15 October 2017 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity

          St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew †  

            St Alban       St Edmund 


Sunday 15 October 2017                        18th after Trinity                                     

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: The retired clergy, readers and lay ministers who live and work in the Deanery of Witham

In the Anglican Communion: the Diocese of Sidney (New South Wales, Australia)

In the world: for the people of Myanmar for an end to violence and persecution. Also, the people of California experiencing wildfires.

With Christian Aid: for Christian Aid’s new Salt business network which will celebrate its first year of bringing business leaders together to tackle poverty.

In the Parish: those who live along Washington Road, Waterloo Road and Wellington Road.

The sick and suffering: Alice Singh, Les Rowe, Clarice, Susan Allen Paula Gray, Paul Gray, Alec Creggan, Eileen Exley, Fiona McGuiness, Jan Hibbard, Clarence Lawrence, Coraline Edwards, Mark Dorrington, Norman Lipman, Jim Harmati, Theresa Lutterodt, Julie Alade, Hazel Maidment, Gloria Hamilton, Marcia Sobers and Patrick Tucker. Please keep Paul Gray in your prayers at this time as he is particularly unwell. John, Margaret Wallace’s husband, who’s ill in hospital. Susan Allen is back home now – we continue to keep her in our prayers.

Those who have died: Robert Gammon, Christina Thompson (Sister of Helen), Geneva Silcott, Simon Clarence Lawrence May they rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for 15 October 2017: Isiah 45.1-7      Psalm 96.1-9[10-13]

1 Thessalonians 1.1-10          Matthew 22.15-22

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Dorothy Simmons, Brigitte Namatovu and Peter Davies

Sunday 22 October St Edmund’s service will be at 9.30 a.m. This will allow us to cover clergy holiday – thank you for your understanding.

At St Bart’s we are working hard to raise funds to restore the hall kitchen to its former glory.  We have £600 raised from the barn dance, £100 from the sale of books and we now need to raise a further £1000 to buy a cooker etc. which will immediately benefit the café.  Sue in the café and Linda are doing a sponsored “lose a stone before Christmas” if you wish to sponsor them.  Any donations to the fund are more than welcome !

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Barking School of Discipleship –19th September – 28th November 2017 on Tuesdays at 7.30pm -9.15pm Training Hub, St John’s Stratford E15 1NG. All are welcome, but you will need to book. For more info please contact Rev John Brown 020 8553 7606 Email:

PCC Study Day on 21st October has been postponed.  We are hoping to reschedule this for some time next year after the APCM for new and old members of PCCs.

All Souls Service will be on 29th October 2017 this year at St Mary’s at 6pm.  There are lists at the back of church for you to add the names of anyone you wish to be remember during the service.  Please PRINT names.

St Bart’s Café Dates:

Cake sale 4th October the final count for the cake sale shows we raised a wonderful £400 in total for Macmillan. Thanks to all who supported this event.

St Barts Training for lesson readers, intercessors, altar servers has been arranged - so save the dates.  If you are already involved in one of these or would like to start, please come along.  Speak to Rev Sue for details. All on Sundays from 11.15 to 12 noon; TODAY, 7th January, 21st January.

Parish Office will be closed on 19th/20th October.  Apologies for any inconvenience.


PCC meeting is 14 November at 7.30 pm at St Bart’s.

St Bart’s DCC meeting is 26 November at 11.45 am in the Luke Room.

St Mary’s DCC meeting is 10 January 2018 at 7.30 pm in the Parish room

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


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 

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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.