16th November 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene         St Bartholomew †      

St Alban    St Edmund                                                                               

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 16th November 2014

2nd before Advent

 

St Edmund's Quiet Confidence

 

It is highly appropriate that we begin the next stage of the journey of St Edmund's joining the East Ham Team this morning on a Sunday close to the Patronal Festival which commemorates the life of St Edmund himself.

 

There are many characterstics of St Edmund which are relevant to the missionary task facing each of our churches and the whole team in the current context in which God has called us.

But reading his life again - over the course of the last week

- it is a quiet confidence in the strength of the love of God

which shines out, above all, in the life and death of St Edmund.

He faced terrible violence and suffering: the Gospel was constantly under threat; the people did not understand.

 

But despite everything, and even as his terrible execution approached, St Edmund remained steadfast: in prayer, in faith and in hope.

Indeed, studying St Edmund's life this week I was reminded of Bishop Michael Ramsey's sentence in his wonderful book,

Be Still and Know:

   "It is in Christ like and in the sacrificial that reality is to be found".

 

My prayer is that we will remain Christ-like and be prepared to sacrifice those bits of ourselves which hold the Gospel back

- as we show our community that quiet confidence which Jesus brings.

                                                                       Rob

 

In Our Prayers

Stephen & Peter our bishops, our clergy & our mission to East Ham;

Community groups; East Ham AA Group; Narcotics Anonymous;

Newham Community Counselling; Patiko Baker’s Fort Project;

Royal British Legion – East Ham Branch

The sick and suffering: Clarice, Jean Skelton, Martin Gammon,

Alice Singh , Joyce Deslandes, Janice Wenlock, Peter Wilson, Les Rowe

 Ron Heard, Graham Davis, Daniel & Liam Kearney, Nadya & Gladys.

Those who have died:   Alan Twiddy & Yvonne Gammon.

May they rest in peace and rise in glory

Please also pray for Ella Armstrong.

Readings for 16th  November 2014 

   JOINT SERVICE at ST EDMUND’S

Psalm 149: 1-5         Revelations 5: 1-10         Luke 19: 41-44

Readings for 23rd November 2014

Ezekial 34: 11-16, 20-24          Ephesians 1: 15-end

St Mary’s Birthday’s      HAPPY BIRTHDAY to

 Layla-Jayne Tellis, Joyce Hayes, Earlene Bentley & Louise Simmons

Remembrance Sunday

Thanks to all those who supported the services at St Mary's, St Bart's

 and the Park Service last weekend. All those who attended any of them have spoken all week of the poignancy of each of the ceremonies. We will remember them.

Christ the King. Next Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King –

 the final Sunday before Advent begins.

Congratulations to Joanna & Martin who were married

at St Mary’s yesterday.

PCC  The PCC held a productive and very useful meeting on Wednesday evening.

 Will all members please note that the next meeting is on Wednesday 7th January

at St Mary's - 6.30pm Epiphany Mass, 7pm New Year Drinks 7.30pm Meeting

Bible Study Group.

Tuesday 18th November 7.30pm at Mary’s house.

DCC Meetings

Bart's DCC meets on Wednesday 19th 7.30pm in Church.

St Mary's DCC meets on Wednesday 26th November 7.30pm

 in the Parish Room.

The (blue) draft Pastoral Measure is on display at the back of all Churches

 

Manor Farm The residents of Manor Farm will share in the Eucharist on Wednesday 19th November 2014. If you would like to go along with Fr Rob and support the worship there do have a word with him today.

Study Day  Our next Parish Study Day is on Thursday 22 January

10.30-3.30pm and it will be led by our Methodist Minister Nicola

in the Luke Room. The price for the day is £7 and booking starts in December.

But please note the date now.

MARION A copy of an Ember Card urging prayers for Marion

as she approaches her ordination to the diaconate is enclosed with the Newsletter. Please pray for Marion who will be ordained

 on 29th November.

QUIZ NIGHT

Thursday 27th November 7.30pm

Bart’s Café

Quiz Master  Colin Mansfield

 

£7 including a 2 course meal.

Come as a team or come on your own.

EVERYONE WELCOME

Book via Sue in the Café or the Parish Office

Advent and Christmas A leaflet containing all of the Advent Services and what is happening at Christmas in our three churches is included today with this newsletter.  There are spare copies in church so please do take them

and pass them on the friends and neighbours.

J.S. BACH CHRISTMAS ORATORIO BWV248

All Saints Chorus and Orchestra 20th Anniversary Concert

Saturday 6th December 2014 6.30pm

 

West Ham Parish Church (All Saints), Church St, London E15 3HU

Tickets £15 with £10 concessions available on the door.

 

Website: http://allsaintschorus.org     Tel:07513414665

Leader - Clive Dobbins    Conductor - Jon Cullen

If there is any news from St Edmunds that you would like included

 in the newsletter please let the Parish Office know.

East Ham Christmas Lights switch on & Lantern Parade.

Saturday 22nd November 4.20pm High Street North.

 

St Mary’s Porch Repair Update.

We continue to get the various permissions needed to repair the porch

 and you will be pleased to know that English Heritage

 and the PCC have now given their approval.

A JOINT PIANO & ORGAN RECITAL at St. Barnabas, Browning Road, Manor Park, London E12 6PB  Monday 24th November at 8pm in aid of Iraqi Christians In Need

 (ICIN-www.icin.org.uk)  free admission-retiring collection

Every penny raised from all recitals are sent to Erbil, northern Iraq, to be received by Bishops of the Catholic Chaldean, Syriac and Orthodox churches to spend on the provision of medical supplies and long-term accommodation.

St Mary’s Christmas Market

 

St Mary’s Church Hall

High Street South

East Ham

 

Saturday 29th November 2014 

11.00am – 3.00pm.

 

Raffle/ books/ cards

Cakes/ clothes/ toys

Bric a Brac

 

Refreshments Available.

 

Please come along and bring all your friends.

Midweek Services

With St Edmund's now part of our worship pattern each week please note

 that our midweek services are as follows:

Wednesdays  at 10.00am (St Edmunds) and at 6.30pm (St Mary's)

Thursdays 12.30pm (St Bart's)

ALL WELCOME.

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

Telephone 020 8470 0011     

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Website:  www.easthamparish.org.uk  

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Registered Charity No: 1127847

 

9th November 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene         St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                      

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 9th November 2014

Remembrance Sunday

 

The past is a foreign country....

 

2014 is, of course, the centenary of the start of the First World War and my bookshelves (well, my Kindle) is groaning under the weight of books on the subject. What strikes me is that 1914 was a different age. Concepts which today seem old-fashioned, even suspect, – honour, duty, sacrifice, patriotism, King and Country, were very real to those who volunteered to fight for what they  believed was a just and worthwhile cause, even if its horrors were not fully realised. A far cry from the “me” and “my rights”generation of today.

 

But what is today's Christian response to those events?  I don't know. We now look at those who refused to fight, the conscientious objectors, with sympathy, not vilification, and we agonise over the rights and wrongs of present-day conflicts. No-one doubts the bravery and sacrifice of those involved and, on this day in particular, we honour and remember them. I have particular reason to be grateful to those of the Second World War as my parents came to the UK as refugees in 1938 and, had we been invaded, my father would have been sent to the concentration camps. The First War seems a little different, indeed my mother's father (my grandfather) was killed in that war but he was in the Austro-Hungarian army fighting our allies in Italy.

 

I have come to believe that the First War was just, and possibly inevitable but this debatable. What is clear is that those who fought it, at least at the beginning, believed in what they were doing and I respect that and honour it.

                                                                                                                                                       ….....they do things differently there.

 

 Andrew

TODAY

 St Mary’s Quintin is Celebrant & Ann is Preacher

 St Bart’s Rob & Celebrant & Fred is Preacher ,  Marion assisting.

In Our Prayers

Stephen & Peter our bishops, our clergy & our mission to East Ham;

Health & Exercise: St Bart’s Surgery; Slimming World; Karate;

Wing Chung Kung Fu; Zumba

The sick and suffering: Clarice, Jean Skelton, Martin Gammon,

Alice Singh , Joyce Deslandes, Janice Wenlock, Peter Wilson, Les Rowe

 Ron Heard, Graham Davis, Daniel & Liam Kearney & Nadya.

Those who have died:   Alan Twiddy & Yvonne Gammon.

May they rest in peace and rise in glory

Please also pray for Ella Armstrong.

 

Remembrance Sunday

Today we remember all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the giving of their lives in the cause of peace.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

At St Mary’s there will be a shortened special service so we can make our remembrance at 11am at the war memorial in the churchyard.

N.B. St Bart's begins at 09.30am and processes to the Central Park Memorial after Communion to join in the British Legion Service.

Readings for 9th November 2014

Amos 5: 18-24

Readings for 16th  November 2014 

   JOINT SERVICE at ST EDMUND’S

Psalm 149: 1-5         Revelations 5: 1-10         Luke 19: 41-44

St Mary’s Birthday’s      HAPPY BIRTHDAY to

 Christina Laditan, Marion Foote & Claudette King

All Souls and All Saints Thank you to all those who attended last Sunday.

It was good to see so many people at both our special services. +David Hope was particularly pleased to meet so many of you and assures us of his prayers.

Please keep in your prayers Joanna & Martin who are getting married

at St Mary’s on 15th November.

Bible Study Group.   Tuesday 18th November 7.30pm at Mary’s house.

 

Extraordinary Generosity

Three members of our congregation have generously provided for the four sets of eucharistic vestments which St Bart's needs to enhance and enrich its worship. The current sets have given years of service and some of the ones currently being worn are Fr Rob's own sets. Once the vestments are purchased and ready to be worn an act of dedication will be held and those donating them will be invited to the special service.

PCC/DCC Meetings

The PCC Meets this Wednesday (12th) at St Bart's at 7.30pm

Bart's DCC meets on Wednesday 1th 9 at 7.30pm

St Mary's DCC meets on Wednesday 26th November 7.30pm

 in the Parish Room.

Study Day  Our next Parish Study Day is on Thursday 22 January

10.30-3.30pm and it will be led by our Methodist Minister Nicola

in the Luke Room. The price for the day is £7 and booking starts in December.

But please note the date now.

The Book Club meets Tomorrow  at 2pm in Bart's Cafe.

The Group will read HER BIG CHANCE from Alan Bennet's

Talking Heads Series. All welcome.

The Me & My Music evening with Stephen Timms

was a great success.  For those of you who could not attend

 this was his choice of music:-

She Loves You, The Beatles: The Carnival is Over, The Seekers;

Dr Who theme; Steal Away arranged by Michael Tippett;

Capriol Suite by Peter Warlock; How Great Thou Art; Genevieve Waltz by Larry Adler; I could sing of your love forever, Delirious; Chariots of Fire, London Symphony Orchestra, from Isles of Wonder.

  

The next event at Bart’s Café is a Quiz Night hosted

 by Colin Mansfield on Thursday 27th November 7.30pm.

 £7 including a 2 course meal.  Come as a team

 or come on your own . EVERYONE WELCOME.

Don’t be disappointed, book now via Sue or the Parish office.

Advent and Christmas 2014

A leaflet containing all of our Advent and Christmas services will be available next Sunday. Please make sure you take one.

E6 churches Advent Procession: Advent Sunday 30th November  4.15pm. assemble outside the Denmark Arms pub  and process to

E. Ham Baptist Church on Plashet Grove for a brief act of worship. Bring torches/lanterns.

St Mary’s Porch Repair Update.

The faculty forms have all been sent off for the porch repair at St Mary’s. English Heritage have approved the repair and we hope to have the faculty very soon.

Bethany Group. Around 7 of us from the Parish and Café met this week to agree how future sessions should operate in order to be open and welcoming to anyone who wants to join us.  Either as a regular or to drop in. We decided that the following principles are important.  We are NOT Counsellors.

 Just a group to listen, care and share with each other.  We have information on other professional services for those who need it.

Everything shared is In Confidence and there is no pressure to share if you don’t wish to. We will aim to run on the first Monday of the Month in the Luke Room. (Next Session, December 1st ) Start with refreshments at 1.45pm, then start at 2pm with a quiet reflection around a candle before the time for sharing. At the end we will go into the Chapel for an optional short period of prayer.  If you want a prayer said for you at this time but cannot be there then please send to me. Everyone welcome. If you know of anyone who would like to join us, Christian or not, then please invite them.   Shirley Biro

St Mary’s Christmas Market

St Mary’s Church Hall

High Street South

East Ham

 

Saturday 29th November 2014 

11.00am – 3.00pm.

 

Raffle/ books/ cards

Cakes/ clothes/ toys

Bric a Brac

 

Refreshments Available.

 

Please come along and bring all your friends.

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

Telephone 020 8470 0011      

  email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website:  www.easthamparish.org.uk  

     twitter@easthamteam

Registered Charity No: 1127847

Midweek Services

St Mary’s Wednesday evening 6.30pm       St Bart’s Thursday lunchtime 12.30pm.

 ALL WELCOME.

2nd November 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene         St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 2nd November 2014

ALL SAINTS

 

Bishop David Hope writes;

 

The beginning of November with its shortening days and lengthening nights always brings with it a sense of sadness and sorrow and not least this year as the eleventh day of the eleventh month we mark the centenary of the start of the Great War – a war to end all wars – or so it was said – the slaughter of thousands. We shall shortly be remembering the great and final sacrifice they made in the pursuit of peace and the well being of peoples throughout Europe and the world.

 

The beginning of November also brings with it two very special days in the calendar of the Church – All Saints and All Souls. These two days point us forwards as we 'remember the future'. Yes we have the saints' days throughout the course of the year – those well known names of both women and men – John, James, Mary, Mary Magdalene – and hundreds more. Yet there are so many thousands who never get a mention – those who over the years have been in all manner of ways heroic and sacrificial in their lives giving themselves in utter service to their fellow human beings.

 

All Souls' is on the other hand a more restrained day when we remember and thank God for our own loved ones now departed this life – hence the invitation to the Service on Saturday evening to come and light a candle – that living light and flame which reminds us of their new life of light and joy in the Kingdom of God.

 

I very much look forward to being with you all for these two great days in the fellowship of the Church, alive here on earth – alive too in the eternal glory of God's peace and love.

 

+David M Hope.   

 

In Our Prayers

Stephen & Peter our bishops, our clergy & our mission to East Ham;

Children & Young People: Newham Pre-School Learning Alliance;

Fellowship House Children’s Centre; Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Rangers;

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts; Centre4M; St Mary’s Pre-School; St Alban’s Pre-School;

Sea Cadets; Air Cadets; Army Cadets; XLP

The sick and suffering: Clarice, Jean Skelton, Martin Gammon,

Alice Singh , Joyce Deslandes, Janice Wenlock, Peter Wilson, Les Rowe

 Ron Heard, Graham Davis, Daniel & Liam Kearney & Nadya.

Those who have died:   Alan Twiddy & Yvonne Gammon.

May they rest in peace and rise in glory

Please also pray for Ella Armstrong.

Readings for 2nd November 2014     JOINT SERVICE at ST BART’S

1 John 4: 1-3         Matthew 5: 1-12

Readings for 9th November 2014

Amos 5: 18-24

St Mary’s Birthday’s      HAPPY BIRTHDAY to

 James Obasanya, Geoff Hayes & Natalie Morgan

Welcome to Dr David Hope this morning

A warm welcome indeed to Bishop David who will celebrate and preach at our joint service for All Saints.  Since retiring as Archbishop in 1996 Bishop David has worked as an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Bradford and led retreats across the country.

Sunday 9th November Remembrance Sunday.

St Mary’s : A shortened special service so we can make our remembrance at 11am at the war memorial in the churchyard.

N.B. St Bart's begins at 09.30am and processes to the Central Park Memorial after Communion to join in the British Legion Service.

Please keep in your prayers Joanna & Martin who are getting married

at St Mary’s on 15th November.

Thank you to all who came along and all who participated in the

Church of South India Concert last Sunday.

 A total of £224.10 was raised for Christian Aid.

Geraldine writes: Thank you all for your good wishes and for the beautiful flowers.  If they ever cut me open (let's hope they don't) they will surely find "St B" written on my heart.  You are in my prayers as I in yours. 

 Thanks for all your loving support and encouragement"

PCC Wednesday 12th November 7.30pm at St Bart’s.

The Book Club meets on Monday 10 November at 2pm in Bart's Cafe. The Group will read HER BIG CHANCE from Alan Bennet's

Talking Heads Series. All welcome.

St Edmunds Do please note the service coming up in two weeks marking the next stage in the process of St Edmunds joining the East Ham Team.

 From 16th November our ministry team will be responsible for the services at

St Edmunds until the legalities are completed in the spring and St Edmunds

 is finally absorbed into the East Ham Team. Rob is meeting with Ed, Coraline and Alison this week and your prayers are asked for that congregation

 at this time of expectation.

A good meeting was held about the Nature Reserve at St Mary’s

and is to be run by Active Newham. We will see how it develops over the next 6 months. The work on the Nature Reserve Centre is ongoing but we hope to have it finished by the end of November.

Bible Study Group.  

Next meetings Thursday 6th November 1.30pm in St Bart’s Church and Tuesday 18th November 7.30pm at Mary’s house.

Me & My Music. All of the tickets for Me and My Music for Friday evening had been sold. Thanks to our local MP Stephen for giving up his evening.

We hope that everyone enjoyed it. The next event at Bart’s Café

is a Quiz Night hosted by Colin Mansfield on Thursday 27th November 7.30pm. Don’t be disappointed, book now via Sue or the Parish office.

Vestments for St Bart’s The vestments at St Bart’s need replacing.

The chasuble worn by the celebrant comes in four colours green, white, red and purple. The cost is about £250 each but are a wonderful gift for the church or to be offered in memory of someone? Or maybe you have some ideas for fundraising? If you wish  to provide a set or make a gift toward one please let Rob or Hazel (the sacristan) know. 

Advent Reflections. Our Advent Reflections this year be based on Maria Boulding's classic book THE COMING OF GOD. If you would like to read it yourself you can easily order a copy from Amazon or  from any Christian bookshop. Various members of the clergy team will lead reflections at our midweek services St Edmunds

 (Tuesdays 10am), St Mary's (Wednesdays 6.30pm)

 and St Bart's (Thursdays 1230pm) 

St Mary’s Porch Repair Update.

The faculty forms have all been sent off for the porch repair at St Mary’s. English Heritage have approved the repair and

we hope to have the faculty very soon.

New Monthly ‘Bethany’ Group Starting on Monday 3rd November 2.30pm at Bart’s. This will be a time for people who need to talk about their burdens.  Grief, families, sickness. Just time to be listened to.  After Church is always too busy. In the café during the week, you hear a snippet but know there is so much more to say, but it is not the right place or time. A ‘listening, sharing, caring’ group.  Starting with friends from the Parish and Café. A safe group which will gradually open up  to newcomers, perhaps from bereaved families whose funerals have been taken by the Parish.  Nobody sees themselves as professional counsellors but referrals can be made to other organizations if needed. Do drop in if you have something to share or think you can support others by just listening.Shirley Biro

St Mary’s Christmas Market will be held on Saturday 29th November.

More details later.

 

JOINING WITH ST EDMUNDS

 

Sunday 16 November 2014

 

10AM

 

PATRONAL FESTIVAL OF ST EDMUND

KING AND MARTYR

AT

ST EDMUNDS

 

ALL WELCOME

 

A Joint Service marking the start of a process whereby

St Edmunds, Katherine Road,

becomes part of the East Ham Team

 

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

Telephone 020 8470 0011    

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Website:  www.easthamparish.org.uk   

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Registered Charity No: 1127847

Midweek Services

St Mary’s Wednesday evening 6.30pm   

    St Bart’s Thursday lunchtime 12.30pm.

 ALL WELCOME.

26th October 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene         St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 26th October 2014

Trinity Last

 

 

Faith Love Hope in our post-modern world

 

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:23-25)

 

This is undoubtedly, a call to persevere. A call to hold fast to the Lord especially in the busyness of life in our post-modern materialistic world; when credit is so temptingly easy to obtain.

We live isolated lives. We do not know who our neighbours are; they too might not know who we are. In our quest for material things, we fall deep in debt.

 

We live in fear and we turn to the loan sharks on our High Streets; but not so fast. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we confess - Our Resurrected Lord. 

 

He is faithful.  His will for our lives will be done; so let us turn to him first. The way God may speak to us depends upon our personal ways of perceiving his presence. There is no one correct way to relate to God. My way is no better than yours. God speaks with us in many ways. The more we listen to God and act upon God’s urging, the more we will be fully alive; allowing us to live the life given at our birth.  

 

                                                                                  Marion

Today:

 St Bart’s: Fred is Celebrant & Ann is Preacher with help from Marion

 St Mary’s:  Quintin is Celebrant & Preacher

In Our Prayers

Stephen & Peter our bishops, our clergy & our mission to East Ham;

Worshipping Communities who share our buildings: Lay Ministers: Shirley & John; Staff: Brenda, Chrissie, Bill, May, June, Win, Mary, Sue, Debbie & Jackie

Churchwardens: Andrew, Mary, Laurine, John, Hazel & Ajith

The sick and suffering: Clarice, Jean Skelton, Martin & Yvonne Gammon,

Alice Singh , Joyce Deslandes, Janice Wenlock, Peter Wilson, Les Rowe

 Ron Heard, Graham Davis, Daniel & Liam Kearney & Nadya.

Those who have died:   Alan Twiddy. May he rest is peace and rise in glory

Please also pray for Ella Armstrong.

Readings for 26th October 2014

St Bart’s: Leviticus 19: 1-2, 15-18   1 Thessalonians 2: 1-8    Matthew 22: 34-36

St Mary’s: Deuteronomy 34: 1-12        1 Thessalonians 2: 1-8

Readings for 2nd November 2014     JOINT SERVICE at ST BART’S

1 John 4: 1-3         Matthew 5: 1-12

St Mary’s Birthday’s      HAPPY BIRTHDAY to  Funmi Laguda

The flowers in St Bart’s this morning are in memory of May’s son Frank.

Today we welcome for baptism Xaiver at St Mary’s and  Liana & Kwaku

at St Bart’s . Please keep them, their Parents, Godparents,

families & friends in your prayers on this special day.

Sunday 9th November Remembrance Sunday.

St Mary’s : A shortened special service so we can make our remembrance at 11am at the war memorial in the churchyard.

St Bart’s the service will start at 9.30am.

An Afternoon of Solos, Quartets, Poems and more

jointly hosted by St Bart’s  & CSI Malayalam Congregation

TODAY 3.00pm – 5.00pm at St Bart’s

Free entry -  all proceeds to Christian Aid.

Come and join us in a musical and fun filled afternoon.

Well done to those who remembered to turn the clocks back

and made the services on time.

Diocesan Synod Saturday 1st November. Could you please pray for those who are attending from the Parish and any decisions made.

Please keep in your prayers Joanna & Martin who are getting married at St Mary’s on 15th November.

We would all like to thank Geraldine for all that she has done for the Parish over the past 30 or so years & wish her well for her sabbatical. We very much hope that she will come in to see us while she is on leave.  Thank you

St Edmunds. Plans for the East Ham Team to assume responsibility for the services at St Edmunds continue and remember that on Sunday 16th November we will gather at St Edmunds

 for our 10am Sunday Service.

A meeting was  held about the Nature Reserve at St Mary’s

and is to be run on a temporary basis by Active Newham

 which is a company set up by Newham Council,

so we will see how it develops over the next 6 months.

Bible Study Group.

Thanks, particularly to Mary, who hosted the Bible Study last Tuesday. We had a good discussion but only managed to get through 5 verses – so lots more to discuss next time.

Next meetings Thursday 6th November 2.30pm at the Rectory and Tuesday 18th November at Mary’s house.

Me & My Music Friday 31st October

A happy Sue. All tickets have been sold for Me & My Music. Please don’t turn up on the night if you haven’t already booked.

The next event at Bart’s Café is a Quiz Night

hosted by Colin Mansfield Thursday 27th November 7.30pm.

 Don’t be disappointed, book now via Sue or the Parish office.

Vestments for St Bart’s The vestments at St Bart’s need replacing.

The chasuble worn by the celebrant comes in four colours green, white, red and purple. The cost is about £250 each but are a wonderful gift for the church or to be offered in memory of someone? Or maybe you have some ideas for fundraising? If you wish  to provide a set or make a gift toward one please let Rob or Hazel (the sacristan) know. 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY.

 

Thursday 30th October.

Autumnal Craft Activities East Ham Library 2.00pm.

PCC Wednesday 12th November 7.30pm at St Bart’s.

 

St Mary’s Christmas Market will be held on Saturday 29th November.

More details later.

ALL SOULS AND ALL SAINTS

  2014

 

Saturday 1st November 2014     7.00pm

St Mary Magdalene

Joint Service

Commemoration of All Souls

We remember our loved ones

Lists for names to be remembered are at the back of both churches.

Last chance to put any names down.

 

Preacher: Bishop David Hope

 

Sunday 2nd November 2014   10.00am

St Bartholomew

 

Joint Service

Celebration of All Saints

Preacher: Bishop David Hope

 

All welcome

 

Bishop David Hope is the former Bishop of London

and Archbishop of York.

 

For all the saints, who from their labours rest!

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

Telephone 020 8470 0011     

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Website:  www.easthamparish.org.uk    

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Registered Charity No: 1127847

Midweek Services

St Mary’s Wednesday evening 6.30pm     

  St Bart’s Thursday lunchtime 12.30pm.

 ALL WELCOME.

19th October 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene         St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 19th October 2014

Trinity 18

 

Plagues

 

"One citizen avoided another, hardly any neighbour troubled about others, relatives never or hardly ever visited each other. Moreover, such terror was struck into the hearts of men and women by this calamity, that brother abandoned brother, and the uncle his nephew, and the sister her brother, and very often the wife her husband. What is even worse and nearly incredible is that fathers and mothers refused to see and tend their children, as if they had not been theirs.’

This was a description of the effects of the black death written by Giovanni Boccaccio who lived through the plague as it ravaged the city of Florence in 1348.

The Plague in 1348 or Ebola in 2014 as well as being dreadful diseases affecting large parts of populations both had or are having crippling effects on societies spreading fear.

The Black Death, Leposy, AIDS and Ebola are just some in a long list of diseases that wreaked havoc and paralysed societies down the centuries.

Yet we see Jesus healing the lepers. Affirming their humanity. Jesus’ loving response and the reaction of those brave soldiers, doctors and nurses working in the affected countries is an important lesson to us all.

                                                                   Quintin

Today:

 St Bart’s: Quintin is Celebrant & Ann is Preacher.

 St Mary’s:  Fred is Celebrant & Rob is Preacher with help from Marion

In Our Prayers

Stephen & Peter our bishops, our clergy and our mission to East Ham;

Older People: Golden Oldies; Genesis Housing Association – residents and staff; Lunch Club; Friday Games.

Those preparing for baptism: Liana & Kwaku.

The sick and suffering: Clarice, Jean Skelton, Martin & Yvonne Gammon,

Alice Singh , Joyce Deslandes, Janice Wenlock, Peter Wilson,

 Ron Heard, Graham Davis, Daniel & Liam Kearney & Nadya.

Those who have died:   Alan Twiddy. May he rest is peace and rise in glory

Please also pray for Ella Armstrong.

Readings for 19th October 2014

St Bart’s:  Isaiah 45: 1-7  1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10  Matthew 22: 15-22

St Mary’s:  Exodus 33: 12-end  1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10

Readings for 26th October 2014

St Bart’s: Leviticus 19: 1-2, 15-18   1 Thessalonians 2: 1-8    Matthew 22: 34-36

St Mary’s: Deuteronomy 34: 1-12        1 Thessalonians 2: 1-8

St Mary’s Birthday’s      HAPPY BIRTHDAY to  Peter Davies

Healing and Anointing TODAY there will be the opportunity for healing

and anointing at Bart’s at the 10am service. Please come and pray for healing either for yourself or for others.

Our Sincere Apologies to those who turned up for the Thursday lunchtime Eucharist only to find that there was no priest present. Cover had been arranged for Rob who was conducting a funeral but due to reasons beyond our control the person could not attend. We are grateful to Marion for  leading prayers which were much appreciated.

Next Sunday at St Mary’s we are baptising Xavier.

Please keep him, his family, friends and Godparents in your prayers

An Evening of Solos, Quartets, Poems and more.

A programme jointly hosted by St Bart’s

 & CSI Malayalam Congregation

 

Sunday October 26th 3.00pm – 5.00pm at St Bart’s

Free entry -  all proceeds to Christian Aid.

Come and join us in a musical and fun filled evening.

If you wish to take part or require any further details contact:

Alison McLucas: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Philip John: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sue now has a final total from the Macmillan Coffee Morning

 she held earlier this month. The grand total of £309.40 was raised, an increase of £60.00 on last year.

 Many thanks to all who supported this wonderful cause.    Sue

St Edmunds. Plans for the East Ham Team to assume responsibility for the services at St Edmunds continue and remember that on Sunday 16th November we will gather at St Edmunds

 for our 10am Sunday Service.

Thank you to Irene for the wonderful session of the Parish book club held last Monday.

Bible Study Group The autumn Bible Study Group next meets on Tuesday 21st October 7.30pm at Mary’s house and Thursday 6th November 2.30pm at the Rectory.

Me & My Music

 

The Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP reveals his favourite 6 most important pieces of music as he reflects on his life so far.

Friday 31st October 7.30pm Bart’s Café.

 

A two course dinner is included in the ticket price.

You are welcome to bring your own wine. Price is £7. Please email or phone the Parish Office to book and state any dietary requirements.

Vestments for St Bart’s The vestments at St Bart’s need replacing.

The fabrics are worn and some stained  The chasuble worn by the celebrant comes in four colours green, white, red and purple. The DCC thought it was a good idea to start by asking if anyone would be prepared to make a donation towards purchasing the first new set.

The cost is about £250 each but they are a wonderful gift for the church or to be offered in memory of someone? Or maybe you have some ideas for fundraising? If you wish  to provide a set or make a gift toward one please let Rob or Hazel (the sacristan) know. 

St Martin in the Fields: Monday 3 November 7.00pm Andrew White,

Living without enemies in Baghdad (Free Admission). Andrew White is President of the Foundation for Reconciliation in the Middle East, and Chaplain to the International Zone and to St George’s Church, the largest church in Iraq with an extensive food relief programme and free clinic.

 Canon White strives to bring peace in Iraq and the wider region through dialogue. He facilitates the High Council for Religious Leaders in Iraq.

St Mary’s Christmas Market will be held on Saturday 29th November.

More details later.

IONA  2015 Some of the congregation at St Mary’s, particularly telling Rob that they didn’t have enough notice of the Iona pilgrimage which he recently led.

So he can now tell you that next year’s Iona pilgrimage is 4th-8th May spending one night in Glasgow and three on Iona itself. You can  book now! 01992 579697

ALL SOULS AND ALL SAINTS  2014

 

Saturday 1st November 2014     7.00pm

St Mary Magdalene

Joint Service

Commemoration of All Souls

We remember our loved ones

Lists for names to be remembered are at the back of both churches.

Preacher: Bishop David Hope

 

Sunday 2nd November 2014   10.00am

St Bartholomew

Joint Service

Celebration of All Saints

Preacher: Bishop David Hope

 

All welcome

 

Bishop David Hope is the former Bishop of London

and Archbishop of York.

 

For all the saints, who from their labours rest!

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

Telephone 020 8470 0011     

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Website:  www.easthamparish.org.uk 

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Registered Charity No: 1127847

Midweek Services

St Mary’s Wednesday evening 6.30pm       St Bart’s Thursday lunchtime 12.30pm.

 ALL WELCOME.