Notices 4th March 2018

This Week At St Mary’s


Canon Simon Butler unavailable until 10th March


Monday                     Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Tuesday                     Holy Communion (Reserved Sacrament) at 8.30am

Wednesday              Full Choir Practice at 7.45pm

Thursday                   Holy Communion at 12.30pm


Next Sunday 11th March: The Fourth Sunday of Lent (Mothering Sunday)

8.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am Parish Eucharist for Mothering Sunday with Junior Church and the Baptism of Aliénor Hughes-Tanaka

Theme: Proclaiming the Gospel

6.00pm Lent Music Meditation 3: Stabat Mater


Lent Groups

Tuesday at 8.00pm (please contact the Office for Location)

Wednesday at 7.30pm at Sacred Heart Church, Trott Street

Thursday at 1.30pm in Upper Vestry

Sunday at 9.30am in the Crypt


Please Pray For…


Those who have asked for our prayers:

Sally Villiers, Gaye Jackson, André, Gyles and Samantha


Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Noel Gorst, Marie Flatford, May Thomas, Billy Graham, Emma Chambers, David Longdon, Adele Francis, Alex Bennett and Marg Behrman


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         2 Kings 5: 1 – 15

Tuesday         Daniel 2: 20 – 23

Wednesday  Deuteronomy 4: 1, 5 – 9

Thursday       Jeremiah 7: 23 – 28

Friday             Hosea chapter 14

Saturday       Hosea 5: 15 – 6: 6

Next Sunday’s Readings: Romans 10: 14 – 17; Luke 10: 1 – 12;



Situation Vacant


St Mary’s is looking to appoint a part-time Parish Secretary: ten hours per week over two days, one of which must be Friday. Job description is on the website. For more details and to apply (by 18th March 2018), please contact the Parish Manager, David Britten, at [email protected]


This Week’s Notices


Annual Spring Clean: Annual Spring Clean at St.Mary’s on Saturday 24th March 2018 from 9am to 12noon. It’s important we have a turnout! Half an hour is most welcome


Faith Works Survey: Thanks to those who have returned surveys online or in hard copy. If you’ve not done so already, we are looking for more people to help in different ways at various events in the coming months. Please fill out and return the survey as soon as possible.


Pilgrimage to Passchendaele: please pay your deposit as soon as possible.


Farewell to Sunny Walker-Kier- we shall say goodbye and thank you to Sunny on Sunday 18th March. If you would like to make a contribution to Sunny’s leaving gift, please send it to the Parish Office, addressed to David Britten. Please sign up at the back of church for the Parish Lunch. We shall also be welcoming our new Director of Music, James Potter.


There will be a Farewell Bring and Share Parish Lunch on Sunday 18th March as well, with a German/Austrian theme! Please sign up at the back to indicate what you can provide.


Palm Sunday: If you would like to take part in the Dramatic Reading of St Mark’s Passion on the morning of Sunday 25th March, please let Sue Hughes know as soon as possible ([email protected]).


Stainer’s Crucifixion: St Mary’s Choir and Soloists will be performing this popular and moving devotional work at 6pm on Sunday 25th March, conducted by Callum Anderson. Please invite your friends.


Advance Notice: St Mary’s Annual Church Meeting: This will be held on Sunday 29th April, immediately after the Parish Eucharist. There will be a bring and share Parish Lunch afterwards as well. Everyone is most welcome.


Electoral Roll Revision: It’s the time of year when we renew our membership list. If you have joined St Mary’s in the past year or so and consider it your spiritual home, please complete an Electoral Roll form at the back of church and place in in the letterbox at the back before you leave. If you’re already on the list but your details have changed (e.g. address), please also complete the form.