The Week Ahead at St Mary’s
Canon Simon Butler is only contactable by phone and email this week: he is in Brighton writing up the Covenant for Clergy Wellbeing he has been working on in the past year. Revd. Aaron Kennedy may not be available depending on the arrival of his new child. Services marked* are subject to short notice alteration and cancellation.
Monday 6thAugust Morning Prayer at 8.30am*
Tuesday 7thAugust Holy Communion at 8.30am
Wednesday 8thAugust Morning Prayer at 8.30am*
Thursday 9thAugust Holy Communion 12.30pm (may be Reserved Sacrament)
Saturday 11thAugust The Marriage of James Wright and Emma Whyte at 1.30pm
Next Sunday The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion (Traditional Language)
11am Summer Parish Eucharist
3pm Summer Recital: Julia Hart (Violin)
6pm Evening Prayer with Hymns
Important Notice: Change of External Locks
Following a recent security review, the Wardens have instructed Banham’s to replace all external locks in the church and to provide additional anti-theft measures. Locks will be changed on Wednesday 15thAugust. If you currently hold external keys they will not work after this date. If you believe you should receive replacement church keys, please tell David Britten ([email protected]) who will raise your request with the Church Wardens. Thank you.
Chris Moxey & Debbie Apostolides, Church Wardens
Church Redecoration and Lighting Project 2019
Following last week’s meeting of the PCC, we will be preparing the documentation required to obtain a Faculty to do a major internal redecoration in 2019, alongside a number of other pieces of work. The include: the repair and maintenance of the pews together with the creation of space for wheelchair users; the installation of a refreshment servery area in the south west corner of the church, together with some fold-down side tables along the back of the south aisle, and the relamping of the church, to comprise replacement of all lighting in church except for the electrolier, and the transfer to LED technology . Drawings for all the proposed works (except the lighting which are currently in pre-Faculty consultation and will be available before long) are displayed in the south aisle.
FaithWorks 18: Summer in the Square
15thSeptember, 11am to 4pm Battersea Square
We are now looking for volunteers to help in many different ways in the coming weeks. Check out the volunteering opportunities at the back or contact Katie Grimm ([email protected]) or Anne Hull ([email protected]) to find out what else is needed and what you can do, especially if you have a particular ability.
If you would like to sponsor an aspect of the event check out the enclosed sheet and how you can give. Contact Emrys Lloyd-Roberts ([email protected]).
There are also performance opportunities, open to people of all ages as well as community groups; if you would like to do something on the stage or know a group who could take part in offering music, dance or any other form of entertainment, please contact Asi Munisi ([email protected]) as soon as possible.
Advance Notice of Another FaithWorks 18 Event: Hymns & Pimm’s on Sunday 30thSeptember at 11am: Invite your friends to come sing popular hymns followed by a glass of Pimm’s in this charity fundraiser. The Parish Eucharist this day will be at 6pm.
Amahl & the Night Visitors: Paul and Ruth Holelly, ably assisted by James Potter, are putting together the one act children’s opera Amahl and the Night Visitors in the coming term, for afternoon and evening performances on Saturday 1stDecember. There will be opportunities for children’s involvement alongside many other opportunities to contribute. Please put the date in your diary and feel free to contact the Hollelys to express interest ([email protected]).
Darya Igder & Mike Kiunisala: Darya and Mike will be married at St Mary’s on Saturday 18thAugust at 11am. Members of St Mary’s are warmly invited to attend.