Notices 30th September 2018

The Week Ahead at St Mary’s



Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Memorial Service for the late Lovett Bickford at 2.30pm

Bellringing at 7.45pm



Holy Communion at 8.30am



Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Katherine Low Settlement AGM at 7PM

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm



Thomas’s Kindergarten Harvest Festival at 10am

Holy Communion at 12.30pm



Pan-African Book Foundation Celebration of Africa (for Black History Month) at Battersea Arts Centre, 12-5pm


Next Sunday              Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity


8.30am                                 Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am                               Parish Eucharist

6.00pm                                Evening Prayer


Study and Home Groups at St Mary’s


Sunday Morning Group             9.30am in the Crypt (led by David & Evalyn)

Tuesday Home Group                 8pm at a parishioners home (led by group members)

Thursday Study Group               1.20pm on Thursdays in the Vestry (led by Leslie)


Please enquire of the clergy or the Parish Office for more details.

These groups welcome new members


Prayer Requests


Individuals in Need: Oliver, Hubert Maxwell (Snr), Sue Reeve, Jodie and James, Clive Moir, Sheila Lewis, Olwin Vaughan, Mason Fox, Poddie Slaughter, Roy Suckling, Ingrid Spatt and William Gallagher.


The Departed & their Families: Jean Polwarth, Christina Tirraoro, Cicilya, Colin Aimery, Diana Vere Sherwood, James Bamford, Charlie Henry, Lilian Lake, Gary Hannington, Katherine Borridge, Sam Jefferies and Bob Filby.



This Week’s Notices


The flowers this week have been donated by Corinne Bickford


FaithWorks 18: Sacred Heart Mission: We are joining in with events planned for the 125thAnniversary of our Catholic neighbours, including their Parish Mission led by Fr. Roy Shelly from California from next Sunday until 14thOctober. Those involved in specific areas of ministry at St Mary’s are invited to particular events below, although of course everything is open to all.

The Mission Week:


Saturday 6th October                   Brunch for Key Leaders (by invitation only)


Sunday 7th October                      Roman Catholic Services morning and evening


Monday 8th October                    Mission Service, 7 for 7.30pm at Sacred Heart

Special Invitation to Eucharistic Ministers from both churches


Tuesday 9th October                    Mission Service, 7 for 7.30pm at Sacred Heart

Special Invitation to Lesson Readers & Intercessors (both churches)


Wednesday 10th October           Mission Taizé Service, 7 for 7.30pm at St Mary’s

Special Invitation to Bellringers, Choir, Welcomers, Coffee Servers


Thursday 11th October    Mission Service, 7 for 7.30pm at Sacred Heart

Special Invitation to Leaders of Ministries (PCC, Junior Church, Evensong Ministers)


Friday 12th October    A Conversation with Two Bishops, 7 for 7.30pm at Sacred Heart

                                    Bishop Paul Hendricks (RC) & Bishop Richard Cheetham (Anglican)


Sunday 14th October     125th Anniversary Celebrations at Sacred Heart in the morning

Ecumenical Choral Evensong at St Mary’s at 6pm

Preacher: Roy Shelly; Blessing: Fr. Ángel Fernandéz Martime,

                                                Rector Major of the Salesians of Don Bosco from Argentina


Admission of Children to Holy Communion: Classes will begin in November. If you have a child who is 7 or older, who is keen to be admitted to Communion with your support, please contact Simon or Cal Alphonse ([email protected]) as soon as possible. Admission Service date is now: Sunday 16thDecember at 11am.


An evening of music in aid of the street and vulnerable children of Don Bosco Ashalayam: This will take place on Thursday 18th October 2018 at St John Bosco College Parkham Street from 7.30pm -9pm. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance through the school with an optional donation at the end of the evening. For further details and tickets contact Father Andrew [email protected]


A Game Changer? Phil and Rachel Bowyer, a British couple living and working in South Africa, who are friends of Rev Aaron Kennedy, will be preaching for us on Sunday 14th October, and sharing something of their plans for a game changing new school near Durban. For those who are interested in finding out more, there is also a more in depth session in church on Thursday 11th, 7-9pm. Please click on this link for the taster video.