25th August 2013 Newsletter

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logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene      St Bartholomew †    St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday25th August2013

                                                                               

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.                                                     

                                                                     +David Barking 

 

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.

                                                                                      +Stephen Lowe

TODAY

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.

BIBLE STUDY.

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

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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.

Midweek Services

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   

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Bart’s celebrates 30 years this weekend

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St Bartholomew’s Church and Centre, which includes the Doctors’ Surgery on Barking Road, celebrates its 30th anniversary this weekend with a party and special service of dedication.

It was 30 years ago this year that HM The Queen declared the new building open.

At the time the church was regarded as futuristic because it combined not only a worship space but a medical centre, sheltered housing, meeting rooms and offices.

Since 1983 the building has been used by a wide range of groups from across Newham and beyond.

On Saturday (24 August) the congregation celebrate the Feast of St Bartholomew and they have chosen the day to cut a cake, have a dance, hold a BBQ and remember what was happening in 1983 with a special quiz.

The following morning (25 August) the Bishop to HM Forces, The Right Reverend Stephen Venner, will preach and lead the service which will be attended by other members of the Church of England East Ham Team of which St Bartholomew’s is a part.

The Bishop of Barking, The Reverend David Hawkins, said today: "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.”

The Reverend Rob Marshall, Priest in Charge of East Ham, said that the challenge is also about the future: “We are using the period of reflection and looking back to also look to the future.”

18th August 2013 Newsletter

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St Mary Magdalene †       St Bartholomew †       St Alban †                                                                                    

PARISH NEWS

Sunday18th August2013

             

Egypt, a Biblical Safe Haven or Death Pit

 

         Egypt has been in the news a lot this week. Unfortunately, it is not for the Pharaohs and the Pyramids we usually so fondly associate that legendary country with. Neither is it for its role as an effective ‘Biblical Safe Haven’ both in the Old Testament and the New Testament eras.

 

         In the OT Joseph’s famous dreams were realised when he escaped the death trap of his brothers to become a very influential political figure in Pharaoh’s court. Joseph consequently brought the house of Israel in their time of need to the safety and plenty of Egypt. (Genesis 37 – 50).

     

        In the NT the Infant Narratives tell us about the Holy Family’s “Escape to Egypt” :“ … an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. …..for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him…..”  (Matthew 2:13) Then Egypt was the apt euphemism for safety and for life.

 

          Today, Egypt has become the place of insecurity and a death pit. The flux of political instability and rivalry, social unrest and looming civil war inevitably reified into a lethal  ugly reality this week with the murder of over 638 people, mostly civilians. We cannot even attempt to be precise with these figures! The above figure represents the dead, whose bodies were taken to the hospital for identification. It is believed that most of the dead were not taken to the hospital at all, and indeed many were charred beyond recognition.

 

         In spite of the luxury of a sanitising feeling of distance from these unsavoury realities happening right before our very eyes in Egypt we cannot escape the embarrassing truth that the perennial problem of “man’s inhumanity to man” is unleashing its evil force anew. In a bizarre existentially paradox we, all of us, are at the same time perpetrators and victims of this Egyptian syndrome. In our very small global village today Egypt,and what is happening there might be even closer to us than we might have the courage to  imagine.                                                                                                                                                                 Fr Fred                                                                                            TODAY 18th August:

St Bart’s: Celebrant & Preacher: Rob assisted by Jide

St Mary’s: Celebrant & Preacher: Ann

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, 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 18th August 2013

St Bart’s: Jeremiah 23: 23-29   Hebrews 11: 29-12:2     Luke 12: 49-56

St Mary’s:  Isaiah 5: 1-7        Hebrews 11: 29-12:2

Readings for 25th  August 2013    JOINT SERVICE at ST BART’S

                     2 Kings 5: 1-14         Galatians 6: 7-16          Luke 10: 1-11, 16-20

St Mary’s Birthday’s                   HAPPY BIRTHDAY to

Anthony Bonham & Dorothy James

Healing and Anointing:

As today is the third Sunday of the month the Laying on of Hands and anointing ministry will follow the 10.00am service at St Bart’s.

This is open to all and we very much hope that you will come forward for healing either for yourself or for someone close to you.

Next WEEKEND a reminder that next Sunday is a JOINT SERVICE

at St Bart’s as we celebrate St Bartholomew the Apostle at the 10.00am service. Bishop Stephen Venner will preside and preach and we look forward to a joyous celebration. Get your glad rags on the evening before

 for our 1983 party see opposite for details.

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 where the clergy will be celebrating the Eucharist this coming Tuesday at 2.00pm.

BIBLE STUDY.

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 Macauley or on Tuesday 24th September at the home of Mary Richards [details available from the Parish Office] led by the Revd Rob Marshall.

ST BART’S

PATRONAL FESTIVAL 2013

+

Celebrating

30 Years and counting Of

Bart’s Church and Centre

1983-2013

 

Saturday 24th August

THE FEAST OF ST BARTHOLOMEW

5pm-8pm  Bart’s 30th Birthday Party

BBQ and Salads and Birthday cake: Bring a Bottle!:

all the Music is from 1983

 

Sunday 25th August

10am JOINT SUNG EUCHARIST

Preacher: Bishop Stephen Venner

[Bishop to the Forces]

Followed by bucks fizz

 

ALL WELCOME

COME AND GIVE THANKS FOR 30 YEARS

OF WITNESS

 The Parish Book Club. The next meeting is tomorrow at 2.00pm when Curate Jide will introduce his poetry.

Jide has decided that he wants to go ahead with this event

in memory of his Mum.

Our next "Little Sing" will be on Wednesday 21st August 

2.00pm -3.00pm  at St Bart's.    All welcome.

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.

STUDY DAY; The Gospel of Matthew

Thursday 19th September

10.30am – 3.30pm

Cost £6

What does the Gospel of Matthew have to say to a 21st Century Audience?

What individual characteristics does Matthew add to the story of Jesus’ life?

Please book via the Parish Office.

J Evans & Sons – Funeral Directors are holding an open day

at their premises at 2a Caulfield Road, East Ham on

Thursday 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.

Midweek Services

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   

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  Website:  www.easthamparish.org.uk  

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  Registered Charity No: 1127847

 

                                        

 

4th & 11th August 2013 Newsletter

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logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene      St Bartholomew †    St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday4th & 11th August2013

                                                           

"Forerunners of Christ"

         Mark 1:2-3 says "See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight".

         This week marks a full month of my ordination and welcome to the Church of England, particularly my call to serve in the Parish of East Ham. In the short time, I have engaged with local events and issues that matters for the parish, visiting homes and listening to your stories.

         To be a forerunner of Christ, is an exciting position and with my placement here working with a team of experienced clergy and servers, especially as 'Chaplain' to St Barts centre, there has been no shortage of things to do. The conversations in the cafe, the meetings with centre users, daily office at both St Barts and St Mary, networking at the town hall, PCC and DCC meetings, etc.

         We all have the opportunity to be forerunners of Christ, to create a safe place to praise and worship God. As we enjoy the summer months, let us also have an open mind and attitude towards the church. The important task of witnessing Christ also applies to us in East Ham. Make a fresh start and decision to invite people to church, tell them about Christ and the events in our churches.

          God bless you all.        Reverend Father Jide Macaulay

Today 4th August:

St Bart’s: Celebrant and Preacher: Revd Rob Marshall

St Mary Magdalene: Celebrant and Preacher: Revd Quintin Peppiatt         

Next Sunday 11th August:

St Bart’s: Celebrant & Preacher: Canon Ann Easter

St Mary’s: Celebrant: Revd Rob Marshall, Preacher:Revd Jide Macaulay

In Our Prayers
Our Mission: +Stephen and +David 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:

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

The sick and suffering: Les Page, Clarice, Win Jones, Maude Smith, Martin & Yvonne Gammon, Geneva Grimes, Louise Simmonds,, Les Rowe & Alice Singh.

Preparing for Confirmation:     Junior

Those who have died: Rosina Fisk & Donates Onuoha.

 May they rest in peace and rise in glory

Dorothy James continues to make good progress after her operation.

Please keep her in your prayers.

Readings for 4th August 2013 

Colossians 3: 1-11          Luke 12: 13-21

Readings for 11th August 2013    

St Bart’s: Genesis 15: 1-6        Hebrews 11: 1-3, 8-16       Luke 12: 32-40

St Mary’s:   Isaiah 1: 1,6-10   Hebrews 11: 1-3, 8-16

Readings for 18th August 2013

St Bart’s: Jeremiah 23: 23-29   Hebrews 11: 29-12:2     Luke 12: 49-56

St Mary’s:  Isaiah 5: 1-7        Hebrews 11: 29-12:2

St Mary’s Birthday’s                   HAPPY BIRTHDAY to   

Fred Ashford-Okai, Victor Grimes, Rosemary John & Sebastian Quigley.

At St Mary’s this morning we welcome for baptism Angel, Armani & Arvie.

Please keep them, their parents, Godparents, families & friends in your prayers.

Alina's baptism Today  Join us at Bart's today as Alina joins our fellowship as we celebrate her baptism. Peter and Sarah are providing soft drinks and nibbles after the service for anyone who wants to join in the celebrations,

 many thanks to them.

Next Sunday (11th Aug)  Quintin is preaching at Frances Quist’s church in Gloucester. He will pass on all your regards to her. For those who don’t remember her, Frances was a curate in the East Ham Team.

Jide - Chaplain to Bart's Centre  Jide, our new Curate, will be officially known as Chaplain to Bart's Centre

as part of his ministry with us.

Bart’s Cafe There is a good range of delicious dishes available for you to try and enjoy. Please continue to support our Cafe across the parish.

Feast of the Transfiguration

 

This huge day in the life of the Church always sadly falls when many people are away. But in the East Ham parish we will fly the Transfiguration flag nevertheless with a Eucharist at 7pm

 to be held at Bart’s on Tuesday 6th August followed by

 Buck Fizz and nibbles in the Church Garden.

Rob has always had a keen devotion to the Transfiguration and wrote a book on it in 1986. Apparently you can get signed copies on Amazon for 1p!!!!

Please come along and support the service!

Midweek Services

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.

Servers Training  At Bart’s TODAY after the 10am service for those who couldn’t attend the last one.

TEENAGE PLUS  Calling all teenagers between the age of 13 and 18. We are hosting a brunch for you at Bart’s cafe on Saturday 10th August from 11am-1pm to discuss what kind of activities you want to engage in from the autumn. When would be the best time to meet? How often? What would you like to do?

Come along to this meeting at Bart’s and let us know.

A nice brunch will be on offer – for sure!!

The Parish Book Club. The next meeting is on Monday 19th August

at 2.00pm when Curate Jide will introduce his poetry.

Our next "Little Sing" will be on Wednesday 21st August 

2.00pm -3.00pm  at St Bart's.    All welcome.

ST BART’S

PATRONAL FESTIVAL 2013

+

Celebrating

30 Years and counting Of

Bart’s Church and Centre

1983-2013

 

 

Saturday 24th August

THE FEAST OF ST BARTHOLOMEW

5pm-8pm  Bart’s 30th Birthday Party

BBQ and Salads and Birthday cake: Bring a Bottle!:

all the Music is from 1983

 

Sunday 25th August

10am JOINT SUNG EUCHARIST

Preacher: Bishop Stephen Venner

[Chaplain to the Forces]

Followed by bucks fizz

 

 

ALL WELCOME

COME AND GIVE THANKS FOR 30 YEARS

 OF WITNESS

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

28th July 2013 Newsletter

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logo-eastham02.jpgSt Mary Magdalene    St Bartholomew †    St Alban                                                                                      

PARISH NEWS

Sunday28th July2013

                                                          

 

What’s in a name?

 

        George Alexander Louis! What lovely names for our new Prince!

I’m fascinated by names, maybe because I think mine’s boring, so when I got the job of Chaplain to Newham maternity unit, I was thrilled and my question to the new Mums, after ‘How’s are you feeling?’ was always ‘What are you going to call the baby?’.

 

        In our very diverse community, I must confess that there are names I’ve never heard of before, some because they come from different cultures, and I love to hear how baby’s names are chosen too. In some cultures, it’s the elders’ job while in another, the new dad goes to the Temple and the holy book is opened and the first letter of the first word is the first letter of the new baby’s name. One mum told me ‘I’ve wanted a little girl called Juliet ever since I was twelve’ – and she can’t have been the only teenager writing out the names of future babies in careful script all over an exercise book…

 

        Our name is an important part of who we are, the first thing that we offer to others and it’s no coincidence that most cultures have a ceremony to celebrate the new life and give the child a name; I’m sure that the little Prince will be baptised in due course, and we will be reminded again that we are each of us unique, made in God’s image and known personally to God who, the prophet Isaiah says, calls us by our name.

Never ‘Oy you!’                                                                                               

                                                                 Ann

 

Today:

St Bart’s: Celebrant and Preacher: Canon Ann Easter

St Mary Magdalene: Celebrant and Preacher: Revd Quintin Peppiatt          

In Our Prayers
Our Mission: +Stephen and +David our bishops, our clergy and our mission to

East Ham; Worshipping Communities who share our buildings: Clergy & Lay Ministers: Rob, Quintin, Ann, Fred, Jide, Shirley & John; Staff: Brenda, Chrissie, Bill, May, June, Win & Mary; Churchwardens: Andrew, Damian, Laurine, John, Philip & Ajith

The sick and suffering: Les Page, Clarice, Win Jones, Maude Smith, Martin & Yvonne Gammon, Geneva Grimes, Louise Simmonds,, Les Rowe & Alice Singh.

Preparing for Baptism:  Alina Mukisa Mulungi Nnakkanjakko, Angel, Armani & Arvie

Preparing for Confirmation:     Junior

Those who have died: Rosina Fisk & Donates Onuoha.

 May they rest in peace and rise in glory

Dorothy James is recovering from an operation which seemed to go well.

Please keep her in your prayers.

Readings for 28th  July 2013    

St Bart’s:  Genesis 18: 20-32      Colossians 2: 6-15      Luke 11: 1-13

St Mary’s:   Hosea 1: 2-10    Colossians 2: 6-15

Readings for 4th August 2013 

Colossians 3: 1-11          Luke 12: 13-21

St Mary’s Birthday’s                   HAPPY BIRTHDAY to    Toulope Daramola

TODAY after the service at St Mary’s we will be burying the ashes of

 Jean and Frank Burdge

       Thank you to all who helped make last weekend’s Patronal Festival at St Mary’s such a success. The children had a wonderful picnic – thanks to all who helped to organise this. We welcomed members of Hereford Cathedral on Saturday and they much enjoyed their visit. And last but not least there was a wonderful joint service on Sunday morning.

Alina's baptism next Sunday  Join us at Bart's next Sunday as Alina joins our fellowship as we celebrate her baptism. Peter and Sarah are providing soft drinks and nibbles after the service for anyone who wants to join in the celebrations

Jide - Chaplain to Bart's Centre

The DCC were informed on Monday evening that Jide, our new Curate, will be officially known as Chaplain to Bart's Centre as part of his ministry with us.

Volunteers for Counting The Collection at Bart’s In order to conform to rules concerning parish finances two volunteers need to count the collection each week.  We have two from last week’s Bart’s DCC but could do with another couple of people to ensure that there are always two available.  Please let Jide know after the service if you are willing  to take on this task.

Cafe Menu Bart’s Cafe begins serving its summer menu as of today. There is still a good range of delicious dishes available for you to try and enjoy. Please continue to support our Cafe across the parish.

Feast of the Transfiguration

This huge day in the life of the Church always sadly falls when many people are away. But in the East Ham parish we will fly the Transfiguration flag nevertheless with a Eucharist at 7pm to be held at Bart’s on Tuesday 6th August followed by Buck Fizz and nibbles in the Church Garden. Rob has always had a keen devotion to the Transfiguration and wrote a book on it in 1986. Apparently you can get signed copies on Amazon for 1p!!!!

Please come along and support the service!

Tuning In  Ann started her new series of Pause for Thought on Friday and continues on BBC Radio 2 for the next few weeks on the Chris Evans show just after 9. Tune in if you can. Rob starts a new series of Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4 from next Saturday at 0745 for the next three weeks.

Midweek Services

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.

Servers Training  At Bart’s on Sunday 4th August after the 10am service for those who couldn’t attend the last one.

TEENAGE PLUS  Calling all teenagers between the age of 13 and 18. We are hosting a brunch for you at Bart’s cafe on Saturday 10th August from 11am-1pm to discuss what kind of activities you want to engage in from the autumn. When would be the best time to meet? How often? What would you like to do?

Come along to this meeting at Bart’s and let us know.

A nice brunch will be on offer – for sure!!

The Parish Book Club. The next meeting is on Monday 19th  August

at 2.00pm when Curate Jide will introduce his poetry.

ST BART’S

PATRONAL FESTIVAL 2013

+

Celebrating

30 Years and counting Of

Bart’s Church and Centre

1983-2013

 

 

Saturday 24th August

THE FEAST OF ST BARTHOLOMEW

5pm-8pm  Bart’s 30th Birthday Party

BBQ and Salads and Birthday cake: Bring a Bottle!:

all the Music is from 1983

 

Sunday 25th August

10am JOINT SUNG EUCHARIST

Preacher: Bishop Stephen Venner

[Chaplain to the Forces]

Followed by bucks fizz

 

 

ALL WELCOME

COME AND GIVE THANKS FOR 30 YEARS

 OF WITNESS

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