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
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 ruleoflife.org.uk.
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.