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

8 December 2018

From the Vicar

 

This Sunday and next we continue the teaching series on What Anglicans Believe. Following the excellent discussion introduced two Sundays ago by Fr Philip, I will take us in a bit more detail through two key documents – the Thirty-nine Articles of Religion, and the Catechism. The former is an historical document that has come to exercise an almost talismanic role for some Anglicans. In my experience however, many of those who reference it have not actually read or studied it! The latter is the section of the 1662 Prayer Book, only slightly updated in the 1995 Prayer Book, that explicitly answers the question “What do Anglicans believe?” If you’ve ever wondered what you ought to believe if you’re an Anglican, come along at 11.40 and find out more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notices

Next Sunday

Sunday 16 December – 3rd Sunday of Advent

8.00am Eucharist

10.00am Sung Eucharist

10.00am Messy St Mary’s in the Hall

7pm Carol Service

Readings

Zeph 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6 (song of Isaiah); Phil 4:4-7; Lk 3:7-18

 

DATES FOR THE DIARY

Sunday 9 December             5pm Meditation

Sunday 16 December           Messy St Mary’s in the Hall 10am

Sunday 16 December           Carol Service 7pm

Saturday 22 December         Working Bee 9.30am

Monday 24 December          Kid’s Christmas 4pm

Monday 24 December          Midnight Mass 11.30pm

Tuesday 25 December          Sung Eucharist 9am

 

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

The last “Messy St Mary’s” will be Sunday 16thDecember. All Children’s Ministry will recommence on 3rdFebruary.

 

PARISH NEWSLETTER – CHRISTMAS/EPIPHANY

If you have any articles, especially for the theme of “St Mary’s around the world” please forward them to the office by 16 December.

 

SHARING SUNDAY –9 DECEMBER

Two Sundays of each month are Sharing Sundays for Anglicare. As well as the normal toiletries or non-perishable goods we are collecting Christmas food and presents for the clients at Mission House.

 

CHRISTMAS WORKING BEE

Saturday 22 December from 9.30am til noon. Polishing and cleaning as usual.

HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

One of the parish flats on Chetwynd Street is becoming vacant after Christmas. This is a three bedroom flat (or two bedroom plus study). The property will be let through Woodard’s of Carlton. If you would like more information speak to the Vicar.

 

FR CRAIG’S LAST SERVICE

Fr Craig’s last service will be on the 6th January, the Feast of the Epiphany. We will be having a lunch after the 10am service to celebrate. If you are able to help with catering or help on the day with setting up, serving and cleaning please contact Rhondda or Marion.  If you would like to contribute to a farewell gift, then please give donations to Fr Philip or the office before the Christmas Day service.

 

ST MARY’S STITCHERS

St Mary’s Stitchers Group meets every Thursday at 10am in the small hall. Please join us on any Thursday.

 

ST MARY’S GARDEN GROUP

The garden group will be having a break over January.  If you are passing and would like to water the plants it would be greatly appreciated. The garden group 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. Unless specifically requested names will remain on the list for four weeks. Names written on the Sunday list will be prayed for on that week only.

 

Please pray for those in need, including: Mick & Emily, Ros, Jean, Jacqui, Ikenna, Annie, Ben, Sienna, Bill, Charles, Charlotte, Calvin.

 

We remember the departed:

 

Also those whose anniversaries of death fall this week:

Anna Harrison, Marjorie Kenny, Darren Rooke, Andrew Scragg.

 

 

Church for People who Think

Sunday Lecture/study groups

11.30am-12.15pm

December – What Anglicans Believe

 

9thDecember

“The Thirty-Nine Articles”

 

16thDecember

“The Catechism”

 

WHO’S DOING WHAT?

Today

9 December

Next Sunday

16 December

8am Reader Rhondda Fahey Jenny Langmead
10am Readers Kathleen A-Ross

Claudine Chionh

David Bryson

Katie Holmes

Servers Peter O’Donoghue

Angelica Del Hierro

Anne Sunderland

Alice Christofi

Anne Sunderland

Jack Lindsay

Intercessions Simon Jackson Robert Gribben
Bread & Wine Denise Archer John Rickard
Welcome & Collection Elaine Nwokolo

Heidi Lee

Elaine Nwokolo

Peter O’Donoghue

Communion Assist. Kathleen A-Ross Simon Jackson
Children’s Ministry Sunday School Messy St Mary’s
Refreshments Helen McCallum

David Keuneman

Margaret Noble

Michael Noble

Counting Rhondda Fahey

Tim Pilbrow

Anne Sunderland

Adam Wing

Flowers Andrea O’Donoghue

Advent Greenery

Christine Storey

Advent Greenery

 

Carol Service 17 Dec  – 7pm
Readers Kathryn Bellhouse

Rhondda Fahey

Welcome & Collection Elaine Nwokolo

Peter O’Donoghue

 

 

St Mary’s

Christmas 2018

 

Sunday 16th December

7pm Carols Service

 

Monday 24th December

4pm Kids’ Christmas

11.30pm Midnight Mass

 

Tuesday 25th December

9am Sung Eucharist

 

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