Notices 9th April 2017

Holy Week Services at St Mary’s


Tonight at 6pm

6.00pm    Palm Sunday Concert (St Mary’s Choir & Orchestra)

                  Music by Tchaikovsky, Tavener, Stainer & Mozart

                  Stabat Mater                    Josef Rheinberger

                  Requiem                            Gabriel Fauré


Free (Retiring Collection) with a glass of wine in the interval.


Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

8.30am      Morning Prayer (Monday and Wednesay)

8.30am      Holy Communion (Tuesday)

8.00pm      Night Prayer & Meditation


Maundy Thursday 13th April

8.00pm      The Liturgy of the Lord’s Supper

                  followed by a Watch of prayer until Midnight


Good Friday 14th April

10am         Children’s Good Friday Workshop

1.00pm      An Hour at the Cross: Meditations

2.00pm      The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion & Death


Holy Saturday 15th April

7.30pm      Easter Vigil Bonfire

8.00pm      The Easter Vigil of the Lord’s Resurrection

                  followed by a Party


Easter Sunday 16th April

8.30am      Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am    Festival Eucharist for Easter

                  with the Baptism of Shanie-Mae Nightingale



This Week At St Mary’s


The Parish office is closed on Good Friday


Monday                     Office Hour for Booking Weddings & Baptisms at 6.30pm

Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm

Tuesday                     Sewing Club at 10.30am till 12.00pm

Wednesday              Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm (in the Choir Vestry)


Please Pray For…


Those who have asked for our prayers:

Penny Law, Emma, Matt Teather, Sareeta, Liz McMurphy, Gordon Ryan, Mary Comack, Andrew Lee & family, Tom, Sam Barker, Gard Family Marina Chapman and Tony & Jay Chapman


Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Dr. Brian Green, Philomena Menton, Harry Stevenson, Nando , Nicolina, Dean Thomas Malachi Brooks, Winfred Blainey and Mary Haise


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         Isaiah 42: 1 – 9

Tuesday         Isaiah 49: 1 – 7

Wednesday  Isaiah 50: 4 – 9a

Maundy Thursday

Exodus 12:1 – 14; Psalm 116:1, 10 – 17;

1 Corinthians 11: 23 – 26; John 13: 31 – 35;

Good Friday           

Isaiah 52: 13 — 53:12; Psalm 22; John Passion

Easter Saturday                 Romans 6: 3 – 11; Matthew 28: 1 – 10

Next Sunday’s Readings: Jeremiah 31: 1 – 6; Colossians 3: 1 – 4; John 20: 1 – 18


New to St Mary’s in the past few Months?

Join us for a Welcome Drink after the 11am Service

on Sunday 30th April.




East African Famine Appeal: There will be second, retiring, collection during our morning services today and on Easter Day, to go to the Disaster Emergency Committee East African Famine Appeal. Every pound you donate through St Mary’s will be matched by the Church Council. Please support this urgent appeal.


St Mary’s Annual Report: Please take your copy of the Annual Report from the back of church today. If you’re not on the Church Electoral Roll, please take one of the spare copies. Please also note: today is the last day you can sign up to go on the 2017 Electoral Roll if you’re not currently on it.


Maundy Thursday Service: Please sign up to participate in the foot-washing at the evening service and to take part in the Watch of Prayer. It’s a service that involves a good number of people and needs volunteers!


Good Friday Children’s Workshop: This year’s Good Friday workshop is taking place jointly with Sacred Heart Church, Trott Street and will run from 10am to noon. We meet at 10am in the Crypt. Emma Tasker has more details and would be glad to hear from you if you are planning to come, so she can plan numbers. [email protected]. Please note: if you’re coming, please bring an empty, clean jam jar!


Easter Vigil Party. Please sign up at the back of church if you can bring a small plate of food to share, or if you can help serve drinks or tidy up at the end.


Electoral Roll: March is the time when we update our church membership list, known as the Electoral Roll. If you have joined St Mary’s in the past year, and consider it your spiritual home, please fill out an Electoral Roll form available at the back and place it in the labelled box. If you’re on the Roll already you don’t need to do anything unless your details have changed.


St Mary’s Annual Church Meeting: This will be on Tuesday 25th April at 7.30pm, preceded by drinks and nibbles from 7pm.


Please think about serving your Church or the wider Church of England locally: we shall be electing a People’s Church Warden, four members to serve on Battersea Deanery Synod and three members of the Parochial Church Council. Nomination sheets are on the board at the back of church. There will be a presentation about our forthcoming Parish Mission in 2018.


Parish Safeguarding Officer: With the departure of Felicity Prazak to China, the Church Council has appointed Emma Tasker as Parish Safeguarding Officer. If you have any concerns about a child or vulnerable adult, please contact Emma.