Sunday, 9th October 2016

The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity

8 am Holy Communion (BCP)

10 am Holy Communion (Common Worship)

Hymns: 45, 436, 332, piano music during communion Reminiscent by Yiruma,

last hymn 719

This morning we shall be launching our Operation Christmas Child

Shoe Box Appeal


The crèche is available during the 10am service for children aged four and under and also parents with babies.  There are also some bags (containing books and materials for colouring) at the back of church to occupy children who wish to stay in church.  Due to the risk of trip hazards, it would be appreciated if parents/guardians would please supervise their children whilst in the crèche and tidy up upon leaving.

Parish Visits: When visiting anyone on behalf of St. Mary’s, can we please ask that you be kind enough to let Carol Sharman know (01536725759), in order to avoid anyone being missed out.  Would you also let Carol know if you notice anyone who is not in church for a few weeks, so that we can make enquiries and, if felt appropriate, arrange a visit.  Thank you for your co-operation.

A massive thank you from Sister Yvonne to all who supported the sponsored cycle ride and picnic, which raised a fantastic amount towards the local work of Church Army. 

Craft Fair in church on Saturday, 15th October, 10 am to 4pm.  Selection of stalls – refreshments and light snacks available. Admission £1 (accompanied children free).  Proceeds to go to the work of Sister Yvonne, our Church Army worker.  Donations of cakes for refreshments and cakes for the cake stall would be most welcome.  

Family Friendly Beetle Drive and Supper at the Civic Centre, Friday, 21st October, 6.30 pm to 9 pm, choice of fish and chips or sausage and chips included in the ticket price of £7 per adult, £5 per child.  Proceeds to the work of Yvonne Desroches, our church army worker.  Tickets available from Emma or Sister Yvonne

Derek Williams (Writer of “An Idiot’s Guide to the Bible) is speaking about his new book at the next Baptist Men’s Breakfast on Saturday,15th October (8 am). Breakfast £2.  If interested please contact Tony on 726833.


Morning Prayer is said in church on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 9am and 8am on Friday.  All are very welcome to join us.


Monday – St. Mary’s School rehearsal, 6.30 pm Choir practice

Tuesday – SMUFs at the Guiding Centre

Wednesday – 9.30am Holy Communion followed by light refreshment

Thursday – 9.30 am St. Mary’s School Harvest Service, 7.30 pm Bell-ringers practice

Saturday – 10am Visiting bell-ringers, 10 – 4 pm Craft Fair in church

Sunday, 16h October, The Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity

8 am – Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)

10 am – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

12 noon – Holy Baptism

The Easter Experience Preview 2

First Reading

 2 Timothy 2.8-15

8Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, a descendant of David – that is my gospel, 9for which I suffer hardship, even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But the word of God is not chained. 10Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, so that they may also obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. 11The saying is sure:
If we have died with him, we will also live with him;
12if we endure, we will also reign with him;
if we deny him, he will also deny us;
13if we are faithless, he remains faithful –
for he cannot deny himself.

14Remind them of this, and warn them before God that they are to avoid wrangling over words, which does no good but only ruins those who are listening. 15Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth. 

Gospel Reading

Luke 17.11-19

 11On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13they called out, saying, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!’ 14When he saw them, he said to them, ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’ And as they went, they were made clean. 15Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. 16He prostrated himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. And he was a Samaritan. 17Then Jesus asked, ‘Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? 18Was none of them found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?’ 19Then he said to the Samaritan, ‘Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.’