11 March 2018 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity 

          St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew   

         St Alban       St Edmund


Sunday 11th March 2018                     Mothering Sunday

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: Rainham (St Helen & St Giles) w Wennington (St Mary & St Peter) Henry Pradella, David Stainer.

In the Anglican Communion: The Diocese of Bolivia (South America)

In the world: the people of war torn Syria – a prayer for peace.

For all our local councillors as the elections approach.

With Christian Aid: The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Community Partnership is coming to a close this month. Give thanks for all the groups that have participated.

In the Parish: those who live in Elizabeth Rd, Eversleigh Rd, Exeter Close

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, McLeod Ashton,

Karen White.

Those who have died:  Alan Robb, Gloria Fisher and Beryl Davey

May they rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for 18  March: Jeremiah 31.31-34   Hebrews 5.5-10 

John 12.20-33

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Mary Richards,

Florarin Laditan, Skye Pinches & Sherly Powell

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; 4th Sunday in Lent 11th March – Mothering Sunday, Margaret Wallace, Passion Sunday 18th March – Sue Lucas.

St Mary’s We are celebrating Mothering Sunday and are particularly grateful to Jon’s florist for donating the daffodils at St Mary’s this morning.

First Communion Class will take place again after the service in the parish room. The theme is the Eucharist. Please note next week there is no First Communion class as Quintin is on leave.

St Mary’s Rotas There are signup sheets for the new rota at the back of church. Please sign if you are interested in any of the duties.

Alan Robb’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 20 March 3.30pm at the City of London Crematorium. We pray for Vera and all the family at this time.

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.

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.  This week – Gospel of Mark, Chapters 11-13 with Nicola Vidamour.

St Bart’s CSI Malayalam special Eucharistic service TODAY 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.

St Edmund’s - St Patrick's Day Concert of music from Ireland by the St Barnabas Band at St Edmund's. March 17th at 7.30pm. Admission £5

Greatfield Spring Market returns, with a huge array of stalls selling handmade gifts, cards, plants, jams, chutneys & pickles and much much more. Meet your neighbours over a nice cup of tea and (homemade) cake or lunch. The Market will be held on Saturday 24th March 2018 at St George and St Ethelbert's Church, Burford Road E6 3NQ between 11 am and 2 pm.


PCC meeting is 20 March 2018 at 7.30pm at St Edmund’s.

The PCC meeting is the Audit Meeting.  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 electoral roll closes next Sunday 18 March. Nomination forms for Church Wardens, PCC & DCC members are at the back of church. These can be returned any time after 18 March. Please consider prayerfully if you are called to stand for any of these roles.

Save the Date

Thursday 24 May from 5pm Wesley Pilgrimage with our Methodist friends. Begins at 5pm with Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral. Further details shortly.


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.