St Mary Magdalene † St Bartholomew † St Alban †
MESSAGE FROM THE BISHOP OF BARKING
"A very happy and blessed 30th Birthday to all at St Bartholomew the Apostle East Ham! We give thanks for those who had the vision to create a church for the future and pray for all of those today who continue to ensure that the message of the Kingdom is heard in East Ham through God's grace and love.
GREETING FROM BISHOP STEPHEN LOWE
WHO WAS VICAR OF THE PARISH 30 YEARS AGO
To think that 30 years have passed since St Bart's opened is astonishing.
There are so many who sadly are no longer with us who gave so much to make it all happen but also so many whose lives have been changed by the worship, service and witness of the living Church community in East Ham.
We can all be so proud of what has been achieved over the years. But just as the new St Bart's was a radical and bold step for the Church 30 years ago so in 2013 we need to rethink how the local Church shares the Gospel of love, justice and peace in today's world.
35 years ago we agreed we had to be bold to survive. Knocking down the mighty Victorian Church of St Bartholomew's aroused local opposition but the Church community worked and prayed long and hard to determine what was the right path for us to follow.
The Christian gospel requires us never to accept the easy road and my hope and belief is that you will have the courage to take the decisions which will provide another 30 years of flourishing. My 13 years in East Ham were the most fulfilling years of my ministry.
It was only possible because the people of St Bart's dreamed dreams, saw visions and had open minds and hearts to the working of the Holy Spirit.
St Bart’s: Celebrant & Preacher: Bishop Stephen Venner
In Our Prayers
Our Mission: +Stephen and +David our bishops, our clergy and our mission to
East Ham; Older People: Golden Oldies; Genesis Housing Association – residents andstaff; Lunch Club; Friday Games.
The sick and suffering: Les Page, Clarice, Win Jones, Maude Smith, Martin & Yvonne Gammon, Geneva Grimes, Louise Simmonds, & Alice Singh.
Preparing for Confirmation: Junior
Those who have died: Donates Onuoha & Comfort Abosede Martins.
May they rest in peace and rise in glory
Readings for 25th August 2013 JOINT SERVICE at ST BART’S
Acts 5: 12-16 1 Corinthians 4: 9-15 Luke 22: 24-30
Readings for 1st September 2013
St Mary’s: Jeremiah 2: 4-13
St Bart’s: Ecc’us 10:12-18 Heb 13: 1-8,15-16 Luke 14: 1, 7-end
St Mary’s Birthday’s HAPPY BIRTHDAY to
Alena Martin & Alison Gaby
St Bart’s Patronal Festival
To celebrate St Bart’s Patronal Festival we warmly welcome as our preacher this morning Bishop Stephen Venner, Bishop to the Forces.
Bucks Fizz and nibbles will be available after the service.
On 1st September we welcome Niah & her family to St Mary’s.
We pray for them as they prepare for her baptism.
Details of Jide’s Mothers’ funeral
Funeral Service and Burial Ceremony
Deceased: Comfort Abosede Martins. Aged 78
Date: 28th August 2013 Time: 12:00-12:30pm
Venue: Forest Park Cemetery and Crematorium, Forest Road, Hainault,
Essex IG6 3HP
Join the family for a Reception afterwards at Fairlop Waters, Forest Road
Hainault, Essex IG6 3HN
RSVP: Jide Macaulay 07521130179
Please keep Jide and his family in your prayers.
A BIG THANK YOU to everybody who helped out with
St Bart’s 30th celebrations yesterday.
Me and My Music.
The second of our series of dinner, chat and music is now booked for
Thursday 26th September at 7.00pm in Bart’s Café.
Cost £6 – book now in the Parish Office
Our special guest is Maciek Grabowski who is responsible for the social activities at Manor Farm Care Home.
Good news! The Bible Study group returns but with an option of either an afternoon or evening session this Autumn
as we focus on St Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians.
The opening session is on either Monday 9th September (2.30pm)
in church led by the Revd Jide Macaulay
or on Tuesday 24th September at the home of Mary Richards
[details available from the Parish Office]
led by the Revd Rob Marshall.
A little bit of history…
Many of you will know that earlier this year, Audrey Honey, moved into a care home in Collier Row and this week her home in Whitehorse Road was sold. This was an important and emotional event for Audrey and her grown up children because the house had been the family home since 1926.
During the 1920s, East Ham was still transforming from a semi-rural area into the dormitory suburb we know today, and housing development was big business. Harold Honey, Audrey’s late husband, purchased the house new for £600, (with a deposit of £50!) and lived there with his first wife and family, while also running his painting and decorating business from the premises.
Audrey met Harold during the war and moved into the house in 1949, where together they had four children. The family started worshipping at St Bart’s in 1961 and Audrey has been a faithful member of our church ever since.
There is probably no other house in East Ham that has been in the same family for 87 years and which has experienced such a rich slice of 20th century social history. Giving it up, after 64 years of family life there, was not easy for Audrey but as she says, “I have so many happy memories and no one can take those away from me”.
PARISH AUTUMN FAIR
There will be a planning meeting for the Parish Fair on Sunday 8th September at St Bart’s after the service. Please all come along.
QUIET DAY at HAGGERSTON
Saturday 28th September 2013
Led by Canon Edward Carter entitled ‘A rule of life for Newham’
Meet at St Mary’s Church Hall 9.30am.
No charge but a small donation welcome on the day.
Please bring a packed lunch.
Please sign up on the sheets at the back of both Churches.
ST MATTHEW STUDY DAY.
A day to study the Gospel of Matthew at St Bart’s, East Ham on THURSDAY 19th September 10.30am – 4.00pm
What is distinctive at Matthew’s message?
What do the infancy narratives in Matthew tell us about his purpose?
Is the Kingdom of Heaven the Kingdom of God?
What do the parables of Matthew reveal about Jesus.
Led by Revd Christopher Owens and Revd Rob Marshall.
Day fee is £6 including lunch.
Book now: East Ham Team Office, 292b Barking Road, E6 3BA
Telephone: 020 8470 0011
J Evans & Sons – Funeral Directors are holding an open day
at their premises at 2a Caulfield Road, East Ham on
Tuesday 27th August between 10am and 1pm.
The purpose of the day is to allow clients an opportunity to discuss pre-arranged funeral plans in a relaxed and informal way.
Staff will be on hand to answer questions and show you round.
No obligation or commitment.
These will continue through August at St Mary Magdalene
(6.30pm Wednesday) and St Bart’s (1230 Thursdays).
In addition Morning Prayer is said at St Bart’s at 9am on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and at St Mary Magdalene on Tuesdays and Fridays. Evening Prayer is currently said at Bart’s at 5pm Monday-Thursday.
The Parish Office is open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm
Telephone 020 8470 0011
Registered Charity No: 1127847