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 21 October 2018

From the Vicar


Heating/Floor project update


This week tenders closed for the major project to renew the floor of the nave and north transept, and the installation of under-floor hydronic heating. The churchwardens will be meeting this Sunday to make decisions based on the tender report from our heritage architects Lovell Chen. The works will begin in the new year, and will be complete well before Holy Week. During the period of the works will have Sunday worship in the Parish Hall, as we did during the roof replacement works some years ago. This will be inconvenient, and we will need to make some compromises around how we do things, but I would encourage you to be patient when the time comes, as the result of the works promises to be a significant improvement in the amenity of the church building, especially during the colder months of the year.


My thanks to all those who have contributed generously to the cost of these works. We have been extremely fortunate to have received support from the Smith Trust, and Parish Council has allocated monies received from the Lambrick Trust over the past two years towards this work. There is still time for you to make a contribution to the project, and as we are now incorporating heritage-related works in the project, it is possible to give through the tax-effective means of the National Trust Appeal. Forms for that purpose are available in the church porch. We are very optimistic that the budget impact of this major project will thus be minimal, and that no debt will need to be incurred. My thanks to all involved.


– Fr Craig.





Next Sunday

Sunday 28 October – 23rd Sunday after Pentecost

8.00am Eucharist

10.00am Sung Eucharist


Job 42:1-6,10-17; Ps 34:1-8; Heb 7:23-28; Mk 10:46b-52



Sunday 21 October               Messy St Mary’s (in Hall) 10am

Sunday 4 November            All Saint with All Souls

Sunday 4 November             Light Up! In Hall 10am

Sunday 4 November            Monthly Lunch

Sunday 11 November          Meditation 5pm

Sunday 18 November          Messy St Mary’s in the Hall 10am

Sunday 18 November          Parish Annual Meeting 11.30am



Fr Craig will be on Annual Leave from Monday 22 October until Saturday 17 November. The Locum during this period is Fr Philip Bewley.



The Parish Annual Meeting is on Sunday 18 November. The notice of the meeting is on the church door. Office bearer nomination forms are available in the porch (churchwardens [2], parishes council members [6], incumbency committee [2]) as is a list of those on the electoral roll. If you are not on the electoral roll, are qualified to be, and wish to be, please fill out the electoral roll form, also in the porch, and submit it before 28 October.



The information for this year’s Planned Giving Programme has been distributed. If you have not received the information, blank copies are available in the porch. Please return completed forms via the offertory bowl this Sunday or next, or by mail to the parish office.



All Saints’ Sunday with the commemoration of All Souls will be on Sunday 4thNovember. The new St Mary’s Memorial Book will be dedicated at this service and placed on the altar, but the full list (which is very long) will not be read out. If you have any departed loved ones that you particularly wish to be prayed for during the prayers please add their names to the list in the porch.



“Light Up!“-  First Sunday of the Month. – No Light Up!

“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 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.



The next get together is on Saturday 10thNovember 9.30am til 11.00am. The garden group normally meets on the 2ndSaturday of each month to help maintain the gardens around the church.





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, James.


We remember the recently departed: Dr Barry Bracken


Also those whose anniversaries of death fall this week:

William Charles Shoppee, Pat and Ted Otago.





Church for People who Think

Sunday Lecture/study groups


September to December

St Mary’s Researchers



21 October – “Educating for democracy in Australian Schools” Audrey Statham


28 October – “Queer Theology and Autobiography”

Claudine Chionh


November & December – What Anglicans Believe

(Fr Philip & Fr Craig)






21 October

Next Sunday

28 October

8am Reader Rhondda Fahey Jenny Langmead
10am Readers Robert Gribben

Katie Holmes

Cassandra Golds

Greg Reinhardt

Servers Anne Sunderland

Angelica Del Hierro

Peter O’Donoghue

Graeme Archer

Adam Wing

Kathleen A- Ross

Intercessions John Silversides Sam Miller
Bread & Wine Denise Archer Heidi Lee
Welcome & Collection John Poynter

Simon Jackson

Denise Archer

Elaine Nwokolo

Communion Assist. Graeme Archer Kathleen A-Ross
Children’s Ministry Messy St Mary’s Sunday School
Refreshments Rhondda Fahey


Margaret Noble

Michael Noble

Counting Fiona Blanch

Adam Wing

Rhondda Fahey

Claudine Chionh

Flowers Christine Storey Marion Poynter