On Sunday 14th August we had 2 very special birthdays to celebrate. Arabella was celebrating her first birthday and Winifred her 100th birthday. It was a wonderful day of celebration for the whole Church family. Saint Mary’s family really does include people of all ages. May God continue to bless you both.
Coming up this week at Saint Mary’s.
Wednesday 12:30 pm Eucharist. Theology on a summers eve 7:30 pm.
Saturday 9:30 am Morning Prayer. 10:30 ’til 12 noon coffee and chat
Sunday 8:00 am Eucharist (B.C.P.) 10:30 am Sung Eucharist (C.W.) where we welcome our Area Dean to Preside.
The next gardening morning is Saturday 13th August 10 am to 12 noon. No experience necessary, just willing hands. Tea and coffee provided as usual.
This Wednesday we begin our August season of theology on a summers evening. This year we will be exploring the theme “for the journey”. As usual the discussion runs from 7:30 – 9:00 pm and ends with a short act of worship. No need to sign up, just turn up! Drinks and nibble provided.
As you may know by now our Vicar is leaving Balham to take up a new post as Team Rector of the Richmond Team Ministry and Vicar of St Mary Magdalene, Richmond.
There are a series of events planned to say good bye. We hope you can come to one or two or…..
Sunday 26 June, 6.30pm: Choral Evensong with a choir from St Nikolas, Halmstad, Sweden. It was Choral Evensong which brought Wilma to the Church of England, so it seems appropriate to end her time in Balham with the beautiful setting of Stanford in C and the Smith responses. The choir will also sing an anthem by a modern Swedish composer.
Saturday 2 July, from 7.30pm onwards: St Mary’s Party. An evening of entertainment, fun, laughter and more.
Sunday 3 July, 10.30am: Festival Eucharist (Feast of St Thomas). This will be Mtr Wilma’s last service, at which she will preach and preside. Everyone is warmly invited to this service of celebration and leave taking. There will be refreshments afterwards.