St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 26.5.19

Newsletter 26.5.19

23 May 2019 • General news

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Collect:  Risen Christ, by the lakeside you renewed your call to your disciples: help your Church to obey your command and draw the nations to the fire of your love, to the glory of God the Father.

First Reading:     Acts 16. 9-15     Chris Addie

Second Reading:     Revelation 21. 10. 22—22.5     Nicola Harwood

Gospel:     John 14. 23-29     Selvin Selvamoni

Intercessor:     Stephen Baker

Hymns:     556     87     sheet     743     530

Post Communion Prayer: God our Father, whose Son Jesus Christ gave the water of eternal life: may we thirst for you, the spring of life and source of goodness, through him who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.

This week beginning 26th May 2019

This Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

10am   Parish Communion

12 noon   Baptisms

6.30 pm    Evening Prayer

Monday   9 am   NO Morning Prayer

7 pm   NO Parish Office

Tuesday   9 am   Morning Prayer

Wednesday 10 am   Holy Communion

10.45 am   Coffee Morning

Ascension Day   9 am Morning Prayer

7.30 pm   Holy Communion for Ascension Day

Friday   10.30 am   Friday Prayer Group

Saturday   9.00 am   Morning Prayer

Sunday 2nd   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

12 noon   Baptism

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Claire McArthur

It was announced recently that Claire is to be the next Rector at Stoke St Michael. However sad we may feel at Claire’s departure we are enormously happy for her and grateful for all that she has given to us over the past three years. Her last Sunday with us will be 23rd June and her Induction at Stoke on 8th July at 7.30pm.It would be good to have a large contingent from St Mary’s there to show both our support and appreciation for her ministry to us. Following the 10am service on 23rd June we will wish Claire well; please do come along.

Welcome back

It has been good to see Colin Gardner in church on Sunday these past two weeks. Today we welcome him back playing the organ. We are appreciative to Geoff Cowley who played at Easter and the last two weeks and particularly now to Colin as live music is so much more preferable to a tape!

Ascension Day

Claire will lead a said service of communion on Thursday (Ascension Day) at 7.30 pm.  Malcolm is away in Ely, taking part as an interviewer in a national selection process for ordination candidates.

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club will meet again on Wednesday 29th May.Price£1.Tea or Coffee.  All welcome. Come along and you might even get cake from time to time!

Friendship Club

Meet in the church centre twice monthly. (on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month).They meet from 10-12 noon and all are welcome. They next meet on Thursday 13th June 2019.

St Mary’s Luncheon Club

Do come along to St Mary’s Luncheon Club at 12 noon. For £4 you will receive an excellent meal. The next meal will be on Thurs 13th June .All welcome. Please let Claire or Malcolm know.

Bible Study Group - Wednesday mornings

I have decided to temporarily suspend meetings of the Wednesday morning Bible Study Group. I hope that it may be possible to restart the group fairly quickly once I have returned from my holidays.Malcolm

April Tote

1st Prize   No. 11   A. Addie   £17.00

2nd Prize   No. 24   J. Home    £5.50

BCDM Modules

The Bishop’s Certificate in Discipleship and Mission (BCDM) is a collection of open access short modules in discipleship and mission for lay people.  Current modules running are

Introducing Christian Ethics

(Tuesdays 7pm - 9.30 pm at Shipston on Stour)

30/4 - 14/5 & 4/6 - 11/6

Jesus and the Gospels

(Wednesdays 7pm - 9.30pm at Rowington)

1/5 - 29/5

We believe

(Mondays 7pm - 9.30pm at St Michael’s House, Coventry)

3/6 - 1/7)

Creation Care

(Tuesdays 7pm - 9.30pm at Dunchurch)

11/6 - 9/7

Empowering Leadership

(Wednesdays 7pm - 9.30pm at Binley

5/6 - 3/7

Full details available at