Our weekly pewsheet has announcements, news, collects and thought for the week.
Evensong on Sunday 31st January at 6pm is From Epiphany to Candlemas - a service of seasonal carols, readings and music by candlelight. The Feast of the Presentation, commonly known as Candlemas is a special hinge: we take a final glance at the events of Christmas and Epiphany before turning towards the crucial events of Holy Week and Easter. Evocative readings and our choirs will help us reflect on this important and sacred moment. This is an especially good service to invite friends, neighbours and those who might not normally come to church and includes music for choir and harp. Do please come along and get inviting!
Barnes Charity Ball 2016 is on 5th February with the theme The Great Gatsby. Ticket applications can be made through the Ball website.
Barnes Music Festival 2016's theme is Handel & Composers of Barnes. See their website for a full listing of events, many of which are held in our Church, and to buy tickets.
Congratulations to two of our bellringers, Eddie Hartley and Trisha Hawkins, who are now Associate Members of the Association of Ringing Teachers. The art of ringing bells "full-circle" was developed in England in the late 15th century and has been passed on from generation to generation for over 400 years.
St Mary's 800th Anniversary service took place on 15th June with a special service at which the preacher was Rowan Williams, previous Archbishop of Canterbury. There is a full report of this moving event with photographs and a link to a recording of Rowan William's sermon.