St Mary Magdalene † St Bartholomew † St Alban †
Sunday26th May 2013
Pray for The people of Woolwich
In our Eucharist celebrations this morning we pray for peace in our communities. THE brutal murder of a soldier in Woolwich on Wednesday, in a suspected terrorist attack, has shocked and saddened people in the area, the Bishop of Woolwich, the Rt Revd Michael Ipgrave, has said.
The Archbishop of Canterbury wrote on Twitter on Thursday afternoon that he was "thankful" for the churches in Woolwich that were "keeping doors open, supporting those affected, foundations of peace & reconciliation".
The Prime Minister said on Wednesday evening that there were "strong indications" that it was a terrorist incident. After chairing a meeting of the Government's emergency co-ordination group, COBRA, on Thursday morning, Mr Cameron said: "The people that did this were trying to divide us. They should know something like this will only bring us together and make us stronger."
Bishop Ipgrave and the Archdeacon of Lewisham & Greenwich, the Ven. Alastair Cutting, visited the Woolwich area on Wednesday evening. St Mary Magdalene's, Greenlaw Street, which is near to where the attack took place, was open on Wednesday evening. Bishop Ipgrave said on Thursday morning that he had been in touch with Woolwich Barracks, and had spoken to people outside a local mosque. They were "deeply shocked and a little apprehensive about how this story will be presented". He said: "There are historically, and, at present, very strong relations between different faith communities and the community in general. It is a very diverse bit of south-east London; there is a resilience which I hope will see us through, and I hope won't be exploited by people trying to stir up hatred, which is exactly what the perpetrators of this attack were trying to do."
Bishop Ipgrave said that the attack had been watched by a lot of passers-by because it took place on a busy road during a busy time of day. "It was such a shocking event that it has taken time for the reality to sink in. . . There is a lot of sadness and shock."
Faith leaders have been quick to condemn the attack and to dissociate it from Islam. A statement from the Faiths Forum for London, which includes Christian and Muslim leaders, said: "All of our religions exalt the sanctity of human life, and no grievance could justify such a barbaric assault that has cost a young man his life." Various news sources
In Our Prayers
Our Mission: +Stephen and +David our bishops, our clergy and our mission to East Ham; Jide our Curate in training; 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
Those recently baptised: Josiah & Maddie
Those preparing for baptism: Scarlett
Those preparing for marriage: Emma & Brett
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: Ethel King & Doris Bellinger. May they rest in peace and rise in glory
Prayer for the Trinity: Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth: Set up your kingdom in our midst.Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God:
Have mercy on me, a sinner. Holy Spirit, breath of the living God:
Renew me and all the world.
Readings for 26th May 2013
Proverbs 8: 1-4,22-31 Romans 5: 1-5 John 16: 12-15
Readings for 2nd June 2013
1 Kings 18: 20,21,30-39 Galatians 1: 1-12 Luke 7: 1-10
Norman is now back at home and would welcome visitors.
Please keep him in your prayers.
St Mary’s Birthday’s HAPPY BIRTHDAY to; Alexandra Davies & Shannon Tellis
A BIG THANK YOU to Geraldine & Alison for all their hard work in organizing the Christian Aid concert. So far the total raised is £386.05p with more to come. Thank you and well done.
There was a good turn out last week for the first real look at Bart's Centre.
Thank you to all who came. Watch this space!
Meditation. The next meditation session will be on Tuesday 11th June
when we celebrate the life of St Barnabas.
There will be meditation from 11.30am followed by Mass at 12.30pm.
Rob has at last been able to move into the Rectory and has been busy unpacking boxes all week. He is looking forward to welcoming folk there and will host a coffee morning on Saturday 22nd June between 10am and 12noon. If the weather is nice folk can also enjoy the garden! Coffee and Cake £1. Coffee and Bacon Sandwich £2.50.
All proceeds to the Church Funds.
Me & My Music - Have you Booked Yet?
Bart's Cafe will be the venue for an evening of fun, food and music on Wednesday 5th June at 7.30pm for all in the parish when we invite a special guest to pick their six favourite pieces of music over a simple supper. Our first special guest will be The Revd Nicola Vidamour, our Methodist Minister, whom we all know well. This should be a fun evening.
Book the date now! We hope to welcome some of our Methodist sisters and brothers too!! If you want to book a place please phone or email the parish office The price for the three course meal is £6.00 per head.
If you would like to consume wine please bring your own.
The Next Parish Study Day is on Wednesday 17th July and the theme will be Celtic Christianity. It will take place in the Luke Room
and the cost for the day including lunch will be just £6.00.
More details will follow later.
Working with young people. The PCC has agreed that we need in place a new way forward to work with young families, younger children and teenagers. To this extent there is an open meeting on SUNDAY 23rd June at 11.30am in the Luke Room for everyone
at St Mary’s and St Bart's who have any involvement in working with young people. Fr Fred has agreed to help us with this.
Coffee and Danish pastries will be served!
Parish Pilgrimage to the Holy Land A programme is currently being produced for this pilgrimage a year from now. Anyone wanting information is invited to go along to the Rectory for an Open Evening on Tuesday 11th June at 8pm when falafel will be served
and there is a film to watch!
A planning meeting for all those involved in organizing the 2013 Autumn Fayre extravaganza will be at St Bart's
on Sunday 9 June at 11.30am. All welcome!
Our New Curate Jide.
Welcome Service Sunday 7th July at 10am at Bart's.
This will be a joint service for the whole parish when we formally welcome Jide as our new Curate. He will be inviting family and friends and we look forward to it enormously.
After the service we will be serving a simple Sunday brunch
and, again, we hope that as many of you will want to help
and enjoy this!
URGENT CALL: STUBBERS 2013 June 28th-30th
Once again we are taking 30 children aged
8 - 16yrs to the Stubbers Adventure Centre for a weekend of adventurous activities see www.stubbers.co.uk for information.
PLEASE HAND YOUR FORMS AND CHEQUES IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Parish Outing: Chichester Calling.
The Parish outing this year is to Chichester
on Saturday 29th June. The cost will be £12 for adults
and £4 for under 16’s
Please sign up on the sheets available at the back of both Churches
and hand your money to John King at St Mary’s
or bring to the Parish Office.
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
Telephone 020 8470 0011
Registered Charity No: 1127847