18 February 2018 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity

          St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew   

         St Alban       St Edmund


Sunday 18 February 2018                   1st Sunday of Lent

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: Latton (St Mary) Lynn Hurry, Malcolm Green, Piers Northam.

In the Anglican Communion: The Diocese of Ballarat (Victoria, Australia)

In the world: the victims and families of Florida school shooting.

With Christian Aid: Pray for the Count Your Blessings Lent resource to transform hearts and minds as we journey towards Easter.

In the Parish: those who live in Darwell Close, Darby Rd, Doran Walk.

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

Those who have died:  Ron Woollard, Mark Dorrington, Anthony Double, Roy Izzard and Alan Robb May they rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for 25 February: Genesis 17.1-7,15-16  Romans 4.13-end   Mark 8.31-end  

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Ashley Charles Smith, Elizabeth Mason, Margaret Wallace, Isabella Mason, William McLucas.

Confirmation the next Deanery confirmation is on 13 May 2018.  We have one adult candidate at St Bart’s and will begin catechesis (confirmation preparation) TODAY at 11.45 at St Barts.  If you are interested in being confirmed please speak to one of the clergy.

Experience Easter is being run in St Bart’s for Nelson School on 20 & 27 February.  If you are willing and able to help please let the Parish Office know.  All are welcome.

Lent Preachers@SMM - Views from the Pews.  As usual, during Lent, at St.Mary’s it is a chance to hear from some lay people about their work, life and faith. 

1st Sunday in Lent 18th February - Karen Malcolm

2nd Sunday in Lent 25th February - Alan Robb

Many thanks to Karen for doing the talk this morning.

St Mary’s We will also be having a series of first communion classes in the parish room immediately after the service. These will last around 15 minutes and are open to anyone.

‘Belonging’  18th February: Me and my family and belonging in School.

25th February: Signs of Belonging: Do this in Remembrance of me.

St Mary’s We will be having a short DCC after the service to talk about the redecoration of the Church. Please bring the papers that were distributed last week.

Norman Valentine Lipman has just celebrated his 90th birthday and we will be celebrating this in the Church Hall after the service at St Mary’s today.

Lent Group the parish lent group is going to take place on Wednesdays at 7.15pm in the hall at St Mary’s and at 2pm at Pilgrims Way Methodist Church.  We will be starting this group on Wednesday - Introduction and Chapters 1-3 with Nicola Vidamour.

Café News

Quiz night on 22nd February 2018 at 7.30 pm.  Tickets are £7.50 including a two-course supper.  Book your tickets with the Parish Office or Café.

St Bart’s CSI Malayalam special Eucharistic service 11 March 2018 at 3 pm. Service will be led by Ven .Dr John Perumbalathu, Archdeacon of Barking. Sermon during the service in English with CSI choir singing Lenten/Easter hymns. Tea served afterwards. All are welcome.


PCC meeting is 27 February 2018 at 7.30pm at St Mary’s.

St Bart’s DCC meeting is 4 March 2018 at 11.45 am in the Luke Room.

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 roll revision notices and timetable go up today.  The revision of the roll starts in 2 weeks time.  If you are in any doubt, please check you are on the electoral roll.  Those who wish to stand for office as PCC or DCC members or as Church Officers must be on the electoral roll.  PLEASE NOTE THAT ONE COPY OF DRAFT ACCOUNTS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN EACH CHURCH BEFORE THE PCC AUDIT MEETING ON 20 MARCH 2018. If you need an individual copy, please contact the Parish Office.  All are welcome at this meeting to ask questions etc. The accounts will be finalised after this meeting when the agree accounts will be published in the same way.  Please note there will be no further copies of the accounts or management accounts for the individual churches at the APCM.


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.