6th July 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene     

St Bartholomew †   

St Alban                                                                                  

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 6th July 2014

 


 

Moving on.........

 

For the past twenty years, I've been the Chief Executive Officer for The Renewal Programme which is a charity which was founded by three Christian ministers way back in 1971. The Programme offer advice and advocacy to people who are carers and those who are refugees or asylum seekers; we also have training courses in business administration and English for speakers of other languages(ESOL); we have some supported housing and we run the Hartley centre - just across the road from St Bart's - and four youth clubs. About 65 people are employed by the Programme and a further 100 or so volunteer regularly.

But I have resigned! Yes, after all these wonderful years I decided that it was time to move on and do other things; I want to pick up piano lessons where I left off many years ago and there are so very many books to read and films to watch. I have my work with the East Ham parish and the BBC and, of course, I've recently become a Councillor.

All changes involve loss - even the most longed-for move to a new house means leaving the old neighbourhood; the darlingest new baby means saying goodbye to time, money, freedom from worry....and the rest! For ever! Don't we know it!

And I know that I shall miss my colleagues, our service users and all the churches and groups that support the Programme but they will go on to do new, exciting things and I will watch with delight and try not to say 'I wouldn't have done it like that!'

I'm not leaving for a few months yet as it will take a while to recruit a new CEO, but the deed is done and I'm moving on - watch this space!

 

Ann

 

TODAY

10.00am St Bart’s Rob is Celebrant & Preacher.

10.00am St Mary’s Quintin is Celebrant & Fred is Preacher.

In Our Prayers
Our Mission: +Stephen our bishops, our clergy and our mission to East Ham;

Worshipping Communities: who share our buildings Lay Ministers: Shirley & John Staff: Brenda, Chrissie, Bill, May, June, Win, Mary,Sue, Ritta & Alison.

Church Wardens: Andrew, Mary, Laurine, John, Hazel & Ajith.

The sick and suffering: Les Page, Clarice, Jean Skelton, Martin & Yvonne Gammon, Alice Singh , Lucy Owen, May Gentry, Joyce Deslandes, Primrose Hooker,

Janice Wenlock, Peter Wilson & Graham Davis.  

Those who have died:  Alec Kellaway.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

 

Readings for 6th July 2014  

St Bart’s: Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30

St Mary’s: Song of Solomon 2: 8-13

Readings for 13th July 2014

St Bart’s:  Romans 8: 1-11  Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23

St Mary’s:  Genesis 25: 19- end  Romans 8: 1-11

St Mary’s Birthday’s        HAPPY BIRTHDAY to

Niah Lagunda, Joe Bence, Alison Gaby & Toni-Leigh Tellis

Today at St Mary’s we welcome Romea & Clare for Baptism.

Please keep them, their families, Godparents and friends in your prayers

as they celebrate this special day.

Keep in your prayers those who are being married at St Mary’s or having their banns read in the next month. Rebecca & Bill, Kerry & Michael,     Michelle & Richard, Hayley & Godfrey, Hannah & Paul, Deborah & Patrick.

Could you please keep in your prayers Pat & Albert Davis whose son Graham had a bad accident last Sunday and is now in Tooting hospital.

We continue to hold in our prayers the family of Alec Kellaway who died recently. Alec was a reader at St Mark’s, Beckton for many years as well as a Councillor. Alec’s funeral will be held on 15th July at 11am at St Mark’s.

At the back of St Mary’s are the sign up sheets for the Songs of Praise

to be held on 27th July 6pm our Patronal Sunday.

Do please put a favourite hymn on the sheet,  Thanks

Bart’s this morning Thanks to the children – leading the all age service at St Bart’s today as we look at the life of St Thomas.

Bible Study The next Bible study date is 22nd July  7:30 at Mary’s house. Please contact the office for details.

Book Club Back on our usual 3rd Monday of the month the Parish Book Club marks French national day

Monday 14th July (Bart’s café 2pm) with a look at four popular 20th century French poems (in English!!) Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) Autumn Crocuses; Jacques Prévert (1900-1977) Breakfast;

Francis Ponge (1899-1988) Rhetoric; René Char (1907-1988) Evadne. ALL WELCOME. They are lovely poems! 

Meeting of Christians on the Left (formerly CSM)

Faith Schools: Enriching Education or an Idea Whose Time is Passed. Speaker: Revd Quintin Peppiatt.

Quintin will be giving some personal reflections upon the issues raised by faith schools and the place of religious faith in education. The meeting is open to CotL members and non-members, Christians and non-Christians.

Please feel free to invite people who would be interested.

Sunday 13th July, 7:30 for a start at 8pm.

Cornerstone Café (cnr of Barking Rd and Adine Rd E13)

An enormous thanks to the Marshall family for overseeing the Stubbers adventures last weekend. The children who took part had a great time.

PCC There will be a meeting of the PCC at 1130am in St Mary Magdalene Hall

on Sunday 13 July.

St Bart’s DCC.

The next DCC meeting will be on 23rd July at 7.30pm in the Chapel.

Bradwell Pilgrimage

The coach is now fully booked, unless someone drops out!

For those that are booked, we are meeting the coach and pilgrims from 8 other churches from North Woolwich to Forest Gate on 12th July at 8:30am outside the college opposite the Town Hall, with a picnic.

Enquiries to Shirley

Thanks to Sue and the team for the memorable 4th July celebration at Bart’s café. Due to the Tour de France coming to Newham

there will be no Lunch Club on Monday 7th July.

Strawberry Teas: Thanks To Irene and her team for all the hard work put into making yesterday’s strawberry teas at the Rectory, such a wonderful occasion.

 

ST MARY MAGDALENE

PATRONAL FESTIVAL

SATURDAY 26th July 2014

 

FREE GUIDED TOURS

FREE LIVE MUSIC

 

REFRESHMENTS AVAILAVLE

 

ALL WELCOME

 

We also have a joint service

10am Sunday 27th July

 

 Preacher Revd. Canon John Fellows

 (previous vicar at St. Mary Magdalene.)

 

 

6pm Songs of Praise Evening Service

 

 

 

 

PCC Next Week

There will be a brief meeting of the PCC next Sunday (13th,11.30am) at St Mary Magdalene Church Hall for anyone wanting to ask questions about the legal process now underway to absorb St Edmund's Forest Gate into the East Ham Team. Please note that a public consultation process is about to get underway when anyone from any of the churches involved will be able to make submissions to the Diocese and then support those submissions personally. Your prayers for the people of St Edmund's, who are greatly looking forward to joining our parish, are asked for at this time.

 

Extraordinary Parish Meeting

In the absence of a Parish Treasurer we continue to do what we can to manage the financial affairs of our parish with due prudence and efficacy. The audited accounts for 2013 are now available for inspection. All members of the congregation are invited to attend an Extraordinary Parish Meeting on Sunday 27th July at 12noon at St Mary Magdalene Church Hall. Copies of the accounts are available now from the parish office hard copy or pdf). They will also be displayed in both churches from tomorrow. Because we have no treasurer, any detailed questions about the accounts should be submitted in advance so that we can glean the necessary answers from our volunteer book keeper and/or the diocesan parish giving offier. There is one item  on the agenda on this day but we must formally receive and accept the the accounts.

 
 

SUMMER STUDY DAY

 

We will be holding one of our regular study days on Thursday 14 August when we will look in detail at the Gospel of John.

What does it say to us today? What are its chief characteristics?

 How can we understand it better. Rob will lead the day.

10.30am till 3pm.

Cost £7 including a sandwich lunch.

 

Midweek Services

Please note that our midweek services continue throughout the summer and are a joy and delight! If you have not been to St Mary Magdalene on a Wednesday evening (1830) or St Bart's on a Thursday lunchtime (1230) you don't know what you are missing! During August the lunchtime Eucharists at St Bart's will focus on "Favourite Psalms". ALL WELCOME.

   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

 

29th June 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 29th June 2014

 

 

Men of Galilee…….”

 

And so, after a whirlwind week of climbing into and out of the bus and wondering just where we were now, we are back from seeing

the sites and sights of the Holy Land: and there were many.

 

Some are, to a degree ,“authentic” ie they look much as they would have looked to Jesus and His disciples.  These include the Hills and the Sea of Galilee, the ruins of Caperneum and Caesarea, the Western (Wailing) Wall of the Temple in Jerusalem and the Garden of Gethsemane.  It is not too difficult to imagine what it was like 2000 years ago.

 

Others are a little more problematic. They are where, according to tradition, things happened eg the Marriage at Cana, the Beatitudes, Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes, the Annunciation and, of course,

the Birth at Bethlehem and the Crucifixion in Jerusalem. Each place has been venerated since the 4th Century or earlier and, to mark the spots, Christian groups and denominations  have built and re-built and continue to take care of  Basilicas and Churches. They are places of worship which commemorate the events, rather than historical sites of the event. But, as we reflected on what happened there, we pay homage to, and take our place in, the chain of the Pilgrims who over the centuries have also remembered there.

 

As we returned home I was reminded of the Ascension and, to mangle Acts 1 v11 , the angels said: “Men of Galilee why stand you looking…. this Jesus who was taken…..will return” – so get on with your mission!

                                                                       Andrew

TODAY

10.00am St Bart’s Ann is Celebrant & Rob is Preacher.

10.00am St Mary’s Fred is Celebrant & Quintin is Preacher.

In Our Prayers
Our Mission: +Stephen our bishops, our clergy and 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: Les Page, Clarice, Jean Skelton, Martin & Yvonne Gammon, Alice Singh , Lucy Owen, May Gentry, Joyce Deslandes, Primrose Hooker,

Janice Wenlock, Peter Wilson & Graham Davis.  

Those who have died:  Alec Kellaway.

May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Readings for 29th June 2014

Acts 12: 1-11        2 Timothy 4: 6-8, 17-18        Matthew 16: 13-19

Readings for 6th July 2014  

St Bart’s: Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30

St Mary’s: Song of Solomon 2: 8-13

St Mary’s Birthday’s        HAPPY BIRTHDAY to

Karen Malcolm, Amelie Mason, Kim Andrews & John King

Congratulations to Niah Laguda on her first Birthday.

Next Sunday at St Mary’s we welcome Romea for Baptism.

Please keep her, her family, Godparents and friends in your prayers

As they prepare for this special day.

Could you please keep in your prayers Pat & Albert Davis whose son Graham had a bad accident last Sunday and is now in Tooting hospital.

As Quintin spoke about in the sermon last Sunday – Alec Kellaway died last week.  We continue to keep his family in our prayers. Alec was a reader

 at St Mark’s, Beckton for many years as well as a Councillor.

We will let you know funeral details as soon as we have them.

At the back of St Mary’s are the sign up sheets for the Songs of Praise

to be held on 27th July 6pm our Patronal Sunday.

Do please put a favourite hymn on the sheet,  Thanks

HEDGEROW COURT Mass will be celebrated at Hedgerow Court

 tomorrow (Monday) at 10.30am.

BOOK CLUB  The next meeting of the  Book Club will be 

 Tomorrow - Monday 30 June at 2pm.  It will be a movie afternoon.

STUBBERS  We remember all those young people from our parish who are spending this weekend at Stubbers for the annual adventure weekend. We are once again grateful to John Marshall for leading this event. Rob led an act of worship and joined their BBQ last night. Today we pray for all our young people, that they may be blessed in their life and ministries.

At next week's All Age Worship service at St Bart's we will be continuing our recent practice of inviting requests for hymns before the gospel reading.  So put your thinking caps on, have a look in the book and see if there is anything you would like us all to sing.      Thanks      Geraldine

ST PETER AND ST PAUL Today we remember the lives of St Peter and

 St Paul whose special day falls today and, of course, we remember all those being ordained deacon and priest across the Church of England today.

We especially remember those candidates in our own Diocese of Chelmsford.

PCC There will be a meeting of the PCC at 1130am in

St Mary Magdalene Hall on Sunday 13 July.

SUMMER STUDY DAY We will be holding one of our regular study days on Thursday 14 August when we will look in detail at the Gospel of John.

What does it say to us today? What are its chief characteristics?

 How can we understand it better. Rob will lead the day. 1030am till 3pm.

Cost £7 including a sandwich lunch.

Bradwell Pilgrimage Saturday 12th July

We still have some spaces if you would like to re-experience this pilgrimage to St Cedds or try it for the first time. Join hundreds of others from across East London and Essex on this 2 mile walk from the village church to the sea front to the ancient St Cedds Chapel.  And enjoy inspiring open air worship with Rev Dr Kate Coleman as this year’s speaker. The cost will be £12 per person.  Bring a picnic and enjoy a memorable day out. http://bradwellpilgrimage.webs.com/         Shirley Biro

Bart’s Café invites you to celebrate American Independence

Day on Friday 4th July. 9.30am – 3.30pm. Seating outside available weather permitting.  Due to the Tour de France coming to Newham there will be no Lunch Club on Monday 7th July.

Parish Event:  Strawberry Tea (With Cream on Scones)

Rectory Garden, Navarre Road, E6

Saturday, 5th July 2014   2.00 – 4.00 pm

 

 

HOLY LAND

The Pilgrimage to the Holy Land proved to be a memorable occasion,

I believe, for all those that took part.

Every group is unique and dynamic in its own way.

We got to know each other to a point that we were

 sad to see the journey actually come to an end.

 Galilee was glorious, including a rather strange storm like

 wind which actually affected our boat during the crossing.

 

 We enjoyed our visits to Nazareth, Cana and the Mount of Transfiguration. Jerusalem, via the coastal town of Ceasarea,

 was also wonderful with a bonus visit to Ein Karem,

the birthplace of John the Baptist

 where one of the highlights was a home made ice cream shop!

 

We followed in the footsteps of Jesus to the place of his crucifixion and celebrated his resurrection at Emmaus.

 

Please do talk with those who travelled with us from both

St Mary's and St Bart's and some who are users of Bart's Café

 and they will be happy to share their experiences.

 

Rob

 

St Mary Magdalene

 

Patronal Festival

Saturday 26th July 2014

11am to 4pm

 

FREE Guided tours

 

FREE live music

 

Refreshments available

 

ALL WELCOME

 

We also have a joint service

10am Sunday 27th July

 

 Preacher Revd. Canon John Fellows

 (previous vicar at St. Mary Magdalene.)

 

 

6pm Songs of Praise Evening Service

 

  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

 

 

 

 

 

22nd June 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                      

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 22nd June 2014

 

“CORPUS CHRISTI”

Eucharist the ‘bread of love’, Pope says on Corpus Christi

Thursday 19th June 2014

 

Thursday after the Feast (Solemnity) of the Holy Trinity in the Christian Liturgical year is the Feast (Solemnity) of “Corpus Christi”. This is the Latin for The Body of Christ, a declaration made by the minster says each time we receive Communion. Our response, AMEN, indicates our belief, joyful expectation, and faithful trust.

 

This is the feast in the Christian Calendar which emphasizes the Churches joy in the institution of the Holy Eucharist. The feast which is designated in the Roman Church as The “Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ” is also celebrated in some Anglican, Lutheran, and Old Catholic Churches, who hold similar beliefs regarding the Real Presence and the centrality of the Eucharist as Christ’s eucharistic presence in the life of the Church.

 

This year, Pope Francis exhorted the faithful to avoid the “false bread” of the world, and to remember that God’s food truly satisfies.  To live the experience of faith means to let the Lord nourish us and to build our existence not on material goods, but on the reality that does not perish: the gifts of God, his Word and his Body.

 

The Body of Christ is the bread of the end of times. This nourishment is capable of giving life, and eternal life, because the substance and essence is this bread of love.

 

In our hunger for life, hunger for love, hunger for eternity, maybe we can decisively turn to Christ today. Christ is the Bread of Life. We can say a profound AMEN in welcoming Christ to be permanently present in our lives and in our hearts.                                                                                                                                  Fr Fred

TODAY

10.00am St Bart’s Fred is Celebrant & Preacher.

10.00am St Mary’s Quintin is Celebrant & Preacher.

In Our Prayers
Our Mission: +Stephen our bishops, our clergy and our mission to East Ham;

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

Wing Chun Kung Fu; Smovey; Zumba

The sick and suffering: Les Page, Clarice, Jean Skelton, Martin & Yvonne Gammon, Alice Singh , Lucy Owen, May Gentry, Joyce Deslandes, Primrose Hooker,

Janice Wenlock, Peter Wilson & Graham Davis.  

Readings for 22nd June 2014  

St Mary’s: Genesis 21: 8-21     Romans 6: 1-11

St Bart’s: Jeremiah 20: 7-13      Romans 6: 1b-11      Matthew 10: 24-39

Readings for 29th June 2014

Acts 12: 1-11        2 Timothy 4: 6-8, 17-18        Matthew 16: 13-19

St Mary’s Birthday’s        HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Caroline Quigley

Next Sunday at St Mary’s we welcome Romea for Baptism.

Please keep her, her family, Godparents and friends in your prayers

as they prepare for this special day. 

Could you please keep in your prayers Pat & Albert Davis whose son Graham had a bad accident last Sunday and is now in Tooting hospital.

Today I sent off £485 to Christian Aid.

  Thanks everyone for this magnificent effort.        Geraldine

The new names were entered into the Memorial book at St Mary’s

 if anyone would like to have a look.

BOOK CLUB  The next meeting of the  Book Club will be on

 Monday 30 June at 2pm.  It will be a movie afternoon.

St Edmunds

In light of some comments that have been received by

myself and June it seems this issue is not as straightforward as many of us had thought after the discussions at various DCC and PCC meetings. Therefore in consultation with June there will be a

special PCC meeting after the 10am church services

to be held in St.Mary's Church Hall on Sunday 13th July

to decide on this matter. Rob will have returned and we can then relay

 any comments to the diocese by the 19th July.          

    Quintin

The Holy Land Pilgrimage.

A group of pilgrims from East Ham are currently in the Holy Land

led by Fr Rob. You will be able to see what they have been up to every day via Twitter #easthamteam

Please continue to pray for them on their journey.

Bradwell Pilgrimage Saturday 12th July

We still have some spaces if you would like to re-experience this pilgrimage to St Cedds or try it for the first time.

Join hundreds of others from across East London and Essex

 on this 2 mile walk from the village church to the sea front to the ancient St Cedds Chapel.  And enjoy inspiring open air worship with Rev Dr Kate Coleman as this year’s speaker.

 The cost for the coach will be £12 per person. 

 Bring a picnic and enjoy a memorable day out. http://bradwellpilgrimage.webs.com/         Shirley Biro

Bart’s Café invites you to celebrate American Independence

Day on Friday 4th July. 9.30am – 3.30pm

Seating outside available weather permitting.

Parish Event:

Strawberry Tea (With Cream on Scones)

Rectory Garden, Navarre Road, E6

Saturday, 5th July 2014   2.00 – 4.00 pm

STUBBERS 2014 June 27th-29th   NEXT WEEKEND

There a few places left – if you would like to go

 fill out an application form today.

 

For our 13th year we will be taking 30 children aged between

 8 and 16yrs to Stubbers Adventure Centre in Upminster for a weekend of adventurous activities -  for info www.stubbers.co.uk.

The cost per child is £60.

 Please complete an application form ASAP for each child –

 available from the parish office or by e-mail from Chrissie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hazel Thomas at St Bart’s

 or Claudette King at St Mary’s and return with a cheque

 for £60/child payable to “East Ham PCC”.

For informal enquiries contact John Marshall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 St Mary Magdalene

PATRONAL FESTIVAL

 

FREE Guided Tours

FREE Live music

 

Saturday 26th July 2014

11am to 4pm

 

Refreshments available

 

ALL WELCOME

 

 We also have a joint service

10am Sunday 27th July

 

 Preacher Revd. John Fellowes

 (previous vicar at St. Mary Magdalene.)

 

6pm Songs of Praise Evening Service

 

   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

15th June 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                      

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 15th June 2014

 

                                   

The following poem was written by a member of St Bart’s

Congregation and read at the Christian Aid Concert.

 

 

                                    Life’s Blessings

 

For when you’re lonely and so weary,

God’s Blessings are with you

And when you mourn with broken hearts

God’s Blessings will shine through

And that the meek will conquer the earth

that’s what the Bible says

for Jesus gives us a second birth

His Blessings are here this day.

 

For those who hunger to spread God’s Word,

the Pure in Heart will see

mercy and peace now that’s a start

is the best thing that can be

that persecution is such a test

His Kingdom from above

For we will find that Perfect Rest

with Jesus and His Love

 

                                                            Jacqueline Wood

 

           

TODAY

10.00am St Bart’s Quintin is Celebrant & Preacher.

10.00am St Mary’s Fred is Celebrant & Preacher.

 

In Our Prayers
Our Mission: +Stephen our bishops, our clergy and our mission to East Ham;

Children & Young People: St Bart’s Pre-School; Newham Pre-School Learning Alliance; Fellowship House Children’s Centre; Rainbows, Brownies Guides, Rangers; Beavers,Cubs,Scouts;  Centre4M; St Mary’s Pre-School;

Community Links at St Mary’s; St Alban’s Pre-School; Sea Cadets; Air Cadets;

Army Cadets; XLP

 

The sick and suffering: Les Page, Clarice, Jean Skelton, Martin & Yvonne Gammon, Alice Singh , Lucy Owen, Win Joseph, May Gentry, Joyce Deslandes,

Primrose Hooker & Janice Wenlock.  

Those who have died: Shirley Preston, Bishop Lewis  & Jennifer Smith.                      

                            May they rest in peace & rise in glory.

 

Readings for 15th June 2014

Isaiah 40: 12-17, 27-end       2 Corinthians 13: 11-end       Matthew 28: 16-20

Readings for 22nd June 2014  

St Mary’s: Genesis 21: 8-21     Romans 6: 1-11

St Bart’s: Jeremiah 20: 7-13      Romans 6: 1b-11      Matthew 10: 24-39

St Mary’s Birthday’s        HAPPY BIRTHDAY to

Kristina Ceasar & Sandra Clarke

We had a good Bible Study on Tuesday evening with a chapter from Proverbs. The next Bible Study will be at Mary’s house (address from the Parish Office) on 22nd July at 7.30pm.

Today I sent off £485 to Christian Aid.

  Thanks everyone for this magnificent effort.        Geraldine

The new names were entered into the Memorial book at St Mary’s

 if anyone would like to have a look.

BOOK CLUB  Because of limited resources in June

(the parish pilgrimage to the Holy Land amongst them)

the next meeting of the Book Club will be on

 Monday 30 June at 2pm.  It will be a movie afternoon.

 

St Edmunds.

June has received a letter from the Diocese concerning the joining

of St Edmunds to the East Ham Team.

As we have to reply to the Diocese within 3 weeks an email has been sent around to the PCC about this matter.

Hopefully, as we have discussed the matter at some length at a number of meetings, we will be able to support the proposal,

but do let us know if you have any concerns and we can indicate

this in our response.

If any problems please speak to Quintin.

To the Holy Land

Tomorrow a group of pilgrims from East Ham

will set off for the Sea of Galilee, Bethlehem, Nazareth and Jerusalem. They will be led by Fr Rob. You will be able to see what they have been up to every day via Twitter #easthamteam as well as joining in prayers and petitions by using one of the leaflets

 which is inside the newsletter this week.

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem is a prayer of the Psalmist

 and it is a prayer of contemporary pilgrims also.

The 2014 Presence and Engagement Lecture

Tuesday 17th June 2014 at St John’s Stratford E15 1NG

6.30pm for 7.00pm

 

Keynote speaker The Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell,

Bishop of Chelmsford.

What exactly do we mean by church ‘growth’ and how do we foster and resource it in its many forms?

Bishop Stephen will respond to stories of churches in multi-faith contexts that are drawn from a new piece of research by the Contextual Theology Centre. There will also be opportunity

 for open discussion.

The event is free. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Quintin will be going so if you have any questions

or want to attend please speak to him.

Little Sing Wednesday 18th June 2.00 – 3.00pm

Come along and join in a singalong around the piano at St Bart’s. Everyone welcome.

 

Volunteers wanted for Bart’s Café

Do you have a few hours to spare? Why not join our friendly team

here at Bart’s Café serving food and sharing friendship.

Parish Event:

Strawberry Tea (With Cream on Scones)

Rectory Garden, Navarre Road, E6

Saturday, 5th July 2014   2.00 – 4.00 pm

STUBBERS 2014 June 27th-29th  

 

For our 13th year we will be taking 30 children aged between

 8 and 16yrs to Stubbers Adventure Centre in Upminster for a weekend of adventurous activities -  for info www.stubbers.co.uk.

The cost per child is £60.

 Please complete an application form ASAP for each child –

 available from the parish office or by e-mail from Chrissie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hazel Thomas at Bart’s

 or Claudette King at St Mary’s and return with a cheque

 for £60/child payable to “East Ham PCC”.

 

Places are filling fast – if you want to go fill out an

application form asap

 

For informal enquiries contact John Marshall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Midweek Services  

 St Mary’s 6.30pm Wednesday and St Bart’s 1230 Thursday.

Morning Prayer

Morning Prayer is said at Bart’s on Mondays,

Wednesday & Thursdays at 9am 

and at St Mary’s on Tuesdays & Fridays also at 9am.

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

8th June 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

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PARISH NEWS

Sunday 8th June 2014

 

D-Day Commemoration

 

This week we have been commemorating the 70th anniversary of the  D Day landings. I have been trying to imagine what it would be like to be a chaplain seventy years ago preparing the troops for the invasion knowing that many of the troops would not return. Those chaplains were also alongside the troops on the beaches under enemy fire as they buried the dead.

 

Here is the report from a recently release diary of one such chaplain Leslie Skinner:

‘Close to where fierce tank battles raged only moments earlier, an Army chaplain crouches over the lifeless corpse of a British soldier and carefully stitches him into an impromptu body bag.

 

During a lull in the fighting Captain Leslie Skinner holds a brief funeral ceremony over the soldier’s body, laid to rest by his comrades in a shallow grave dug into the soil of Normandy.

 

Captain Skinner’s care for the soldiers around him that he refuses to allow them to assist him in the grim task of collecting the bodies – and all too frequent the shattered body parts – of their fallen comrades from the battlefield.

 

“Infantry dead and some Germans lying around. Horrible mess. Fearful job picking up bits and pieces and reassembling for identification and putting in blankets for burial.”

 

Let us give thanks this Pentecost for all who died and ministered on the beaches and fields of Normandy seventy years ago.

                                                                                    Quintin

TODAY

10.00am St Bart’s Fred is Celebrant & Rob is Preacher

10.00am St Mary’s Ann is Celebrant & Preacher.

In Our Prayers
Our Mission: +Stephen our bishops, our clergy and our mission to East Ham;

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

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

 

The sick and suffering: Les Page, Clarice, Jean Skelton, Martin & Yvonne Gammon, Alice Singh , Lucy Owen, Win Joseph, May Gentry, Joyce Deslandes,

Primrose Hooker & Janice Wenlock.  

Those who have died: Shirley Preston, Bishop Lewis  & Jennifer Smith.                      

                            May they rest in peace & rise in glory.

Readings for 8th June 2014  

Acts 2: 1-21      1 Corinthians 12: 3-13        John 20: 19-23 or John 7: 37-39

Readings for 15th June 2014

Isaiah 40: 12-17, 27-end       2 Corinthians 13: 11-end       Matthew 28: 16-20

St Mary’s Birthday’s        HAPPY BIRTHDAY to   Ingrid Nsongon

Pentecost

Today is the birthday of the Church as the Holy Spirit arrives and guides us.

 "Fill us with life anew" is the prayer of the well known hymn for today –

 and that is the prayer for each of us in the East Ham Team –

that God may bless, guide, help and cajole us into the way of all truth.

Margate

Good to see friends from across the parish on the Margate express yesterday. It proved to be a lovely day for fellowship and friendship!

Thanks to St John’s church for their hospitality

 in allowing us to use their Church.

St Barnabas

is celebrated at St Mary Magdalene on Wednesday evening at 1830.

Biblical Literacy

Thanks to those who both helped and attend the Biblical Literacy Conference on Wednesday. It was good to see so many visitors to the parish from all over the country from as far away as Chester and Dublin! Thanks to those who helped set up and to Sue and the catering team.

 

Bible Study

The Parish Bible Study group kicks off its summer season at the home of Mary (details from the parish office) when we will be looking at the Book of Proverbs. On Tuesday night at 7.30pm we look at a few pointers about the book itself and start a study of Chapter 8.

St Edmunds Discussions continue as to when and how the parish of St Edmunds will become a full part of the East Ham Team. Whilst the legal process will stretch into next year we are hopeful that we will be welcoming our brothers and sisters in Christ at St Edmunds into the team in the autumn to begin getting to know one another, worshiping together and enjoying our mission in this part of Newham.

To the Holy Land

A week tomorrow (16 June) a group of pilgrims from East Ham

will set off for the Sea of Galilee, Bethlehem, Nazareth and Jerusalem. They will be led by Fr Rob. You will be able to see what they have been up to every day via Twitter #easthamteamas well as joining in prayers and petitions by using one of the leaflets

 which will be distributed next Sunday across the parish.

Praying for the peace of Jerusalem is a prayer of the Psalmist

 and it is a prayer of contemporary pilgrims also.

The 2014 Presence and Engagement Lecture

Tuesday 17th June 2014 at St John’s Stratford E15 1NG

6.30pm for 7.00pm

Keynote speaker The Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell,

Bishop of Chelmsford.

What exactly do we mean by church ‘growth’ and how do we foster and resource it in its many forms?

Bishop Stephen will respond to stories of churches in multi-faith contexts that are drawn from a new piece of research by the Contextual Theology Centre. There will also be opportunity

 for open discussion.

The event is free. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Quintin will be going so if you have any questions

or want to attend please speak to him.

 

BOOK CLUB  Because of limited resources in June

(the parish pilgrimage to the Holy Land amongst them)

the next meeting of the Book Club can only be on

 Monday 30 June at 2pm.  It will be a movie afternoon.

Café Users Meeting

As the café features heavily in a lot of our present discussions we have prepared a survey form which everybody who enters our doors during

 the week is encouraged to fill in.

If you have views then please ask for a form on Sunday. 

 There will be a user’s meeting on Thursday 12th Juneat 2pm,

which will be open to everyone and anyone.

 

Volunteers wanted for Bart’s Café

Do you have a few hours to spare? Why not join our friendly team

here at Bart’s Café serving food and sharing friendship.

Parish Event:

Strawberry Tea (With Cream on Scones)

Rectory Garden, Navarre Road, E6

Saturday, 5th July 2014   2.00 – 4.00 pm

STUBBERS 2014 June 27th-29th  

 

For our 13th year we will be taking 30 children aged between

 8 and 16yrs to Stubbers Adventure Centre in Upminster for a weekend of adventurous activities -  for info www.stubbers.co.uk.

The cost per child is £60.

 Please complete an application form ASAP for each child –

 available from the parish office or by e-mail from Chrissie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hazel Thomas at Bart’s

 or Claudette King at St Mary’s and return with a cheque

 for £60/child payable to “East Ham PCC”.

 

For informal enquiries contact John Marshall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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