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15th September 2013 Newsletter

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Sunday15th September2013


What do we need to learn?


I went to George Green’s Grammar School when it was on the East India Dock Road; engraved above the main door was a text from the book of Job in the Bible – ‘The fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding’.


George Green’s was a good school – still is, I believe, though with a rather better view over the Thames now! – and we learnt a great deal there, in spite of the lack of playground and the one area which had to be assembly hall, dinner hall, gym and library, occasionally all at once! Most of us achieved credible exam results but I believe that we also learnt wisdom, not as part of the main curriculum but in other, subtler ways.


Because it was only a small school, we mixed with students in years above and below us and ambitious plays and opera were regularly staged, involving everyone who wanted to join in; we learnt about working together, performance and commitment. The Goodwill Scheme, our charitable giving initiative, ran all year round and everyone was expected to contribute not just odd bits of pocket money but imaginative ideas for fund-raising too.


Nowadays, schools are incredible places with amazing facilities and young people do more than learn the 3 ‘R’s’ – and spelling please! – but being fully human takes more than that. We all need to learn kindness, generosity of spirit, courage and the ability to reflect  - and how to go on learning too.                           



St Bart’s: Celebrant & Preacher: Revd Quintin Peppiatt

St Mary’s: Celebrant: Canon Ann Easter & Preacher: Revd Jide Macaulay


In Our Prayers
Our Mission: +Stephen and +David our bishops, our clergy and our mission to

East Ham; Health & Exercise: St Bart’s Surgery; Slimming World, Weightwatchers, Karate & Wing Chung King Fu. 

The sick and suffering: Les Page, Clarice, Win Jones, Maude Smith,

 Martin & Yvonne Gammon, Geneva Grimes, Alice Singh & Doris Goodchild.

Preparing for Confirmation:     Somachi Junior Onuoha & Jose Carlos

Those who have died: Mary Jenkins & Norah Gardner.

 May they rest in peace and rise in glory


Readings for 15th September 2013   

St Mary’s:   Numbers 21.4-9   Philippians 2.6-11  

St Bart’s:   Exodus 32:7-14    1 Tim 1:12-17    Luke 15:1-10

Readings for 22nd September 2013

St Mary’s:  Proverbs 3: 13-18            2 Corinthians 4: 1-6

St Bart’s:      Amos 8: 4-7        1 Timothy 2: 1-7       Luke 16: 1-13  

St Mary’s Birthday’s                   HAPPY BIRTHDAY to  Elizabeth Oguruyano, Spencer Farraghar, Sarah Namatovu & Lola Olorulade

Healing and Anointing. Today the Laying on of Hands and anointing ministry will follow the 10.00am service at St Bart’s.

This is open to all and we very much hope that you will come forward for healing either for yourself or someone close to you.  

We pray for Alan & Vera as they renew their Wedding Vows at St Mary’s

on Saturday after 50 yrs of marriage. Congratulations to them both.

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At St Mary’s on Sunday 22nd September, Renuka & Edward will be having

a blessing of their marriage at the end of the service.


Preaching around St Matthew & Stewardship. As part of this we will

be talking about how we can all build a Christian Mission in East Ham.

 There will be leaflets to pick up at the back of St Bart’s & St Mary’s.

To all my friends at St. Bartholomews and St. Marys.

Thank you very much for all your prayers, cards and good wishes on my recent operation and stay in hospital. I am feeling much stronger each day, and hope soon to be among you all again.   Love and God bless.     Doris.

If you normally do the Intercessions at St Bart’s could you please

add your name to the rota.

At St Bart’s we have yellow cards available to fill in for newcomers & those whose details have changed.

Please complete and give to Jide

If you need to speak with Rob or Jide please make an appointment

 via the Parish Office for any of the following dates:–

19th September,  3rd, 10th, 17th October 5.30 – 7.00pm.  

Time limit of 30 mins.

BOOK CLUB: Monday 16th September 2pm. This will look at the short stories of Graham Greene, the 20th century author. We will read a couple of stories together and reflect on them. ALL WELCOME.

Me and My Music.

The second of our series of dinner, chat and music is now booked for  Thursday 26th September at 7.00pm in Bart’s Café. Cost £6 – book now in the Parish Office

Our special guest is Maciek Grabowski who is responsible for the social activities at Manor Farm Care Home.


Good news! The alternative Bible Study group.The focus is on

 St Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians will meet  on Tuesday 24th September at the home of Mary Richards [details available from the Parish Office] led by the Revd Rob Marshall.


21st/22nd September.


St Mary’s will be open to visitors on Saturday

21st September. 10.00am - 4.00pm

Guided tours & refreshments.



Any volunteers that want to come along & show people around are very welcome as we are always busy.


Lots of other buildings are open around London –

for more information go to openlondon.org.uk

Teenage Plus Group meets on the 29th September (regularly on the last Sunday of each month) If you are aged between 13 and 18, you are invited to join this group. On the 29th September, Junior and Jose will be confirmed at St Paul's Church at 10.30am. Lets all meet at St Barts by 9.30am for a short walk to St Paul's.


Will take place at St Bart’s on Saturday 26th October – volunteers Needed.

STUBBERS REUNION. Those who attended Stubbers this year will be enjoying a Reunion at Bart’s on Sunday 22nd September at 2.30pm – 4.30pm. there will be a service, a chance for the young people to tell of their experiences and a BBQ. Please pray for our work with young people.


Saturday 28th September 2013

Led by Canon Edward Carter entitled ‘A rule of life for Newham’

Meet at St Mary’s Church Hall 9.30am.

No charge but a small donation welcome on the day.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Please sign up on the sheets at the back of both Churches.


A day to study the Gospel of Matthew at St Bart’s, East Ham on THURSDAY 19th September 10.30am – 4.00pm

What is distinctive at Matthew’s message?

What do the infancy narratives in Matthew tell us about his purpose?

Is the Kingdom of Heaven the Kingdom of God?

What do the parables of Matthew reveal about Jesus.

Led by Revd Christopher Owens and Revd Rob Marshall.

Day fee is £6 including lunch.


Book now: East Ham Team Office, 292b Barking Road, E6 3BA

Telephone: 020 8470 0011   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Midweek Services St Mary Magdalene 6.30pm Wednesday and

St Bart’s 1230 Thursday. In addition Morning Prayer is said at St Bart’s at 9am on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and at St Mary Magdalene on Tuesdays and Fridays. Evening Prayer is currently said at Bart’s at 5pm Monday-Thursday.

The Parish Office is open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm

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