St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 2.6.19

Newsletter 2.6.19

30 May 2019 • General news

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Collect:  Risen, ascended Lord, as we rejoice at your triumph, fill your Church on earth with power and compassion, that all who are estranged by sin may find forgiveness and know your peace, to the glory of God the Father.

First Reading:     Acts 16. 16-34     Mervyn Hancox

Second Reading:   Revelation 22.12-14, 16,17,20-end     Craig Jomanga

Gospel:   John 17. 20-end   Lorraine Baker

Intercessor:  Tony Thistlewood

Hymns:  277     638    399    711   103

Post Communion Prayer:   Eternal God, giver of love and power, your Son Jesus Christ has sent us into all the world to preach the gospel of his kingdom: confirm us in this mission, and help us to live the good news we proclaim; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 2nd June 2019

This Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

10am   Parish Communion

12 noon   Baptism

6.30 pm  Evening Prayer

Monday   9 am   Morning Prayer

7 pm   Parish Office

Tuesday   9 am   Morning Prayer

Wednesday 10 am   Holy Communion

Thursday 9 am  Morning Prayer

Saturday   9.00 am   Morning Prayer

Sunday 9th  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 was good to welcome Colin back to playing the organ last week. We are appreciative to Geoff Cowley who played at Easter and on a few other occasions. It is so lovely to have live music which is so much more preferable to a tape!

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club will meet again on Wednesday 12th June.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