NEWS & EVENTS

Morning Prayer is at 8.30am Tuesday to Friday, except public holidays. All are welcome, and for coffee afterwards.

Mid-week Eucharist, Wednesdays 12.30pm. Meditation 1pm

Notices 19 August 2018

From the Vicar

 

Wednesday’s Patronal Festival was a joyous celebration. It was a pleasure to have Bishop Alison Taylor return to St Mary’s as our occasional preacher, and to welcome a number of other guests. Several of those who were visiting commented on how enjoyable the evening was. My thanks to all who contributed both to the liturgy and to the dinner. Many hands made light work.

 

For those who missed Bishop Alison’s excellent sermon, and even for those who heard it, you can be further enlightened on the place of Mary in the Anglican tradition by Fr Philip Bewley’s talk at 11.30am this Sunday.

 

 

– Fr Craig.

 

Church for People who Think

Sunday Lecture/study groups

11.30am-12.15pm

August to December

 

August

19 –  Mary in the Anglican Tradition (Fr Philip)

26 – The Three-fold order of ministry (Fr Craig)

 

September – The Letter of James (Fr Craig)

 

October – St Mary’s Researchers (Various speakers)

 

November & December – What Anglicans Believe (Fr Philip & Fr Craig)

 

 

Notices

Next Sunday

Sunday 26 August – 14th Sunday after Pentecost

8.00am Eucharist

10.00am Sung Eucharist with Baptism

11.30am Study Group

Readings

1Kings 8:22-30, 41-43; Ps 84; Eph 6:10-20; Jn 6:56-69

 

DATES FOR THE DIARY

Sunday 19 August                 Messy St Mary’s in Hall 10am

Sunday 19 August                 Study Group 11.30am – Fr Philip Bewley

Sunday 26 August                 Baptism – Harvey

Sunday 26 August                 Study Group 11.30am – Fr Craig D’Alton

Sunday 2 September            Light Up! In Hall 10am

Sunday 2 September            Monthly Luncheon

Sunday 2 September            Evensong 6pm – New Guinea Martyrs

Sunday 9 September            Meditation 5pm

 

VICAR ON LEAVE

Fr Craig will be away until Thursday 23rdAugust. For urgent pastoral matters please contact Fr Philip.

 

PATRONAL EUCHARIST AND DINNER

Thank you to all who attended and helped with the Eucharist and Dinner on Wednesday.  It was a lovely evening of faith and fellowship.

 

PATRONAL FESITVAL EDITION – PARISH NEWSLETTER

Please take a copy of the Patronal Festival Edition – Parish Newsletter, which is available in the foyer. Thank you to everyone who contributed.  The next issue is the Advent Edition, which will come out in December.

 

 

 

 

EVENSONG SUNDAY 2 SEPTEMBER AT 6PM

Evensong will be celebrated on Sunday 2 September at 6pm commemorating the Martyrs of New Guinea. All are Welcome and for supper afterwards.

 

LIGHT UP! /MESSY ST MARY’S/SUNDAY SCHOOL

“Light Up!“ First Sunday of the Month.

Messy St Mary’s” Third Sunday of the Month.

Sunday School every other week in the Main Hall during the 10am service. Please let Harriet know if you would like to join in or want more information.

 

ST MARY’S STITCHERS

St Mary’s Stitchers Group meets every Thursday at 10am in the small hall. We look forward to seeing you and if you have never been before you are most welcome.

 

ST MARY’S GARDEN GROUP

The next get together is on Saturday 8thSeptember 9.30am til 11.00am. The garden group normally meets on the 2ndSaturday of each month to help maintain the gardens around the church.

 

PRAYERS

If you would like a name added to the ongoing prayer list, please notify the Parish Office. Names written on the Sunday list will be prayed for on that week only.

 

Please pray for those in need, including: Mick, Ros, Jean, Han, Wen, Jacqui, Martin, Ellie, Bridget, Mary, Andrew, Jeni, Ikenna, Alice.

 

We remember the recently departed:

 

Also those whose anniversaries of death fall this week:

Henry Wallace Judd, Gweneth Marjorie Ford, Ernest Prosser, Gladys Gill.

 

 

 

 

 

WHO’S DOING WHAT?

 

  Today

19 August

Next Sunday

26 August

8am Reader Rhondda Fahey Rhondda Fahey
10am Readers Greg Reinhardt

Marion Poynter

Kathryn Bellhouse

Robert Gribben

Servers Graeme Archer

Kathryn Bellhouse

Adam Wing

Anne Sunderland

Jack Lindsay

Alice Christofi

Intercessions John Silversides Audrey Statham
Bread & Wine Denise Archer Heidi Lee
Welcome & Collection Peter O’Donoghue

Elaine Nwokolo

Simon Jackson

Elaine Nwokolo

Communion Assist. Katie Holmes Alice Christofi
Children’s Ministry Messy St Mary’s Sunday School
Refreshments Marion Poynter

Ron Bell

Rhondda Fahey

Katie Holmes

Counting David Bryson

Adam Wing

Anne Sunderland

Tim Pilbrow

Flowers Marion Poynter

 

Andrea O’Donoghue