Notices 5th February 2017

This Week At St Mary’s


Monday                     Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Office Hour for Booking Weddings & Baptisms at 6.30pm

Junior Church Leaders’ Training Meeting at 7.30pm

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Tuesday                     Holy Communion at 8.30am

PCC Working Groups Meet

Wednesday              Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm

Thursday                   Holy Communion at 12.30pm



Next Sunday : 3rd Sunday before Lent


8.30am      Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am    Parish Eucharist & Junior Church

                      Guest Preacher: Father Paul Benfield, Vicar of St Nicholas, Fleetwood (Diocese of Blackburn)

3.00pm      Winter Recital: Jonna Järvitalo (Flute)

6.00pm      Choral Evensong


Please Pray For…


Those who have asked for our prayers:

Ingrid Spatt, Penny Law, Rowena Libson, Pearl Yarde, Alan Broadhead, Valerie Coughlin, Sareeta, Liz McMurthy, Vic Leach, Helene Bernard, Ted Jenkins, Chris Fremantle, Annie Gent, John Clark, Jim & Sue Stewart, Alistair Stewart, John Marsh, Katie & Jess Cullinan, Cynthia Newman, Tessa and Richard Pugh


Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Emma Belak, Donna Thomas, Nicholas Berry, Tania Foley, Linda Cullinan, Nicholas Felix Lazareff, Amelia Campbell and Florence Mooney


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         Genesis 1: 1 – 19

Tuesday         Genesis 1: 20 – 2: 4a

Wednesday  Genesis 2: 4b – 9, 15 – 17

Thursday       Genesis 2: 18 – end

Friday             Genesis 3: 1 – 8

Saturday       Genesis 3: 9 – end

Next Sunday’s Readings: Deuteronomy 30: 15 – 20; Psalm 119: 1 – 9;

1 Corinthians 3: 1 – 9; Matthew 5: 21 – 27


Flowers this Sunday The flowers this week have been donated by Priscilla Moynahan in celebration of what would have been her Mother’s 100th birthday.


Pancake Party on Shrove Tuesday 28th February in St Mary’s crypt, 4pm to 6pm Pancakes and delicious toppings and Games and lots of fun! To confirm attendance, email [email protected]


Battersea Deanery Synod Open Meeting on Refugees: The next Synod is an Open Meeting where the speaker will be Samantha Palmer, a lawyer working with Safe Passage UK, who has been helping try to reunite children from the Jungle Camp in Calais with their families. Thursday 23rd February, 7.30pm – 9pm. Venue St. Luke’s Church.


Getting Ready for Lent – A Time of Spiritual Growth


Lent Book 2017: St Mary’s Lent Book this year will be Dethroning Mammon by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. It is both a study book and a work book on the relationship between our faith and money. If you would like us to order a copy for you, please sign up at the back of church today.


Lent Worship: Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent on 1st March. There will be services at 7.30am and 8pm. There will also be a special Ecumenical Taizé Service towards the end of Lent – date to be confirmed.


Lent Sunday Evenings: Simon will be leading us in Bible Studies on the great Reformation text: St Paul’s Letter to the Romans. 7pm on Sunday evenings, following Evening Prayer at 6.30pm.


Lent Groups:

There are three options this year

  • Staying Close: A Lent Course Exploring Intimacy with God, which will run on Sunday mornings, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings;
  • The “York Course” Receiving Christ, which will run on Thursday lunchtimes;
  • an ecumenical film and discussion group, based on the film The Way, which will run on four Thursday evenings at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church.

Colin Wimsett has all the details.


Lent Music: There will be a special concert for Palm Sunday on 9th April at 6.30pm.


1-2-1 Conversations: As is his custom, Simon will be offering time to talk on an individual basis, for personal spiritual development and growth.


And after Easter…Theology on Tap: Monthly beer (or wine), theological discussion and fellowship in a local hostelry, jointly hosted by Simon and Fr. Gerry O’Shaughnessy. Details forthcoming.