7 June 2020 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity, East Ham  

           St Mary Magdalene    

St Bartholomew  

         St Edmund

Sunday 7th June 2020 – Trinity Sunday, Feast of Title of the Parish


                 In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: Laindon, St Nicholas w Dunton: Andrei Petrine (Priest-in-Charge)

In the Anglican Communion: La Iglesia Anglicana de Mexico: The Most Revd Francisco Moreno (Presiding Bishop)

In the world: for a new narrative of justice, equality and peace for all the peoples of the United States; that the death of George Floyd will be a catalyst for the will to end racism and violence.

With Christian Aid: For a new deal for climate justice; for a fair share of finance and technology to be transferred to poor and climate vulnerable countries.

In the Parish: those who live in Sandringham Road, Saxon Road, Selby Close, Sewell Street, Shaftsbury Road

Those who have asked our prayers:

Immediate need: Roxanna Bashir, Louie Hibbard, Cassie Martin, Mary, Joyce Morris, Graham Postles

Continuing Need: Robert Akowuah, Julie Alaile, Koreen Ashton, Zareen Choudary, Marjorie Chuku, Clarice McCarthy, Eileen Dorrington, Coraline Edwards, Marion Foote, Paul Gray, Alston Harry, Kaz Januszewski, Christine Lewanika, Theresa Ludderodt, Sam Ozurumba, Les Rowe, Eugene Scott, Brian Shipsides, Alice Singh, Mary Skerritt, Jean and Walter Tee, Vineta Thomas.

Those who have died: Sara Sofia Neves Pereira Dos Santos & Stuart 

May they rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for Next Sunday:

Exodus 19.2-8a; Psalm 100; Romans 5.1-8; Matthew 9.35-10.8

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday if you’re celebrating this week! We cannot access the Birthday list in the parish office – apologies! But all the ministry team wish you all the very best, even if you are celebrating under strange circumstances.

Today is the Feast of Title of the Parish – we welcome Revd Julia Baldwin, Chaplain of Brasenose College, Oxford, as our preacher. Joint Parish Eucharist live streamed on St Mary’s YouTube Channel at 9amhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0TNZMKzZyQ

and shared on the parish Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/PHTEastHam/?ref=bookmarks.

Morning Prayer today will therefore be at the earlier time of 8.30am – on Zoom as usual -

Website – we have a new parish website that should go live some time tomorrow, 8th June.  

Parish Lock Down Scrap Book Please continue to gather fragments – and we’ll find a way of gathering and putting them together as our record of this time in the parish.

The consultation to appoint the new Bishop of Chelmsford is open and ongoing - everyone is encouraged to express a view. The link to do so is here: https://chelmsdio.typeform.com/to/LMxWdl if you need a hard copy, please contact the parish office. The consultation runs until 4th July.

Parish Bible Study starts on Monday 8th June at 2pm – we are starting a Bible Study on Zoom – we will be studying the ‘Psalms of Ascent’, Psalms 120-134. 4 sessions before the Summer on Mondays at 2pm, 8th and 22nd June and 6th and 20th July – then we’ll regroup! All welcome and a screen with all the texts will be shared. Feel free to come to any or all of them. Link to join is -Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 714 8621 6639

Password: cQct4B

Worship in the Parish

  • Quintin and John have resumed ‘live’ morning prayer at St Mary’s, and Fred is celebrating Mass in St Edmund’s; Sue is still in Scotland so will continue to live-stream from the living room for now, but is working with Marco so St Bart’s folk will be able to see the inside of the Church, at least digitally, ASAP!
  • Morning Prayer continues on Zoom at 9am Mondays-Thursdays and Sundays. Marco will send round the link by email and on Facebook weekly on Saturdays. Please email him or Sue if you’re having difficulty - , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Eucharist Live Streamed on the Facebook Page from the Rectory –
  • Thursdays at 12.15 (sometimes midday prayer from inside St Bart’s)
  • St Mary Magdalene’s services live-streamed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0TNZMKzZyQ
  • Sundays at 11am both Services at: https://www.facebook.com/PHTEastHam/?ref=bookmarks

PCC – the next PCC is scheduled for 15th July at 7pm. This is likely to be on Zoom again but watch this space.

Reopening of Churches – Bishop Peter has written to the clergy to say nothing will happen with respect to reopening churches at the very earliest until the Prime Minister’s next significant scheduled announcement on 4th July. This does NOT mean we will necessarily open in July, just that nothing will happen before this. Expect a ‘slow and steady’ approach, probably for private prayer at first.

Some of our nurseries around the parish have reopened however, in line with both C of E guidance and government guidance. Where nurseries have reopened, very careful risk assessments have been put in place, thorough cleaning has happened and is ongoing, Sue is in regular touch and getting updates, and the Standing Committee are fully in the picture. Any questions? Please email Revd Sue.

Annual Meetings: The deadline for Annual Meetings has been extended to 31st October.  Once it is clear how things are going to play out, a date will be set for our meetings. Everyone already in post stays in post till the Annual Meetings. Deanery Synod reps elected in 2017 will still in office until 30th November 2020, and will therefore comprise the electorate for the House of Laity of the General Synod.

Parish Giving Scheme: around one third of the Parish Share is met by planned giving. We obviously cannot collect cash at the moment, so please consider giving by Direct Debit using the Parish Giving Scheme. You can sign up by telephone and the details are here - https://www.parishgivingscheme.org.uk/ The PGS code for this parish is 080608100.


Parish of the Holy Trinity, East Ham

The Parish Office, St Bartholomew’s Church and Centre

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.

The Parish Office is now closed for the time being, but the email and telephone are being monitored remotely. The Team Rector’s mobile is probably the fastest way to get a response.


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

Assistant Curates: Revd Marco Lopes 07506 926443

                              Revd John King 07938 922688

Associate Clergy: Revd Canon Fred Ashford-Okai 07940 984883

                              Revd Canon Ann Easter 07889 799290