Notices 6th November 2016

This Week at St Mary’s

The Office is open Monday till Friday 9am to 12.30pm



8.30am                      Morning Prayer on Monday and Wednesday

8.30am                      Holy Communion on Tuesday

12.30pm                   Holy Communion on Thursday



Home Groups (The Parish Office has Contact Details)

Tuesday at 8.00pm (Contact: Ellie Cooke)

4th Wednesday/month Men’s Group at 8.30pm (Contact Michael Bailey)

Thursday at 1.20pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt)

Sunday at 9.30am (Contact: Colin Wimsett)


This Week at St Mary’s

Monday                     Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Tuesday                     Memorial Service for the late Richard Raines at 2pm

Confirmation Group meets at the Vicarage at 7.30pm

Wednesday              Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm

Friday                         Borough Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial in Battersea Park at 10.45am



NEXT SUNDAY:    6th November – Remembrance Sunday

(The Second Sunday Before Advent)

8.30am         Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

10.45am       Borough Remembrance Service in the presence of the Deputy Mayor of  Wandsworth, Councillor Wendy Speck              

3.00pm         Annual Memorial Service Remembering the Recently-Departed

6.30pm         Evening Prayer


This Week’s Notices

Flowers this Sunday have been provided by Adrienne Slaughter and Gillian Lazar in memory of their parents


Everyone Campaign 2016: Please take your Everyone Pledge Pack today. If you cannot find one with your name on please take one of the envelopes marked ‘Friend of St Mary’s’. Pledge Sunday is 20th November.

Remember: the pledge process is for everyone. Even if your giving is remaining the same, please bring your completed pledge card back as a as a pledge of your commitment to give in the year ahead. Thank you.


Public Debate: British Values – Shared or Divided? St Luke’s Battersea (Thurleigh Road) are holding a debate chaired by the BBC’s former World Affairs Correspondent, Mike Wooldrige, with a series of speakers from various religions and public bodies. Tuesday 8th November at 7.15pm. Tickets £10 (including wine): 020 8772 0463.


Next Sunday is Remembrance Sunday/Annual Memorial Service. As usual the Remembrance Sunday service begins at 10.45am, 15 minutes earlier than usual. If you would like us to remember anyone who has died in the past year or so in our annual memorial service, please add their name to the list on the back noticeboard. The Annual Memorial Service will be at 3.00pm and will be Choral Evensong.


Confirmation Service: Five members of St Mary’s will be confirmed at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday 19th November at 4pm. St Mary’s is asked to provide two stewards for this service. If you were thinking of going to support our candidates, please can you let Simon know this week if you would be able to help in this way.


St Mary’s Advent Fair: Preparations are now underway for our first Advent Fair on Sunday 27th November between 2 and 5 pm. If you would like to get involved please speak to Carol Bailey ([email protected]) or Matthew and Kate Guest ([email protected]).

Cake Stall: Calling all bakers and jam makers.  We are looking for home-made produce for the cake stall at the Advent Fair.  If you are able to contribute cakes, mince pies, jams, chutneys etc, please email [email protected] or call 07939 068 971. We would also love some volunteers to help on the stall (2pm – 5pm). Chutney making workshop: Everyone is invited to an exciting chutney making workshop on Thursday 17th November at 4:30 in the crypt kitchen. Stephen Miles will lead the session and by the time you leave you will know everything you need to know to make chutney to sell at the Advent Fair. No need to sign up! Just turn up!

Advent Carol Service: Our Advent Carol Service will conclude the Advent Fair


Christingle: The first rehearsal of the Children’s Choir for the Christingle Service on 11th December have begun and will be at 10.15am on Sunday mornings. Contact Ruth Hollely for more information ([email protected])


Children’s Society: Christmas Cards and Advent Calendars are on display at the back of the church by the lift. Please support vulnerable children by purchasing these. Order forms by the display. Libby Bradshaw, [email protected]


For Your Prayers


Prayer for the Week:

God of glory,
touch our lips with the fire of your Spirit,
that we with all creation
may rejoice to sing your praise;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Daily Bible Reading

Monday         Luke 17: 1 – 6

Monday         Luke 17: 1 – 6

Tuesday         Luke 17: 7 – 10

Wednesday  Luke 17: 11 – 19

Thursday       Luke 17: 20 – 25

Friday             Luke 17: 26 – end

Saturday       Luke 18: 1 – 8


Next Sunday’s Readings:

2 Thessalonians 3: 6 – 13; Luke 21: 5 – 19;


For the Church and the World

  • For the people of the United States as they elect a new President this week;
  • For all those who have joined St Mary’s in recent months;
  • For all who suffer from cancer and for those who research its cure;
  • For those preparing for baptism and confirmation: Jinwen, Kate, Lily, Catherine & Gordon


For those who have asked for our prayers:

Emma Belak, Ingrid Spatt, Penny & Robert Law, Sareeta, Louise Diggle, Emily, Beryl, Daisy Campbell, John Stone, Geoff Cox, Michael Bennett & family, Valerie Coughlin, Patrick S.-R., Liz McMurghty, Rowena Libson, Nalin Parikh & Family, Oates Family Ted Jenkins, Burridge Family and Paul Page


Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Michael Philip, Theresa Geldart , Michael Grainger, Jenny Gray, Victor Roberts, Effie Bennett, Raymond Blunden, Richard Raines, Dora Parikh, Barbara Turner, Richard Raines, Nuala Oates, Andrew Wakefield and Katharine Burridge