9th April 2017 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity

          St Mary Magdalene †   St Bartholomew †  

          St Alban †    St Edmund †


Sunday 9th April 2017                      Palm Sunday

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: West Ham All Saints (Stennet Kirby & Stephen Chander).

In the Anglican Communion: the Diocese of Jerusalem

In the world: those who continue to suffer in Syria and for peace in Yemen.

With Christian Aid: Pray for those who will visit banks AGMs over the next month challenging them to move away from investing in fossil fuels.

In the Parish: those who live along: Melford Road, Mitcham Rd & Monega Rd.

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 & Lyn Wingate. Brian Shipside

Those who have died: Ronald Morss. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Readings for 16th April 2017:

Acts 10:34-43       Psalm 118:14-24     Colossians 3:1-4     John 20:1-18


Gladys Obasanya, Mutsa Mutembwa, Quintin Peppiatt, Desmond Rynganga, Emelia Frimpong

Holy Week this week – see separate leaflet with details of services this week. Please note there is no service at 12.30 on Thursday at St. Bart’s. The normal pattern of services resumes next week.

After the service today the St Mary Magdalene children who are receiving first communion will have a practice at St Bart’s.

Please pray for Charli-Mae Ellett who will be baptized on Saturday night and also for first communion on Sunday, Charli-Mae Ellet, Zach Harding and Jasmine Nanatovu.

There will be a funeral at St Mary’s at 1.30 p.m. on 20th April.

St Bart’s Café - normal opening from Monday to Wednesday. Thursday – café closes at 2 p.m. Closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. Normal opening hours from Tuesday 18th April.

Preparing for Easter at St Mary’s and St Bart’s. Saturday 15th April 10.00am – 12.00noon work days in preparation for Easter at both churches. There will be hot cross buns for all who come along to help out. If you are coming to St Mary’s and driving in from outside the parking zone can you let June know so she can give you a parking permit.

BYE BYE FROM BRENDA. I would like to say a BIG BIG thank you for all the gifts, cards & good wishes I have received on my retirement. A fantastic party was held for me last Thursday, It was great to see so many friends there. A big thank you to Sue & Jackie for the wonderful catering, also to Ed & May for the entertainment – Britains Got Talent next? I will miss you all but will be back to see you all soon. lots of love. Brenda.

ANNUAL MEETINGS (APM & APCM). 23rd April at St Mary’s joint service immediately following the Eucharist. There will be elections for Church and parish wardens, PCC & DCC and Deanery Synod Rep. Consider prayerfully if you are called to stand for any of these roles – fill in a form at the back of church. This year is Deanery Synod elections and under the new formula agreed by the Diocesan Synod we have 3 vacancies for Deanery Synod Reps.

Audit PCC on 6th April – The annual report and audited accounts were presented at the Audit PCC on 6 April and will be available before the APCM. Watch this space !

ST BART’S ROAD CAR PARK. The barriers have been reinstalled.

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

Knitters, crocheters & stitchers. All needle crafts welcome.

Quiz Night.Thursday April 20th 7.30pm. Quizmasters Timms Boys. £7.50.

Book via Sue in the café or the Parish Office.


There will be a brief PCC meeting immediately following the annual meetings to elect officers and the first PCC meeting after that will be 7 June, venue to be confirmed. St Bart’s next DCC has been moved to Sunday 7th May 11.45am in the Luke Room.

St Bart’s Informal Prayer Group

If you are unable to join us for the session, but have a prayer request, please either pin it on the prayer board or hand it to Shirley or any other member of the group. We have a busy few weeks, so date and time of the next session is to be confirmed. Watch this space !

Thank you from Christian Aid – We were able to send £55 for the DEC appeal for the earthquake in East Africa.

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.