10th June 2012 Newsletter

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St Mary Magdalene †      St Bartholomew †    St Alban †


Sunday 10th June 2012


What a weekend!

I would like to take the opportunity this week on the front page to thank all those who helped make last weekend such a success. We had a very happy dance on Saturday night where even the vicar was seen tripping the light fantastic. A rare event! Then we moved onto the Sunday morning worship and finally the memorable Children’s Party on Sunday afternoon with lots of laughter and joy. It was a weekend packed full of memorable moments. It took a lot of organising and was an appropriate and fitting way of celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee. So a big thank you to all who did all the hard work and made those events possible.

Yet this summer it seems no sooner have we finished one memorable weekend as we are getting ready for another. We now move onto the build up to the Olympics with all the disruption those events will bring but also all the excitement and fun happening across Newham over the next few months. There are lots of parties going on across the Borough. We also will be welcoming the Olympic torch to Newham as it comes down High Street South and into Central Park on Saturday 21st July.

I have been told the torch will be passing St. Mary Magdalene Church at precisely 11.12am on that day. We will wait and see but whatever time the torch passes the Church it will give us an excuse for another party!

An extraordinary summer of events that I can’t promise to repeat next year!                    


Please remember in your prayers:

Les Page, Clarice, Vicky Schiff, Win Jones,

Martin Gammon, Dela McCarteny, Frank Burdge,

Joan Short, Colin Brockwell, Ancil Griffith & Dennis Pridmore.

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; Beavers, Cubs, Scouts; Centre4M; St Mary’s Pre-School; Community Links at St Mary’a; Nature Reserve Study Centre; St Alban’s Pre-School; Sea Cadets; Air Cadets; Army Cadets

Readings for 10th June 2012

St Bart’s: Genesis 3: 8-15   2 Corinthians 4: 13 – 5:1   Mark 3: 20-35

St Mary’s: 1 Samuel 8: 4-11(12-15) 16-20 (11:14-15)  2 Corinthians 4: 13-5:1   Mark 3: 20-35

Readings for 17th June 2012

Ezekiel 17: 22-24       2 Corinthians 5: 6-10, (10-13), 14-17           Mark 4: 26-34

St Mary’s Birthday’s HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Ingrid Nsongon

St Bart’s Communion Hymns: 31;   352;   632

This morning Quintin is at St Bart’s and Ann is at St Mary’s

PCC meeting on Thursday 14th June 8pm at St Bart’s

Minutes and agendas available to pick up TODAY.

Congratulations to Phillippa & Cordell who were married at St Mary’s last Thursday ( 7th June) and also to

Olufunmilayo & Noah who were married yesterday.

Please keep both couples in your prayers.

I would like to take this opportunity through the Parish News to say my thanks for the presentation on Sunday

of the engraved crystal & the iced cake, also for the “Roberts” digital radio, a gift from the Parish.

Again my thanks to you all.     Norman.

PARISH TREASURER NEEDED. After many years of excellent service Tim 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.

To my lovely Anglican friends! Last Sunday morning Pilgrims Way was cordoned off and the police would not let me - or anyone – go into the church. There had been a stabbing (probably fatal) the previous night and the area was a crime scene!

With just 40 minutes to go before our service was due to start (and about 80 people expected) I phoned a friend at the nearest Anglican church who were about to start their service. They immediately agreed that we could hold our worship in their building and we had a great time! I am deeply grateful to our sisters and brothers at St. Barts and to all you lovely Anglicans for being such wonderful people!

I love you all!     Nicola

The London Gallery Quire will perform at the evening service at St. Mary’s on Sunday 1st July at 6pm.

The Quire, formed in 1997,enjoy making West Gallery church music together.West Gallery music was sung in town and country churches during the 18th and early 19th centuries. It is rewarding, easy to sing and very joyful in character.

To learn more about The London Gallery Quire go to www.lgq.org.uk and for West Gallery Music go to www.wgma.org.uk


Saturday 7th July 2012.

£12 Adults £4 under 16’s.

Pick up at St Mary’s at 9.00am and

Newham College, High Street South at 9.15am.


Sign up on the sheets at the back of both Churches and please pay your money to the Church Wardens

or the Parish Office.

Time for a Capital Clean Up along Ron Leighton Way, to clean up the shrubberies and planted areas.Wednesday 13th June 10.30am – 12.30. Meet from 10.00 at the junction of Ron Leighton Way and Oakfield Road. Free t-shirts and a Proctor & Gamble goody bag for all participants. More information from Emma 07950 345 639.

Prayer Candle coming to St Barts

Church leaders across East Ham have decided to mark the passage of the Olympic Flame with our own Christian version, a ‘Prayer Candle’ which is passing between us on consecutive Sundays. This is to prompt prayers for each other, for our outreach and community engagement work. We will be receiving this during the service on Sunday 24th June from Elim Pentecostal Church in Central Park Road and will pass it on to Pilgrim’s Way Methodist Church on the following Sunday July 1st

If anyone would like to be involved in this or want more details then please see Shirley Biro.


14th June     PCC 8pm at St Bart’s

29th June – 1st July     Stubbers weekend

1st July         London Gallery Quire performing at St Mary’s 6pm

7th July      Parish Trip to Maldon – see inside for details.

21st July      Open Day at St Mary’s for Patronal weekend  and Olympic Torch relay down High St South

22nd July       St Mary’s Patronal Festival

27th July  – 12th August         Olympic Games

29th August  - 9th September     Paralympic Games

2nd September St Bart’s Patronal Festival

8th September   Barn Dance at St Bart’s

6th October      Quiet Day at Haggerston


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

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