Latest Notices

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.

Contact Magazines – available pick up your copy.

Aumtumn Term Card

Diary Dates

Tuesday 17th October       2.00 pm Mother’s Union in the Crypt

 - An afternoon of Celebration and Prayer

                                          7.00 pm Alpha Meeting in the Magdalene Centre 

Wednesday 18th October 12.00 pm World Café in Church

  2.00 pm 0 – 5 Club in the Magdalene Centre

Saturday 21st October       9.00 am – 10.00 am Prayer in Church

SUNDAY 22ND OCTOBER 2017 – 19TH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY

9.30 am            1st Service Holy Communion – Disciples: honourable finances

                         Matthew 22: 15 - 22

11.00 am           2nd Service Holy Communion – Disciples: honourable finances

                          Matthew 22: 15 - 22

6.30 pm             Annual Memorial Service

ST. MARY’S NOTICES

Messy Church – We would like to increase our team of helpers. Please contact Val or just come along today or on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 4.00 pm.

ALPHA: Would you like to come along?  Alpha is a weekly course which we run over a couple of months to give opportunity for you to find out more about Jesus and Christianity and the issues we all face in life. Each session last 2.5 hours and includes an evening meal, a talk and time to discuss whatever our thoughts and questions are. It’s not too late to come along.

The Good Read Group is meeting at 8.00pm on Thursday 19th October at Lyn’s house to discuss ‘In a Land of Paper Gods’ by Rebecca Mackenzie. The book for November is ‘The Invention of Wings’ by Sue Monk Kidd. All women are welcome. Contact Jennie Rutter for further details.

Our Annual Memorial Service is on Sunday 22nd October at 6.30 pm with refreshments afterwards. Please invite neighbours, family and friends to join with us. Candles are lit in memory of loved ones. There are readings and prayers and there is time for a poem or bible verse to be read out.

CAFÉ MATINEE on Thursday 26th October at 2.00pm will be showing a 2016 British-Australian biographical film, based on the non-fiction book, the true story of a life lost and found. Tea & cakes are provided as well as comfortable seats.  If anyone has a DVD of a wholesome family film suitable for church viewing, please submit your suggestion(s) to Chris Rutter.

Mission’s Gift Day is on Sunday 29th October when our speaker will be from Open Doors. Information and Envelopes will be given next week. Please prayerfully consider how much you are able to give for the societies we support.

Light Party - Children in Primary School are invited to our Light Party on Tuesday 31st October from 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm. Games, Crafts and Light Refreshments. Speak to Val if you have a current DBS and can help and if your child can come.

Café Creative: Do join us in our new craft venture: an opportunity to meet people, learn new crafting skills or share your expertise in knitting, crochet, quilting, patchwork, etc. First meeting will be from 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm on Thursday 2nd November, then fortnightly on the first and third Thursdays in the church café. Bring samples of your work and ideas to share over tea (and possibly cake!) Contact: Pat Reed.

Week of Prayer: Fruitfulness on the frontline is fast approaching beginning on November 6th. The theme is 'Deepening our discipleship' and the life groups have kindly arranged to lead the evening sessions. We find the Frontline ministry of being an open church is very fruitful for our community so we need to have the church open for most of the day with church family members present to offer hospitality and some care if needed. Please would you prayerfully sign up to cover at least one or two slots during the week. The time table is at the back of the church for you to sign today. Thank you. 

Operation Christmas Child It will soon be time for the world's largest children's Christmas project which demonstrates God's love in a tangible way to needy children around the world & to share the good news of Jesus Christ.  Now is a good time to find a shoebox & start buying suitable toys, school supplies, hygiene items etc to go in it.  Further information from Muriel Price or Mary Thomas.

Men's Breakfast - THANK YOU to all who gave time and energy to organise this great event, it was very successful. Another will be early in the New Year. 

Women's breakfast is on December 9th at 9.30 am. 

Facing Depression Together Awareness Day: an opportunity to learn about depression and how to support those living with depression.  The day will include a clinical, a personal and a pastoral perspective of depression, a dramatic perspective to challenge stigma and an introduction to the work of PeerTalk, a charity underpinned by the Methodist Church.  This free event takes place on Saturday 14th October, 10.00 am – 3.30 pm, at The Holiday Inn, Egerton Road, Guildford.  Lunch is provided.  Booking essential.  More details at www.peertalk.org.uk/index.php/events or contact admin@peertalk.org.uk

Faith on the move – faith in the future? An evening exploring the situation of child refugees in Croydon and the UK, the faith and hope they maintain and how we can respond with Bishop Jonathan Clark of Croydon and Helen on Wednesday 22nd November at St Mary Magdalene Church. Doors open from 7.00 pm – event from 7.30 pm -9.00 pm. Refreshments will be served. Free event – all welcome!

Surrey Opera are performing a ‘Life to Come’ music by Louis Mander, libretto by Stephen Fry at Trinity School, Shirley Road, CR9 7AT on Saturday 21st October at 3.00 pm and 7.4 5pm. Tickets: From £20 to £25 concessions available. Box office: Kelvin Carter Online booking via surreyopera.org

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.