Notices 9th July 2017

This Week At St Mary’s

Canon Simon Butler is at General Synod till 11th July 2017.



Bell Ringing Practice at 7.45pm



Holy Communion at 8.30am (Reserved Sacrament)

Sewing Club with Open Church at 10.30am till 12.00pm

First Communion Class in the Crypt at 6.30pm



Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm



Holy Communion at 12.30pm



The Parish Office is closed.


Home Groups (The Parish Office has Contact Details)

Tuesday at 8.00pm (Contact: Colin Wimsett)

Thursday at 1.30pm in Upper Vestry (Contact: Leslie Spatt)

Sunday at 9.30am (Contact: Colin Wimsett)


Next Sunday 16th July: Fifth Sunday After Trinity

8.30am               Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am             Parish Eucharist and Junior Church

6.00pm               Evening Prayer & Meditation


Please Pray For…

Those who have asked for our prayers:

Ingrid Spatt, Moss Fuller, Jim Stewart, “Tiny” Bernard Hester, Grenfell Tower Community, Jenny Thomasson, Treasure Swasbrook, Chloe Hutchinson Nathanael Sonota & Wife, Alan Broahead, The Doyle Family, Carmeta Jackson and Christina Tiraoro


Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

John Hughes, Billy Ingles, Graham Bradbury, Grenfell Tower Residents, Martin Hüneke, Hilda Cooles, Carl Spatt, Freda Wood, Mary Bowdry , Livine Doyle, Ron Fuller, Adrian Fierz and Katharine Gentle


Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday         Genesis 28: 10 – end

Tuesday         Genesis 32: 11 – end

Wednesday  Genesis 41: 55 – end

Thursday       Genesis 44: 18 – 29

Friday             Genesis 46: 1-7, 28 – 30

Saturday       Genesis 49: 29 – end

Next Sunday’s Readings: Isaiah 55: 10 – 13; Romans 8: 1 – 11; Matthew 13: 1 – 9, 18 – 23



St Mary’s Fair: This year’s Show and Fete will take place on Saturday 16th September between 12 and 4 pm. We are now ready to start collecting items for the stalls. We are looking for bottles, gifts, books, toys and bric-a-brac in good condition. Please bring your items to the gallery. Also please sign up at the sheet at the back to help on a stall’.

We are holding a children’s art competition on Saturday 16th September and are keen to get posters and flyers out to as many local schools as possible. The theme of the competition is ‘My view of Battersea.’  If you have contacts at local schools please take some posters and flyers today. They are at the back of church.


Church Open to Visitors: If you can help keep the church open during the Summer, please sign up at the back of church. There are two, two-hour slots each Sunday afternoon. No local history knowledge required.


Summer Sunday Sermons: Would you like a sermon on a special topic, a theological issue, and ethical question or a particular passage of the bible? Please feel free to fill in the enclosed sheet and put your request in the box at the back of church. We will have sermons on some of these requests in the late July/early August period.


Junior Church Over the Summer: We try and give our wonderful Junior Church leaders some time off over the summer while still running a ‘light touch’ Sunday morning group for children. If you can help lead a group for a Sunday from 6th August to the end of August, please contact Cal Alphonse [email protected] or sign up at the back of the church


A Message from the Vicar: This summer I will have been Vicar at St Mary’s for six years and, to my shame, I don’t feel I know some members of St Mary’s as well as I could. In the quieter summer weeks, I would welcome opportunities to visit/have coffee/share a drink with those of you who feel you don’t know me well enough. Feel free to invite me and I will happily make spending time with you a priority. Simon


Surrey Lane Peoples’ Organisation: SLPO are having their Summer Party on Saturday 15th July (1pm – 5pm) on the green between Wigram Court and Fraser Court. In the light of the events at Grenfell Tower, the support of us as local Christians, especially by those who do not live in social housing, would be a welcome sign of solidarity. Cynthia Newman has details ([email protected])


Confirmation 2017: Although our Confirmation Service is not until November, Simon would be glad to hear of anyone interested in being confirmed by the end of July.


St Mary’s Moorings Project: Although the Church Council is not able to make specific details of progress on our Moorings Scheme public, progress is steady, and we hope to able to provide fuller details in the coming weeks.


The Battersea Society: Annual Summer Party to be held in the grounds of St. Mary’s Church and the crypt on Friday 14th July 6.30pm — 9.00pm. Admission: £10 per person includes 1st. drink and canapés, payable at the entrance.