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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.

Spring 2018 Term Card is ready to collect

Diary Dates

ST. MARY’S NOTICES

SUNDAY 18th FEBRUARY 2018 – 1ST SUNDAY OF LENT

                           4.00 pm          Messy Church – Pets and Peace

Monday 19th February                   7.50 pm PCC Prayer in the Crypt

Tuesday 20th February                10.30 am Morning Prayer in Church

                                                     2.00 pm Mother’s Union AGM in the Crypt

                                                      with Bring and Buy Stall              

Wednesday 21st February           12.00 pm World Café in Church

             2.00 pm 0 – 5 Club in the Magdalene Centre

Thursday 22nd February              2.00 pm Café Matinee in Church

Saturday 24th February               9.00 am – 10.00 am Prayer in Church

                                                    9.30 am Women’s Breakfast in Church

SUNDAY 25th FEBRUARY 2018 – 2ND SUNDAY OF LENT

                         9.30 am          1st Service Morning Worship 

                         – Revelation of Jesus: The Suffering – Mark 8: 31 - end

                                                   11.00 am           2nd Service Holy Communion 

                         – Revelation of Jesus: The Suffering – Mark 8: 31 - end

                                                   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. 

Women's Breakfast: Our next breakfast will be on Saturday February 24th, 9.30 am – 11.00 am. Please use the sign up sheets at the back of Church and for men to help.

Women’s World Day of Prayer - Friday 2nd March, 1.30 pm at The Salvation Army Citadel, Booth Road, CR0 1XY. Evening Service, 7.30 pm at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, Bingham Road, CR0 7EN.

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.

Praying through LentCroydon Churches Forum have produced a booklet for Lent 49 days of prayer - praying for all that is going on in Croydon. Please do take one at the end of the service but more will be available at the Ash Wednesday service. 

Dates for your diary

This year marks 150 years since the construction of the church. We would like your ideas and help in planning an event. In addition to any plans we will put in place there will be two events to mark people’s connection with the building as a place of worship.

  • On Saturday March 17th at 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm we will have a celebration of marriage and invite all who have been married here over the years to come back and celebrate their wedding day at St MMM.  We would like to have as many from the church here as possible. There will be some fizz and nibbles for everyone afterwards.
  • And on Sunday September 16th 11.00 am there will be a celebration of being baptised at ST MMM.

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.

The Croydon Churches Floating Shelter will operate on Saturday evening and Sunday mornings on 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th March 2017. We will require volunteers to cook meals, help set up shelter, sleep and welcome guests. Please sign sheets at back of Church. Thank you all for your participation.

Please sign sheets at back of Church. Thank you all for your participation.

Croydon Bach Choir – A one-day workshop for singers at St Matthew’s Church, Chichester Road on Saturday 3rd March from 10.00 am – 6.00 pm. Come and Sing Four Coronation anthems. To register for tickets ring 07507 766565 or go to our website www.croydonbachchoir.org

Advance Note for your DiariesOur Holiday Club this year will be the week beginning 23rd July 2018. Please let Val know if you would like to and are able to help.

Croydon Supporters of Bible Society will be holding their March Morning Market in the hall at East Croydon URC Church on Saturday 3rd March 10.30 to noon, refreshments available.    Please bring any donations of Books/tapes/CDs, Toiletries, Sweets/Cakes/Jams on the day!

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

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.