which is close to our mission at St Marys.

As you may imagine, it will be a tough day in the saddle, so if you are able to sponsor me, it will really help to motivate me as I want to raise as much money as possible for such a worthy cause.

Please use the below link to my just giving page.

Thank you.

Edward (ED) Standring

([email protected])


Also, there will be a sponsored Sleepout for Glass Door on Friday 6th October at Duke of York Square in Chelsea. If you would be interested in taking part, perhaps as a family group, more details soon. Last year more than 300 people slept out, raising over £145,000 to support local homeless people.