9 December 2018

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity 

          St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew   

         St Alban       St Edmund

Sunday 9 December 2018                    2nd Sunday of Advent          

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese:  The Retired clergy, Readers and lay ministers who live and work in the Deanery of Dunmow and Stanstead.

In the Anglican Communion: The diocese of Kinshasa (Congo).

In the world: for those charged with the Brexit negotiations that they reach an agreement which protects the most vulnerable and serves the common good.

With Christian Aid: Pray that people experiencing hunger and malnutrition have nutritious food to eat.

In the Parish: those who live in Skeffington Rd, Skipsey Ave, Southchurch 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: Tony Osokoye, Audrey Honey and Sheila. 

May they rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for 16 December: Zephaniah 3.14-end   Philippians 4.4-7   Luke 3.7-18

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Crystal Balogun

Funeral of Mr Osokoye

Thursday 13 Dec 7pm, St Edmund's Church, Eucharist & Songs of Praise

Friday 14 Dec 10am, All Saints Church, Funeral Service followed by burial. Please keep Tony’s widow Val and their four sons in your prayers.

Carol Concert The CSI Malayalam Congregation invites you to 'Come and Adore Bethlehem's Treasure' a Christmas carol recital TODAY at 3.30pm.  All are Welcome – free entry.

School Visits  We welcome Latham Junior School to St Mary’s this week.

St Mary’s Cleaning and preparation morning on Saturday 15th December between 10 and 1pm.  Mulled wine and mince pies as a reward for those who can come !

Quiz Night at St Bart’s on Thursday 13th December @ 6.30pm.  Tickets are now available - £8 per person with supper included. Either come as a team or come along and make up a new team ! All are welcome.

Rectory Party Friday 14th December at 7.30pm - All are welcome.

Christmas Lunch St Bart’s Christmas lunch will be on Tuesday 18th December @ 1pm, cost is £12.  Tickets are now available via the café or parish office.

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

On the Way new course starting in January 2019 on Tues evenings 7.30- 9pm at St John’s Stratford.  If you’d like to join, please speak to Rev Sue.

Audrey Honey Audrey’s funeral will take place on 12 December 2018 at 12:45 at Forest Park Crematorium, Hainault. No flowers please, donations to Macular Society.  Andrew & Shirley would be happy to drop off any donations as they’re attending the funeral.


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 23 January 2019 at 7.30pm

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


Wednesday 10.00 at St Edmund’s & 18.30 at St Mary’s, Thursday 12.30 at St Bart’s

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 

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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