23 December to 6 January 2019 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity 

          St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew   

         St Alban     St Edmund

Sunday 23 December 2018 to             4 Sunday in Advent to

Sunday 6 January 2019                      Epiphany


In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: For our cathedral. The Dean, Nicolas, all the clergy, staff and volunteers and all who will visit during Christmas and the coming year.

In the Anglican Communion: The diocese of Kyushu, Japan

In the world: for all for whom, for whatever reason, Christmas is a difficult time.

With Christian Aid: This week we take time to reflect on the year that is ending, calling to mind the places and events that have played most on our minds or weighed on our hearts.

In the Parish: those who live in Stamford Rd, Stokes Rd, Sondon Walk, Streatfield Ave, Strone Rd, Sussex Rd.

The sick and suffering: Robert Akowuah, Julie Alale, Joan Boyce, Zareen Choudry, Marjorie Chuku, Clarice, Alec Creggan, Eileen Dorrington, Coraline Edwards, Iris Goodall, Paul Gray, Gloria Hamilton, Alston Harry, Jeff Hayes, Ikemefuma Ifeyintya, Emilda Lawrence, Theresa Lutterodt,

Hazel Maidment, Fiona McGuiness, Sam Ozurumba, Dorothy Page, Ruth, Les Rowe, Samuel, Tryphena Scott, Brian Shipsides, Alice Singh, Anita Skerritt, Martin Stanley, John Turnpenny, Karen White.

The PCC and ministry team will be reflecting in the New Year on the most appropriate way to pray for the sick and this may result in some changes.

Those who have died: Ruth Marchant May she rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for Forthcoming Services

Midnight Mass: Isaiah 52.7-10, Hebrews 1.1-4, John 1.1-14

Christmas Morning: Isaiah 9.2-7, Titus 2.11-14, Luke 2.1-14

Sunday 30 December – Covenant Service: 1 Samuel 2:18-20,26 Colossians 3:12-17 Luke 2.41-end

Sunday 6 January – Epiphany : Isaiah 1-6, Ephesians 3.1-12, Matthew 2.1-12

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Perry Namatovu, Jean Mansfield, Jasmine Namatovu, Bentley Mason, Alex McKitty & Naomi Griffith

The Clergy and staff wish you all a very Happy Christmas and many thanks for the lovely cards and gifts given.

St Mary’s A great big thank you to all who came along and prepared the Church for Christmas. It looks beautiful.

After the service today, we will be preparing the Christingles with Claudette.

Please come and join us for tea and coffee as we will be drawing the Grand Christmas Raffle !  Many thanks to Terry who sponsored the star prize.

30 December we welcome to the joint New Year Covent service our friends from High Street South Methodist Church.

Quintin's Sabbatical 2019 Many of you will know I will be taking an extended study leave for three months from the beginning of January 2019. The parish has been very kind in helping me make this possible and I am also indebted to John and Sue for taking on the pastoral responsibilities at St Mary’s. 

I will be studying at both Birkbeck College, University of London and St George's College, Jerusalem. I am very excited that this will be my first visit to the Holy Land. I am look forward to seeing the historical sites as well as interacting with Muslim and Jewish leaders. I know that this time to study will help me in my ministry and certainly you will be hearing all about my experiences through my sermons!    Quintin

Carol singing at Hedgerow Court & Manor Farm on Christmas Eve Fr Fred and Shirley will be going to Hedgerow Court at 11am and Manor Farm at 3pm on Christmas Eve.  Please be at either venue (or both) just before these times for easier access.

St Edmund’s Christmas Party will be on FRIDAY 4th January 2019 at 7pm. All are welcome !

Bart’s cafe will be closed until Monday 7th January 

Although the café is closed, Andrew and Shirley will open the doors on 3rd & 4th January for those of you who might be going stir crazy in the New Year and appreciate a bit of company.  Hot drinks will be served from around 12pm till 2pm and we’ll be having the usual scrabble club on Friday 4th. So please feel free to drop in for a cuppa and wish us a happy New year if you’re at a loose end.

Save the Date Burn’s Night Friday 25th January ! Once again, we will be having a Parish celebration of Burn’s Night at St Bart’s. An evening of dancing, music & merriment along with a traditional supper of Haggis, neeps & tatties! Tickets £15 available from the parish office.


St Mary’s DCC is 16 January 2019 at 7.30 pm in the Parish Room.

St Bart’s DCC is 13 January 2019 at 11.45 in the Luke Room

St Edmund’s DCC is 30 January 2019 at 7.30pm

Next PCC meeting is Tuesday 29 January 2019 at 7.30pm at St Bart’s


Normal midweek Eucharist services resume week commencing 7 Jan 2019

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.