1 March 2020

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity

     St Mary Magdalene    St Bartholomew  

St Alban  St Edmund

Sunday 1 March 2020               1st Sunday of Lent

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: Cranham Park (St Luke) Michael Vickers, Jenny Heinink, Ken Perkins, Christopher Cozier.

In the Anglican Communion: The Dioceses of Mandalay (Myanmar), and Toronto (Canada)

With Christian Aid: Give thanks for Fairtrade Fortnight which continues this week, and for the difference it has made.

In the world: all who have been affected by the flooding experienced this week.

In the Parish: Mortimer Rd, Mountfield Rd, Myrtle Rd.

Those who have asked our prayers for particular needs: Immediate need: Fred Ashford-Okai, Ida Atkinson, Roxanna Bashir, Louie Hibbard, Cassie Martin, Graham Postles.

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

Those who have died: Suzanne Chown may she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Readings for 8 March:

Genesis 12.1.4     Romans 4.1-5,13-17      John 3.1-17

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to anyone celebrating this week

Thanks to all who attended the MMU open meeting on Thursday. Further details as they unfold.

St Bart’s café this Tuesday @ 1.30pm is Stitch with Chris – all are welcome !

St Bart’s There is a contact book in Bart’s café should you notice any repairs that need to be carried out in the church or centre.

Intercessory Prayer in the Lady Chapel TODAY following this service at St Bart’s.

St Mary's on Ash Wednesday the funeral took place of our much loved Churchwarden Emeritus Norman Valentine Lipman. It was extremely well attended by family and friends. Norman's sister-in-law Pearl would like to thank everybody for making it such a very special day and thank you for the cards, flowers and messages of sympathy.

St Mary’s TODAY we start our first communion classes in the Parish Room after this morning’s service during coffee.

Lent Course 2020 “Being Thankful and Saying Sorry” reflections on the general thanksgiving and general confession from the book of Common Prayer. Wednesdays during Lent starting 4th March at 2pm Pilgrims Way and 7pm St Mary’s Magdalene for full details see flyer enclosed.

St Bart’s Intercessors (part 2) training will now be on Sunday 8th March after the morning service.

Year’s Mind We are going to start including ‘Year’s Mind’ in the prayers - i.e., praying for people on the anniversary of their death there is an any year diary at the back of church - please include people you would like prayed for - please put their names beside the correct date and write clearly.  We’ll collate in the office and refresh about once a year.  We aim to start including in the newsletter the week of 15th March

St Mary’s a date for your diary we are planning a VE day Tea Dance on Saturday 9 May – details to follow – watch this space !

Annual Meeting 2020 the notice of the electoral roll revision will go up next week, please check that you are on the electoral roll which enables you to vote at the annual meetings and to stand for office. This year is a Deanery Synod election year. Please consider prayerfully if you feel called to stand for one of the DCCs, the PCC, Church warden or Deanery Synod representative.


St Mary’s DCC is 17 March 2020 at 7.00pm – Note time change

St Bart’s DCC is 15 March 2020 at 11.45am

St Edmund’s DCC is 25 March 2020 at 7.30pm

Next PCC meeting is 24 March 2020 at St Bart’s at 7.30pm


St Edmund’s: Wed 10am, St Mary’s: 6.30pm, St Bart’s: Thurs 12.15pm .

The Daily Office: Morning Prayer at 8.30am Mon & 9.00am Thurs at St Bart’s, Tues 9.00am at St Mary’s, Wed 9.30am at St Edmund’s

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

292b Barking Road, E6 3BA. Telephone 020 8470 0011

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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. Canon Ann Easter: 07889 799290. Revd Canon Fred Ashford-Okai 07940 984883 Rev’d John King: 07938 922688 Asst. Curate Revd Marco Lopes: 07506 926443