1st June 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 1st June 2014

 

 

Waiting

 

We had a super Ascension Service at St Mary Magdalene on Thursday evening. There was a good crowd. Bishop Alistair preached an interesting sermon about our place as Christians in the world. The refreshments were very nice.

 

But what struck me most was the liturgy itself. At last Jesus has returned to his Father. The resurrection appearances are over.

 

At the end of the service there was a sense of expectancy that now we are to wait for the coming of the Holy Spirit on the church. For it is the Spirit who will guide us into all truth and hive us the kind of help and support in our ministry for mission which we obviously need. We are not to be left alone!

 

So we are to use these ten days between Ascension and Pentecost to be expectant, to wait, to have a deep longing that the Holy Spirit will guide us into the way of truth.

 

This is how God has guided his church from generation to generation and how he will lead us confidently and faithfully into the future. This is a great comfort to all of us as we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord and pray that God will send his spirit upon us.

 

Come! Holy Spirit Come!

 

                                                                   Rob

 

TODAY

10.00am St Bart’s Rob  is Celebrant & 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;

Older People: Golden Oldies; Genesis Housing Association – residents and staff;

Lunch Club; Friday Games.

 

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

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

                            May they rest in peace & rise in glory.

Readings for 1st June 2014

St Bart’s    John 17: 1-11   or    Luke 24:44-53

St Mary’s    Acts 1: 6-14

Readings for 8th June 2014  

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

St Mary’s Birthday’s        HAPPY BIRTHDAY to

Ancil Griffith & Patricia Tellis

Baptism

We pray today for Lola Valarie Patricia Myatt who is to be baptized

 at St Bart's at the 10am service.

And for all those recently baptised and confirmed.

Confirmation

The Confirmation Service last Sunday evening at St Margaret's Church Barking  was a moving occasion with superb support from members

 of our congregations.

Thank you to all those who attended and those who supported

the candidates in their prayers,

Ascension

It was super to welcome the Bishop of Derby to East Ham to join in our Ascensiontide celebrations. Again, thanks to all those who turned out to make it an evening of praise and worship.

Jack Cornwell Service

Takes place this year at St Bart's at 12noon today.

All are welcome to support many of the young people of the borough

 in this moving tribute to a local hero.

 

Tuesday 3rd June 7.00pm. at St Gabriel’s, Aldersboork.

Mary Richards will be formally sworn in as Parish Warden.

MARGATE  SATURDAY  7TH JUNE. 

 LAST CHANCE to BOOK

Yes - it's already time for our parish outing and Margate has proved to be remarkably popular !!!

Please make sure you confirm your place by paying for your seat today or early in the week at the Parish Office.

Cost is £14 per adult and £5 for under 16's.

 

The coach leaves St Mary Magdalene at 8.30am and Newham College, High Street South at 8.45am

Biblical Literacy Conference

 

This week the parish will host a significant conference

 on the question of biblical literacy. It's good to see our local congregation and young people are well represented

 in the delegates who are intending to come.

We will be joined by the Dean of Chelmsford, the Bishop of Bradwell and the Archdeacon of West Ham.

Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

 

Next week we will enclose a list of the places where our parish pilgrims will be travelling to in the Holy Land  so we can join

 with them in prayer and reflection as they journey

 from Galilee to Jerusalem.

Pentecost

Wear something red next Sunday - we celebrate the coming

of the Holy Spirit on the Church !!

The Summer Bible Study Series

This begins on Tuesday 10th June at Mary's home (details from the

 parish office) and over the summer through until Advent.

 We will be looking at the Book of Proverbs.

All are welcome. It begins at 7.30pm

 

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.

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..

 

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

25th May 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                      

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 25th May 2014

 

 

Farming Today……?

 

         Sometimes I wake up a bit early and in an attempt to take my mind away from all the thousands of things I could think about, I turn on my little radio – with headphones, of course, for fear that I might disturb the comatose figures around me (Christopher and Zippy) – as if! And I often hear a programme on BBC Radio 4 called ‘Farming Today’ at 5.45. It’s fascinating!

 

         Billed as a programme about ‘food, farming and the countryside’, it has short items on all sorts of interesting things; I have heard about how they stop sows lying on their new born piglets, the agricultural subsidy payment and farmers in debt, the mussel (a type of shellfish) farming ban and how cows are giving more milk these days.

I lie there in bed, in my comfort zone, while my mind is way, way out of it because, as most of our readers know, I can feel a bit agoraphobic in a large garden, let alone the countryside! But listening to the programme has opened a window for me onto a part of the world about which I know nothing at all – the nearest I come to sheep, for example, is Sainsbury’s! – and I’m beginning to realise how hard a life choice it is and how we city dwellers mustn’t take farmers’ work for granted.

 

         The Bible is full of rural references and we can have a very romantic idea of life in the sticks which ‘Farming Today’ has taught me is but an illusion ……but don’t worry! The Book of Revelation describes Heaven as The Holy Cityso we’ll be quite at home there! Phew!

 

                                                                  Ann

 

TODAY

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

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

 6.30pm at Barking Abbey, St Margaret’s Church  CONFIRMATION SERVICE

EAST HAM PARISH CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES 2014

           Please pray for:

                                     1. Howd DESLANDES

                                     2. Penny Louise DICKET

                                     3. Festus Onyeka DUMBI

                                     4. Funmi LAGUDA

                                     5. Noah LAGUDA

                                     6. Natalie MORGAN

                                     7. Omar MORGAN

                                     8. Vivien Osaro OGBEFUN

                                     9. Uchenna OZURUMBA

                                   10. Tarun Thomas PHILIP

 

who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation today

from The Rt Revd Bishop Trevor.  All are welcome

 

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, Win Joseph, May Gentry, & Joyce Deslandes

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

                            May they rest in peace & rise in glory.

 

Readings for 25th May 2014  

Acts 17: 22-31     1 Peter 3: 13-end     John 14: 15-21

Readings for 1st June 2014

St Bart’s    John 17: 1-11   or    Luke 24:44-53

St Mary’s    Acts 1: 6-14

St Mary’s Birthday’s        HAPPY BIRTHDAY to

Alexandra Davies & Shannon Tellis

PCC  There is a meeting of the PCC in Bart's Church

 on Wednesday 28th  May at 7.30pm.

For those not on email agenda & minutes are available to pick up today.

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.

Bart’s Café opening hours this week from 27th May.

Due to holiday’s, including Sue’s, the café will operate

 a snack menu from Tuesday – Friday (27th – 30th May).

Normal menu will return  with Sue on 2nd June.

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

TRIP TO MARGATE

Saturday 7th June. Coach leaves at 8.30am from St Mary’s,

 8.45am from Newham College, High Street South.

Cost is £14 per adult and £5 for under 16's.

Please sign up today – money must be paid in advance to secure your seat. Give your money to June at St Mary’s or the wardens at St Bart’s

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..

Bradwell Pilgrimage Saturday 12th July

Pauline Ellis and myself are about to order a smaller coach to reduce our costs. So this is the last chance to book if you are still dithering! Cost is £12 per person.Bring a picnic and enjoy a memorable day out. bradwellpilgrimage.webs.com         Shirley Biro

 

 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEAST OF THE ASCENSION


THURSDAY 29th  May 7pm

 

SUNG MASS

 

St Mary Magdalene

 

Preacher: The Bishop of Derby

Dr Alastair Redfern.

 

Dr Redfern is a passionate advocate of tax justice

and has spoken a great deal recently in support of dealing

 with tax avoidance in the House of Lords.

He is a keen supporter of Christian Aid.

 

ALL WELCOME

 

Drinks follow the service.

 

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

18th May 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                      

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 18th May 2014

 

Episcopal Visitation of West Ham Archdeaconry

 

         On Wednesday 14 May 2014 the Archdeaconry of West Ham, comprising of the Deaneries of Newham, Waltham Forest and Redbridge accomplished its Episcopal visit in a beautiful service teeming with rich symbolisms at the Chelmsford Cathedral.

         The colourful procession of Bishop Stephen, The Archdeacon,  Deans, the Lay Chair, and the Registrar streamed into  the cathedral congregation  of clergy and Churchwardens. It was a gathering teeming with spiritual and pastoral synergy, hope and enthusiasm. The Archdeacon of West Ham, The Venerable Elwin Cockett led the service and the Lay Chair, our own Shirley Biro took the scripture reading. 

         Bishop  Stephen thanked  the retiring Churchwardens and conducted the admission of Newly elected ones. “This evening we formally acknowledge the tremendous service of our Churchwardens have given over the past year, And we witness the admission of Churchwardens for this coming year. The Bishop describe d the generosity and leadership of the laity as vital and significant ministry which bring great blessing for the church 

         Delivering his Episcopal Charge, Bishop Stephen gave a succinct appraisal of the raison d’etre of the diocese of Chelmsford from its beginning one hundred years ago, linking its relevance to our times, and paints a clear picture of his visionary direction for the future. Bishop Steven Stephen reminded all that as Christians: “We exist to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ and to worship God”, and bring God’s love and kindness to the world.  As members of the Church of England we have a unique obligation even more so,  as servants in the established church, (without prejudice to our ardent commitment to ecumenism),  in carrying out this mission to ALL

         The Bishop celebrated the rich cultural heritage of the Diocese of Chelmsford. The amalgamation of the ethnically and culturally diverse East London and Essex as one diocese makes the Diocese of Chelmsford  the most ethnically diverse and endowed diocese in the world ! As London grows eastward in its modern development the Diocese of Chelmsford can only grow from strength to strength as it explore unchartered territories of new mission and ministry in the pursuit of our Transforming Presence.   Again, we would like to thank our outgoing Churchwardens and extend our warmest welcome and congratulations to the newly commissioned Churchwardens.      Fr Fred. 

TODAY

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

10.00am St Mary’s Rob 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; Weightwatchers; Karate; Wing Chung Kung Fu; Smovey; Zumba

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

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

                            May they rest in peace & rise in glory.

 

Readings for 18th May 2014

Acts 7: 55-end         1 Peter 2: 2-10         John 14: 1-14

Readings for 25th May 2014  

Acts 17: 22-31     1 Peter 3: 13-end     John 14: 15-21

Baptism  Two of the candidates, Festus & Vivien, to be confirmed by Bishop Trevor at Barking on Sunday 25th May will be baptised TODAY

at Bart's at 11.30am. The reason for this is that Fr Rob and Fr Fred both want to be present and because they are the only priests on duty

 it has to be after the two morning masses.

Please do join us if you can - it will be less than half an hour and we will celebrate with a drink afterwards

CHURCHWARDENS

The Bishop formally welcomed new churchwardens at a "swearing in" ceremony at Chelmsford Cathedral on Wednesday night. They were support by Fr Fred and Fr Rob.  Bishop Stephen gave a hard hitting and honest assessment of our context for mission. Please pray for your newly elected churchwardens.

TELL YOUR CHURCHWARDENS WHAT YOU THINK

Your churchwardens were told clearly on Wednesday that they are to represent the people of God [in East Ham] and, to that extent they need your ideas and your support. Please do chat with them and share your hopes, ideas and concerns.

CHRISTIAN AID THANK YOU More than £300 was raised as a result of the recent Christian Aid concert. We are indebted to all those who organised it, performed in and supported it in any way.

STANDING COMMITTEE Churchwardens and PCC Secretary meet in the

Rector's Office at Bart's on Wednesday 22nd at 8pm

LOCAL ELECTIONS

Please pray for all those who are standing for election this week in Newham and across the country. Both Quintin and Ann are standing for election locally. Please pray that the Christian voice will be heard in an increasingly pluralist context as decisions are taken which affect the life of the wider local community. [Rob]

PCC  There is a meeting of the PCC in Bart's Church

 on Wednesday 28 May at 7.30pm

FEAST OF THE ASCENSION Thursday 29th May 7pm St Mary’s

 Sung Mass with Guest Preacher The Lord Bishop of Derby,

Dr Alastair Redfern More details to follow.

BOOK CLUB We had a very good conversation about the Church in the First World War on Monday. Thanks to all those who came. 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.

BART’S CAFÉ  - subtle changes

The DCC have agreed to continue to invest in Bart's Café which urgently need cutlery and crockery replacing old stock in the next few days. There will be new display banners and Christian oriented posters and a brand new television showing the TV news during opening hours. Your custom and support are much appreciated.

 

Bart’s Café opening hours Bank holiday week from 27th May.

Due to holiday’s, including Sue’s, the café will operate

 a snack menu from Tuesday – Friday (27th – 30th May).

Normal menu will return  with Sue on 2nd June.

 

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

(Further details will be announced in June ‘14

Enquires to Irene Phaup or Gordon Owen)

Bradwell Pilgrimage Saturday 12th July

Pauline Ellis and myself currently have 39 firm bookings from 8 different churches in and around East Ham. So 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

TRIP TO MARGATE

Saturday 7th June. Coach leaves at 8.30am from St Mary’s,

 8.45am from Newham College, High Street South.

Cost is £14 per adult and £5 for under 16's.

Please sign up today – money must be paid in advance to secure your seat. Give your money to June at St Mary’s or the wardens at St Bart’s

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 and places go very fast. 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..

EAST HAM PARISH CONFIRMATION 2014

Please pray for the Candidates from our Parish who are preparing  for the

 Sacrament of Confirmation this year

Penny Louis DICKET, Tarun Thomas PHILLIP,

Festus DUMBI, Uchenna OZURUMBA, Vivien OGBEFUN, Omar MORGAN,

Natalie MORGAN

 at Barking Abbey St Margaret’s Church

Date of Confirmation: Next Sunday (25th May 2014) at 6:30pm

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

  Telephone 020 8470 0011     

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  Registered Charity No: 1127847

 

4th May 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 4th May 2014

 

 

                         Her Majesty’s visit to Chelmsford Cathedral.

 

         Her Majesty the Queen will visit Chelmsford Cathedral this week on 6 May 2014.

It was announced last week that Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh will attend a service in Chelmsford Cathedral on Tuesday May 6 as part of the centenary celebrations of Chelmsford Diocese.

 

         Bishop Stephen said: “Chelmsford Diocese is one hundred years old this year. People from all over this vast and diverse diocese, from East London and Essex, will be gathered in our Cathedral church to welcome Her Majesty the Queen. The Queen’s visit is the icing on the cake of our centenary year.

"It is an additional honour to welcome the Queen to the newest city in her realm."

 

         The Dean of Chelmsford, Nicholas Henshall added: “It's fantastic to be welcoming the Queen to this special celebration at Chelmsford Cathedral in our centenary year. It is going to be a celebration of the extraordinary contribution the churches make to the communities of Essex and East London, and a huge endorsement of the role of the church in public life.

“But this visit isn't just for us - it's for everyone in Chelmsford and across the region working for the common good."

Members of the public will be able to follow the service by loudspeakers in the cathedral churchyard.

 

        The visit will also be covered on Facebook/ChelmsCentenary and on Twitter@ChelmsCentenary #ChelmsRoyal.

                                                    

TODAY

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

 & Jennifer Smith.

Those who have died:

George Taylor, William Owen, Flora Furby, Shirley Preston & Bishop Lewis.                  May they rest in peace & rise in glory.

Readings for 4th May 2014

Acts2: 36-41             Mark 13: 5-13

Readings for 11th May 2014  

Acts2: 42-end        1 Peter 2: 19-end        John 10: 1-10

 St Mary’s Birthday’s             HAPPY BIRTHDAY to  David Hayes

St Mary’s DCC Wednesday 7th May 7.30pm in the Parish Room.

Minutes and agendas available to pick up today.

KEY DATES

Monday 12 May Bart's DCC [in Church] 7.30pm

Tuesday 20th May 8pm Standing Committee (Parish and District Wardens and Secretary) Rector's Office

Wednesday 28th May 7.30pm PCC at St Bart's Church following Mass

at St Mary Magdalene

FEAST OF THE ASCENSION A date for your diary Thursday 29th May 7pm

St Mary Magdalene Church Sung Mass with Guest Preacher The Lord Bishop of Derby, Dr Alastair Redfern More details to follow

Me and My Music Thanks to Sue and the Cafe team for their help in producing such a happy Me and My Music and to Canon Ann our celebrated guest and music chooser !!

We were very sad to hear the news of the death of Bishop Lewis from the Church of God. His funeral service will be held at St Bart’s on Friday 9th May at 12.30pm. Please keep in your prayers Mrs Lewis & the family

 & the Congregation of the Church of God.

Parish Book Club

Monday 12 May at 2pm. We will read passages from Canon Alan Wilkinson's reissued book - The Church of England and the First World War. What was the church's position 100 years ago? How did the Archbishop of Canterbury respond? Did priests fight in the trenches? And what about objectors? Come and share in some fascinating insights. If you would like to purchase the book it is well worth a read during this commemoration year of World War I

St Edmunds, King and Martyr A meeting was held this week with the Diocesan Pastoral Secretary Nathan Whitehead and the Parish Wardens of the East Ham Team and the Parish of All Saints and St Edmunds Forest Gate. The process towards St Edmunds joining our team was explained and the meeting will be reported back to at the PCC later this month. Your prayers for our deanery, our ministry unit and parish are asked for.

TRIP TO MARGATE

Saturday 7th June. Coach leaves at 8.30am from St Mary’s,

 8.45am from Newham College, High Street South.

 Cost is £14 per adult and £5 for under 16's. Please sign up today

CHRISTIAN AID CONCERT

 Saturday 10th May, 2014

  3.00-5.00pm

St Bartholomew’s Church, Barking Road, East Ham

                       Tickets available from Geraldine Pote at St Bartholomew’s

Alison McLucas at St Mary Magdalene’s or pay at the door

£6 (Concessions £4) Under 12’s free  

 

Refreshments included

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 and places go very fast. 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..

LAST CALL FOR THOSE THINKING OF JOINING THE HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE 2014 [16th-23rd June]. Brochures are at the back of our churches or phone  01992 576 065 for one. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BOOKED: we will meet for brunch on SUNDAY 25th May at 1130 at St Bart's to go through the programme, answer questions and be well prepared.

EAST HAM TEAM MINISTRY ELECTION OF OFFICERS – 2014-2015

 

            PARISH CHURCHWARDENS:  Andrew Biro     Mary Richards

 

DISTRICT CHURCHWARDENS

St.Mary Magdalene     Laurine Griffith    John King

              St.Bartholomew        Hazel Thomas       Ajith Lekshmanan

 

PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL

Doris Goodchild,   Sam Ozurumba,  Eutal Spence , Lorraine Ashton,

                   Ehi Omoregie, June Bassenger, Damian Sutton, Jean Mansfield ,

                                                                                    

DISTRICT CHURCH COUNCIL

St. Mary Magdalene

Ancil Griffith, Colin Mansfield, John Hedges, Dennis Pridmore,  Shani Thomas,

 Tina Preston, Terry Hooker, Louise Simmons, Earlene Bentley,

Lilian Aneta Tomlinson.

           

St. Bartholomew

        Geraldine Pote, Eutal Spence, Susan Allen, Rose Geaney, Robert Akowuah,  Philip John, Lorraine Ashton, Hazel Phillips, Sarah Kabuye, Primrose Sabanda

                                      

DEANERY SYNOD

Shirley Biro(Lay Chair) ,  Gordon Owen, Damian Sutton, Ajith Lekshmanan

PASTORAL ASSISTANT   Shirley Biro

LOCAL LICENSED PREACHER   John King

EAST HAM PARISH CONFIRMATION 2014

Please pray for the Candidates from our Parish who are preparing

 for the Sacrament of Confirmation this year

Penny Louis DICKET, Tarun Thomas PHILLIP, Festus DUMBI,

 Uchenna OZURUMBA, Vivien OGBEFUN ,Omar MORGAN, Natalie MORGAN

At Barking Abbey St Margaret’s Church

Date of Confirmation: Sunday 25th May 2014 6:30pm

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

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20th April 2014 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene        

St Bartholomew †      

St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday 20th April 2014

 

Meeting the Risen Christ

 

         Over the next few weeks we will hear again the Gospel evidence of Our Lord's resurrection. The stories are not necessarily linked and are quite random.

         For a period of several weeks Jesus appeared before his Ascension in a series of episodes which biblical scholars and theologians have reflected on and analysed ever since.

         But there are some common aspects to these stories which can help us to rediscover the risen Christ as we journey through Easter as his pilgrim people.

 

1. Often we see the risen Christ in the most unexpected places

It's not only in church that we see the work of our risen Lord in action!

 

2. Jesus speaks to us but it is not always clear that it is him

He speaks to us through others and only afterwards do we realise it was Him.

 

3. He reminds us of the great symbols of our faith

In a handshake, the eating of bread, in an embrace or sign of caring - Jesus is revealed

 

4. In the sacraments, our risen Lord is there

As at the lakeside when he meets up with his disciples who are fishing they recognise him in the breaking of the bread.

 

Be prepared!

He is risen!

We will see him all around us and experience his risen power in the most unexpected of ways.,

 

HAPPY EASTER FROM ALL OF US TO EACH OF YOU

                                                                           ROB

Today

St Bart's: Rob is Celebrant & Ann is Preacher

St Mary Magdalene: Fred is Celebrant & Quintin  is Preacher

In Our Prayers
Our Mission: +Stephen and +David 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, Win Joseph & May Gentry.

Those who have died:  Eileen Chesney, George Taylor, William Owen, Diana Aresti,

Flora Furby & Shirley Preston.                  May they rest in peace & rise in glory.

Readings for 20th April 2014

Jeremiah 31: 1-6           Acts 10: 34-43    

Readings for 27th April 2014   JOINT SERVICE at ST MARY’S

Acts2: 22-32           1 Peter 1: 3-9

 St Mary’s Birthday’s             HAPPY BIRTHDAY to  Win Jones & Albert Davis

The flowers in St Mary’s this morning are from Louise Simmons

in loving memory of her dear mother Dorothy.

HAPPY EASTER We wish all our parishioners a very happy and blessed Easter! CHRIST IS RISEN! He is Risen Indeed. Alleluia!

From all the clergy in the East Ham Team

At St Mary’s this morning we welcome Alena Martin, Alexander Martin, Leah Namatovu, La-Shay Read & Tendo Luyimbaazi who will be receiving Communion for the first time today. Please keep them in your prayers.

Many thanks to all who helped clean and decorate St Mary’s yesterday.

The church looks wonderful.

Thank you to Earline for singing in the service at St Mary’s this morning.

There will be an Easter Egg hunt for the children after the service

 at St Mary’s this morning.

PLEASE NOTE: Next week is a JOINT SERVICE at St Mary’s

 followed by the APCM.

SCHOOL VISITS to St Mary’s   There is one more school due to visit:- 

Drew Primary on 22nd and 30th April.

St Barnabas Band and Men with Wood Concert at St Edmund's, 464 Katherine Rd, Forest Gate E7 8NP - Sat 26th April 7.30pm - Tickets £5.

We are saddened to learn of the death of Shirley Preston, details of her funeral will be announced soon, please keep her family in your prayers.

We also pray for Gordon and his family on the death of his father

William Owen. William’s funeral will be held at St Bart’s

 on Wednesday 23rd April at 3.30pm  

IMPORTANT WEEKEND NEXT WEEKEND

ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING

 

The Annual church meeting will be held after a Joint service at St Mary’s

 On  Sunday 27th April. We will be electing churchwardens,and members of the parish  and district councils.  If you would like to be involved in the life

of our churches in any of these ways, please make sure your name is added

 (with a proposer and seconder) to the sheets at the back of our churches.

 If you are interested, but not sure what is involved,

 do speak to one of the clergy  or current wardens.

Deanery Synod Elections 2014

Are you interested in representing the Parish at Newham Deanery Synod Meetings? There are 4 evening meetings per year held at various Churches in the Deanery from 7.30 – 9.30pm. Please sign up if you are interested in standing.

To all those who produce reports for the APCM –

please  get them to the office by Wednesday 23rd April  – thank you.

ST GEORGE St George’s Day will be celebrated at Bart’s Café with the special lunch (see back page) followed in the evening with a Mass at St Mary’s at 6.30pm

PRAYING ST MARK'S GOSPEL  Tuesday 29 April is the Feast Day of

St Mark and we resume our summer hour meditations with some quiet reflection on St Mark's Gospel at St Bart's beginning at 2pm.

BARTS HOSTS NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BIBLICAL LITERACY Book Now On Wednesday 4th June (10am-4.15pm) St Bart's will host a national conference on the role and place of the bible in contemporary culture. We will welcome four internationally known speakers and enjoy three lectures and some group work.  We are looking forward to welcoming people from across the country and we would like you to be there too. Whilst other delegates are paying £47 for the day to cover the cost of speakers, food etc the cost of any parishioner is just £12. Booking forms are available from the back of church or the parish office.

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 2014  This will be observed next month beginning on 11 May. The theme this year is "Will your church heal the scars of war?" and we will be praying and thinking through this theme in our intercessions and reflections next month as we once again support Christian Aid.

CHRISTIAN AID CONCERT Saturday 10th May, 2014   3.00-5.00pm

St Bartholomew’s Church, Barking Road, East Ham

Tickets available from Geraldine Pote at St Bartholomew’s

Alison McLucas at St Mary Magdalene’s or pay at the door £6 (Concessions £4) Under 12’s free   Refreshments included

LAST CALL FOR THOSE THINKING OF JOINING THE HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE 2014 [16th-23rd June]. The Holy Land pilgrimage is going to be a highlight of the year for those who can afford to join it.  Brochures are at the back of our churches or phone  01992 576 065 for one. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BOOKED: we will meet for brunch on SUNDAY 25th May at 1130 at St Bart's to go through the programme, answer questions and be well prepared.

STUBBERS 2014  June 27th-29th For our 13th year we will be taking 30 children aged between 8 and 16yrs old to the Stubbers Adventure Centre in Upminster for a weekend of adventurous activities -  for information www.stubbers.co.uk. The cost per child is £60 and places go very fast. 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..

TWO GREAT CAFE EVENTS These two events are for the WHOLE parish.

 ST GEORGE'S DAY 23rd April Lunch at Bart's Café  1.00pm .

 WEDNESDAY 30th April 7.00pm  ME AND MY MUSIC With special guest: CANON ANN EASTER  Time 7.00pm.  Tickets for both events available now price £7.00 Admission by ticket only.

The café will be closed on Tuesday 22nd April due to the kitchen deep clean..

EAST HAM PARISH CONFIRMATION ~ 2014  PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

ALL HELD IN THE LUKE ROOM at ST BART’S 11.30am – 12.15pm

Sun 27 April (Whitsunday)                              FIELDWORK 1        

Sun 4 May 2014 (3rd of Easter)                      FIELDWORD 2

Sun 11 May 2014 (4th of Easter)                    FIELDWORK REPORTS

Thurs 29th  May 2014                                  Start of Novena Prayers

Saturday 7th June 2014                             Confirmation Retreat

Sun 8th  June 2014  (PENTECOST)               Confirmation Service        

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

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