St. Mary's Church

Newsletter 15.9.19

Newsletter 15.9.19

12 Sep 2019 • General news

Collect:   Almighty God, you search us and know us: may we rely on you in strength and rest on you in weakness, now and in all our days; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading:   Jeremiah 4. 11-12, 22-28   Abraham Kurien

Second Reading:   1 Timothy 1. 12-17   Achsah Abraham

Gospel:   Luke 15. 1-10   Malcolm Tyler

Intercessor:   Stephen Baker

Hymns:  623   166   724   495   34

Post Communion Prayer:   God our creator, you feed your children with the true manna, the living bread from heaven: let this holy food sustain us through our earthly pilgrimage until we come to that place where hunger and thirst are no more; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

This week beginning 15th September 2019

This Sunday   8 am   Holy Communion

10am   Parish Communion

12 noon   Baptisms

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Monday   9 am   Morning Prayer

7 pm   Parish Office

Tuesday   7.30 pm   Deanery Synod (St Albans)

Wednesday 10 am   Holy Communion

10.45 am   Coffee Club

Thursday   9 am   Morning Prayer

Friday   10.30 am   Friday Prayer Group

Saturday   9.30 am   Morning Prayer

10.45am   CREW

Sunday 22nd   8am   Holy Communion

10 am   Parish Communion

12 noon   Baptism

6.30 pm   Evening Prayer

Welcome Rota

A new rota is shortly being drawn up and it would be good to have some additional people involved. If there are sufficient numbers it is a duty every 2 months and you would work in pairs welcoming and giving books to the congregation. You could also be involved in taking the collection if you wished to. If you would like to join the team or find out more, please have a word with Barbara Hancox or Malcolm

Readings and Intercessions

Copies of the October to December 2019 rota are on the notice board for collection by readers and intercessors.  Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you’d like to join the “readers and intercessors” team.  If you feel apprehensive, then rest assured you’d have lots of support, and practice beforehand if helpful.  We would especially welcome new intercessors. I’d be delighted to give advice and support about leading prayers to anyone interested in this aspect of public ministry.  Sue Morton

Confirmation Classes

I am looking to start Confirmation Classes for both children and adults in September with a view to taking candidates to the Diocesan Confirmation Service at the Cathedral on Saturday 23rd November at 5pm.If you would like to be included in either class please speak to Malcolm over the coming weeks so that suitable times can be arranged for the preparation sessions.

Bible Study Group

The Wednesday Bible Study group will meet again on Wednesday 25th September at 10.45am.We are using a course produced by the Bible Society looking at the whole of the Bible. In brief it looks at the whole story of the Bible.

Coffee Club

The Coffee Club will meet again on Wednesday 18th September.Price£1.Tea or Coffee.  All welcome. Come along and you might even get cake from time to time!


CREW meets this coming Saturday 21st September at 10.45am-12 noon. Children’s activities on the theme of Angels this time with bacon butties to finish. Children upto 12 very welcome and older ones too, if they help/participate!


Criss Cross is a youth group for 11-17 year olds held at Stoke St Michaels on Thursday evenings 7pm-8.45pm.Claire has extended an invitation specially to our young people.

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Please do come along to our joint Macmillan Coffee Morning. It is a family occasion so do bring the children. There is a little competition for them and toys, etc to play with. Please do tell your neighbours to call in for a cuppa, cake and natter - an ideal opportunity to take a rest from the Saturday chores and family supermarket shopping! We look forward to seeing you.Donated home made or shop bought cake would be very much appreciated.10am - 12.30 pm, Walsgrave Baptist Church, Hinckley Road on Saturday 28th September. Jean Hudson

Quiz Night

Friday 27th September

7pm prompt

£1.50 per person

Bring your own drinks

August Tote

1st Prize     No. 26     K. Hutchinson     £17.50

2nd Prize     No. 14     S. Baker     £6.00