Notices 6th August 2017

This Week At St Mary’s 


Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm



Holy Communion at 8.30am



Holy Communion at 12.30pm



Next Sunday 13th August: Ninth Sunday After Trinity

8.30am      Holy Communion (Traditional Language) – President and Preacher: Venerable John Kiddle, Archdeacon of Wandsworth

11.00am    Summer Parish Eucharist and Junior Church  During this service Jack Geary will be baptised; Congregational Request Sermon: Humour in the Bible? Does it exist?

3.00pm      Summer Recital: Qiran Chen (Clarinet)

6.00pm      Evening Prayer with Hymns


Please Pray For…

Those who have asked for our prayers:

Ingrid Spatt, Jim Stewart, Alan Broadhead, The Doyle Family, Christina Tirarodro, Grace Hyde, Mandy Brace, Sue Anker, Chloe Hutchinson, Grenfell Tower Community, Vinita Castelino, Lesley Goring and Alex M.

Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Livine Doyle, Ron Fuller, Adrian Fierz, Bernard “Tiny” Hester, Joan Harvey, Adam Turner and Viktor


Bible Reading Suggestions

Monday         Numbers 11: 4 – 15

Tuesday         Numbers 12: 1 – 13

Wednesday  Numbers 13: 1-2, 25 – 14:1

Thursday       Numbers 20: 1 – 13

Friday             Deuteronomy 4: 32 – 40

Saturday       Deuteronomy 6: 4 – 13

Next Sunday’s Readings: Summer Sermon Series:  Humour in the Bible? Does it exist? Jonah Chapters 3 & 4; Luke 18: 1 – 8




Summer Recitals: The free Summer Recitals this afternoon at 3pm, continue with a performance from Karl Lutchmeyer on the Piano. Full details at back of the church.


St Mary’s Fair: This year’s Show and Fete is on Saturday 16th September from noon until 4 pm. We are now collecting items for the stalls and are looking for bottles, gifts, books, toys and bric-a-brac in good condition. Please put your items up in the gallery. No Electrical items! Also please sign up at the sheet at the back to help on a stall.

We are also holding a children’s art competition on the day and are keen to get posters and flyers out. The theme of the competition is ‘My view of Battersea.


Shoe Boxes: Junior Church needs lots of empty shoe boxes to store things in. If you have any, please would you leave them at the back of the church (right hand side on the pews as you come up the steps). We thought there might be quite a few around towards the end of the summer as people buy new school shoes! Many thanks.


Contactless Giving Trial: St Mary’s has been asked by the Church of England to participate in a national trial of giving by contactless payments. This was already something the Finance Working Group had begun to ponder so fits in with our planning. We will run this trial in the autumn and there will be an opportunity to offer feedback and to become ‘early adopters’ of what is likely to become a common experience in church. While it will clearly be unusual for many regular churchgoers, many who come to church come without cash and we get requests to enable contactless giving. More details of the project in the coming weeks.


A sponsored Sleepout for Glass Door on Friday 6th October at Duke of York Square in Chelsea. If you would be interested in taking part, perhaps as a family group, more details soon. Last year more than 300 people slept out, raising over £145,000 to support local homeless people.


Dates for your Diary:

September 16th       St Mary’s Fete and Show (details above) from noon until 4pm

September 24th       Harvest Festival Services at 8.30am and 11am

October 1st               Blessing of Pets at 11am Service