St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 9.6.19

Newsletter 9.6.19

6 Jun 2019 • General news


Collect:  Holy Spirit, sent by the Father, ignite in us your holy fire; strengthen your children with the gift of faith, revive your Church with the breath of love, and renew the face of the earth, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading:  Acts 2. 1-21Malcolm Tyler

Second Reading:  Romans 8. 14-17Chloe Siami

Gospel: John 14. 8-17Mervyn Hancox

Intercessor:  Nicola Harwood

Hymns:  120     262     580     755     20

Post Communion Prayer:  Faithful God, who fulfilled the promises of Easter by sending us your Holy Spirit and opening to every race and nation the way of life eternal: open our lips by your Spirit, that every tongue may tell of your glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 9th 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

10.45am   Coffee Club

Thursday 9 am Morning Prayer

10-12noon   Friendship Group

12.15 pm   Luncheon Club

Friday 10.30 am   Friday Prayer Group

Saturday   9.00 am   Morning Prayer

Sunday 16th   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

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.

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

May Tote

1st Prize      No. 7     M. Davoll     £17.50

2nd Prize     No. 15     N. Butlin     6.00

Thank you so much for all the donations which helped us do amazing work in Zimbabwe following Cyclone Idai. Through my justgiving page I raised £2,824.19 and am still receiving donations, we are extremely lucky and thankful. It was an emotional but rewarding 10 days and we met some most amazingly wonderful task oriented and caring people and organisations. We worked with local people and large charities (Save the Children, UNICEF, Feed the Future etc) and had to tackle and navigate discussions with government forces and other aid agencies to ensure aid was delivered directly to those in need.We provided:

*clothing, food, supplies, equipment to the local mountain guides team, our mobilised build team, schools, foster mothers, families who lost the bread winner / parents.

*medicines, medical equipment to schools, hospitals in Chimanimani and Harare and to the boarding hostel housing homeless people

*school fees and uniforms to children orphaned or children who lost their bread winner family member from the cyclone

*set up the Blessed Fund business set up for families to provide long term independence, chicken breeding, egg selling, market stalls and bees

*house building with building materials etc mobilised a build team of 17 men to build houses in some of the worst affected areas.

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).4/6 - 11/6

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