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.

Summer Term Card THE BRIDGE our Diocesan newspaper is available for collection.

DIARY DATES

ST. MARY’S NOTICES

Monday 17th June          8.00 pm PCC Prayer in Church

Tuesday 18th June         10.30 am Morning prayer in Church

Wednesday 19th June    12.00 – 1.00 pm World Café in Church

                                       2.00 pm – 4.00 pm 0 – 5 Group in Church

Thursday 20th June        2.00 pm Café Creative in Church

Saturday 22nd June        9.00 am Prayer in Church

SUNDAY 23RD JUNE 2019 – 1ST SUNDAY OF TRINITY

  9.30 am          Morning Worship – Inclusion by the Spirit’s Life in you

           Galatians 3: 23 - 29

11.00 am          Informal Holy Communion Inclusion by the Spirit’s Life in you

           Galatians 3: 23 - 29

   6.30pm         Service of Prayer and Reflection

ST. MARY’S NOTICES

HUGE thanks to all who made our shared lunch after the Pentecost service work so well, to our deanery synod reps who made sure everything ran smoothly for Deanery Synod to take place here last Wednesday; to all who helped set up and cater for our Away Day at Home on Saturday, a superb job has been done.

Many commented last Wednesday that ours is a friendly and warm welcome. 

Alpha! A brand new Alpha course is starting here at StMMM in September! It will be really good. Please would you start to pray for who you might like to invite along. We will be meeting on Wednesdays from September to early November, we are running it with Christchurch Methodist.

If you've done Alpha before you are most welcome to come along as a helper in one of the groups. Just let Amanda know. 

First Fruits Offering

Each year we celebrate the feast of First Fruit by reviewing our giving and asking God to show us how to give generously out of our first fruits - rather than giving from what is left over at the end of month. We are invited to increase our monthly or weekly giving as we feel able, by just a few pounds or more if you are able. And by making a one off thanksgiving offering.

If you have been unable to give yet there are envelopes with more information available on the side table.

OPEN GARDENS - Many of us enjoyed the open garden scheme last year and we are proposing to do the same this year. If you would like to offer your garden on a weekend from now to the beginning of September, there will be a sign up sheet in church. You do not need to have an immaculate show garden: it’s all about enjoying fellowship together over a cup of tea, coffee, etc. If you would like to know more, please talk to Hilary Gee and sign up for a date on the sheet!

Croydon Refuge Centre at West Croydon Baptist Church corner of Whitehorse Road and St James Road, CR0 2JH are in need of tinned tuna, tinned tomatoes and tinned fruit; and financial support has also started to drop. If you can help with any of these items they can be taken directly there or bring to the office and we can arrange delivery. Thank you.

The Good Read Group is meeting at 8.00pm on Thursday 20th June at Lois’ house to discuss ‘Moving’ by Jenny Éclair. The book for July is ‘Three Things about Elsie’ by Joanna Cannon. All women are welcome. Contact Jennie Rutter for further details.

CAFÉ MATINEE on Thursday 27th June at 2pm will be showing a 2018 American live-action/computer-animated comedy film, based on the stories created by Beatrix Potter. 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.

Ariane and Paul wish to invite all of the church family to their wedding service here at St Mary’s at 1.00 pm on 29th June 2019. Sandwiches and drinks to be served afterwards.

Backpackers Holiday Club is the week beginning 29th July 2019. And as it is getting closer have you thought about whether you may be able to help on the team for all or part of the week? We need group helpers, Scenery Painters and People to help prepare crafts in advance. Please let Val know. We will travel to France, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland and United Kingdom travelling with Jesus as he arrives in Jerusalem and explore the events of his last week on earth, helping the children to understand his journey to death and resurrection.

Please can the congregation save unwanted good condition travel tickets, these can be handed to Val.

STOP THE TRAFFIK is a pioneer in human trafficking prevention. Working to unite people around the world by inspiring, informing, equipping and mobilising communities to know what trafficking is, to know how to identify it and how to respond, and to know how to protect themselves and others.

Given the organised nature of this crime, we believe that the only way to combat it is through intelligence-led prevention. As such, we collect data and stories from around the world and build intelligence. With this, we can target human trafficking and modern slavery at its source and defeat it for good.

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GENERAL NOTICES

How can I support this Church financially? If St Mary’s is your spiritual home, please consider giving regularly by Standing Order, or through the Free Will Offering Envelope Scheme. Our bank details are: St Mary Magdalene with St Martins PCC. Sort Code: 40-52-40. A/c No: 00028724. These details can also be used for one-off transfers. If you are a UK taxpayer, please give your name as a reference, and complete an enduring covenant that will enable us to recover Gift Aid. Other methods of giving are available.  Please speak to Christopher Hunt, or email treasurer@stmmm.org.uk for more information.


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