Notices 8th November 2015


  1. Canon Simon Butler has agreed to step back from ministry as there has been an allegation, which does not relate to children or young people, concerning his working relationships, which needs to be investigated by the Diocese. Stepping back from ministry is a neutral act which Bishop Richard has asked Simon Butler to do in order to facilitate the investigation.       


  1. Revd Dr Philip Krinks is on study leave until November 21st.


  1. St Mary’s Alpha Course: Many thanks for all the offers of help with hospitality. Nearly all the slots are now filled. Alison: 020 7720 9708 or [email protected]


  1. Advance Notice: Revd Adam Boulter. Our former curate is currently back in the UK and based in Wandsworth. He has kindly agreed to preach and preside on Sunday 15th November and to lead our two Advent Talks on Sunday 6th &   13th December at 7pm, which will include a focus on his ministry in Jordan.


  1. Everyone 2016: Our annual renewal of Financial Stewardship has last week begun. Please take your personal Pledge pack. If you can’t find one with your  name on it, please take one labelled Friend of St Mary’s. Pledge Sunday (at which we present our pledges for giving next year) will be on Sunday 15th Nov.


  1. Mardi Gras Party: Ruth and Paul Holleley are looking for talented – or at least willing! – performers for St Mary’s Community Mardi Gras variety concert in church on February 6th at 7pm. Please contact us on 07969 831 947.


  1. Margaret Gibbons, who has helped in the past with Monday Toddlers is looking for accommodation, either one bedroom house or flat in the Wandsworth Area. If you can help please E-Mail her on  [email protected]


  1. Children’s Society Christmas cards, Advent calendars and gift wrap are on display at the back of the church. Please put your orders in the box by the display as soon as possible. Thank you for your support. Libby Bradshaw, Children’s Society rep



This Week at St Mary’s



8.30am          Morning Prayer on Monday and Wednesday

8.30am          Holy Communion on Tuesday

12.30pm       Holy Communion on Thursday

There will be no services of Evening Prayer until further notice


Parish Office Opening Hours

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


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 Peter Wintgens)

Thursday at 1.20pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt) (not on 12th Nov. 2015)

Sunday at 9.30am (Contact: Colin Wimsett)

3rd Sunday/month [email protected]’s Group at 7.15pm (Contact: Philip Krinks)


Regular Activities

Monday                     Toddler Group at Dimson Lodge at 9.30am

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Wednesday                Meeting Ministry Team at 9.15am in Upper Vestry

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm

Thursday                   Toddler Service in Upper Vestry from 10.15am to 11.15am


Special Services, Events & Meetings

Monday                     Alpha Course in Crypt at 7.30pm

Wednesday               Borough Armistice Day Service in Battersea Park at 10.45am


Sunday 15th November:        Second Sunday before Advent

8.30am              Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am             Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

6.30pm               Evening Prayer & Meditation



For Your Prayers


Prayer for the Week:

Heal us, O God, from all our afflictions and keep us steadfast in your love;

bind up our wounds, raise us from death, and lead us to fullness of life;

through Jesus Christ our Saviour.



Daily Bible Reading


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:                      Daniel 12: 1 – 3; Hebrews 10: 11 – 25; Mark 13: 1 – 8



For the Church and the World


  • For our Vicar Simon during this time of worry and uncertainty;
  • For the NHS, facing financial challenges;
  • For refugees across Europe as winter begins to be felt.



For those who have asked for our prayers

Jenny, Margaret & family, David Moorby, The Maxwell Family, Robin Garton, Megs & Olivia Keetch & Family, Andrew Lee, Sonia Smith & Gerald Twum, Tony Trudgewell, Billy Garret, Elia Munisi, Sarah Chaudoir & Family, Barbara Leser & Family, Winifred Stone, Mandy, Kathleen Tyson, Barbara Davies and Raphael Esposito


Those Who Have Died Recently, Their Families and Friends:

Illtyd Harrington, Eric Keetch, Jean Saffery, David Drew, Bernie Leser, Christopher Temple, Daisy Beecher and Brian Bloice