This Week at St Mary’s

Sunday 17 November – Second Sunday before Advent

8.00 Holy Communion

9.15 Parish Communion
Hymns: 372, 105, 603, 429, 314
Refreshments for all at 10.30

10.45 Family Tea & Toast Service

12.30 Baptism of Nathan Kettlewell


Thursday 14th
10.00 Holy Communion
2.00 Goldies Singalong Group, Parish Centre

Monday 18th
9.00 Morning Prayer
1.00 Burley Babies & Tots, Parish Centre

Wednesday 20th
9.00 Ecumenical Prayers, Burley URC

Thursday 21st
10.00 Holy Communion
7.30 Ladies Group, Parish Centre – ‘It’s Appy Hour’ (all about apps) : Louise Le Marquand

Saturday 23rd
9.30 PCC Coffee Morning, Parish Centre

Sunday 24th – ‘Christ the King’
8:00 Holy Communion
9.15 Parish Communion
Refreshments for all at 10.30
10.45 Family Tea & Toast Service
We welcome Revd. Diana Rees-Jones to our 9.15 & 10.45 services


Collect of the Day: Heavenly Lord, you long for the world’s salvation: stir us from apathy, restrain us from excess and revive in us new hope that all creation will one day be healed in Jesus Christ our Lord.

First Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3, 6-13

Gospel Reading: Luke 21, 5-19

To see the text of these readings, click HERE

Please pray this week for:

RIP: Geoffrey Roe
Sick: Stan Richards, Monica Richardson, Tom Powell, Roger Claughton
Within Burley: Sun Lane

If you require prayer, please contact Kelvin Newberry (863752) or Margaret Young (863843)


Fairtrade Real Advent Calendars will be available from the Fairtrade stall on Sunday 24 November; £4 each.  Hilary would like some idea of how many to bring, so please contact the Parish Office (864405) if you would like one.

Travelling Crib: Once again you can host our travelling nativity set (Posada), for a night before Christmas. If you would like to, or for more information, please contact Nerys Yeates (07812780417) or Lizzie Reynolds (07553820799) before 18 November. 

The Thursday morning house group will meet on 21 November, 5 & 19 December at 21 St Philips Drive at 10.30, to help us prepare for Christmas. All welcome.

PCC Coffee Morning – Saturday 23 November. Margaret and Duncan hope you will support them in the usual ways, with baking, raffle prizes, offers of help, and your much appreciated attendance!

Thank You: We are very grateful for all the expressions and assurances of supportive care and prayerfulness both prior to and after Chris’s surgery. Good progress continues towards mending and restoration. Thank you again.  Chris & Ann Hayward.

Charity Concert: On behalf of Burley Probus Club, Roger thanks everybody for their support at the concert held in church last month. The proceeds were £650, which will now be donated by the Club to the Candlelighters’ Children’s Cancer-care Charity.  

Raffle for Katiyo School: Annette will be selling tickets at church, £1 each, and there are lots of prizes and vouchers. She has a list of the prizes for you to look at.

Messages of Hope: Join us in the Jepson Room on Thursday 21 November,  between 2.30 & 4.30, for refreshments and to sign Christmas cards to Christians and others in prison or suffering persecution for their beliefs. Cards are provided, and we will use information from Christian Solidarity Worldwide & Amnesty International. Paul Fowler

Family Pastoral Outreach Worker: St Mary’s is looking for a family worker to work 24 hrs/wk, to initiate projects that will draw families into the Church community, and develop discipleship and commitment amongst families already engaged in Church, with particular emphasis on Sunday School. We are looking for a person who has a strong Christian commitment and a desire to care for families and see them flourish. For more information contact Becky Berry at  Closing date: 29/11/19.

Parish Centre Manager: We are looking for a manager to oversee the safe running of the Centre, liaise with the steering group and report to the Vicar. We seek a person with good organisational and managerial skills and a caring Christian outlook. This role is 8 hours per week (flexible). For more information contact Becky Berry at  Closing date: 29/11/19.