Notices 9th September 2018

This Week at St Mary’s



Morning Prayer at 8.30am

Staff Meeting at 9.15am

Summer in the Square Team Meeting at 7pm


Holy Communion at 8.30am

Parochial Church Council meets at 8pm


Full Choir Practice at 7.30pm


Holy Communion at 12.30pm



Home Groups (The Parish Office has Contact Details)

These return soon. Look out for more details.


Sunday 16thSeptember: The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

8.30am         Holy Communion (Traditional Language)

11.00am       Parish Eucharist and Holy Baptism

                        During this service Ralph Short will be baptised

6.00pm         Evening Prayer


Please Pray For…


Those who have asked for our prayers:

Elizabeth Chittenden, Sheila Lewis, Roy Coates, Olwin Vaughan, Anthony Day, Collin Aimerd, Grace and Baby Gabriel Kennedy, Oliver, Hubert (Snr), Sue Reeve and Emrys Lloyd-Roberts.


Those who have died recently, their families and friends:

Ann Chinery, Ian Vaughan, Florence Clifton, Eileen Payne, Hugh Whitemore, David Lewis, Sam Barker, Sergio Tirraoro, Barbara Skinner, Chuck Blankenship, Audrey Surtees, Fred, Audrey Petts, Treasure Swasbrook, Peter Blumer, Patric Lethaby , Jean Polworth, Christina Tirraoro, Cicilya, Colin Aimery and Diana Vere Shorwood.



Bible Reading Suggestions


Monday:       Luke 6:6-11

Tuesday:       Luke 6:12-19

Wednesday: Luke 6:20-26

Thursday:     Luke 6:27-38

Friday (Holy Cross): John 3:13-17

Saturday:      Luke 6:43-end

Next Sunday’s Readings: Proverbs 1:20-33; James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38


This Week’s Notices


A Public Meeting on Community Organising and the Common Good: As Revd. Aaron Kennedy takes up the reigns of our work promoting St Mary’s mission in and with our local community, he warmly invites anyone interested in finding our more about the approach of Community Organising as a way of developing this work. More details soon, but the date is the evening of Tuesday 25thSeptember and all are welcome.


Admission of Children to Holy Communion: Classes will begin in early October. If you have a child who is 7 or older, who is keen to be admitted to Communion with your support, please contact Simon or Cal Alphonse ([email protected]) as soon as possible. Admission Service date: Sunday 25thNovember at 11am.


FaithWorks 18: Sacred Heart Mission: We shall be joining in with events planned for the 125thAnniversary of our Catholic neighbours, including their Parish Mission from 8th– 14thOctober. Those involved in specific areas of ministry at St Mary’s will be invited to particular events, although of course everything is open to all. More details soon.


FaithWorks 18: Hymns & Pimm’s on Sunday 30thSeptember at 11am:

Invite your friends to come sing popular hymns followed by a glass of Pimm’s in this charity fundraiser. The Parish Eucharist this day will be at 6pm. This is a special fundraiser for two charities – the ESOL Programme (English for Speakers of Other Language) at the Katherine Low Settlement, and Over the Wall, a Charity that provides life-changing activity camps for children, teenagers and families living with serious health challenges


The service will include popular hymns chosen by members of St Mary’s. If you have a favourite hymn that has helped you on your faith journey or at a particular moment in your life – and would be willing to be interviewed briefly in the service by Aaron or Simon or say a few words about the reason for your choice– please contact Simon or Morven MacDonald ([email protected]) in the coming weeks as they put the service together. Please also contact Morven to offer help in serving drinks and nibbles after the service


The leaflets regarding Summer in the Square are ready to be distributed. If you volunteered to deliver them please collect them from the back of the church, or speak to Katie Grimm.


Susanna Hogan, a member of the congregation, will be singing at Summer in the Squareat around 12.05pm.