Notices 3rd September 2017

This Week At St Mary’s




Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Mead Bank Service at 2.30pm

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm



Holy Communion at 8.30am

Funeral Service for the late Lesley Goring at 2.00pm



Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm



Holy Communion at 12.30pm


Home Groups (The Parish Office has Contact Details)

Thursday at 1.30pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt)


Next Sunday 10th September: Thirteenth Sunday After Trinity

8.30am      Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am    Parish Eucharist and Junior Church

6.00pm      Choral Evensong


Please Pray For…


Those who have asked for our prayers:

Ingrid Spatt, Aline Doweswell, Nathanael Sonoda, David Hosmer, John Boesinger, Sareeta, Valerie & Wynn Manning, Mavis Byzantine, Hugh Seymour Davies, Christina Tirradro, Sally, Michelle Wiiliams and Theodor Prazak

Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Marjorie Avery, Queenie Carpenter, Lilly Davies, Robert Barclay, Bob Beardmore, James Power, Dolores Edward, Jim Stewart, Teresa McGarry Grimm, Lesley Goring, Les, Paul Greenhalgh and Julia Norveil


Bible Reading Suggestions

Monday         1 Thessalonians 4: 13 – end

Tuesday         1 Thessalonians 5:1 – 11

Wednesday  Colossians 1: 1 – 8

Thursday       Colossians 1: 9 – 14

Friday             Colossians 1: 15 – 20

Saturday       Colossians 1: 21 – 23


Next Sunday’s Readings: Ezekiel 33: 7 – 11; Psalm 119: 33 – 40; Romans 13: 8 – 14;

Matthew 18: 15 – 20;




Dear Friends

It is with sadness that I write to tell you that Wentao & I will be relocating to Brighton very soon, meaning that I will no longer be able to serve as your Pastoral Minister. Simon & the PCC Standing Committee have been aware this may happen, though it is only now that I am able to confirm this, following agreement of a formal moving date from our London home.

Since I started attending St Mary’s in 2009, I have felt strongly that this was my spiritual home. Simon, and all of you, have given me the opportunity to spread my wings both spiritually and personally, growing in discipleship, confidence in ministry and in discovery of my true self. For this, and the many great friendships I have built, I will always be in your debt & thankful to God. I plan to continue to serve the church in Brighton, building on all I have learnt and experienced at St Mary’s.

Simon & I have been exploring opportunities for others to train for the Licensed Ministry and we hope to have some good news on this very soon.

There will be a farewell event at church towards the end of September for us all at say a proper ‘au revoir’!

My thanks and love.

Colin Wimsett x


Can you help with any of these jobs for our fete?
¶ We are now ready to collect bottles of all sorts for our Bottle Tombola (it does not need to be alcoholic- just anything in a bottle). Please leave in the gallery.
¶ We need someone to collect the coconut shy (on Friday) and return it (on Monday) from a shop in Carshalton.
¶ We need people to help move things down from the gallery on the evening of Friday 15th September.
¶ We need people to help set up gazebos and tables on the morning of the fair.

¶ And to take them down at the end!
Please sign up or speak to Debbie Apostolides (
[email protected])


Confirmation: This year’s Confirmation Service will be at St Mary’s on Sunday 5th November at 4pm. Please contact Simon as soon as possible if you are interested in being confirmed.


Summer Recitals: The last free Summer Recital this year is this afternoon at 3pm with a performance from Tyrone Whiting our Director of Music on different keyboard instruments


Consultation on Pews & Chairs: The consultation begins today and continues until the end of October. Please see the display on the road side of the church.


Dates for Your Diary

Saturday 16th September                      

St Mary’s Fete and Show (noon until 4pm)

Thursday 19th September                     

PCC Meeting

Sunday 24th September                         

Harvest Festival (Collection for Food Bank)

Farewell to Colin Wimsett (to be confirmed)

Parish Lunch after 11am Service

Sunday 1st October                                 

Blessing of Pets at 11am Service

(2nd – 21st October    Simon on holiday: speak soon if you need to!)

Thursday 19th October                           

Battersea Deanery Synod at 7.30pm

Sunday 29th October                               

Reformation 500: A Service of Thanksgiving  for the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant  Reformation at 11am

Sunday 5th November                            

Battersea Deanery Confirmation at 4pm

Sunday 12th November                          

Remembrance Sunday Service at 10.45am

Annual Memorial Service at 6pm (Evensong)

Tuesday 14th November                        

PCC Meeting

Saturday 2nd December                         

Advent Children’s Workshop Morning with Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church

Sunday 3rd December                             

Advent Sunday: Advent Carols at 6pm

Sunday 10th December                           

Christingle Service at 4pm

Sunday 17th December                           

Parish Carol Service at 6pm

Sunday 24th December                           

‘Blue Christmas’ Eucharist at 11am


Coming Soon…FaithWorks 18


St Mary’s is planning a Parish Mission called FaithWorks 18 in the autumn of 2018, which will give us the chance to work alongside our Roman Catholic friends at Sacred Heart, who will also be holding their own Mission to coincide with their 125th Anniversary. FaithWorks 18 aims to do two things:


¶ encourage a renewed commitment to St Mary’s presence and activity in Battersea for the common good in the name of Jesus Christ;

¶ give a chance for members of St Mary’s to bring friends/guests to a variety of enjoyable events that will offer gentle opportunities to consider the life of faith in Jesus Christ;


A planning group is now hard at work putting together a programme for the Mission and a season of prayer and preparation. More details soon.