7th October 2012 Newsletter

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PARISH NEWS

Sunday 7th October 2012

 

St Therese of Lisieux – (1873-1897)

I have been fascinated by St Therese since I moved into a house in which there had previously lived one of her greatest fans – I know this because tracts and brochures and prayer lists arrived through the post relentlessly and all my efforts to ‘Return to Sender’ came to nothing. So I thought that perhaps they were meant for me and started to read them!

The flavour of the writing about St Therese was sweet to the point of sickly – but I did like some of what the lady herself, a Carmelite nun who wanted to be a priest – YEY! – wrote:

May today there be peace within.

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content knowing you are a child of God.

Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.

It is there for each and every one of us.

I’d feel slightly concerned at being told that I’m exactly where God wants me to be if I were ill, or I didn’t have a home, or I were in an abusive relationship but that thought is balanced by the infinite possibilities.

It’s sometimes irritating too, to be told to be content – but I think that that means we have a faith from which we can leap and take risks.

St Therese died of tuberculosis, aged 24, but, in her short life, left us much to think about.

Ann


 

Please remember in your prayers:

Les Page, Clarice, Vicky Schiff, Win Jones,

Dela McCarteny, Frank Burdge, Maude Smith & Dot Anderson.


 

PARISH PRAYER ROTA   This week we pray for:

Community Groups: East Ham AA Group; Narcotics Anonymous;

Newham Community Counselling; Walk A Mile In My Shoes;

Patiko Baker’s Fort Project; Royal British Legion – East Ham Branch


 

Readings for 7th October 2012

St Bart’s: Matthew 6: 25-33

St Mary’s: Hebrews 1: 1-4;2:5-12     Mark 10: 2-16

Readings for 14th October 2012

St Bart’s: Amos 5: 6-7, 10-15   Hebrews 4: 12-end   Mark 10: 17-31

St Mary’s: Job 23: 1-9, 16-17   Hebrews 4: 12-16   Mark 10: 17-31


 

St Bart’s Communion Hymns:   696; 528; 590   


 

 

At St Bart’s this morning we warmly welcome the  Revd Rob Marshall as our Preacher & Celebrant.


 

At St Mary’s this morning we welcome for Baptism Tyler Scott.

Please keep him, his parents, godparents, family & friends in your prayers.


 

St Mary's Sunday School children and teachers invite you

for refreshments after the Harvest Service today.

We welcome donations to TEARfund for a water project in Uganda. We will also be selling cakes.


 

 

We celebrate Harvest Festival at St Mary’s & St Bart’s this morning.

The dry & tinned goods will be given to RAMP,  working with refugees and asylum seekers.


 

Next Saturday at St Mary’s Sarah & John will be married.

Please pray for them as they prepare for their special day.


 

We had a nice quiet day at Haggerston yesterday.


 

 

 

Our Monthly Bible Study continues TODAY 4.30pm in the Luke Room at St Bart’s


 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY at a glance

6th – 14th October Arts Festival for the Barking Episcopal Area

20th October     Parish Autumn Fair


 

As you may know Marion Anglum will be leaving us before Christmas & we will be looking for people to take

on the various roles that she has been doing for us.

At the moment we are looking for a second person to help Doris with the weekly collection.

If you can help out please speak to one of the Church Wardens.


 

The Kitchen Table Café @ St Bart’s

Poetry afternoon

Tuesday 9th October 2.30pm

£2 including refreshments

Theme: ‘Stars’

Olympic Scarf handover @ lunch club

Monday October 22nd 12.30pm

Josephine Smith will be coming from Three Mills Craft Association

to pick up our Olympic Scarf.    Join us for lunch!

£5.50 for 3 courses

Quiz Night @ the kitchen table

Thursday 18th October 7pm

Quizitors: Timms boyz

£7 including supper

To book phone Anne on 0208 586 7979


 

ANNUAL BLACK HERITAGE SERVICE at All Saints' Church,

Church Street, Stratford, London E15 3HU.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 21st from 4pm.

Everyone welcome who is part of the human race....
Lots of food afterwards guaranteed!


 

 

PARISH AUTUMN FAIR.

Saturday 20th October 2012.

Less than 2 weeks to go.

Please turn out your cupboards –

we need GOOD prizes for the Raffle and Tombola

plus anything saleable – but NO CLOTHES OR ELECTRICAL ITEMS.

Please give to June at St Mary’s, Marion at St Bart’s or the Parish Office.


 

Arts Festival for the Barking Episcopal Area

6th – 14th October 2012 location – Woodford

Festival events include: Big Draw event; commission4mission exhibition; Classical & choral concerts; Jazzathon; Pet Service; Poetry evening; Street Pastors patrol; Woodford Proms; Youth festival

www.chelmsford.anglican.org/barking.html for more details

or phone 020 8520 3771 Leaflets available at the back of both Churches.


 

THE CASE FOR GOD St Paul’s Cathedral, Autumn 2012.

PUBLIC CONVERSATIONS.

Public arguments about God tend to happen between fundamentalists,

both atheists and believers. Five of the most distinguished and engaging theologians will explore the reality of belief.

Tuesday 16th October The Case for God Karen Armstrong

Tuesday 30th October Atheist Delusions David Bentley Hart

Tuesday 13th November What’s the Point of Being a Christian?  Timothy Radcliffe OP

Wednesday 28th November A New Kind of Christianity   Brian McLaren.

All the events are in St Paul’s Cathedral from 6.30-8pm, are free and unticketed. All welcome For more information see leaflets at back of Church or St Paul’s Forum 020 7236 3553   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   www.stpauls.co.uk


 

MIDWEEK SERVICES/PRAYERS.

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

Website: www.easthamparish.org.uk

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

Registered Charity No: 1127847

30th September 2012 Newsletter

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Sunday 30th September 2012

 

The tangled process to find our new Archbishop.

This week, sixteen men and women chosen by the Diocese of Canterbury, the Church of England and the Anglican Communion have gone to a secret location for three days of deliberations and prayer. They are tasked with coming up with a couple of names that will be sent to the Prime Minister. The Prime Minster can then recommend one name to the Queen for appointment as the next Archbishop of Canterbury.

Only after this process is complete and once the public announcement has been made will there be another much quieter meeting of the Canons of Canterbury Cathedral to formally elect the new Archbishop of Canterbury.

Today, this election is a mere formality for the real power and choice lies with the sixteen people who met this week and cast their votes. But this was not always the case in the election of Bishops and Archbishops.

Henry III, in 1238, needed a new Bishop to appoint to the wealthy Diocese of Winchester. He decided to please his new wife and appoint his uncle-in-law, William of Savoy. The trouble with William was that he was a bit of a thug with no apparent interest in settling in England from his native France.

Unsurprisingly the monks of Winchester refused to elect him and instead chose Ralph Neville, Bishop of Chichester and chancellor of England. The dispute dragged on until 1244, as all parties refused to back down. So for six years Winchester had no Bishop which to my eyes has some upsides but I think the Canons of Canterbury will be much more accommodating.         

                                                                                                                                    Quintin


23rd September 2012 Newsletter

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Sunday 23rd September 2012

 

                                                                                                    Holy Cross Day

September 14

Last week, September 14th, to be precise, in the Christian Liturgical Calendar The Feast or Solemnity of the Holy Cross - “Holy Cross Day” was celebrated throughout the Christian world to celebrate the cross itself, as the instrument of salvation in Christian Culture. The feast has several names: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross, The Triumph of the Cross, or Feast of the Glorious Cross. In the Anglican Communion it is simply called Holy Cross Day.

According to legends the True Cross was discovered in 326 by Saint Helena, the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great, and a Basilica was built on the site of the discovery. Holy Cross Day marks the dedication of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in 335. 14th of September was the day The True brought outside the Basilica so that the clergy and faithful could pray and venerate before it.

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God”. (1Corinthians 1:18)

What does the Calvary Cross mean to you as a Christian?

What does the historic incarnation, suffering, salvific Calvary death and triumphant resurrection of Jesus mean to you personally? Foolishness or The Power of God?

Are you able to join St Paul in proclaiming:

“May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Galatians 6:14)

Prayer:

Almighty God, whose Son our Saviour Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world to himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow Him. Amen. (Collect for Holy Cross Day)      

                                                Fr Fred


Please remember in your prayers:

Les Page, Clarice, Vicky Schiff, Win Jones,

Dela McCarteny, Frank Burdge, Maude Smith & Dot Anderson.


PARISH PRAYER ROTA   This week we pray for:

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; Nature Reserve Study Centre; Sea Cadets; Air Cadets; Army Cadets


Readings for 23rd September 2012

St Bart’s: Jeremiah 11: 18-20   James 3: 13- 4.3, 7-8a   Mark 9: 30-37

St Mary’s: Proverbs 31: 10-31   James 3: 13-4,3,7-8a   Mark 9:30-37

Readings for 30th September 2012

St Bart’s: Numbers 11: 4-6, 10-16, 24-29   James 5: 13-20   Mark 9: 38-50

St Mary’s: Genesis 28: 10-17   Revelation 12: 7-12   John 1: 47-51


St Mary’s Birthday’s HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Jack Bence


St Bart’s Communion Hymns: 374;   515;   88


At St Bart’s this morning we welcome back the Revd Peter Turner

as our Preacher and Celebrant.


The flowers in St Bart’s this morning are from Lorraine Ashton in memory of her daughter Silma.


At St Mary’s Today we welcome the Revd Merrin Playle from St Paul’s, East Ham who is taking the 8.00am service.

We also welcome the Revd Nicola Vidamour from High Street South Methodist Church, who, with permission from the Bishop,

Is taking the 10.00am service this morning.


HARVEST FESTIVAL 7th October 2012 at St Mary’s & St Bart’s

We will be collecting dry and tinned goods for RAMP,

working with refugees and asylum seekers.


A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped out at St Mary’s yesterday for Open House London weekend.


Would all PCC and St.Mary's DCC members  please collect agendas/minutes from church this morning.


Any one Fancy a Day Trip in a Limousine??

The Co-op funeral directors in East Ham have kindly offered

to take Parishioners out on a day trip to a garden centre/ smallholding in Hertfordshire, lunch included.

Maximum of 4 people. First come first served.

Please contact the Parish Office if you are interested.

A date will be arranged once we have enough people.


 

Next Deanery Synod is on Monday 24th September 2012 at 7.30pm at St Barnabas Church Manor Park. The Main Item includes presentations on the Diocesan Strategy of ‘Transforming Presence.’

The themes of which are, inhabiting the World Distinctively , Evangelising Effectively, Serving With Accountability, Re-imagining Ministry. These meetings are open to all as observers.

Parish reps only are allowed to vote in the preceding business items. More details from Shirley if needed.


As you may know Marion Anglum will be leaving us before Christmas & we will be looking for people to take on the various roles that she has been doing for us. At the moment we are looking for a second person to help Doris with the weekly collection.

If you can help out please speak to one of the Church Wardens.


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY at a glance

2nd October     PCC at St Mary’s 7.30pm   Please note change of date.

3rd October     St Mary’s DCC 7.30pm

6th October     Quiet Day at Haggerston

6th – 14th October Arts Festival for the Barking Episcopal Area

7th October     Harvest Festival

20th October     Parish Autumn Fair


MONTHLY FRIDAY NIGHT VIGIL Friday 28th September 7.00 – 8.00pm in the Chapel at St Bart’s.

All welcome to come along.


ANNUAL BLACK HERITAGE SERVICE at All Saints' Church,
Church Street, Stratford, London E15 3HU.   SUNDAY OCTOBER 21st from 4pm. Everyone welcome who is part of the human race....
Lots of food afterwards guaranteed!


PARISH AUTUMN FAIR. Saturday 20th October 2012.

We need GOOD prizes for the Raffle and Tombola.

Please give to June at St Mary’s, Marion at St Bart’s or the Parish Office.


QUIET DAY at HAGGERSTON PRIORY

Saturday 6th October 2012.

Meet at St Mary’s Church Hall 9.30am.

No charge but a small donation welcome on the day.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Sign up sheets at the back of both Churches


Arts Festival for the Barking Episcopal Area

Saturday 6th – 14th October 2012 location – Woodford

Festival events include: Big Draw event; commission4mission exhibition; Classical & choral concerts; Jazzathon;

Pet Service; Poetry evening; Street Pastors patrol; Woodford Proms; Youth festival

www.chelmsford.anglican.org/barking.html for more details

or phone 020 8520 3771

Leaflets available at the back of both Churches.


THE CASE FOR GOD St Paul’s Cathedral, Autumn 2012.

PUBLIC CONVERSATIONS.

Public arguments about God tend to happen between fundamentalists, both atheists and believers. Five of the most distinguished and engaging theologians will explore the reality of belief.

Tuesday 16th October The Case for God Karen Armstrong

Tuesday 30th October Atheist Delusions David Bentley Hart

Tuesday 13th November What’s the Point of Being a Christian?   Timothy Radcliffe OP

Wednesday 28th November A New Kind of Christianity   Brian McLaren.

All the events are in St Paul’s Cathedral from 6.30-8pm, are free and unticketed. All welcome For more information see leaflets at back of Church or St Paul’s Forum 020 7236 3553   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.stpauls.co.uk


MIDWEEK SERVICES/PRAYERS.

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

Website: www.easthamparish.org.uk

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

Registered Charity No: 112784

16th September 2012 News

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Sunday 16th September 2012

 

We have a gospel to proclaim!

I try not to get too worked up when I read newspaper headlines of the “Christians being marginalised” variety as they tend to be of the “Shock! Horror! Read all about it!!” kind. But, like Peter Turner last week, I was appalled and dismayed by the comments from an ongoing case in the European Court of Human rights where a group of UK Christians are claiming they are being denied their rights of religious freedom.

The QC acting for the Government – this government, our government, yours and mine, was reported as saying that, when Christians leave for work, they have to leave their faith behind and conform to other standards, whatever they may be. There would appear to be no room for faith, no room for conscience, in the public arena. It would be a private matter – perhaps like Yoga or a favourite hobby, and would it have to be practised in secrecy and not be revealed to others? Well these remarks by my government’s agent were not made in my name. Not in my name.

Meanwhile, some of us were able to attend Frances’ licensing in a delightful church in Gloucester last week - and a great, joyous, occasion it was. I was delighted that, at the end, the order of service went:-

The new minister opens wide (my emphasis) the door and, turning to the congregation, says

“Go in the power of Christ”

And the response:

“We have a gospel to proclaim!”

                                                                                  Andrew


 

Please remember in your prayers:

Les Page, Clarice, Vicky Schiff, Win Jones,

Dela McCarteny, Frank Burdge, Maude Smith & Dot Anderson.


 

PARISH PRAYER ROTA   This week we pray for:

Worshipping Communities: who share our buildings;

Clergy & Lay Ministers: Quintin, Fred, Ann, Shirley & John;

Staff: Brenda, Chrissie, Bill, May, June, Win & Mary;

Churchwardens: Andrew, Damian, Laurine, John, Philip & Ajith.


 

Readings for 16th September 2012

St Bart’s: Isaiah 50: 4-9a       James 3: 1-12     Mark 8: 27-38

St Mary’s: Proverbs 1:20-33     James 3: 1-12     Mark 8: 27-38

Readings for 23rd September 2012

St Bart’s: Jeremiah 11: 18-20   James 3: 13- 4.3, 7-8a   Mark 9: 30-37

St Mary’s: Proverbs 31: 10-31   James 3: 13-4,3,7-8a   Mark 9:30-37


 

St Mary’s Birthday’s HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Sarah Namatovu, Lola Olorulade & Ben Gaby


 

St Bart’s Communion Hymns:  18;   574;   251


 

 

At St Bart’s this morning we warmly welcome

the Revd Canon Dave Wade vicar of St Luke’s, Canning Town as our preacher & celebrant.


 

Quintin is away for a week so there will be a said Service

at St Mary’s on Wednesday 19th Sept at 6.30pm and

at St Bart’s on Thursday 20th Sept at 12.30pm.


 

At St Mary’s next Sunday (23rd) the 8.00am service will be taken by the Revd Merrin Playle from St Paul’s, East Ham.

The 10.00am service, with permission from the Bishop, will be taken by the Revd Nicola Vidamour from High Street South Methodist Church.


 

HARVEST FESTIVAL 7th October 2012 at St Mary’s & St Bart’s

We will be collecting dry and tinned goods for RAMP, working with refugees and asylum seekers.


 

QUIET DAY at HAGGERSTON PRIORY

Saturday 6th October 2012.

Meet at St Mary’s Church Hall 9.30am.

No charge but a small donation welcome on the day.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Sign up sheets at the back of both Churches


 

ST BART’S DCC meeting Monday 17th September 7.30pm in the Chapel


 

A QUIET DAY at ST GEORGE’S

We are pleased to invite you to a share in a quiet day of prayer and contemplation, focused on The Beatitudes.

Revd Canon David Driscoll will lead the quiet day (Mini Retreat).

When: September 22nd 2012, 10am to 3pm.

Where:  St George’s Burford Road, East Ham, E6 3QN.

Drinks and biscuits will be provided. For further information please call:

0208 472 2111 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to seeing you.


 

Next Deanery Synod is on Monday 24th September 2012 at 7.30pm at St Barnabas Church Manor Park. The Main Item includes presentations on the Diocesan Strategy of ‘Transforming Presence.’

The themes of which are, inhabiting the World Distinctively , Evangelising Effectively, Serving With Accountability, Re-imagining Ministry. These meetings are open to all as observers.

Parish reps only are allowed to vote in the preceding business items. More details from Shirley if needed.


 

New tenants for the Luke Room at St Bart’s.

Last week we said goodbye to Nulife who have been using the Luke Room at St Bart’s for 12 years. But we are delighted to welcome Walk a Mile in My Shoes, an organization providing activities, crafts, discussions, day trips and much more for disabled people in Newham. There will be a formal opening by Stephen Timms at 2pm on Monday 17th September.

All welcome to come along & support this new venture.


 

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY at a glance

17th September   St Bart’s DCC 7.30pm

22nd / 23rd September   Open House London – St Mary’s open 22nd

2nd October     PCC at St Mary’s 7.30pm   Please note change of date.

3rd October     St Mary’s DCC 7.30pm

6th October     Quiet Day at Haggerston

7th October     Harvest Festival

20th October     Parish Autumn Fair


 

MONTHLY FRIDAY NIGHT VIGIL Friday 28th September 7.00 – 8.00pm in the Chapel at St Bart’s. all welcome to come along.


 

ANNUAL BLACK HERITAGE SERVICE at All Saints' Church,
Church Street, Stratford, London E15 3HU.   SUNDAY OCTOBER 21st

from 4pm. Everyone welcome who is part of the human race....
Lots of food afterwards guaranteed!


 

 

PARISH AUTUMN FAIR. Saturday 20th October 2012.

We need GOOD prizes for the Raffle and Tombola.

Please give to June at St Mary’s, Marion at St Bart’s or the Parish Office.


 

OPEN HOUSE LONDON 2012

22nd / 23rd September.

St Mary’s will be open to visitors on Saturday

22nd September. 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Guided Tours & refreshments.

ALL WELCOME.

Lots of other buildings are open on London – for more information go to openhouselondon.org.uk


RAMP are extremely short of tinned and dried foods i.e. Sugar, tea, coffee, rice, pasta, tinned tomatoes, beans, cooking oil and babies formula milk. Please leave in the grey bin at the back of Church or give to the Parish Office.


THE CASE FOR GOD St Paul’s Cathedral, Autumn 2012.

PUBLIC CONVERSATIONS.

Public arguments about God tend to happen between fundamentalists, both atheists and believers. Five of the most distinguished and engaging theologians will explore the reality of belief.

Monday 17th September Unapologetic Francis Spufford

Tuesday 16th October The Case for God Karen Armstrong

Tuesday 30th October Atheist Delusions David Bentley Hart

Tuesday 13th November What’s the Point of Being a Christian?   Timothy Radcliffe OP

Wednesday 28th November A New Kind of Christianity   Brian McLaren.

All the events are in St Paul’s Cathedral from 6.30-8pm, are free and unticketed. All welcome For more information see leaflets at back of Church or St Paul’s Forum 020 7236 3553   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.stpauls.co.uk


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

Telephone 020 8470 0011

Website: www.easthamparish.org.uk

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

Registered Charity No: 1127847

9th September 2012 Newsletter

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Sunday 9th September 2012

 

Legacy??

I was there, of course, in Stratford in 2005 when the result of the Olympic Committee’s deliberations was read out and we learned that London was to be the venue for the 2012 Olympics. We went crazy! Everyone hugging each other and screaming while the Red Arrows flew overhead and the editor of the Newham Recorder asked me, as the then Area Dean for Newham, whether I thought that this would be a good thing for our borough.

And I’m not terribly bothered about sports so I said that I really hoped that the hopes, energy, work and money that would be needed to make the Games happen, would also produce a lasting legacy which would improve the lives of our people.

And I’m hoping for more than just things.

I’ve heard crowds cheering, not just for the winner, but for everyone who’s done their best and I want us to hold on to that way of being supporters, not jeering but cheering ; I’ve seen sportsmen and women compete and win – but then turn around to console the others who tried really hard but didn’t come in first – I want us to grow into that sort of competitors; and I’ve chatted with people on the train and drunk tea with neighbours I didn’t know, and I’d like us to continue to enjoy being communities rather than people who happen to live in the same street.

 And, if that’s what the Games are going to leave us when the show has moved on, then I for one will be a very happy beneficiary.

Ann