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ST. MARY’S NOTICES

Prayer the power house of action – You are warmly invited to come and pray on Saturday mornings 9. 00 am – 10.00 am. This is a vital time of prayer for the work and ministry of the church.

THE BRIDGE our Diocesan newspaper is available for collection.

Summer 2018 Term Card is ready to collect

Diary Dates

ST. MARY’S NOTICES

SUNDAY 22ND APRIL 2018 – 4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER

                                                  9.30 am          1st Service – Morning Worship 

                              – Salvation – Acts 4: 4 - 11

                                                11.00 am           2nd Service Informal Worship 

                            – Salvation – Acts 4: 4 - 11

                                               6.30 pm           Service of Prayer and Reflection

After our services you are most welcome to ask for prayer from the ministry team for a particular need you have. 

APCM is on Sunday 29th April: there will be 6 places on the PCC for 2018-2021. Consider prayerfully whether God is calling you to this valuable role. 

Come to watch HRH Prince Harry marry Ms Meghan Markle on the 19th May 2018 in St Mary Magdalene with St Martins Church. And enjoy a bring your own lunch to share with the rest of the community in Canning Road. Dress up if you want to. And then go home and change to watch the FA cup afterwards. Anyone who wishes to help set up, organise or play at this event can contact Michelle Belgrave. 

The Bible:  however long we have been reading the Bible for or if we have found it hard work to ever begin, it is good to take some time together to look at the bible as a whole and see how it works. The Bible Society have an excellent course called 'The Bible Course' which we have decided to follow over two months, helping us to remember and to find out what the Bible is and does. This is through video short talks and discussion time. We will be using their material at midweek meetings in homes in May and June. If you would like to join one for those meetings, please let Amanda and Val know. 

After each session there will be seven readings given for the week ahead to help us explore the different parts of the Bible, so increasing our perspective on God and our ability to listen to what He is saying to us through his word. This is a very exciting opportunity. May I encourage you to get involved and give it a go? 

Croydon College: Amanda has begun a new ministry as one of the four chaplains at Croydon College. Please pray for her as she takes up this role to be available to students of all ages and to staff. It is for two hours every week. 

Would you like to join a Life Group in the evenings from 8.00 pm on a Tuesday and Wednesday evening or daytime Thursday morning (9.30 am) contact Amanda or the office.

Dates for your diary

Weeks of Prayer

There will be two weeks of prayer

In May to mark Thy Kingdom Come. 14th - 20th May

In November to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

November 11th 1918 - 2018.

150 years Fun Day – We will be marking the 150th Anniversary of this beautiful building by holding a Fun Day for our Community on Saturday 7th July. Lots of fun and food, Historical exhibition, displays, games and much more. Keep the date free. Jen, Paul, Emma and Barbara Y.

St Mildred's - Whilst St Mildred’s undergoes building works some of their occasional offices, mostly funerals, will be conducted here at St Marys. We are very glad to be able to help in this way.

Our Holiday Club Showstoppers is the week of 23rd July

Can you help during the week please? Would you like to help in a group or lead the Games sessions? We need lots of helpers for the week, please don’t hold back and think, is this for me? Even if you can only help for 1 or 2 days, that will be fine. You will need to have a DBS check done through Church, this can be arranged for you. Thank you. Email or speak to Val.

Children's Society - If you have been kind enough to hold a collecting box for The Children's Society this year, I would appreciate it if you could return it to me to have the contents counted and banked, as soon as possible. Thank you for saving your change. It does so much good. Gillian Perrins.

Wardens, Coffee & Welcome Rota – Volunteers are needed for some of these positions at both services. Please complete the signup sheet at the back of Church. Thank you. 

Sound and Vision Team – Would you like to join the team? Full training will be given. Please contact Nigel if you feel called to do this ministry.

Croydon Supporters of Bible Society will be holding a Coffee Morning & Spring Fair in the hall at East Croydon URC Church on Saturday 28th April 10.30 to noon, refreshments available.    Please bring any donations of Books/tapes/CDs, Toiletries, Sweets/Cakes/Jams on the day!

GENERAL NOTICES

How can I support this Church financially? An offering is taken during the service. If St. Mary’s is your spiritual home, please consider giving regularly by Standing Order or through the Free Will Offering Envelope Scheme.  If you would like us to claim back Gift Aid tax on a cash gift, please place it in a Gift Aid envelope available at the back of church and complete your name, address and sign and date the declaration on the envelope.

Give by Text – You can now give to St Mary’s by text message from your mobile phone. You can give £1, £2, £4, £5 or £10. Text to 70070 with Message STMM16 £X where X can be 1, 2, 4, 5 or 10. So to give £5, you would text STMM16 £5 Your donation will be charged to your next mobile phone bill or be taken from your Pay as You Go credit. You will be sent a reply of thanks. You may also be asked whether you want to add Gift Aid. If you pay UK Income Tax, please do this – it costs you nothing & the Church gets another 25%. Thank you.


Are you in a Life Group? This is an excellent way of making new friends, growing in the Christian faith and getting involved in the life of St. Mary’s and its mission in the local community. All of us are encouraged to be part of a Life Group. To find out more details contact Amanda.