Notices 30th October 2016

This Week at St Mary’s


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



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                     Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Wednesday              Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm


NEXT SUNDAY:    6th November

(The Third Sunday Before Advent)

8.30am         Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am       First Sunday Parish Eucharist

with St Mary’s Band

6.30pm         Evening Prayer and Bible Study


This Week’s Notices

Everyone Campaign 2016: Please take your Everyone Pledge Pack today. If you cannot find one with your name on please take one of the envelopes marked ‘Friend of St Mary’s’. Pledge Sunday is 20th November.

Remember: the pledge process is for everyone. Even if your giving is remaining the same, please bring your completed pledge card back as a as a pledge of your commitment to give in the year ahead. Thank you.


Today Hallowmass Party for Children: Come back later for our special All Saints’ Tide/Hallowe’en party for children (4pm and 6pm in the crypt). Please come dressed as super heroes and be ready to have some fun! Details: Cal Alphonse ([email protected]). Please sign up at the back.


Flowers this Sunday have been donated by Carmeta Jackson in celebration of her birthday.


First Sunday of November: We’re currently building on the level of participation of children and families on First Sundays. If you or your family would like to be involved next Sunday, in a variety of ways, please let Simon know today.


Public Debate: British Values – Shared or Divided? St Luke’s Battersea (Thurleigh Road) are holding a debate chaired by the BBC’s former World Affairs Correspondent, Mike Wooldrige, with a series of speakers from various religions and public bodies. Tuesday 8th November at 7.15pm. Tickets £10 (including wine): 020 8772 0463.


Remembrance Sunday/Annual Memorial Service: Both of these services are on Sunday 13th November. As usual the Remembrance Sunday service begins at 10.45am, 15 minutes earlier than usual. If you would like us to remember anyone who has died in the past year or so in our annual memorial service, please add their name to the list on the back noticeboard. The Annual Memorial Service will be at 3.00pm and will be Choral Evensong.


St Mary’s Advent Fair: Preparations are now underway for our first Advent Fair on Sunday 27th November between 2 and 5 pm. If you would like to get involved please speak to Carol Bailey ([email protected]) or Matthew and Kate Guest ([email protected]).

Cake Stall: Calling all bakers and jam makers.  We are looking for home-made produce for the cake stall at the Advent Fair.  If you are able to contribute cakes, mince pies, jams, chutneys etc, please email [email protected] or call 07939 068 971. We would also love some volunteers to help on the stall (2pm – 5pm).

Advent Carol Service: Our Advent Carol Service will conclude the Advent Fair


Christingle: The first rehearsal of children’s choir will begin at 10.15am on 6th November in the crypt. Christingle on 11th Dec. – Rehearsal at 3pm service at 4pm


Children’s Society: Christmas Cards and Advent Calendars are on display at the back of the church by the lift. Please support vulnerable children by purchasing these. Order forms by the display. Thank you. Libby Bradshaw, [email protected]


For Your Prayers


Prayer for the Week:

Almighty and Everlasting God,
who dost enkindle the flame of Thy love in the hearts of the saints,
grant unto us the same faith and power of love;
that, as we rejoice in their triumphs
we may profit by their examples, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Gothic Missal


Daily Bible Reading

Monday         Luke 14: 12 – 14

Tuesday         Luke 6: 20 – 31

Wednesday  Luke 14: 25 – 33

Thursday       Luke 15: 1 – 10

Friday             Luke 16: 1 – 8

Saturday       Luke 16: 9 – 15


Next Sunday’s Readings:

2 Thessalonians 2: 1 – 5, 13 – 17; Luke 20: 27 – 38;


For the Church and the World

  • For child migrants recently arrived in the United Kingdom;
  • For all involved in conservation and the protection of species from extinction;
  • For ongoing work on the Mooring Scheme, as we enter a critical phase;
  • For those members of our church who are housebound


For those who have asked for our prayers:

Emma Belak, Ingrid Spatt, Penny & Robert Law, Sareeta, Louise Diggle, Emily, Beryl, Daisy Campbell, John Stone, Geoff Cox, Michael Bennett & family, Valerie Coughlin, Patrick S.-R., Liz McMurghty, Rowena Libson, Nalin Parikh & Family, Oates Family and Ted Jenkins

Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Michael Philip, Theresa Geldart , Michael Grainger, Jenny Gray, Victor Roberts, Effie Bennett, Raymond Blunden, Dora Parikh, Barbara Turner, Richard Raines, Nuala Oates and Andrew Wakefield


Dates & Events for This Term


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.

29th November                    Church Council Meets

4th December                      Special Advent Evening Service

6th December                      Carols in the Square at 6.00pm

11th December                    Christingle Service at 4.00pm

Special Advent Evening Service

18th December                    Parish Carol Service at 6.30pm