8 April 2018 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: Plaistow (St Martin) Ann Easter, Christopher Owens, Christopher Oladuji Plaistow (St Philip, St James, St Mary) David Hoyte, Christopher Oladuji.  The retired clergy, readers and lay ministers who live and work in the Deanery of Newham.

In the Anglican Communion: The Diocese of Caledonia (British Coloumbia & the Yukon, Canada) and Calgary (Rupert’s Island, Canada)

In the world: Victims and perpetrators of knife & gun crime in London.

With Christian Aid: Pray for peace and for all those who are fleeing the violence in Myanmar.

In the Parish: those who live in Grangewood St, Greatfield Ave, Green St

The sick and suffering: Robert Akowuah, Julie Alale, McLeod Ashton, Joan Boyce, Marjorie Chuku, Clarice, Alec Creggan, John Davies, Eileen Dorrington, Coraline Edwards, Paul Gray, Paula Gray, Gloria Hamilton, Alston Harry, Emilda Lawrence, Norman Lipman, Theresa Lutterodt, Hazel Maidment, Fiona McGuiness, Tony Osokoya, Les Rowe, Samuel, Alice Singh, Marcia Sobers, Bob Stokes, John Turnpenny, Karen White, Yves.

Those who have died: Doreen Lloyd White   May she rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for 15 April: Acts 3.12-19    1 John 3.1-7

Luke 24.36b-48

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Gladys Obasanya, Mutsa Mutembwa, Quintin Peppiatt, Desmond Runganga

APM & APCM are today. Please consider prayerfully if you are called to stand for your Church’s DCC or the PCC.

St Mary’s A big thank you to all who attended the Easter services and who worked so hard to make the church look lovely. 

If you’re interested in taking a coach to John’s ordination on 15th September – please let Laurine know as we need to gauge interest before booking a coach for the evening.

Today is a shortened service and we will have refreshments in the church to allow us to move ahead with the APM & APCM.

St Bart’s The next confirmation class will be 22nd April.

St Bart’s Café It has become clear from the accounts that the café is making a substantial loss in excess of £20K in 2017.  We have always been committed to supporting it, even at a small loss, a loss of this magnitude is not sustainable.  Feelings about this issue have been high

and so there will be an open meeting, externally facilitated, by Rev Paul Regan on Thursday 19th April at 7pm at St Bart’s to enable as many people as possible to express their views and to find a way forward.  Please spread the word to anyone who might be interested.  If you would like to come, and need transport, please contact the office and we will try to match up cars with those needing lifts.

Next Sunday is a Joint Parish Eucharist at St Bart’s, president and preacher is Bishop Stephen.  Please support this as we continue to celebrate the Easter Season with our Diocesan Bishop.  Refreshments afterwards.

Annual Parish "Christian Aid Week" Concert - Saturday 12th May, 3-5.30pm, St Edmund's Church, Katherine Rd, Forest Gate. Tickets on sale soon £7 (£3 under 12s). If you'd like to play, sing, recite, dance or perform, please let us know by Sunday 29th April. Ed (St Edmund's), Alison (St Mary's), Parish Office (St Bart's).

Archdeacons Visitation Service Tuesday 22nd May at 8pm at St John the Baptist Leytonstone, 823 High Road, E11 1HH.  Church wardens both outgoing and incoming are required to attend.  It is a good idea for DCC and PCC members to attend.  All are welcome. If you need a lift, please contact the office.

Save the Date

Thursday 24 May from 5pm Wesley Pilgrimage with our Methodist friends. Begins at 5pm with Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral. Further details shortly.

Walsingham National Pilgrimage We are once again running a coach from the Parish to Walsingham on Monday 28th May 2018.  First pick up is likely to be 8am return to East Ham around 7.30pm.  Cost is £20 per person.  Please book with the Parish Office.

PCC and DCC DATES.

St Edmunds’s DCC meeting is on 24 April 2018 at 7.30 pm.

St Bart’s DCC meeting is on 6 May 2018 at 11.30am in the Luke Room.

St Mary’s DCC meeting is 4 July 2018 at 7.30 pm in the Parish Room.

MIDWEEK EUCHARIST

Weds 10.00 at St Edmund’s, Weds 18.30 at St Mary’s, Thurs 12.30 at St Bart’s

The Daily Office: Morning Prayer at 9am Mon & Thurs at St Bart’s, Tues at St Mary’s, Wed at 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.

1 April 2018 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity 

          St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew   

         St Alban       St Edmund

            

Sunday 1st April                                       Easter Sunday

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: West Ham (St Matthew) Christiana Asinugo, David Richards.  Stratford (St John w Christ Church) David Richards, Christiana Asinguo, Annie McTighe, Nicolas Bryzak, Iris Bryzak, Rosemond Isiodu, Robert Otule, Carole Richards, Sheva Williams.

In the Anglican Communion: The Diocese of Butare (Rwanda)

In the world: for those who died in the shopping centre fire in the Siberian city of Kemerovo. 

With Christian Aid: Pray for those who are in a wilderness of weariness, at risk of losing hope that things will ever improve. Pray that they will find the strength to choose hope, whatever the circumstances.

In the Parish: those who live in Fry Rd, Gillett Ave, Gooseley Lane

The sick and suffering: Robert Akowuah, Julie Alale, McLeod Ashton, Joan Boyce, Marjorie Chuku, Clarice, Alec Creggan, John Davies, Eileen Dorrington, Coraline Edwards, Paul Gray, Paula Gray, Gloria Hamilton, Alston Harry, Emilda Lawrence, Norman Lipman, Theresa Lutterodt, Hazel Maidment, Fiona McGuiness, Tony Osokoya, Les Rowe, Samuel, Alice Singh, Marcia Sobers, Bob Stokes, John Turnpenny, Karen White, Yves.

Those who have died: Doreen Lloyd White May she rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for 8 April: Acts 4.32-35    1 John 1.1-2.2

John 20.19-end

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Arabella Quigley, Joseph T Menson, Paige Wetherell, Esther Obasanya

St Mary’s Many thanks to Terry Hooker for the kind donation of hot cross buns and refreshments on Sunday.

Today at St Mary’s we welcome the families and friends of those making their first communion; Arabella Gibbs, Vytenis Jocys, Alex McKitty, Aurelija Norvaisaite.  Please keep the candidates in your prayers,

The flowers at St Mary’s this Easter are from Louise Simmons in memory of her mum and dad.

Many thanks to those who came along on Saturday and did a splendid job cleaning and preparing the church for Easter.

St Bart’s The next confirmation class will be 22nd April.

St Bart’s Café It has become clear from the accounts that the café is making a substantial loss in excess of £20K in 2017.  Whilst we have always been committed to supporting it, even at a small loss, a loss of this magnitude is not sustainable.  The DCC will be discussing this at the next meeting on 6 May and further details will be available to the congregation in due course.

Reminder Next Sunday 8 April is a Joint Service at St Mary’s followed by the APM & APCM.

15 April Joint Parish Eucharist at St Bart’s, president and preacher is Bishop Stephen.  Please support this as we continue to celebrate the Easter Season with our Diocesan Bishop.  Refreshments afterwards.

PCC and DCC DATES.

St Mary’s DCC meeting is 4 April 2018 at 7.30 pm in the Parish Room.

St Edmunds’s DCC meeting is on 24 April 2018 at 7.30 pm.

St Bart’s DCC meeting is on 6 May 2018 at 11.30am in the Luke Room.

APM & APCM are on Low Sunday 8 April at St Mary’s after a shortened 10am Eucharist. The electoral rolls and Electoral Roll certificates go up today.  The accounts have now been signed and are available from the Parish Office on request.

Nomination forms for Church Wardens, PCC & DCC members are at the back of church. These can be returned any time up to and including the day of the APCM. Please consider prayerfully if you are called to stand for any of these roles.

Save the Date

Thursday 24 May from 5pm Wesley Pilgrimage with our Methodist friends. Begins at 5pm with Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral. Further details shortly.

MIDWEEK EUCHARIST

Weds 10.00 at St Edmund’s, Weds 18.30 at St Mary’s, Thurs 12.30 at St Bart’s

The Daily Office: Morning Prayer at 9am Mon & Thurs at St Bart’s, Tues at St Mary’s, Wed at 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.

25 March 2018 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity 

          St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew   

         St Alban       St Edmund

            

Sunday 25th March 2018                     Palm Sunday

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: East Ham (St Paul) Merrin Playle, Elis Matthews, Philip Burgess.

In the Anglican Communion: The Diocese of Bukavu (Congo)

In the world: Pray for victims of knife crime in London. 

With Christian Aid: Give thanks for the Island to Island Appeal and the opportunity to connect island communities in the British Isles with island communities in the Philippines.

In the Parish: those who live in Florence Rd, Folkestone Rd, Friars Rd

The sick and suffering: Robert Akowuah, Julie Alale, McLeod Ashton, Joan Boyce, Marjorie Chuku, Clarice, Alec Creggan, Eileen Dorrington, Coraline Edwards, Paul Gray, Paula Gray, Gloria Hamilton, Alston Harry, Emilda Lawrence, Norman Lipman, Theresa Lutterodt, Hazel Maidment, Fiona McGuiness, Tony Osokoya, Les Rowe, Samuel, Alice Singh, Marcia Sobers, Bob Stokes, John Turnpenny, Karen White, Yves.

Those who have died:  Gloria Fisher and Beryl Davey. May they rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for 1 April: Acts 10.34-43    1 Corinthians 15.1-11

John 20.1-18

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Lajeaune Wright

First Communion Class There will be a rehearsal after the morning service. 

Please pray for those preparing for their first communion Arabella Gibbs, Vytenis Jocys, Alex McKitty, Aurelija Norvaisaite.

St Bart’s The next confirmation class will be 22nd April.

St Mary’s On Saturday between 10 and 12, we will be preparing the church for Easter.  All help welcome – Hot Cross buns, tea and coffee freely available !

St Edmund’s Please pray for Nilah Ann Quereshie,  Adam Zaky Quereshie and  Amira  Aisha  El Messaoudi as they prepare for Baptism.

Easter Card is available with details of Easter Services.  Please take a copy for yourself and a couple more for friends and neighbours.  In addition to services on the card, there will be Eucharists at 8pm at St Edmund’s on Monday of Holy week, at 8pm on Tuesday of Holy Week at St Bart’s and 10am on Wednesday of Holy week at St Edmund’s also at 6.30pm at St Mary’s.  Please note there will be no 12.30pm Eucharist at St Bart’s on Maundy Thursday.

PCC and DCC DATES.

St Mary’s DCC meeting is 4 April 2018 at 7.30 pm in the Parish Room.

St Edmunds’s DCC meeting is on 24 April 2018 at 7.30 pm.

St Bart’s DCC meeting is on 6 May 2018 at 11.30am in the Luke Room.

APM & APCM are on Low Sunday 8 April at St Mary’s after a shortened 10am Eucharist. The electoral rolls and Electoral Roll certificates go up today.  The PCC last Tuesday agreed to sign off the report and accounts subject to any last minute corrections.  If you spot any errors, please let the office know by 5pm on Monday 26th March.  Nomination forms for Church Wardens, PCC & DCC members are at the back of church. These can be returned any time up to and including the day of the APCM. Please consider prayerfully if you are called to stand for any of these roles.

15 April Joint Parish Eucharist at St Bart’s, president and preacher is Bishop Stephen.  Please support this as we continue to celebrate the Easter Season with our Diocesan Bishop.  Refreshments afterwards.

Save the Date

Thursday 24 May from 5pm Wesley Pilgrimage with our Methodist friends. Begins at 5pm with Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral. Further details shortly.

MIDWEEK EUCHARIST

Weds 10.00 at St Edmund’s, Weds 18.30 at St Mary’s, Thurs 12.30 at St Bart’s

The Daily Office: Morning Prayer at 9am Mon & Thurs at St Bart’s, Tues at St Mary’s, Wed at 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.

Holy Week & Easter Services 2018

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Holy Week and Easter Services 2018

Sunday 25 March - Palm Sunday

10am Blessing of the palms, procession and liturgy of the day at St Mary Magdalene

Monday 26 March – 8pm

Mass and reflection at St Edmund’s

Tuesday 27 March – 8pm

Mass and reflection at St Bart’s

Wednesday 28 March – 6.30pm

Mass and reflection at St Mary’s

Thursday 29 March – 8pm

Liturgy of Maundy Thursday, foot washing and watch at St Edmund’s

Friday 30 March: Good Friday

12.30pm Stations of the Cross at St Bart’s

2pm Liturgy of the day and ante-communion at St Mary’s

2pm Liturgy of the day and ante-communion at St Edmund’s

Saturday 31 March – 8pm

Easter Vigil and first Eucharist of Easter at St Mary’s

Sunday 1 April: Easter Day

8am Easter Day Eucharist at St Mary’s

10am Easter Day Eucharist at St Mary’s

10am Easter Day Eucharist at St Bart’s

10am Easter Day Eucharist at St Edmund’s

18 March 2018 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity 

          St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew   

         St Alban       St Edmund

            

Sunday 18th March 2018                     5TH Sunday of Lent Passion Sunday

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: Romford (St Andrew[& St Agnes]) Lara Dose,  St Edward the Confessor: Mike Power, Roger Clarke, Dan Barnes-Davies. St Edward’s Schools & VI form: Dan Steel, Stephanie Ellner.

In the Church this week Chelmsford Cathedral is praying for this Parish, please keep the Dean Nicholas Henshall, the Chapter and the Cathedral community in your prayers.  Also as it happens Newham Youth for Christ are also praying for our Parish this week, so please remember their work with Children and young people in your prayers.

In the Anglican Communion: The Diocese of Brechin (Scotland)

In the world: for relations between the UK and Russia in the aftermath of the murders in Salisbury.

With Christian Aid: Give thanks for World Water Day on Thursday 22 March. Pray for the day when everyone has access to  safe water.

In the Parish: those who live in Fabian St, Finden Rd, Flanders Rd.

The sick and suffering: Robert Akowuah, Julie Alale, McLeod Ashton, Marjorie Chuku, Clarice, Alec Creggan, Eileen Dorrington, Coraline Edwards, Paul Gray, Paula Gray, Gloria Hamilton, Alston Harry, Emilda Lawrence, Norman Lipman, Theresa Lutterodt, Hazel Maidment, Fiona McGuiness, Tony Osokoya, Les Rowe, Alice Singh, Marcia Sobers, Bob Stokes, John Tunpenny, Karen White.

Those who have died:  Alan Robb, Gloria Fisher and Beryl Davey

May they rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for 25 March:

Liturgy of the Palms Mark 11.1-11 Psalm 118.19-end 

Liturgy of the Passion Isaiah 50.4-9a Psalm 31.9-18 Philippians 2.5-11

The Passion according to St Mark.

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to June Bassenger

First Communion Class There is no First Communion class this week as Quintin is on leave.  There is a confirmation class at St Bart’s.

St Mary’s Rotas There are signup sheets for the new rota at the back of church. Please sign if you are interested in any of the duties.

Alan Robb’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 20 March 3.30pm at the City of London Crematorium. We pray for Vera and all the family at this time.

St Edmund's at 12 o'clock every Saturday throughout Lent we have a short mass followed by a soup lunch - all donations in aid of the Bishop's Lent Appeal. Everybody is welcome.

St Edmund’s Please pray for Nilah Ann Quereshie,  Adam Zaky Quereshie and  Amira  Aisha  El Messaoudi as they prepare for Baptism.

Lent Group the parish lent group continues on Wednesdays at 7.15pm in the hall at St Mary’s and at 2pm at Pilgrims Way Methodist Church.  This week – Gospel of Mark, Chapters 14-end with Sue Lucas.

Easter Card is available with details of Easter Services. Please take a copy for yourself and a couple more for friends and neighbours.  In addition to services on the card, there will be Eucharists at 8pm at St Edmund’s on Monday of Holy week, at 8pm on Tuesday of Holy Week at St Bart’s and 10am on Wednesday of Holy week at St Edmund’s also at 6.30pm at St Mary’s.  Please note there will be no 12.30pm Eucharist at St Bart’s on Maundy Thursday.

Greatfield Spring Market returns, with a huge array of stalls selling handmade gifts, cards, plants, jams, chutneys & pickles and much much more. Meet your neighbours over a nice cup of tea and (homemade) cake or lunch. The Market will be held on Saturday 24th March 2018 at St George and St Ethelbert's Church, Burford Road E6 3NQ between 11 am and 2 pm.

PCC and DCC DATES.

PCC meeting is 20 March 2018 at 7.30pm at St Edmund’s.

The PCC meeting is the Audit Meeting.  The draft annual report and accounts are ready.  There is a copy on each church noticeboard and a few hard copies are available in each church.  The PCC and DCC should have received these electronically.  Anyone can have a copy; please request an electronic copy if you can and leave the hard copies for these who aren’t able. All are welcome at the audit meeting on Tuesday to review the draft annual report and Parish accounts before the APCM, to meet the Auditor and ask any questions.  After this meeting the accounts will be finalised, signed and filed prior to the APCM.

St Mary’s DCC meeting is 4 April 2018 at 7.30 pm in the Parish room.

St Edmunds’s DCC meeting is on 24 April 2018 at 7.30 pm.

APM & APCM are on Low Sunday 8 April at St Mary’s after a shortened 10am Eucharist. The electoral roll closes TODAY 18 March. Nomination forms for Church Wardens, PCC & DCC members are at the back of church. These can be returned any time after TODAY. Please consider prayerfully if you are called to stand for any of these roles.

Save the Date

Thursday 24 May from 5pm Wesley Pilgrimage with our Methodist friends. Begins at 5pm with Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral. Further details shortly.

MIDWEEK EUCHARIST

Weds 10.00 at St Edmund’s, Weds 18.30 at St Mary’s, Thurs 12.30 at St Bart’s

The Daily Office: Morning Prayer at 9am Mon & Thurs at St Bart’s, Tues at St Mary’s, Wed at 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.