21st July 2013 Newsletter

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

PARISH NEWS

Sunday21st July2013

                                                          

St. Mary Magdalene Patronal Festival

         

          It is a great pleasure to welcome Bob and Pru to the Parish of East Ham to celebrate our Patronal Festival at St.Mary Magdalene. Bob has had a distinguished career at Oxford University as the Reader in New Testament Theology at Linacre College.

 

          He has published a number of books including ‘Romans’, ‘The Nature of New Testament Theology’ and with John Barton ‘Biblical Interpretation’. There are a number of other books yet if that wasn’t enough he has also been the vicar of St.Andrew’s, Sandford on Thames just outside Oxford for over twenty five years.

 

          Needless to say as a family member I never appreciated all this work! So it is great pleasure to finally welcome Bob and Pru to be with us today.

 

          We opened the church and Nature Reserve yesterday. If you haven’t seen it there is now a hide in the churchyard and some new benches. I hope they survive and do not go the way of previous efforts that were burnt down! We also have an evening service tonight based around the worship of the Iona Community and hymns of John Bell. You are most welcome to stay for drinks after the service and do tackle Bob on any issues of New Testament Theology as you will get a much more erudite answer than from your vicar!

                                                                   Quintin            

THIS SUNDAY

10am     St Mary Magdalene    JOINT SERVICE

                                                   Preacher Revd Bob Morgan           

          

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 and staff: Lunch Club: Friday Games

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

Please keep Dorothy James in your prayers. She had an operation last week.

Those who have died: Dudley Lewis, Jason Betts & Rosina Fisk.

 May they rest in peace and rise in glory

 

Please keep in your prayers at this time Pat & Albert. The funeral of Pat’s mother Rosina will take place at 1.00pm Wednesday 24th July at the City of London.

Readings for 21st July 2013    JOINT SERVICE at St Mary’s

Song of Solomon 3: 1-4          2 Corinthians 5: 14-17

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

This morning at St Mary’s we warmly welcome as our preacher

 the Revd Bob Morgan as we celebrate our Patronal Festival.

 

You are all welcome to come to the evening service at St Mary’s

 this evening at 6.00pm which is  based around the

 Iona Community Worship.

 

Thanks to all who helped with the Open Day yesterday at St Mary’s.

It was a great pleasure to welcome visitors from Hereford Cathedral.

Next Sunday after the service at St Mary’s we will be burying the ashes of Jean & Frank Burdge.

St Mary’s Birthday’s                   HAPPY BIRTHDAY to

Rhianne Powell & Adelanke Daramola

       

 

 Our next "Little Sing" will be on Wednesday 24 July

2.00pm -3.00pm  at St Bart's.  Requests already include

 "Be still, for the presence of the Lord", "O when the Saints"

and "Amen Siakadumisa" so it should be a varied programme.

  All welcome.

Celtic Study Day

A huge thank you to everyone who turned out on Wednesday for our second Parish Study day of 2013.

It was a very good occasion with lots of positive feedback.

Bart's DCC

A reminder that Bart's DCC meets tomorrow evening at 7.30pm in Church.

Centre Users

There will be the quarterly Meeting for Centre Users

 at Bart's on Wednesday at 2.45pm

St James

Between 11.30 and 12.30 on Thursday, the Feast of St James, there will be a time of meditation  to music at Bart's Church. Everyone is welcome.

 

The Eucharist is at 12.30 and then lunch follows that.

 

Book Club

The Parish Book Club watched the film My Sister's Keeper on Monday. The next meeting is on Monday 18 August

when Curate Jide will introduce his poetry.

BIBLE STUDY Thanks to those who responded to this. We are looking for hosts for both an evening and afternoon Bible Study Group which will start in September. We could, of course, hold these in one of our church rooms but there was a feeling that House Groups would be a better venue if anyone is willing to provide tea and biscuits and welcome up to half a dozen others.

One of the clergy team will come along at least as these get underway.

We now need a couple of hosts – one from Mary’s and one from Bart’s

 would be great!

 

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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14th July 2013 Newsletter

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

PARISH NEWS

Sunday14th July2013

                                                                                                                          

New sense of responsibility

 

         Like many of you I watched and listened to coverage of the General Synod of the Church of England in York last week. There were two highlights.

        The first was the Archbishop of Canterbury’s first Presidential Address. +Justin decided to “tell is as it was” and the text of his speech is available on the Lambeth Palace website. Paraphrasing what he said went along the lines of..... “even though we, as a church, have to stick by our traditions and theological principles we must not be seen as so out of tune with where society is at that we become increasingly irrelevant. “ 

         The other “highlight” is interpretative rather than actual. In other words I have no proof that there was a better feeling around the proposal to bring back legislation to allow women to be ordained as bishops but all sides certainly seemed to be singing at least from the same hymn book (rather than sheet!). Failure of previous legislation still rankers around the chamber and, with a new archbishop in the throne of St Augustine, there seemed to be a feeling that we can’t go there again! 

         So the talk was all about trust, embracing and understanding rather than legislation and feuds. There is absolutely no guarantee that any of this will come to pass however because, before any new legislation is voted on, a new Synod will have to be elected and those elections will be dominated by who will vote how when the big moment comes next time around. 

         Who would be on Synod ? I spent years at this body as support staff to Archbishop David Hope and it is hard to explain how demanding and draining it can be. Indeed all of those who represent us from our Diocese need our prayers and support. At least, however, in the rushes early last week, there was a new sense of synodical responsibility somewhere in the air?                  ROB

THIS SUNDAY

10am     St Bartholomew’s       Celebrant: Rob  Preacher: Jide

10am     St Mary Magdalene    Celebrant & Preacher: Quintin [with baptisms]

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, Joyce Des, Ricky Adolph, Daisy Jefferson, Les Rowe & Alice Singh.

Those who have died: Dudley Lewis and Jason Betts.

 May they rest in peace and rise in glory

Please pray for Pat & Albert as they mourn the loss of Pat’s Mum.

 Her funeral will be held at the City of London on 24th July at 1.00pm

Readings for 14th July 2013    

St Bart’s: Deuteronomy 30: 9-14        Colossians 1: 1-14        Luke 10: 25-37

St Mary’s:   Amos 7: 7-end

Readings for 21st July 2013    JOINT SERVICE at St Mary’s

Song of Solomon 3: 1-4          2 Corinthians 5: 14-17

Today at St Mary’s we welcome for baptism Thomas & Georgina.

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

Next Sunday: Don’t forget the first of our two Patronal Festivals this summer is NEXT Sunday as we join as a parish for a joint service at St Mary Magdalene at 10am. Don’t forget that a group of us will be leaving Bart’s at 0930 led by Ann carrying a statue of Mary Magdalene up to the Church and EVERYONE is encouraged to join in this walk of faith! Those for whom it is too far to walk should obviously

meet us there for the 10am start!

++Bart’s celebrate their Patronal on August 25th – with a party on the evening of 24th. More details to follow.

Thank You: Jide wishes to send his thanks to everyone who supported him last weekend at his welcome service in Bart’s. There was a great atmosphere and it was super to see people representing so many aspects of his life and that of our parish.

 Particular thanks to Irene for all her hard work in providing

 so generously our after-service brunch!

Congratulations to Damian & Mary on their completion of the

On The Way Course & receiving their certificates.

You can see them in glorious technicolour on the website very soon.

 

ST MARY’S PATRONAL FESTIVAL.

 

            20th / 21st July 2013        

 

Saturday 20th July.

10.00am – 4.00pm

 

Church & Nature Reserve open.

Guided tours for visitors

Refreshments available.

 

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 

Sunday 21st July.

 

10.00am Patronal Festival

 

Preacher Revd Bob Morgan

Vicar of Sandford and Fellow of Linacre College,Oxford

 

6.00pm Evening Service

 

ALL WELCOME. 

Our next "Little Sing" will be on Wednesday 24 July 2.00pm -3.00pm

 at St Bart's.  Requests already include  "Be still, for the presence of the Lord", "O when the Saints" and "Amen Siakadumisa" so it should be a varied programme.  All welcome.

Servers’ Training   There is an informal training session with Rob at Bart’s

 this morning for all servers etc. Grab a coffee after the service

 and we met in church at 11.20 for half an hour.

As you all are probably aware the Newham Show is taking place this weekend in Central Park. Congratulations to Vicarage School

and all those who took part in the carnival yesterday.

My Sister’s Keeper – book club Movie Time

The Book Club will watch the movie version of Jodie Picoult’s novel My Sister’s Keeper in the Luke Room tomorrow at 2pm. The film broaches the controversial theme of parental decision making in trying to have another child to assist an existing sibling who is seriously ill. Everyone is welcome to attend. Popcorn is promised.

Manor Farm A Eucharist will be celebrated at Manor Farm Residential Home on Tuesday at 2pm. Please pray for all those who reside in these various communities across our parish.

Celtic Focus On Wednesday, we will be holding the second in our series of 2013 Study Days, this time looking at various aspects of what is commonly called “Celtic Christianity”. Rob will be hot off the coach from leading a week long pilgrimage in Durham and will lead the day whilst Jide has made his first such pilgrimage and will give a talk on his first impressions of what it taught him. There will also a chance to look at how modern Celtic prayers are composed. Please book your place now with the parish office. Price is just £6. We start with coffee at 1030am.

PCC. The PCC meets at St Mary Magdalene on Wednesday night at 7.30pm after the 6.30pm Mass.  Can members please ensure that they have their agendas etc.

Bart’s DCC Please note that the Bart’s DCC meets at Bart’s Church on Monday 22nd July 2013 at 7.30pm . An update on the recent Vision Evening and plans for Bart’s Centre into the future will be presented and discussed.

A date for the whole parish for your diaries: THE FEAST OF ST JAMES

25th July 1130am meditation in Bart’s Church followed by 1230 Eucharist and lunch.

 BIBLE STUDY Thanks to those who responded to this. We are looking for hosts for both an evening and afternoon Bible Study Group which will start in September. We could, of course, hold these in one of our church rooms but there was a feeling that House Groups would be a better venue if anyone is willing to provide tea and biscuits and welcome up to half a dozen others. One of the clergy team will come along at least as these get underway.

We now need a couple of hosts – one from Mary’s and one from Bart’s would be great! 

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

7th July 2013 Newsletter

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                        St Mary Magdalene†       St Bartholomew †       St Alban†                                                                                   

PARISH NEWS

Sunday7th July2013

                                                                                                                           

        But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel. Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;

 I have called you by name, you are mine”.             Isaiah 43:1

 

         What a mighty God we serve! The experience last week was amazing, to see the last 2 to 3 years of training and formation come together in one anointing. As I gazed around Chelmsford Cathedral, I could be forgiven for being so spirit filled. A joyful moment of praise to God and the dawning of a new path of ministry in our Church; Joyful as I was surrounded by mentors, supporters, family especially my dad who had flown in from Nigeria for this special occasion. Many others with family and friends who made an occasion for the day, the buzz was electric and Bishop Stephen always on point with humour in his address.

 

         It is my greatest joy and privilege to introduce my family and friends to you today at this welcome service and those who have supported my ministry and stood with me in my growth and spiritual journey.  I appreciate all your prayers and especially the warm welcoming to all who joined us today. I say thank you.

 

         Less I forget, in remembering the anniversary of Thomas Becket’s ordination as priest and consecrated as Bishop, both in June 1162, his appointment resulted in many feud with the authority of King Henry II.  Ordination and anointing for ministry today is unlike that of Thomas, this Petertide we can identify with many of our relatives and friends who are ordained Deacons and Priests throughout the Church of England. May God bless them and the parishes where they serve. Amen.

                                          - Reverend Father Jide Macaulay

 

THIS SUNDAY

0800               Mass (St Mary Magdalene)

1000               Joint Parish Eucharist to welcome The Revd Jide Macaulay

                       as Curate to the East Ham Team

                        Preacher: The Revd Rob Marshall

Please join us for refreshments as we celebrate Jide’s arrival with a Brunch in the adjoining church hall. Thanks to Irene for all she has done towards preparing this and also to Jide for the provision of the wine.

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

East Ham; 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, Joyce Des, Ricky Adolph, Daisy Jefferson, Les Rowe & Alice Singh.

Those who have died: Dudley Lewis and Jason Betts.

 May they rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for 7th July 2013    JOINT SERVICE at ST BART’S

Luke 10: 1-11, 16-20

Readings for 14th July 2013    

St Bart’s: Deuteronomy 30: 9-14        Colossians 1: 1-14        Luke 10: 25-37

St Mary’s:   Amos 7: 7-end

St Mary’s Birthday’s         HAPPY BIRTHDAY to;  Joe Bence, Ellie Gaby & Toni-Leigh Tellis

Next week at St Mary’s we welcome for baptism Thomas & Georgina.

Please keep them and their families in your prayers.

Server Training   At Bart's following the Eucharist on Sunday 14th July at 11.30am

PCC meeting Wednesday 17th July, 7.30pm at St Mary’s.

Stubbers Great reports of a fun time had by call have been filtering in. We thank John Marshall and his team for all they did. We are in the process of organising a reunion for the summer.

Watch this space – we will keep you posted!

Bible Study The clergy team meeting suggested that we ask around to see when people might want to take part in some good Bible study. For some the afternoon would be better whilst for others the evenings and weekends might be best?

 Our previous Bible Study group started at St Mary’s and ended up at Bart’s on a Sunday afternoon. Please do let the clergy know if you would be interested in signing up to, say, a monthly bible study group.

Our next "Little Sing" will be on Wednesday 24 July 2.00pm -3.00pm at St Bart's.  Requests already include

 "Be still, for the presence of the Lord", "O when the Saints" and "Amen Siakadumisa" so it should be a varied programme.  All welcome.

The servant King

What a busy time we had last weekend! Saturday saw the parish pilgrimage  to Chichester, with a visit to St Richard’s tomb and Eucharist in the Bishop’s chapel.

Then of course on Sunday, in the glorious Essex sunshine and amid the splendour of Chelmsford Cathedral, Jide Macaulay,

and twenty-six other ordinands were ordained as Deacons.

Deacon stems from the Greek word ‘diakonos’ meaning ‘servant’.

I was lucky enough to be at the service, and the weather outside was matched by the sunny mood inside; smiling friends and family of the ordinands as well as representatives from their new parishes filled the pews. The atmosphere of joy and celebration was intensified by the pomp and ceremony of the service. But beyond the golden robes of the clergy, the Bishops’ mitres’, the grand organ anthem and the soaring notes of the choir, was the simple solemn declaration of each ordinand to give him or herself wholly to God’s service.

The sermon, given by the Reverend Canon Jenny Tomlinson, reminded us of how God sees the potential in each and every one of us and how, through the Holy Spirit, our own talents may shine God’s love into the lives of those around us. As Christians we are all called to God’s service, to live our lives in response to Christ’s life, death and resurrection.

 

Today, as we gather with Jide’s friends and family to officially welcome him as our new Curate, I am reminded of the last lines of St Richard’s prayer:

May we know you more clearly,

Love you more dearly,

And follow you more nearly, day by day. Amen

 

May all our lives of service, here in East Ham, be strengthened

 and renewed, day-by-day.                 

                                                                            Mary Richards

Parish Book Club at Bart’s Café showing the film My Sister’s Keeper Based on the novel by Jodi Picoult. Monday 15th July 2pm

 All Welcome

Thursday Forum @ Bart’s Café. Thursday 11th July 2.00pm – 3.30pm “The City of London in Elizabethan times” a talk by Val Alliez

(Blue badge City of London Guides and Senior Tour Guide at the Globe Theatre)    All Welcome

 

ST MARY’S PATRONAL FESTIVAL.

 

   20th / 21st July 2013

 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday 20th July.

10.00am – 4.00pm

 

Church & Nature Reserve open.

Guided tours for visitors

Refreshments available.

 

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 

Sunday 21st July.

 

10.00am Patronal Festival

 

Preacher Revd Bob Morgan

Vicar of Sandford and Fellow of Linacre College,Oxford

 

6.00pm Evening Service

 

ALL WELCOME. 

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

   Telephone 020 8470 0011        email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

  Website:  www.easthamparish.org.uk     twitter @easthamteam.  

 Registered Charity No: 1127847

30th June 2013 Newsletter

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                         St Mary Magdalene†       St Bartholomew †       St Alban                                                                                     

PARISH NEWS

Sunday30th June2013

 

                                                                                                                                Transforming Presence:  A call to all for effective  ministry

 

         Today, our new curate, Mr Jide Macaulay responding to God’s call, takes a step forward to be ordained. Mr Macaulay becomes The Reverend Macaulay, and set aside exclusively for the Mission of the Gospel in the Church of God.

            The vocation to ordained priesthood does not denigrate the universal priesthood bestowed  all at Baptism.  This universal priesthood transforms us into “a Priestly people, kingly people, holy people, ….. (1 Peter 2:9). The fullness of the ordained priesthood is deeply rooted in the authenticity and efficacy of the universal priesthood of all.

         The strategic mission plan for our Diocese “Transforming Presences” is profoundly relevant to our contemporary generation and communities, particularly in East Ham, Newham and East London. The dynamic and challenging demography,  the exuberant and multiplex expressions of Faiths.

         The incredible mixtures of cultures, languages and echelons of class, all seamlessly flowing into each other in this social melting pot.  A community in which the unpredictable and ever-changing opportunities, the complex norms of social mobility, an ever evolving demography and economy,   all cumulatively make the Newham experience a Social Crucible, of intensity second to none in our country, and probably in the world. In this intensity also lie hidden its inexhaustible resources and potentials. It is in this intense space and time that we are called as Christians to live transformed and transforming lives.

         In this mission, Our Passion is Jesus,  Our Aspiration is To be a Transforming Presence , Our Resources consist of the Faithful people, Prayer and worship……”

         Today, we congratulate The Reverend Macaulay and extend to him a hearty welcome. While we keep him and his ministry in our prayers we also reflect on, review and renew our own ministries, allowing God to mould us into a transforming presence in East Ham, in Newham.                                                                                                                                         Fr Fred                                                                                            

In Our Prayers
Our Mission: +Stephen and +David our bishops, our clergy and our mission to East Ham; Jide our Curate in training; Worshipping Communities who share our buildings: Children & Young people: St Bart’s Pre-School; Newham Pre-Schoool Learning Alliance; Fellowship House Children’s Centre; Rainbows,Brownies, Guides & Rangers; Beavers,Cubs & Scouts; Centre4M; St Mary’s Pre-School;Community Links at St Mary’s; St Alban’s Pre-School; Sea Cadets; Air Cadets; Army Cadets; XLP.

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

Those who have died: Kath Elliott, Dudley Lewis and Jason Betts.

 May they rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for 30th June 2013     JOINT SERVICE at ST MARY’S

Acts 12: 1-11           2 Timothy 4: 4-6,17-18

Readings for 7th July 2013    JOINT SERVICE at ST BART’S

Luke 10: 1-11, 16-20

St Mary’s Birthday’s         HAPPY BIRTHDAY to;  

Karen Malcolm, Amelie Mason, Kim Andrews & John King

Ordination Service today in Chelmsford Cathedral

Jide Macaulay will be ordained deacon this morning in Chelmsford Cathedral after which he will serve with us in the East Ham Team as Curate. Rob is attending as his training incumbent and we pray for Jide and his family as they gather on this momentous day for him and for us.

Stubbers Is well underway and we pray for all participants –

 thanking God for all our young people.

Welcome Service next Sunday Next Sunday we will welcome Jide as Curate at a special service at 10am. Please do come along to St Bart's to celebrate this important day in the life of our parish. After the service there will be a breakfast meal served in the hall and we hope you will stay and join us.

Rectory Coffee Morning .This raised the grand total of £61

 for parish funds. Thanks to everyone who attended.

Chichester Yesterday  We were hoping for a great day in Chichester yesterday with an almost full coach. We were visiting the Bishop's Palace, the Cathedral and some of the other lovely parts of this historic city. No doubt stories will abound this morning!

Server Training   At Bart's following the Eucharist on Sunday 14th July at 1130am

PCC meeting Wednesday 17th July at St Mary’s.

Today I sent off to Christian Aid the final total of £582 you raised during Christian Aid Week.  Thank you to everyone who made a donation or took part in an event or fundraising activity.

  Special thanks to June who counted and banked the change and Brenda for sorting out the cheques.        Geraldine

CELTIC  CHRISTIANITY  Wednesday 17 July   10.30am-3.30pm

The Luke Room: St Bartholomew’s, East Ham

A Study Day: led by Revd Rob Marshall with input from Revd Jide Macaulay

Explore how Christianity took root in the British Islands in Anglo Saxon times and what light that throws on the church’s mission today

Sessions include:

     Who was Bede and How influential was he?

     Impressions of my recent Pilgrimage – Jide Macaulay

     Cedd at Whitby and Lastingham

     Modern Celtic Sprituality – the influence of the likes of David Adam

Fee for the day including lunch is £6. Book now on 020 8470 0011

ALL WELCOME

Parish Lunch Club Meets every Monday in Bart's Cafe for EVERYONE in the parish at 12.30pm. A tasty lunch, good company and lots of things to chat about - come and join us!

Midweek Services  Both at St Mary Magdalene on Wednesdays (1830) and St Bart's on Thursdays (1230) we have a eucharistic celebration to enjoy.

Do come along!

This week on Wednesday is the Feast of St Thomas when we remember the Apostle at the 1830 Mass. A prayer: O Glorious Saint Thomas, your grief for Jesus was such that it would not let you believe he had risen unless you actually saw him and touched his wounds. But your love for Jesus was equally great and it led you to give up your life for him. Pray for us that we may grieve for our sins which were the cause of Christ's sufferings. Help us to spend ourselves in his service and so earn the title of "blessed" which Jesus applied to those who would believe in him without seeing him. Amen.

Parish Book Club at Bart’s Café showing the film My Sister’s Keeper Based on the novel by Jodi Picoult. Monday 15th July  2pm

 All Welcome

Thursday Forum @ Bart’s Café. Thirsday 11th July 2.00pm – 3.30pm “The City of London in Elizabethan times” a talk by Val Alliez

(Blue badge City of London Guides and Senior Tour Guide at the Globe Theatre)    All Welcome

 

ST MARY’S PATRONAL FESTIVAL.

 

   20th / 21st July 2013

 
   
      

                            

 

                                                   Saturday 20th July.

10.00am – 4.00pm

 

Church & Nature Reserve open.

Guided tours for visitors

Refreshments available.

 

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 

Sunday 21st July.

 

10.00am Patronal Festival

 

Preacher Revd Bob Morgan

Vicar of Sandford and Fellow of Linacre College,Oxford

 

6.00pm Evening Service

 

ALL WELCOME. 

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

   Telephone 020 8470 0011        email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

  Website:  www.easthamparish.org.uk     twitter @easthamteam.  

 Registered Charity No: 1127847

       

 

16th June 2013 Newsletter

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logo-eastham02.jpg                             St Mary Magdalene       St Bartholomew †    St Alban                                                                                     
   PARISH NEWS
                              Sunday16th June 2013

 

        

         Five years ago, I remember watching bankers carrying their boxes out of Lehman Brothers bank building in New York. I really took very little notice of the event. After all, a banker in New York getting their redundancy notice was hardly going to shake the world. Surely, there are firms going bankrupt everyday. What was all the fuss about?

 

          Little did we know that five years later we would still be feeling the shock waves from that bankruptcy. Since those bankers packed up their boxes we have seen long lines outside Northern Rock. Even, my bank, the Co-operative Bank is now apparently going through its own difficulties.

 

          But more worryingly, we have seen people being made redundant across Europe as national governments and firms have struggled to raise money on the financial markets. In Spain and Greece, the unemployment rate now stands at a staggering 26% with youth unemployment standing at over 55%. This is having a dreadful effect of those societies. There is a ‘lost generation’ of people across Europe who will have little experience of work. This experience will be with them all their lives.  Today, let us pray for all who been adversely affected by the financial crisis over the past five years.                             

                                                    Quintin

 

In Our Prayers
Our Mission: +Stephen and +David our bishops, our clergy and our mission to East Ham; Jide our Curate in training; Older People: Golden Oldies; Genesis Housing Association – residents and staff: Lunch Club; Friday Games.

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

Those who have died: Kath Elliott, Dudley Lewis and Jason Betts.

 May they rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for 16th June 2013

St Bart’s: 2 Samuel 11: 26-12.10, 13-15     Galatians 2: 15-21    Luke 7: 36- 8:3

St Mary’s:  1 Kings 21: 1-10, 15-21a     Galatians 2: 15-end     Luke 7: 36-8:3

Readings for 23rd  June 2013

St Bart’s: Isaiah 65: 1-9       Galatians 3: 23-29        Luke 1: 57-66,80

St Mary’s: 1 Kings 19: 1-4, 8-15a      Galatians 3: 23-end

St Mary’s Birthday’s         HAPPY BIRTHDAY to;

Kristina Ceasar & Sandra Clarke

Holy Land

There has been some good initial interest in our plans to organise a pilgrimage to the Holy Land a year from now from the parish. Those who attended the launch at the Rectory were keen to know more and many others have requested a brochure.

 A deposit secures your room.

Please pick up a brochure in church and if you have any questions do ask Rob

Coffee Morning  On Saturday - between 10am and 12noon there will be Open House at the Rectory with a cover charge of just £1 for coffee and a cake and £2.50 for bacon sandwich and coffee breakfast special. Rob is the chef. All are welcome. All proceeds to church funds. There will be a prize draw.

Need for Financial Help

In recent months we have been looking urgently for someone with significant accounting and financial skills to come forward to assist the clergy team, PCC and individual treasurers with financial planning. The honorary job title would be parish treasurer but the job, in current times, is wider than that. We need to budget to pay our diocesan contribution better, gain maximum from our cash in hand and plan for a rainy day. If there is anyone with this skill who feels that they could spare the time to take on this hugely significant role in the life of the whole parish please see Quintin or Rob as soon as you can.

Book Club The Book Club meets tomorrow for its third meeting and members are asked to come along with details of a book they have just read to share with other members. In July we will be showing a film and discussing how it fits in with the book behind it.

Little Sing at St Bart’s

Do you wish there was more time for singing in church?

 Are there favourites we never get round to?

 Do you want to catch up with some of the newer numbers?

Then come and join us for a sing round the church piano at St Bart’s.

Wednesday 19 June 2013  2.00pm – 3.00pm

Think you can’t sing?  No matter -  together we can make a joyful noise!

All welcome – no need to book. If you have a favourite you’d like us to include please let Geraldine or Irene know and we’ll try to include it.

Young People

Next Sunday at 1130 we will be meeting at Bart's to discuss how we move forward in developing our work with the very young children, the children of Sunday School age, and the early teenagers. All those already working in this area and those who can offer help, advice and encouragement are invited to attend. There will be coffee and danish pastries after Eucharists at Bart's and St Mary Magdalene for those attending.

Confirmation Candidates

St Paul's East Ham are hosting one of the three deanery confirmations in Newham during September and we already have one adult candidate who is ready to be confirmed at this service. Adults who are already fully involved in the life and worship of our churches who are desirous of being confirmed should have a word with the clergy and we can tailor a programme of reading and preparation to prepare you. Next year there will be adult confirmation classes arranged from Lent onwards. If you wish to take this important step please contact any member of the clergy team

Arrangements for Jide's Welcome

Jide has finally moved into the parish and we extend a warm welcome to him and pray that he may be blessed in his time amongst us.

 Jide will be ordained deacon in Chelmsford Cathedral on

Sunday 30th June in the morning. Rob will be present as his training incumbent and Quintin will represent the rest of the parish.

 Please note that on that day we will have one Eucharist

at St Mary Magdalene at 10am at which Canon Ann Easter has kindly offered to preside.

The following Sunday 7th, the joint service at St Bartholomew's will see members of Jide's family, friends and supporters gather to welcome him officially as our new team Curate. It will be followed by a celebration brunch in the hall. All are welcome to attend this service and to support Jide in his ministry with us.

 

Thought for the Day

Rob is presenting a one off Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4 this Friday at 0745am. We will keep you up to date as to when Ann is presenting Pause for Thought on Radio 2 and Rob is over on Radio 4.

Celtic Study Day

 

Please let the Parish Office know if you intend to come along on

Wednesday 17th July for the second in our sequence of full study days.

 We will begin at 10am with coffee. At 10.30am Jide, our new Curate,

will give his first impressions of a recent pilgrimage he will just have been on discovering the anglo-saxon/celtic Church in the north east of England.

 

At 11.15am Rob will introduce the work of the Venerable Bede –

 a fascinating insight into early UK history. This will be followed by the study of two chapters relating to the geography of the UK and the life of St Hilda.

 

After lunch there will a focus on the life of Cedd who has local connections

of course followed by reflections on modern Celtic prayer patterns.

 An interesting day all round.

Only £6 includng lunch.

 Please book now by letting the parish office know you wish to attend.

Chichester Outing    Saturday 29th June. 

 

THIS IS NOW OVERSUBSCRIBED

Please pay today to secure your seat.

 

Give your money to John King at St Mary’s

the wardens at St Bart’s or bring to the Parish Office.

 

Pick up times are 8.15am at St Mary’s and 8.30am

 outside Newham College in High Street South.

 

MIDWEEK SERVICES

Wednesday 6.30pm at St Mary’s  

      Thursday 12.30pm at St Bart’s

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

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