Notices 5th March 2017

This Week At St Mary’s



Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm


Holy Communion at 8.30am

Sewing Club at 10.30am till 12.00pm

Lent Course at 8pm – Staying Close: Exploring Intimacy with God

Venue: Contact Asi (07956 853 358) or Francesca (07813 075 822)


Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Lent Course at 2.30pm – Staying Close (Venue: Upper Vestry)

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm


Holy Communion at 12.30pm

Lent Group: Receiving Christ (1.30pm in the Upper Vestry)

Lent Course on “The Way” (7pm at Sacred Heart Church, Trott St)


‘A Serenade to Music’ – A free concert at 3.30pm


Next Sunday : Second Sunday of Lent


8.30am      Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

9.30am      Lent Group: Staying Close – Exploring Intimacy with God

11.00am    Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

Lent Sermon: “Heal the sick” – The Church’s Call to Heal

6.00pm      Evening Prayer

6.30pm      Lent Talk – Reading Romans: Wrath & Sin (Chapters 5-6)


Please Pray For…


Those who have asked for our prayers:

Ingrid Spatt, Penny Law, Cynthia Newman, Tessa, Richard Pugh, Vanessa & Colin, Pearl Yarde, Dan Jackson, Angela Wiiliams, Thelma, Sam Barker, Betty Todman, Sam Thompson, John, Romana Maerof, Burridge Family and Allegra


Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Amelia Campbell, Florence Mooney, Alistair Stewart, Valerie Coughlin, Stella Saunders, Frank Delaney, Dorothy Wigren, Alan Hodson and Lucille Donaldson


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         Leviticus 19: 1 – 2, 11 – 18

Tuesday         Isaiah 55: 10 – 11

Wednesday  Jonah, Chapter 3

Thursday       Esther 14: 1 – 5, 17 – 18

Friday             Ezekiel 18: 21 – 28

Saturday       Deuteronomy 26: 16 – end

Next Sunday’s Readings: Psalm 66; James 5: 13 – 16; Luke 5: 17 – 24



Reading Romans: Our Lent Talks begin tonight at 6.30pm after Evening Prayer. Please come along: it might help you to bring your bible and to read the relevant chapters in advance. The sessions will last no longer than an hour.


‘A Serenade to Music’ on Saturday 11th March 201 between 3.30pm and 4.30pm – a free concert in St Mary’s It’s part of Angela Toyne’s 70th birthday. There’s music by Stanford, Vaughan Williams, Rutter and Widor given by singers and instrumentalists accompanied by Tyrone Whiting and conducted by her son Simon. All are welcome!


Lent Groups: There is still time to join a Lent Group. Speak to Colin Wimsett today.

Staying Close: A Lent Course Exploring Intimacy with God, which will run on Sunday mornings, Tuesday evenings and Wednesday afternoons;

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.


Advance Notice: St Mary’s Choir and Soloists will be performing Fauré’s Requiem and other music in a special concert on Palm Sunday 9th April at 6.00pm. If you would be interested in singing in this concert but are not in the Choir, please speak to Tyrone Whiting ([email protected]) as soon as possible.


Lent 1 2 1 Conversations: Simon sets aside time for personal conversations about faith and life in Lent. If you would like to see him, please contact him directly. The first opportunities are next week. Please see the Lent Brochure for more details.


Good Friday Children’s Activity: We urgently need a couple of volunteers to help run the Good Friday morning Workshop for Children. Please speak to Cal Alphonse ([email protected]) if you can help. We hope to run this activity jointly with Sacred Heart Church this year, so a planning meeting will be held soon.


Refugees in Wandsworth: Following the Deanery Synod meeting on refugees last week, the Area Dean, Revd. Richard Taylor writes, “I know there was enthusiasm amongst several of us to find a way forward together concerning the welcome of refugees in Wandsworth but there may be more than spoke with me. Please let me know if you are interested and I will try and arrange a meeting in the near future when we can plan a co-ordinated follow up. (Email address: [email protected])


Fancy a small bit of gardening?: We’re looking for someone to keep the small bed in the outer car park weeded and tidy, with a bit of planting and occasional care. Please contact Roz Massouras ([email protected]) or Bob Cooles ([email protected])