16 February 2020 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity

     St Mary Magdalene    St Bartholomew  

St Alban  St Edmund

Sunday 16 February 2020     2nd Sunday before Lent

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: Great Parndon (St Mary) Richard Attew.

In the Anglican Communion: The Dioceses of Maine and Texas (The Episcopal Church)

With Christian Aid: Pray for all our partners who are fervently seeking justice for the communities in which they work.

In the world: Those whose time is spent caring for others.

In the Parish: Melbourne Rd, Melford Rd, Mitcham Rd.

Those who have asked our prayers for particular needs: Immediate need: Koreen Ashton, Ida Atkinson, Roxanna Bashir, 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, Sadiq Masih, 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 23 February:

Exodus 24.12-end     2 Peter 1.16-end      Matthew 17.1-9

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Pat Davies, Ashley Charles Smith, Elizabeth Mason, Margaret Wallace, Isabella Mason

St Bart’s café raised an amazing £215 for Cancer Research at the Cake & Knitted goods sale last week. A great big Thank You to all who participated !

Intercessory Prayers THIS MORNING at St Bart’s following the morning service.

Bible Studies TOMORROW at 11.30am at St Bart’s. All welcome.

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.

St Bart’s servers and intercessors training. There will be training for existing and new servers TODAY after the morning service and intercessors (part 2) on Sunday 1st March after the morning service. If you already have one of these ministries or are interested in starting, please come along.

Discussions following Deanery Congress Thank you all for engaging so positively with the conversion about working collaboratively with our neighbours. The next stage of the conversation is an open meeting with everyone invited from all 6 churches at St Bart’s on Thursday 27th February 7pm refreshments for a 7.30pm start.

Lent @ St.Mary Magdalene

During Lent, John and Quintin will be reflecting at the 10am service on Lenten hymns.

Ash Wednesday: Lead us heavenly Father, Lent 1/Children Talk: Forty Days and Forty Nights, Lent 2: Be Still, Lent 3: Abide with me, Lent 4/Mothering Sunday: Love Divine, Lent 5: The Old Rugged Cross.

We will also be running during Lent a first communion class

after church in the parish room. We already have some children who are interested but there is always room for others to come along. We will be studying:

1 March         Introduction and about me.

8 March         Belonging in family/school/Church

15 March       Signs of Belonging

22 March       ‘Do this in remembrance of me’/food of belonging

29 March       Prayer

5 April           Rehearsal in Church

12 April         First Communion on Easter Sunday


St Mary’s DCC is 17 March 2020 at 7.30pm

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

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. 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