25 February 2018 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity

          St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew   

         St Alban       St Edmund


Sunday 25 February 2018                   2nd Sunday of Lent

In Our Prayers:

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

In the Anglican Communion: The Diocese of Bath & Wells (Canterbury, England)

In the world: the people of war torn Syria

With Christian Aid: Pray that Fairtrade Fortnight continues the great work of raising awareness and instilling consumer consciousness about the need for trade to be fair for all across the world.

In the Parish: those who live in Dorset Rd, Eastbourne Rd, Eastbury Rd.

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.

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 4 March: Exodus 20.1-17    I Corinthians 1.18-25  

John 2.13-22  

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Linda Gillooly

Confirmation the next Deanery confirmation is on 13 May 2018.  Catechesis (confirmation preparation) continues today at 11.45 at St Barts.  Future classes 11th, 18th March, 22nd April, 5th May.  The final session will be a quiet morning, venue to be confirmed.  If you are interested in being confirmed please speak to one of the clergy TODAY.

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; 2nd Sunday in Lent 25th February – Alison McLucas

3rd Sunday in Lent 4th March – Childrens service, Quintin.

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.

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

4th March : Prayer

Norman Lipman Lovely to celebrate with Norman his 90th birthday last week. 

St Edmund's at 12 o'clock every Saturday throughout Lent we have a short mass followed by a soup lunch - all donations in aid of the Bishop's Lent Appeal. Everybody is welcome.

Street and School Pastors March 2018 Training Course – London  

Kings Acre Methodist Church, 59 Lyham Road,Brixton,SW2 5DH. 

Course will run on Saturdays starting 3 March to 2 June. Interested ?  More details from: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0208 330 9644 

Stainer's Crucifixion by All Saints Chorus to be performed at All Saints' Church, West Ham E15 3HU on March 10th at 7.30pm. Tickets available at the door - £6 and £4 Concessions.

Lent Group the parish lent group continues on Wednesdays at 7.15pm in the hall at St Mary’s and at 2pm at Pilgrims Way Methodist Church.  Due to illness we’ve had to reshuffle the sessions.  This week – Gospel of Mark, Introduction and Chapters 1-3 with Quintin.

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.

Audit PCC meeting on 20 March 2018 at 7.30pm at St Edmund’s.  This is to review the draft annual report and Parish accounts before the APCM.  This is an open meeting for all to meet the Auditor and ask any questions.  After this meeting the accounts will be finalised, signed and filed prior to the APCM. Please note that one copy of the draft accounts will be published in each church before this meeting.  If you need an individual copy, please contact the Parish Office. 

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 next week.  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. 


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.