St Mary Magdalene † St Bartholomew † St Alban †
Sunday 20th May 2012
As we move liturgically from Easter Season to Ascension we might the following poem uplifting:
We saw his light break through the cloud of glory
Whilst we were rooted still in time and place
As earth became a part of Heaven’s story
And heaven opened to his human face.
We saw him go and yet we were not parted
He took us with him to the heart of things
The heart that broke for all the broken-hearted
Is whole and Heaven-centred now, and sings,
Sings in the strength that rises out of weakness,
Sings through the clouds that veil him from our sight,
Whilst we our selves become his clouds of witness
And sing the waning darkness into light,
His light in us, and ours in him concealed,
Which all creation waits to see revealed .
May the risen Lord, who ascended into the Heavens remain permanent in our hearts and our lives
Please remember in your prayers:
Les Page, Clarice, Vicky Schiff, Arthur Worwood, Win Jones,
Martin Gammon, Dela McCarteny, Frank Burdge,
Joan Short & Colin Brockwell.
PARISH PRAYER ROTA This week we pray for
Community Groups: East Ham AA Group, Al Anon Family Group, Narcotics Anonymous, Newham Community Counselling, Nu Life Day Centre, Patiko Baker’s Fort Project, Royal British Legion - East Ham Branch
Readings for 20th May 2012
Acts 1: 15-17,21-26 1 John 5: 9-13 John 17: 6-19
Readings for 27th May 2012
St Bart’s: Acts 2:1-21 Romans 8:22-27 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
St Mary’s: Ezekeil 37.1-14 Acts 2.1-21 John 15.26-27; 16.4b-15
St Mary’s Birthday’s HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Tim Davies
St Bart’s Communion Hymns: 540; 752; Sheet: Sent by the Lord
Thank you to all who contributed to the Christian Aid Concert.
In total £355.35p was raised from the concert & collections.
PARISH TREASURER NEEDED. After many years of excellent serviceTim has decided to hang up his calculator and give up his post as Parish Treasurer. If anybody would like to take up this roll please contact one of the clergy. Tim is happy to give pointers as to what’s needed.
At St Bart’s this morning we warmly welcome as our preacher the Revd Bridget de Mello from St Luke’s, Ilford
The Jack Cornwell Parade
On Sunday 27th May The East Ham and District Branch of the Royal British Legion, on behalf of the Manor Park Branch, will lead in organizing the Annual Jack Cornwell Parade to celebrate the life and legacy of John Travers Cornwell VC at St Mary’s.
The Parade starts from the Army Cadet Centre in Vicarage Lane at 11.30am and the Service starts at St Mary’s at 11.45am.
All are welcome.
To all St Bart’s DCC Members. A reminder that the next meeting of the DCC is tomorrow. 8pm in the Chapel at St Bart’s.
Papers well be available today.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
7th July Parish Trip to Maldon
21st/22nd July St Mary’s Patronal Festival Weekend
21st July Open Day at St Mary’s and Olympic Torch relay down High Street South
22nd July St Mary’s Patronal Festival
6th October Quiet Day at Haggerston.
East Ham Parish Quiz Night.
Thank you to Colin & Jean Mansfield for organizing this Parish event in aid of the Children’s Jubilee Party.
It was a marvellous evening & a great time was had by all!
Jubilee Parish Dance at St Mary’s Hall.
June 2nd Tickets £5.00 Adults, £1.00 children,
bring your own drink and nibbles.
Tickets available from Colin Mansfield, Irene Phaup or the Parish Office.
Most types of dancing catered for.
Theme of Red, White and Blue, so dress up.
Limited number of tickets, so book early.
In aid of Children’s Jubilee Party.
PARISH CHILDREN’S JUBILEE PARTY at St Mary’s. June 3rd.
Sign up sheets are available at the back of both Churches.
In order to cater for this event, there will be an absolute closing date of May 20th, and there will be a consent form for parents
or guardians to sign. The event will start at 12.00 and finish at 4.00pm. catering will be provided for children, so parents/guardians need to provide their own picnic.
Games, Fancy Dress, treasure Hunt and Competitions.
The kitchen table @ Central Park opening party!
Saturday June 9th 2-5pm an afternoon of fun & music,
Activities for children, tea & cake! Special guest Stephen Timms MP
Let’s celebrate our new café in East Ham!
EAST HAM TEAM MINISTRY
ELECTION OF OFFICERS 2012-2013
PARISH CHURCHWARDENS: Andrew Biro Damian Sutton
St.Mary Magdalene Laurine Griffith John King
St.Bartholomew Philip John Ajith Leikshmanan
PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL
Doris Goodchild, Ehi Omoregie, Sam Ozurumba, Norman Lipman
Hazel Thomas, Mary Richards, Fred Ashford-Okai
DISTRICT CHURCH COUNCIL
St. Mary Magdalene Jean Mansfield, Ancil Griffith, Colin Mansfield,
Tina Preston, John Hedges, Terry Hooker, Dennis Pridmore, Victor Grimes
St. Bartholomew Geraldine Pote, Pat Williams, Primrose Sibanda,
Lorraine Ashton, Susan Allen, Gladys Carter, Rose Geaney, Hazel Phillips
Shirley Biro, John King, Gordon Owen, June Bassenger
PASTORAL ASSISTANT Shirley Biro
AUTHORISED LOCAL LAY PREACHER John King
MIDWEEK EUCHARISTS/ 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:
Registered Charity No: 1127847