7th September 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 7th September 2014

 

 

Kissing Summer Goodbye

 

        Are you feeling sad that summer is winding down? There is still time however, to enjoy what is left of the season and prepare for the shorter days and longer nights that are to come. We made mental notes of what we want to do for the summer. Many of them however, were pushed aside. We planned time to go to the beach, park, or take a day to read the book we always wanted to read. We planned to tend the garden, tidy the shed and to go on that diet once and for all.

 

Whatever the case, the intention was amongst other things to do a deep house cleaning to start afresh for the autumn while at the same time get outdoors as much as we possibly can.

 Everywhere we turn, and as we make conversation even with complete strangers the last few weeks, we seem to be intent on reminding ourselves that summer is soon coming to an end. It’s lovely and hot today we moan so we are told to make the most of it as we don’t know how long it will last. With the children back at school this week, it is yet another indication that the days are getting shorter, and the nights longer.

 

It’s been oppressively warm some days, but whatever, the summer has been, and whatever autumn has in store for us, let us refuse to live with disappointment and focus on the positive instead of all the disappointments we may or may not have had this summer.

 

Whatever the vagaries of the weather, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day's own trouble be sufficient for the day.

                                                                       Marion       

 

Today: 

Rob  is celebrant and preacher at Bart's and Fred is Deacon

Quintin is celebrant and preacher at St Mary's with help from Marion.

In Our Prayers

Stephen & Peter 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: Clarice, Jean Skelton, Martin & Yvonne Gammon,

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

 Ron Heard, Graham Davis, Daniel & Liam Kearney.

Those who have died:   Dolly Barnes           May she rest in peace and rise in glory

Please pray for Ethel & the family as they mourn her loss.

Readings for 7th September 2014 

Exodus 12:  1-14

Readings for 14th September 2014

St Bart’s:  Genesis 50: 15-21   Romans 14: 1-12    Matthew 18: 21-25

St Mary’s:      Numbers 21: 4-9    Philippians 2: 6-11

Today at St Mary’s we welcome Penny for baptism.

Please keep her, her family, Godparents & friends

in your prayers on this special day.

All Age Worship

Today at Bart's our autumn series of All Age Worship services gets underway.

 As tomorrow is the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary the theme of our service is Hail Mary, Full of Grace.

Congratulations to Claire & David who were married

 at St Mary’s yesterday.

As many of you will know, sadly this week there was a fire which destroyed part of the South Porch at St Mary’s. It will mean there will be restricted access from the South Porch and we will be using, for the forseeable future, the West door.

I would like to thank all those who helped get the Church cleaned and decorated after the fire for David & Clare’s wedding yesterday It was a great effort & I know David & Clare appreciated it.    Quintin

The Holy Cross. Next Sunday in both of our churches we will be celebrating the Feast of the Holy Cross of Jesus. This is a wonderful time to bring any crosses you have recently bought to be blessed in church.

Healing and Anointing

Most months we offer the laying on of hands and anointing service at St Bart's.

The next one is one Sunday 21st September at 10am when the life of

 St Matthew the Apostle is celebrated.

Gaza.  A small amount of cash has been donated to send to the Anglican Hospital in Gaza City. If you want to add to that amount please hand your donation to any of the clergy.

Derek from St Mary’s would like to highlight that 50 tall ships will be setting sail from Greenwich on Tuesday 9th September between 1-4pm. If any members of the congregation would like to see them a good vantage point

 will be  the Thames Barrier Park.

Book Club.      TOMORROW Monday 8th September Marion Macaulay, our parish ordinand, will introduce some of her favourite books in a session entitled "My Books".

Do come along to St Bart’s and enjoy an hour of fun & friendship.

HR Review

Louise Douglas is putting the finishing touches to an HR Review which looks at the work and responsibilities of all those employed in the team. Please pray for Louise and the particular job she is doing for us as we look to future needs and resources.

Nicola 

A wonderful service and sermon last Sunday evening at Pilgrim’s Way Methodist Church  - and so good to see so many Anglicans there to support Nicola in her new role as Superintendent Minister.

Iona: 

Rob is leading a pilgrimage retreat to Iona from 29th September - 3rd October. Some from the parish have already booked. There are two rooms left. Please contact the parish office

 if you would like a brochure.

New Name for the Parish.

 

We are going to be consulting on some new names for the Parish.

 At the moment we have:-

Parish of Transfiguration, Parish of Holy Trinity,

Parish of Annunciation, Parish of Holy Innocents.

 

If there are other names, that aren’t Saint’s names, that you can think of that should be added, do have a chat with the clergy.

 

Quiet Day

 Our 2014 Quiet Day will be held at Haggerston Priory on Saturday 27th September.  It will be led by our new Diocesan Director of Ordinands, Revd Canon Philip Need.

 There is a notice in both churches for people to sign up.

Welcome to the new Bishop of Barking

You are invited to come & welcome Bishop Peter.

 People from across Newham, Redbridge & Waltham Cross will be gathering to welcome the new Bishop of Barking, Peter Hill and his wife Ellen

and to pray for them.

Wednesday 10th September 8.00pm St Mary’s Church  Walthamstow E17 9RJ

                     St Mary’s will celebrate Animal Welfare Sunday

 on 5th October at the 10am service.

 

Everyone is encouraged to bring their pets along to receive a blessing.

If your pet cannot be brought along you are welcome to bring a photo.

 

London Open House Weekend

 20th/21st September 2014

 

St Mary’s will be open to visitors on Saturday 20th September

10.00am – 4.00pm.

Guided tours & refreshments.

 

ALL WELCOME.

Lots of other buildings are open around London –

for more information go to openlondon.org.uk

 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.

31st August 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                      

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 31st August 2014

 

What a summer!

 

      To me, summer holidays for should be times for relaxing watching cricket, reading books, visiting friends or watching the plants grow! You get the picture. The month of August in my mind is a time for a change of pace from the normal hectic schedule. A time when the daily news shuts down and we can slow down and reflect.

 

     Yet this year it seems there has been little change of pace. The news and troubles in the world seems to have continued if not increased. There have been a lot of events over August. Increasingly bloody civil wars in Syria and Iraq.  Fighting between the Palestinians and Israelis. Russia causing trouble in the Eastern Ukraine. Closer to home there has been the campaign around the referendum on Scottish Independence. There has been no summer break from the news. 24 hour, 365 day news is here to stay. An ever more connected world means we hear and see everything. There is little time for reflection.

 

     Losing this time for reflection whether in August or in our day to day lives is not helpful. It can lead to hasty decisions let alone leaving time and space for God to nudge us forward.

                                                                                    Quintin   

Today: 

Ann is celebrant and preacher at Bart's

Quintin is celebrant and preacher at St Mary's

Rob will represent the team at Nicola's welcome service at Pilgrim's Way this evening.

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 Chung Kung Fu; Zumba

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.  

Readings for 31st August 2014

St Bart’s:   Jeremiah 15: 15-21  Romans 12: 9-21,  Matthew 16: 21-28

St Mary’s:   Exodus 3: 1-15  Romans 12: 9- end

Readings for 7th September 2014 

Exodus 12:  1-14

St Mary’s Birthday’s   HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Egbert Scott & Robert Dungey

Claire & David will be married at St Mary’s next Saturday.

Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for their very special day

Today at St Bart’s we welcome for Baptism Jackie & Dean. Please pray for them, their family, friends & Godparents on this special occasion.

Next Sunday at St Mary’s we are baptising Penny. Please keep her, her family & Godparents in your prayers as they prepare for this special day.

Thanks.  A huge thank you to everyone for their efforts last week marking the Bart's Patronal Festival. The BBQ was a real joy and the Mass last Sunday morning was attended by folk from right across the parish.

Douglas, who preached, has written about how much he enjoyed the visit. Two dozen people went to St Paul's in the afternoon where we were welcomed at Choral Evensong.

Gaza A small amount of cash has been donated to send to the Anglican Hospital in Gaza City. If you want to add to that amount please hand your donation

to any of the clergy.

ST MARY’S At the back Church this morning are the new Job Rota’s for St Mary’s. Please take one if you are actively involved in the various jobs in the Church.

An update from St Mary’s DCC. One of the items we discussed

was the Quinquennial report and you can see from the scaffolding that work has started on repairs that were identified.

Book Club.      At our next meeting on Monday 8th September Marion Macaulay, our parish ordinand, will introduce some of her favourite books in a session entitled "My Books".

Do come along to St Bart’s and enjoy an hour of fun & friendship.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Standing Committee/PCC The Standing Committee will meet in the Rector's Office on Tuesday 2nd September at 8pm.

The PCC meets on Thursday 4th September at 7.30pm

 in St Mary’s Church.

You are reminded that minutes from the last meeting

were sent out a few weeks ago.

Marion Macauley is to be ordained later this year to serve locally as a priest. She officially starts with us tomorrow. She writes: “I’m Marionette Macauley from Sierra Leone in West Africa. Born into an Anglican family and always proud to say that I am a cradle Anglican. I attended the local primary church school going on to the local CMS Grammar School for girls. I’ve lived in England for many years and trained as a Nurse retiring as a senior nurse manager. I’m widowed with two adult children and have been worshiping at All Saints and St. Edmunds for over twenty years. Leading up to my retirement, I did the course in Christian studies and other short courses before going on to Reader training. I have always felt that God has a calling for me in ordained ministry so I look forward to my placement.”

St Mary’s will celebrate Animal Welfare Sunday on 5th October at the 10am service. Everyone is encouraged to bring their pets along to receive a blessing. If your pet cannot be brought along you are welcome to bring a photo.

Iona:  Rob is leading a pilgrimage retreat to Iona from 29th September - 3rd October. Some from the parish have already booked. There are two rooms left. Please contact the parish office

 if you would like a brochure.

Quiet Day

 Our 2014 Quiet Day will be held at Haggerston Priory on Saturday 27th September.  It will be led by our new Diocesan Director of Ordinands, Philip Lambley.

 There is a notice in both churches for people to sign up.

You are invited to come & welcome Bishop Peter. People from across Newham, Redbridge & Waltham Cross will be gathering to welcome the new Bishop of Barking, Peter Hill and his wife Ellen and to pray for them. Wednesday 10th September 8.00pm St Mary’s Church Walthamstow E17 9RJ

                     London Open House Weekend. 20th/21st September

St Mary’s will be open to visitors on Saturday 20th September

10.00am – 4.00pm.

Guided tours & refreshments.

ALL WELCOME.

 

Lots of other buildings are open around London –

for more information go to openlondon.org.uk

TODAY YOU ARE INVITED TO

a service to welcome

 REVD NICOLA VIDAMOUR

 as Circuit Superintendent and celebrate

25 years since she started preaching.

 

PRESIDING MINISTER - 

REVD GARETH POWELL

Assistant Secretary

of the Methodist Conference

 

PREACHER – JILL BAKER

Former President

 of Methodist Women in Britain

 

SUNDAY 31 AUGUST 2014

6:00pm

PILGRIMS WAY CHURCH,

PILGRIMS WAY, EAST HAM  E6 1HW


www.pilgrimsway.org

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.

24th August 2014

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 24th August 2014

 

 

Jesus – the Bread of life

 

At our Study Day on John’s Gospel we saw how bread not only gives life to our body but Jesus as the bread gives spiritual life. How can we share this bread with others? 

One church told us how they run a food bank. But they recognised that feeding stomachs was not a priority with Jesus and by giving them time fed their spirits. Those in real need were far more surprised and grateful for being listened to and cared about rather than the usual hand-out they had expected.  Also those that gave their time described feeling closer to God than in Church worship!

This led me to think what (if anything) we are doing in Bart’s to provide this spiritual food.

My first thought as ever is what we are offering in our Café.  Hot meals and refreshments to those who otherwise would only have a sandwich, a microwave dinner or takeaway. But spiritual food is also served in the warm and caring welcome and hopefully, if time, a listening ear to their troubles.

So if we are concerned about how to extend our mission, shouldn’t we be looking at how church members can use our resources for more opportunities for ‘feeding the multitude’?

We are hoping to set up a group to support the recently bereaved. Our labourers I know are few, but it only took one boy with some loaves and fishes to feed the many after his gift was blessed by Jesus!

I know a lot of our present customers are widowed and are grateful for somewhere to meet friends and share troubles. Possibly, if we could help in the initial healing there would be a chance for those we have supported to join our Café Community and find new friends to replace their loss.

 

Shirley

 

Today: 

St Bart's :  10.00am Quintin is Celebrant and Douglas is Preacher. Ann is Deacon

 Fr Fred is assisting at All Saints, Forest Gate

 

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

Children and Young People:   Newham Pre-School Learning Alliance,

Fellowship House Children’s Centre. Rainbows, Brownies, Guides & Rangers, Beavers, Cubs & Scouts. Centre 4M, St Mary’s Pre-School, St Alban’s Pre-School, Sea Cadets, Air cadets, Army Cadets, XLP.

We pray for those preparing to be baptised: Jackie Bish, Dean Bish, & Penny.

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.  

Those who have died:  Albert Bailey.    May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Readings for 24th August 2014  ST BART’S PATRONAL

Isaiah 43: 8-13       1 Corinthians 4: 9-15       Luke 22: 24-30

Readins for 31st August 2014

St Bart’s:   Jeremiah 15: 15-21  Romans 12: 9-21,  Matthew 16: 21-28

St Mary’s:   Exodus 3: 1-15  Romans 12: 9- end

St Mary’s Birthday’s              HAPPY BIRTHDAY to

Alena Martin & Alison Gaby

Claire & David will be married at St Mary’s on 6th September

Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for their very special day

A warm welcome this morning to Archdeacon Douglas McKittrick.. Douglas is the current Archdeacon of Chichester. He trained for the priesthood at St Stephen's House, Oxford. He was ordained in 1977 and after curacies at St Paul’s Deptford and

 St John’s Tuebrook held two incumbencies in Liverpool. He was then vicar of

St Peter’s Brighton until his archdeacon’s appointment.The Archdeacon of  Chichester is responsible for the deaneries of Arundel & Bognor, Chichester,

Westbourne & Worthing.

Refreshments are provided in the hall after today’s service and are provided by Irene whom we offer our warmest thanks.

Thanks are expressed to all those who helped at or supported the BBQ yesterday evening.

Gaza

A small amount of cash has been donated to send to the Anglican Hospital in Gaza City. If you want to add to that amount please hand your donation to any of the clergy today.

ST MARY’S

At the back of St Bart’s Church this morning are the new Job Rota’s for St Mary’s. Please take one if you are actively involved in the various jobs in the Church.

Book Club.      At our next meeting on Monday 8th September Marion MacCaulay, our parish ordinand, will introduce some of her favourite books in a session entitled

"My Books".

Do come along to St Bart’s and enjoy an hour of fun & friendship.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

St Mary’s DCC Wednesday 27th August 7.30pm in the Parish Room

Standing Committee/PCC The Standing Committee will meet in the Rector's Office on Tuesday 2nd September at 8pm.

The PCC meets on Thursday 4th September at 7.30pm (venue tbc).

This afternoon

We have seats reserved under the Dome at St Paul's Cathedral for

 Choral Evensong at 3.15pm Please meet on the WEST BOUND platform of East Ham Tube station and those who are there will take the first train to

 Mile End where we change for the Central Line (St Paul's). If you miss the 2pm train take any train and catch us up there. If you are meeting us at

St Paul's say to any of the stewards that you are from East Ham and that we have reserved seats under the Dome. Hope to see you there.

Hedgerow Court

Fr Quintin will be celebrating Mass at Hedgerow Court on Wednesday

27 August at 10.30am. Please continue to pray for to whom we minister in the wider community.

Iona:  Rob is leading a pilgrimage retreat to Iona from 29th September - 3rd October. Some from the parish have already booked. There are two rooms left. Please contact the parish officeif you would like a brochure.

Quiet Day

Our 2014 Quiet Day will be held at Haggerston Priory on Saturday

27th September.  It will be led by our new Diocesan Director of Ordinands, Philip Lambley.

 There is a notice now in both churches for people to sign up.

You are invited to come and welcome Bishop Peter.

People from across Newham, Redbridge & Waltham Cross will be gathering to welcome the new Bishop of Barking, Peter Hill and his wife Ellen and to pray for them. Wednesday 10th September 8.00pm

St Mary’s Church Walthamstow E17

NEXT SUNDAY

YOU ARE INVITED TO

a service to welcome

 REVD NICOLA VIDAMOUR

 as Circuit Superintendent and celebrate

25 years since she started preaching.

 

PRESIDING MINISTER - 

REVD GARETH POWELL

Assistant Secretary

of the Methodist Conference

 

PREACHER – JILL BAKER

Former President

 of Methodist Women in Britain

 

SUNDAY 31 AUGUST 2014

6:00pm

PILGRIMS WAY CHURCH,

PILGRIMS WAY, EAST HAM

E6 1HW


www.pilgrimsway.org

 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  continue throughout the summer  If you have not been to

 St Mary’s 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.

 

 

 

 

 

24th August 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 24th August 2014

 

 

Jesus – the Bread of life

 

At our Study Day on John’s Gospel we saw how bread not only gives life to our body but Jesus as the bread gives spiritual life. How can we share this bread with others? 

One church told us how they run a food bank. But they recognised that feeding stomachs was not a priority with Jesus and by giving them time fed their spirits. Those in real need were far more surprised and grateful for being listened to and cared about rather than the usual hand-out they had expected.  Also those that gave their time described feeling closer to God than in Church worship!

This led me to think what (if anything) we are doing in Bart’s to provide this spiritual food.

My first thought as ever is what we are offering in our Café.  Hot meals and refreshments to those who otherwise would only have a sandwich, a microwave dinner or takeaway. But spiritual food is also served in the warm and caring welcome and hopefully, if time, a listening ear to their troubles.

So if we are concerned about how to extend our mission, shouldn’t we be looking at how church members can use our resources for more opportunities for ‘feeding the multitude’?

We are hoping to set up a group to support the recently bereaved. Our labourers I know are few, but it only took one boy with some loaves and fishes to feed the many after his gift was blessed by Jesus!

I know a lot of our present customers are widowed and are grateful for somewhere to meet friends and share troubles. Possibly, if we could help in the initial healing there would be a chance for those we have supported to join our Café Community and find new friends to replace their loss.

 

Shirley

 

Today: 

St Bart's :  10.00am Quintin is Celebrant and Douglas is Preacher. Ann is Deacon

 Fr Fred is assisting at All Saints, Forest Gate

 

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

Children and Young People:   Newham Pre-School Learning Alliance,

Fellowship House Children’s Centre. Rainbows, Brownies, Guides & Rangers, Beavers, Cubs & Scouts. Centre 4M, St Mary’s Pre-School, St Alban’s Pre-School, Sea Cadets, Air cadets, Army Cadets, XLP.

We pray for those preparing to be baptised: Jackie Bish, Dean Bish, & Penny.

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.  

Those who have died:  Albert Bailey.    May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

Readings for 24th August 2014  ST BART’S PATRONAL

Isaiah 43: 8-13       1 Corinthians 4: 9-15       Luke 22: 24-30

Readins for 31st August 2014

St Bart’s:   Jeremiah 15: 15-21  Romans 12: 9-21,  Matthew 16: 21-28

St Mary’s:   Exodus 3: 1-15  Romans 12: 9- end

St Mary’s Birthday’s              HAPPY BIRTHDAY to

Alena Martin & Alison Gaby

Claire & David will be married at St Mary’s on 6th September

Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for their very special day

A warm welcome this morning to Archdeacon Douglas McKittrick.. Douglas is the current Archdeacon of Chichester. He trained for the priesthood at St Stephen's House, Oxford. He was ordained in 1977 and after curacies at St Paul’s Deptford and

 St John’s Tuebrook held two incumbencies in Liverpool. He was then vicar of

St Peter’s Brighton until his archdeacon’s appointment.The Archdeacon of  Chichester is responsible for the deaneries of Arundel & Bognor, Chichester,

Westbourne & Worthing.

Refreshments are provided in the hall after today’s service and are provided by Irene whom we offer our warmest thanks.

Thanks are expressed to all those who helped at or supported the BBQ yesterday evening.

Gaza

A small amount of cash has been donated to send to the Anglican Hospital in Gaza City. If you want to add to that amount please hand your donation to any of the clergy today.

ST MARY’S

At the back of St Bart’s Church this morning are the new Job Rota’s for St Mary’s. Please take one if you are actively involved in the various jobs in the Church.

Book Club.      At our next meeting on Monday 8th September Marion MacCaulay, our parish ordinand, will introduce some of her favourite books in a session entitled

"My Books".

Do come along to St Bart’s and enjoy an hour of fun & friendship.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

St Mary’s DCC Wednesday 27th August 7.30pm in the Parish Room

Standing Committee/PCC The Standing Committee will meet in the Rector's Office on Tuesday 2nd September at 8pm.

The PCC meets on Thursday 4th September at 7.30pm (venue tbc).

This afternoon

We have seats reserved under the Dome at St Paul's Cathedral for

 Choral Evensong at 3.15pm Please meet on the WEST BOUND platform of East Ham Tube station and those who are there will take the first train to

 Mile End where we change for the Central Line (St Paul's). If you miss the 2pm train take any train and catch us up there. If you are meeting us at

St Paul's say to any of the stewards that you are from East Ham and that we have reserved seats under the Dome. Hope to see you there.

Hedgerow Court

Fr Quintin will be celebrating Mass at Hedgerow Court on Wednesday

27 August at 10.30am. Please continue to pray for to whom we minister in the wider community.

Iona:  Rob is leading a pilgrimage retreat to Iona from 29th September - 3rd October. Some from the parish have already booked. There are two rooms left. Please contact the parish officeif you would like a brochure.

Quiet Day

Our 2014 Quiet Day will be held at Haggerston Priory on Saturday

27th September.  It will be led by our new Diocesan Director of Ordinands, Philip Lambley.

 There is a notice now in both churches for people to sign up.

You are invited to come and welcome Bishop Peter.

People from across Newham, Redbridge & Waltham Cross will be gathering to welcome the new Bishop of Barking, Peter Hill and his wife Ellen and to pray for them. Wednesday 10th September 8.00pm

St Mary’s Church Walthamstow E17

NEXT SUNDAY

YOU ARE INVITED TO

a service to welcome

 REVD NICOLA VIDAMOUR

 as Circuit Superintendent and celebrate

25 years since she started preaching.

 

PRESIDING MINISTER - 

REVD GARETH POWELL

Assistant Secretary

of the Methodist Conference

 

PREACHER – JILL BAKER

Former President

 of Methodist Women in Britain

 

SUNDAY 31 AUGUST 2014

6:00pm

PILGRIMS WAY CHURCH,

PILGRIMS WAY, EAST HAM

E6 1HW


www.pilgrimsway.org

 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  continue throughout the summer  If you have not been to

 St Mary’s 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.

 

 

 

 

 

17th August 2014

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 17th August 2014

 

 

Climb every mountain……..??

 

Clare Vengente was born to a rich family in Umbria, Italy, in about 1268. Clare’s older sister was already living as a member of the Third Order of St Francis in a local hermitage and so – age 6!!! – Clare joined her and then, when she was about 20, Clare took the full vows of poverty, chastity and obedience as an Augustinian nun.

 

Clare once had a vision of Jesus, dressed as a poor traveller, carrying His cross with great difficulty. Clare went to help Him and Jesus planted His cross in her heart. Clare went on to become the Abbess of her order and was said to govern wisely. When Clare died, on August 18th 1308, they found a crucifix and symbols of Christ’s passion – or they may have been three gall stones – in her heart, which is displayed to this day in her church at Montefalco.

 

When I was about 16, I started going to St Philip and St James’s Church, Plaistow – strangely, the area where I am now a Councillor – and I was very taken by the Franciscan Friars and Nuns who worked there. I thought I’d like to become a nun. The idea of having plenty of time and space to do holy stuff and not having to worry about money or what to wear seemed very attractive  - and still does, some days!

 

But if I’d become a nun, I’d never have had my children – still, in my book, the best things in my life, regardless of Her Majesty, the BBC and all the rest – and I would have had to learn to keep quiet for long periods of time.

 

Perhaps not then.

 

                                                                       Ann

Today: 

  St Bart's :  10.00am Rob is Celebrant and Preacher

  St Mary's: 10.00am Quintin is Celebrant and John is Preacher

Fr Fred is at All Saints

 

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

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

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

We pray for those preparing to be baptised: Jackie Bish, Dean Bish, & Penny.

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.  

Those who have died:  Albert Bailey.    May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

 

   Readings for 17th August 2014

St Bart’s:  1 Kings 19: 9-18      Romans 10: 5-15     Matthew 14: 22-33

St Mary’s: Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28          Romans 10: 5-15

Readings for 24th August 2014  ST BART’S PATRONAL

Isaiah 43: 8-13       1 Corinthians 4: 9-15       Luke 22: 24-30

St Mary’s Birthday’s              HAPPY BIRTHDAY to

Anthony Bonham & Dorothy James

Today  at St Mary’s we  welcome for baptism Freddy.

Please keep him, his family, Godparents & friends in your prayers.

Clare & David will be married at St Mary’s on 6th September.

Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for their very special day.

Anointing  The Eucharist today at St Bart's includes the laying on of hands and anointing. Please come forward during the liturgy

 just before the peace to receive this ministry.

ST MARY’S

At the back of church are sheets for signing up for various jobs in the Church. If you are interested in taking a more active role in the services please do add your name.

Book Club. The Book Club read some engaging summer poems last week and enjoyed an hour of fun and friendship as ever. At our next meeting on Monday 8th September Marion MacCaulay, our parish ordinand, will introduce some of her favourite books in a session entitled "My Books".

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

St Mary’s DCC Wednesday 27th August 7.30pm in the Parish Room

Standing Committee/PCC The Standing Committee will meet in the Rector's Office on Tuesday 2nd September at 8pm.

The PCC meets on Thursday 4th September at 7.30pm (venue tbc).

Study Day:  Thanks to all those who attended the parish study day on Thursday. Rob led the day on St John's Gospel. There were representatives from all the Anglican churches in East Ham and ecumenical friends from E6 and further afield. More than 20 people enjoyed the day. These days are much appreciated by many of those who attend them. Three are more planned between now and Lent. Watch this space.

Iona:  Rob is leading a pilgrimage retreat to Iona from 29th September - 3rd October. Some from the parish have already booked. There are two rooms left. Please contact the parish office

 if you would like a brochure.

Children, young people and the young at heart are especially welcome at our Little Sing this week when we will be enjoying light-hearted choruses and action songs.  Join us round the piano at St Bart's for an hour of fun 2.00 - 3.00 Wednesday 20 August.

BBQ There are obviously more people coming to the BBQ next Saturday

 at the Rectory than have let on because the list is quite small and the number of people who have said they are coming is much greater!?

So please email or let the parish office/or cafe know if you do intend to come. Some of our young people will be doing the BBQ.

There will be baked potatoes and salads.

 If anyone wants to bring a salad - please let us know what you can bring. Otherwise, we ask people simply to bring something to drink which can go with all the other drinks and be shared. Full details of next week's Patronal

 are on the back cover including our trip to St Paul's on the Sunday afternoon. LOOKING FORWARD TO ST BARTHOLOMEW'S DAY

Quiet Day Our 2014 Quiet Day will be held at Haggerston Priory on Saturday 27th September.  It will be led by our new Diocesan Director

of Ordinands, Philip Lambley. Booking opens next week.  

More details then but keep the date.

You are invited to come and welcome Bishop Peter.

People from across Newham, Redbridge & Walthan Cross will be gathering to welcome the new Bishop of Barking, Peter Hill and his wife Ellen

 and to pray for them.    Wednesday 10th September 8.00pm

St Mary’s Church, Walthamstow E17 9RJ

St Bart’s Patronal Festival

THE FEAST OF ST BARTHOLOMEW

 

Saturday 23rd August

 

                 BBQ IN RECTORY GARDEN    6pm-9pm

               (if the weather is wet to be held in Bart’s Cafe)

 

                 Burgers, hot dogs, baked potatoes and salads

                                Please bring your own drinks

 

PLEASE LET THE CHURCH OFFICE KNOW IF YOU ARE ATTENDING SO THAT WE CAN FEED YOU ALL

ALSO LET US KNOW IF YOU ARE A VEGGIE!

 

 

Sunday 24th August

 

8.00am Mass at St Mary Magdalene

        

10.00am Joint Service at St Bart’s

 Preacher & Celebrant

Archdeacon Douglas McKittrick

of Chichester

 

 

3.15pm Choral Evensong for St Bartholomew

at St Paul’s Cathedral

Meet at East Ham Tube Station at 2pm

or you can meet us there!!

 

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

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Midweek Services  continue throughout the summer  If you have not been to

 St Mary’s 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.