21st May 2017 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity

          St Mary Magdalene †   St Bartholomew †  

          St Alban †    St Edmund †


Sunday 21 May 2017                        6th Sunday of Easter                                      

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: The Deanery of Brentwood, Area Dean Paul Hamilton and Lay Chair Paul Betts

In the Anglican Communion: the Diocese of Niassa (Southern Africa)

In the world: all who are lonely

With Christian Aid: Pray for the Christian Aid Scotland team and the head of team Sally Foster-Fulton.

In the Parish: those who live along: Outram Road, Park Avenue and Park Road

The sick and suffering: Alice Singh, Les Rowe, Clarice, Paula Grey, Paul Gray, Alec Creggan, Eileen Exley, Fiona McGuiness, Mary Skerritt, John Ling, Jan Hibbard, Clarence Lawrence, Coraline Edwards, Lyn Wingate, Tony Richards, Daniel Sims and Peggy Sims

Readings for 28th May 2017:

Acts 1.6-14   Psalm 68.1-10,32-end    I Peter 4.12-14;5.6-11   John 17.1-11


St Mary’s Once again thanks to Alison for organizing the Tea Dance for Christian Aid last weekend. Also thanks to Colin and Jean for decorating the hall and to June for the excellent refreshments. We are still counting the proceeds and will let you know a final total of how much was raised next week.

Advanced warning At the DCC on Wednesday we agreed a clear up day at St Mary’s on the Patronal festival weekend, Saturday 22nd July.

London Marathon Many thanks to everyone who sponsored me, The total sum raised for Richard House Hospice was a little over £1,400. I was very pleased with this but less so with my time, 5 hours 22 mins. I got cramp at mile 18, after which the final 8 miles were pretty slow and slightly uncomfortable – Derek James.

Thy Kingdom Come the 9 days between Ascension and Pentecost are being designated as a time of prayer for the renewal of the church. There is a prayer booklet for everyone in the parish, please take it away with you to use for your private prayer perhaps committing to saying the office of daily prayer or praying for 5 friends. There is also a programme of public events around the churches in East Ham to which everyone is welcome.

Ascension day Thursday 25th May at St Bartholomew’s 12 noon, contemplative prayer with prayer stations leading into Eucharist of the day at 12.30. St Mary’s Ascension day Eucharist is on Wednesday 24th May at 6.30 pm.

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. Full payment of £20 needs to be made by Sunday 20th May.

Eden Plaistow is turning 5 years old and to celebrate their 5 years in Plaistow they’re throwing a Scavenger Hunt and Birthday Party. Join them on: June 3rd, 10am-1pm at Cornerstone Café, Plaistow.

Food, Friendship, Fellowship St Paul’s East Ham invites you to their first Woman’s breakfast on Saturday 3rd June from 9.30 to 11am. Please book your place with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07793 891126

Study Day 8th June Renewing the Parish practical workshop led by Very Rev. Peter Bradley, the Dean of Sheffield and Rev. Christopher Woods, Vicar of St Anne Hoxton. We hope to have a good turnout for this. Cost is £7.50 including lunch. Please book in the café or the office.

Trinity Sunday 11th June, Patronal feast for the whole parish. Joint parish Eucharist at St Edmund’s, preacher Canon Dr Edward Carter, Canon Theologian at Chelmsford Cathedral.

Corpus Christi Thursday 15th June, mass at 7.30 pm in the Rectory garden (weather permitting) followed by a party ! Eucharist will include anointing of our Eucharistic ministers. All welcome. There is a wet weather plan B ! There will be no 12.30 Eucharist at St Bart’s that day.

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.

PCC Meeting will be on 31st May 2017 at St Edmunds at 7.30.  

St Bart’s DCC meeting is 9th July at 11.45 am in the Luke Room.

St Mary’s DCC meeting is 6 September at 7.30 am in the Parish room

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

St Bart’s Informal Prayer Group

Our next prayer group will be on Sunday 21st May in the chapel after our service. After feedback from our last session there will be an opportunity to join others in prayer, light a candle for a private prayer and we will pray through the prayer cards.

If you are unable to join us for the session, but have a prayer request, please either pin it on the prayer board or tell Shirley.

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 !

Café News

Poetry Group On Tuesday at 10.30 the café will see it’s inaugural meeting of it’s newly formed Poetry Group. All welcome.

Cake sale on Wednesday 24th May from 10.30am in aid of CYANA (Cancer You Are Not Alone) – please come along and eat cake !

Quiz night on 29th June at 7.30 pm. Tickets are £7.50 and includes a two-course supper. Please book in the café or Parish Office.

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.