St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 16.6.19

Newsletter 16.6.19

13 Jun 2019 • General news

Trinity Sunday

Collect:  Holy God, faithful and unchanging: enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth, and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love, that we may truly worship you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

First Reading:      Proverbs 8. 1-4, 22-31      Stephen Baker

Second Reading:      Romans 5. 1-5      Barbara Gardner

Gospel:      John 16. 12-15      Abraham Jurien


Hymns:     310     174     516     505     767

Post Communion Prayer:   Almighty and eternal God, you have revealed yourself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and live and reign in the perfect unity of love: hold us firm in this faith, that we may know you in all your ways and evermore rejoice in your eternal glory, who are three Persons yet one God, now and for ever.

This week beginning 16th June 2019

This Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

10am   Parish Communion

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 23rd   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

12 noon   Baptism

12.45 pm   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 next week 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. Next Week: Following the 10am service all are invited to stay for cake to wish Claire well; please do come along.

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club will meet again on Wednesday 26th 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 27th 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 27th 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.

Race for Life

Coral Carson is walking the Race for Life at Stoneleigh park on 30th June 2019, in aid of her son-in-law, Pete.If anyone would like to sponsor her, please see the sponsor form on the board.

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

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