7th May 2017 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity

          St Mary Magdalene †   St Bartholomew †  

          St Alban †    St Edmund †


Sunday 7 May 2017                   4th Sunday of Easter


In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: The Deanery of Waltham Forest (Christine Rablen, Vevet Deer).

In the Anglican Communion: the Diocese of Nebbi (Uganda)

In the world: the leaders of this and every nation

With Christian Aid: Pray for an end to the blockade, so the people of Gaza can begin to recover and rebuild their lives.

In the Parish: those who live along: Newling Close, New Square, Nile Road

The sick and suffering: Alice Singh, Les Rowe, Clarice, Paula Grey, Paul Gray, Tony Osokoya, Alec Creggan, 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 and Mark Dorrington

We are reviewing the sick list, please let us know if someone needs to remain on it. Otherwise, all names will be removed next week. Thanks.

Those who have died: Letty Manley May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Readings for 14th May 2017:

Acts 7: 55-end   Psalm 31.1-5,15-16    I Peter 2.2-10   John 14.1-14


St Mary’s Please pray for Kitty and Connie Sutherland as we welcome them for baptism today.

The Archdeacon's Visitation Service this year is at All Saints Woodford Wells this Wednesday 10th May at 7.30pm (refreshments from 7pm). Wardens (and clergy!) are expected to attend. Wardens please remember to bring certificate/declaration and articles of enquiry. There is a list at the back of each church, please sign if you can either offer a lift or need a lift. There will be no Eucharist at St Mary's just for that evening; thank you for foregoing this for once.

Book Club meets on Monday 8th May at 2 p.m. “Three Men in a Boat” (to say nothing of the dog !) All welcome.

Sunday 14th May Bishop Peter is preaching (in English !) at the Church of South India Malayalam

congregation at St Bart's.

Christian Aid Tea Dance Saturday 13th May from 3 – 5 p.m. at St Mary’s Hall. Tickets are £7 (Children under 12 are £3) and are available in advance from Shirley Biro at St Bart’s, Ed Williamson at St Edmund’s and Alison McLucas at St Mary’s. Come along and dance or just enjoy the entertainment ! Sandwiches, cake and tea or coffee are included.

United Service (Newham Methodist Circuit and local Anglicans) There will be a service to mark Christian Aid Week on Sunday 14th May at 6:30pm at Pilgrims Way Church. The speaker will be Andy Campbell who is the Christian Aid Church coordinator for our part of London. All welcome. 

National Pilgrimage to the Holy Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

The Annual Anglican National Pilgrimage to Walsingham takes place on Monday 29th May 2017.

Secure your place by paying a non-refundable deposit of £10.  The full cost of the round trip coach journey is £20.  Full payment needs to be made by Sunday 20th May.

Parish Outing This is booked for 17 June to Bury St Edmunds. Cost is £20 per adult, £5 children. Please book through the office.

Picturing the Parish The study day in September will look at St Matthew’s gospel through the lens of urban settings. We have been asked to take a series of photographs that express what it’s like to live in East Ham. If you’d like to get your camera out and have a go, that would be great, we can probably manage to print your photos in the office.


Deanery Synod will be 7th June – this is a change of date. We therefore need to rearrange the next PCC to either 31st May or 14th June. Could PCC members let the office know their preference.  

St Bart’s DCC meeting is today at 11.45 am in the Luke Room.

St Mary’s DCC meeting is 17th May at 7.30 pm in the Parish Room.

St Edmunds’s DCC is 28th June at 7.30 pm.

Contact details We are trying to create an up to date Parish directory, please fill in a contact slip at the back of the church and hand it into the office or one of the clergy. Thanks to those who already did this at the APCM.

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 !

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.