Notices 3rd February 2019


The Week Ahead at St Mary’s

Canon Simon is on annual leave until 9thFebruary

Monday                                    Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.30pm

Tuesday                                    Holy Communion at 8.30am

Wednesday                              Early Morning Meditation at 7.30am in Church

Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Choir Practice 7.30pm – 8.45pm

Thursday                                   Holy Communion at 12.30pm

Study Group meets in Church at 1.30pm

 Sunday 10thFebruary       The Fourth Sunday before Lent

8.30am                                   Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am                                 Parish Eucharist:

                                                     Preacher: Canon Simon Butler

3.00pm                                  Free Winter Recital

                                                  A Recital given by St Mary’s Choral & Organ Scholars

6.00pm                                  Choral Evensong

                                                     Preacher: Ms Leslie Spatt; Setting: T. Tertius Noble in B min

Prayer Requests

 Individuals in Need:

 Magda Heard, Alex taylor, Meredith Chesterman, Alexandra Gorodova, Dennis Brindle, Alex Nunes, Anne Harcombe, Andrew Lee, Margaret Sutherland, Helene Redding, Simon Munton, Andy Munton, David Mathews, David Razar, Shauna Kearney, Nikki Yates and Frances.

 The Departed & their Families:

Conception Todd, Patricia Faker, Susan Baglioni, Anne Sybil Blake-Watkins, Jim McKinney, Sylvie Baker, Cardiff Spencer, Hettie Murdoch, Agnes Rowley, , Simon Pilkington, Sally Munton, Karnel Monkarzel, Betsy, Luke taylor, Eileen Newton and David Carr.

 A Few Diary Dates for the Coming Weeks

Sunday 10thFebruary         Parish Lunch with Introduction to Rule of Life

Sunday 17thFebruary         Breakfast after 8.30am Service & Intro to Rule of Life

Thursday 21stFebruary      General Synod Debates Battersea Motion on Refugee


Saturday 2ndMarch             PCC Half-Day Meeting

Sunday 3rdMarch                 1st Sunday Evening Lent Group on BBC TV Series ‘Broken’

Tuesday 5thMarch               Junior Church Pancake Party & Ashing at 4.30pm

Wednesday 6thMarch        Ash Wednesday Services at 7.30am and 8pm  (Lent  Begins)

Thursday 7th March           Thursday Lent Group will meet for its 1st session at 1.15pm promptly

This Week’s Notices

As we begin to explore the idea of a Rule of Lifeat St Mary’s, we are offering a number of opportunities to find our more of what is involved  before Lent. The next opportunity will be over a bring-and-share Parish Lunch on Sunday 10thFebruary after the 11am service, and then over a light breakfast after the 8.30am service on Sunday 17thFebruary and just before Lent on the evening of Monday 4thMarchat 7.30pm. If you want some idea of what a Rule of Life is, please see

Our Winter Recital Series continues today at 3pm with a short concert of music given by George Robarts (Baritone). Recitals are free and last about 45 minutes followed by a cup of tea.

 Everyone is welcome to attend our bring and share Parish lunch on Sunday 10thFebruary. There will be a short talk on the Rule of Life at the meal

 Lent Groups 2019: This year’s Lent Groups will be again shared jointly with Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church and will be based around the powerful BBC TV Drama ‘Broken’, which aired last year, with Sean Bean as an inner-city priest facing personal and moral crises in himself and his flock. Because the programme airs for an hour over six parts, the Lent Groups will be six weeks long this year, and will last 2 hours, allowing for a good time for chat and discussion. Details soon – we hope each of the current Home Groups will study this course – but there will also be groups on Sunday evening and one other weekday evening. The Sunday group will begin before Lent on Sunday 3rdMarch, 6pm to 8pm, in place of Evening Prayer.

T-Shirt Appeal: A group of students from John Bosco College are going to India in half term to work on a children’s project in Mumbai and are looking for colourful, new t-shirts for boys and girls aged 10-13, with no inappropriate slogans! Football themes are always very popular. If you can help, please drop them off at the office by 7thFebruary.