19th March 2017 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity

          St Mary Magdalene †   St Bartholomew †  

          St Alban †    St Edmund †


                           Sunday 19th March 2017                    3rd Sunday of Lent

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: for those who represent us on Diocesan Synod & General Synod , thanks for their dedication & hard work.

In the Anglican Communion: The Diocese of Mbale (Uganda)

In the world: those suffering from the famine in East Africa

With Christian Aid: the global prayer vigil of people praying for peace in the Holy Land on 24th March.

In the Parish: those who live along: Mallory Gdns, Malvern Rd & Manbrough Avenue.

The sick and suffering: Alice Singh, Les Rowe, Clarice, Paula Lindborg, Paul Gray, Tony Osokoya, Alec Creggan, Eugenie Scott, Alston Harry, Margaret Greenhall, Eileen Exley, Dorothy Page, Julie Ålale,Zareen Choudhur, Anthonia, Peter Baker, Fiona McGuiness, Mary Skerritt,John Tuitt, John Ling, Grace Swara, Jan Hibbard ,Andrew Okoya,Clarence Lawrence, Marva Mayers & Coraline Edwards.

Those who have died. Gurthney Johnson (mother of Coraline Edwards)

                                                 May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Readings for 26th March 2017:

Exodus 2.1-10         Colossians 3.12-17          John 19.25b-27.


St Edmund’s Saturdays in Lent. 11.30 Lent Reflection Mass (including the Angelus) at 12 noon. Simple lunch at 12.30 cost £1.50 in aid of the Bishop’s Lent Appeal.

Lent at St Mary’s.  During Lent, for many years at St.Marys we have had a series of talks from members of the congregation who share briefly their faith and how they see God in their work or retirement! I know from the feedback this has been greatly enjoyed. Sadly,this year we will have to have a much shortened series because of way Lent has fallen. John is doing a sermon where he will need willing or unwilling volunteers to write some feedback for his ordination course. 

TODAY 19th March Sue, Lent 4 26th March Mothering Sunday John

Passion Sunday 2nd April Children's Service Quintin

Palm Sunday 9th April Joint Service St.Barts

We will also be having first communion classes with parents and children immediately after Church in the Parish Room. Quintin

LENT GROUP. Focusing on the Reformation. Wednesday’s 2pm Pilgrims Way Methodist Church, 7.15pm St Mary Magdalene. 22nd March; Richard Hooker & the Anglican Middle Way: 29th March: The Blessed Virgin Mary.

5th April: The King James Bible & Conclusion. All Welcome.

N.B. Mass at St Bart’s on Thursday (23rd) will be at 11.30am - we are hosting Deanery Chapter between 12noon and 2pm.  

Being a Parent Course. Thursday’s 10.00am – 11.45am in the Luke Room at Bart’s. A free course for parents of children aged 9-16.

Our Parish Administrator, Brenda, is retiring on 31st March. We are having a party to send Brenda off in style on March 30th 6.00pm – 9.30pm. For catering purposes could you please let June at St Mary’s, Alison at St Edmund’s or Shirley at St Bart’s know if you are coming along. Please feel free to bring a bottle.

New Parish Administrator. We have appointed Linda Delaunay as the new Parish Administrator. Do say hello to her as she will be working alongside Brenda some afternoons this week & starting full time 3rd April.

The Greatfield Spring Market returns, Saturday 25th March at St George & St Ethelbert's Church, Burford Road E6 3NQ, 11am – 2pm. Lots of stalls selling handmade gifts, cards, plants, jams, chutneys & pickles and much more. Have a cup of tea and (homemade) cake or lunch, and chat with your neighbours in our friendly cafe. 

ANNUAL MEETINGS (APM & APCM). 23rd April. The roll revision begins TODAY and closes on 2nd April. If you live in the Parish or attend church regularly, you are entitled to go on the roll and you need to be on it to stand for PCC, Church Wardens or Deanery Synod Rep. Please check! Consider prayerfully if you are called to stand for any of these roles. This year is Deanery Synod elections and under the new formula agreed by the Diocesan Synod we have 3 vacancies for Deanery Synod Reps.

ST BART’S ROAD CAR PARK. The barriers have been returned to the manufacturers. Please bear with us until they have been re-installed.

STUBBERS. Please see enclosed flyer.

BART’S CAFÉ. Knitting Group. Thursday’s 10.00am – 12.00noon.

Knitters, crocheters & stitchers. All needle crafts welcome.


PCC Pre APCM Audit Meeting. Thursday 6th April 7.30pm at St Bart’s.

1 agenda item is to review the draft accounts and annual report with the Auditor prior to the APCM.

St Edmund’s DCC 29th March 7.30pm.

St Bart’s next DCC has been moved to Sunday 7th May 11.45am in the Luke Room.

EXPERIENCE EASTER. Thank you to all who helped with Experience Easter. It went very well. If you can help with Experience Pentecost

please save the date 14th June.

MIDWEEK EUCHARISTS    Wednesday 10.00am at St Edmund’s, Wednesday 6.30pm at St Mary’s, Thursday 12.30pm at St Bart’s

The Daily Office: Morning Prayer at 9am

Monday & Thursday: St Bart’s, Tues: SMM, Wed: St Edmund’s (9.30am)


The Parish Office is open   Monday – Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm

292b Barking Road, E6 3BA. Telephone 020 8470 0011

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.easthamparish.org.uk

Registered Charity No: 1127847 Team Rector Revd Dr Sue Lucas

020 3662 8086 / 07976 901 389 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Team Vicar Revd Quintin Peppiatt 020 8471 8751.