Notices 9th October 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

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                     Canon Simon Butler unavailable during the day

PCC Working Groups in the evening

Wednesday              Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm


Special Events & Meetings

Thursday                   Battersea Deanery Synod meets in Church at 7.30pm

Speaker: Ven John Kiddle, Archdeacon of Wandsworth




NEXT SUNDAY:    16th October

(Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity)

8.30am         Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am       Parish Eucharist with Junior Church

                        Preacher: Ms Janice Price

                         World Mission Adviser, Church of England

6.30pm         Evening Prayer & Meditation


This Week’s Notices


Pastoral Care Induction: A number of people have come forward interested in helping in our ministry of care in various ways. There will be an induction evening on 17th October at 8pm in Church. Others are very welcome to come and find out more.


Hallowmass Party for Children: There will be a special All Saints’ Tide/Hallowe’en party for children on Sunday 30th October between 4pm and 6pm in church. Please come dressed as super heroes and be ready to have some fun! Details: Cal Alphonse ([email protected]).


Sunday Morning Bible Study Group: During October and November the Sunday morning group will be reflecting on some chosen Psalms. You are welcome to join the group for these reflections and discussions. The group meets in the church Crypt at 9.30am on Sundays (except 23/10 & 30/10). Anyone is welcome for the whole series or just one week to give it a try! Contact Colin: [email protected]


The Glass Door – Homeless Charity are looking for donations for their night shelters. They especially need male clothing, toiletries, socks, new underwear, jeans, tee shirts and sleeping bags, also towels and blankets. Please bring any donations to church on Sundays. Contact: Libby Bradshaw ([email protected])


Everyone Campaign 2016: Our annual review of our financial stewardship approaches. Please note that Pledge Sunday (when we are invited to return our financial giving pledges for the year ahead) will be on Sunday 20th November.


Remembrance Sunday/Annual Memorial Service: Both of these services are on Sunday 13th November. 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.


Grande Messe des Morts: The tickets for this concert are now available for collection. In the end the price was slightly higher (£27.20) but in a better position in the side stalls. They will be available for collection (only with payment please) after church in the next two weeks and during the week in the Parish Office.


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 or Matthew and Kate Guest.


Wandsworth Food Bank: Many thanks to those who brought harvest gifts last week. Don’t forget you can donate to the food bank in the green basket at the back of church at any time.


For Your Prayers


Prayer for the Week:

We bless you,
God of Seed and Harvest
And we bless each other
That the beauty of this world
And the love that created it
Might be expressed though our lives
And be a blessing to others
Now and always. Amen.


Daily Bible Reading



Monday         Luke 11: 29 –

Tuesday         Luke 11: 37 – 41

Wednesday  Luke 11: 42 – 46

Thursday       Luke 11: 47 – end

Friday             Luke 12: 1 – 7

Saturday       Luke 12: 8 – 12




Next Sunday’s Readings:

Genesis 32: 22 – 31; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3: 14 – 4: 5; Luke 18; 1 – 8


For the Church and the World

  • For all those recovering from Hurricane Matthew, including relatives of ours;
  • For God’s blessing on our Everyone campaign for financial stewardship;
  • For our Junior Church leaders, especially our new volunteers;
  • For United Nations peacekeepers around the world


For those who have asked for our prayers:

Emma Belak, Ingrid Spatt, Penny & Robert Law, Anne & Les Cheeseman, John Bevan, Lloyda Maxwell, Dennis Brindle, Nuala & Dats Family, Christopher Fremantle, Paul Page, Desmond Tutu, Sareeta, Louise Diggle, Emily, Beryl and Daisy Campbell

Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Lucy Hughes, Brigid Danae Wilkins, Nancy, Ralph and Michael Philips




Dates & Events for This Term


17th October                          Pastoral Care Induction Evening at 8pm

23rd October                         Everyone Pledge Campaign begins

30th October                         All Saints’ Sunday

All Saints’/Hallowe’en Party for Children pm

13th November                    Remembrance Sunday Service

Concert Trip to Berlioz’s Grande Messe des Morts

19th November                    Home Communion & Lunch for the Housebound

Confirmation Service at Southwark Cathedral

20th November                    Everyone Pledge Campaign Pledge Sunday

27th November                    Advent Sunday: Advent Fair at St Mary’s, 2pm

Advent Carol Service at Conclusion of Advent Fair

28th November                    Junior Church Leaders’ Training at 7.30pm.