23 February 2020 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity

     St Mary Magdalene    St Bartholomew  

St Alban  St Edmund

Sunday 23 February 2020     Last Sunday before Lent

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: Nazeing (All Saints w St Giles) Helen Gheorghiu Gould. Roydon (St Peter) in vacancy.

In the Anglican Communion: The Dioceses of Malaita (Melanesia), Tirunelveli (South India), and Harare (Central Africa)

With Christian Aid: May we all take time to journey into the wilderness with our partners in Kenya who are working to help communities facing increasing water shortages due to a changing climate.

In the world: all who work in the emergency services

In the Parish: Monega Rd, Monmouth Rd, Montgomery Gdns.

Those who have asked our prayers for particular needs: Immediate need: Koreen Ashton, Ida Atkinson, Roxanna Bashir, Louie Hibbard, Cassie Martin, Graham Postles, Alice Singh, Jean and Walter Tee, Vineta Thomas.

Continuing need: Robert Akowuah, Julie Alale, Zareen Choudry,

Marjorie Chuku, Clarice McCarthy, Alec Creggan, Eileen Dorrington, Coraline Edwards, Marion Foote, Paul Gray, Alston Harry,

Geoff Hayes, Kaz Januszewski, Christine Lewanika, Theresa Lutterodt, Sam Ozurumba, Dorothy Page, Les Rowe, Eugene Scott, Brian Shipsides, Mary Skerritt, Pauline Woodland.

Those who have died: Ellen Cheal, Suzanne Chown and Norman Lipman may they rest in peace and rise in glory.

The funeral for Norman will be on Wednesday 26 February at 12:45pm at St Mary’s followed by committal at City of London Crematorium at 2.30pm.

Readings for 1 March:

Genesis 2.15-17;3.1-7     Romans 5.12-19      Matthew 4.1-11

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to William McLucas & Linda Gillooly

St Mary’s this week we welcome John Rippin as our organist.

St Bart’s café this Tuesday @ 1.30pm is a Jewellery making workshop with the theme of Mardi Gras followed by pancakes – all are welcome !

Ash Wednesday Lent begins this Wednesday 26th February. Eucharist with imposition of ashes 10am at St Edmund’s and 6.30pm at St Mary’s. If you would like your palm cross to be burnt please hand them to one of the clergy today.

Discussions following Deanery Congress Open meeting with everyone invited from all 6 churches at St Bart’s on Thursday at 7pm refreshments for a 7.30pm start.

Intercessory Prayer in the Lady Chapel on Sunday 1st March following the morning service at St Bart’s.

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. More details next week.

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

Lent Tuesday’s @ St Bart’s 6.30pm Stations of the Cross and Eucharist starting Tuesday 10th March.

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.  Next week, there will be an any year diary at the back of each 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

C of E Advice – Coronavirus. The guidance from the national church is that we should carry on as usual. You can read the full guidance here: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-parishes.

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 !

Today we welcome David Philips as our organist today.

Lent Holy Hour St Bart’s Lady Chapel will be available for silent prayer Tuesdays and Wednesday during lent from 12:15 to 13:15. Just turn up – all are welcome.


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

St Bart’s DCC is 23 February 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