Notices 3rd July 2016

This Week’s Notices


You are invited to a special meeting to discuss our ongoing ministry to Families and Children on Monday 4th July at 8pm.


Open Church Sunday afternoons: We want to keep the church open on Sunday afternoons during the summer months and we need volunteers to do this either 1pm-3pm or 3pm-5pm. Please sign at back of the church. Thank you Libby 07956 655 037


Revd. Peter & Alison Wintgens: If you would like to contribute to Peter and Alison’s leaving gift, please send your donation directly to the Parish Office (marked “Peter & Alison’s Leaving Gift”). Alternatively you can do the same via the Sunday collection.


Peter & Alison’s Farewell Party: We’re having a Leaving Picnic and Drinks in the Church Yard after the 11am service on Sunday 24th July. We need a few volunteers to help serve and wash up. Offers soon to Sue Whitley and Debbie Apostolides.


St Mary’s Fair: This year’s Fair will take place on Saturday 17th September and offers of help are now being sought. Please contact Debbie Apostolides ([email protected]) to find out what you can do in this fun-filled fundraising afternoon. Sign up at the back.


Meadbank need Wheelchairs – Does anyone have a spare light wheelchair not being used at present? At Meadbank they currently don’t have enough wheelchairs to get all those who’d like to come to church down to church. Meadbank could use just a few of the lightweight ones and it may be that someone might have one tucked away not being used. If so, please contact the church office.


Summer Worship: From Sunday 31st July until the last Sunday of August, St Mary’s goes into ‘summer mode’: the 8.30am service remains the same, the choir take a few weeks’ off and the liturgy at the 11am service simplifies. The 6.30pm worship pattern changes to each Sunday being Evening Prayer.


Summer Junior Church: Junior Church during these weeks is run by a small team of volunteers. Please speak to Asi Munisi to get involved.


Summer Hymns: If you’d like us to sing a favourite hymn during these weeks – especially if you don’t think it’s been sung for a while – please let the Vicar know.



Toddler Group at Dimson Lodge: After many years of operating the Monday Toddler Group at Dimson Lodge is to close this Summer. Plans for our ministry to parents and toddlers will be discussed in the coming weeks including at tomorrow evening’s special meeting. Come along at 8pm. An enormous thank you to all who have been involved over the years.



This Week at St Mary’s


The Office is open from Monday till Wednesday 9am to 12.30pm this week. It reopens on Tuesday 12th July.

Canon Simon Butler is attending the General Synod of the Church of England from Friday 7th July to Tuesday 12th July 2016



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 Peter Wintgens)

Thursday at 1.20pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt)

Sunday at 9.30am (Contact: Colin Wimsett)



This Week at St Mary’s

Monday         Toddler Group at Dimson Lodge at 9.30am

Vicar & Wardens meet the Archdeacon at 6pm

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Special Meeting to plan the future for our ministry to Families and Children at 8pm

Wednesday Staff Team Meeting at 9.15am

Moorings Project meeting at 2.30pm at the Vicarage

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm

Friday             Memorial Service for the late William Raynor at 2pm




Next Sunday 10th July: (Seventh Sunday after Trinity)

8.30am      Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am    Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

6.30 pm     Choral Evensong led by St Mary’s Choir


Free Wifi is now available throughout St Mary’s

For Your Prayers


Prayer for the Week:

Please pray this coming week for the forthcoming meeting of the General Synod as it meets in private for Shared Conversations on Human Sexuality which, if not resolved, threatens to split the church.


Almighty God,

you have given your Holy Spirit to the Church

to lead us into all truth:

bless with the Spirit’s grace and presence

the members of the General Synod;

keep them steadfast in faith and united in love,

that they may manifest your glory

and prepare the way of your kingdom;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen.


Daily Bible Reading

Monday         Matthew 9: 18 – 26

Tuesday         Matthew 9: 32 – end

Wednesday  Matthew 10: 1 – 7

Thursday       Matthew 10: 7 – 15

Friday             Matthew 10: 16 – 23

Saturday       Matthew 10: 24 – 33


Next Sunday’s Readings:

Deuteronomy 30: 9 – 14; Colossians 1: 1 – 14; Luke 10: 25 – 37;


For the Church and the World

  • For our country in a period of a political and economic turbulence;
  • For Peter & Alison Wintgens, as they prepare to leave St Mary’s


For those who have asked for our prayers:

Emma Belak, Ingrid Spatt, Valerie Coughlyn, Liz McMurthy, Victor Roberts & Family, Maria Munisi, Peter Steckman, Janet Edwards, Michael Latham, Lisa Garrett & Family, Grace Hyde, Maddie Osborn and Chris Apostolides & Family

Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Billy Garrett, Dianne MacRae, Qutub Shaikh, Ken Roberts, Beryl Norman, Sue Feasey, Melanie Williamson, Walter Joseph, Jo Cox MP, Janet Keiller, Richard Westmacott, Iona Cairns and Theodoros Droushiotis