28 January 2018 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity

          St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew   

         St Alban       St Edmund


Sunday 28 January 2018                                     Candlemas

Presentation of Christ in the Temple                                     

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: Loughton (St Michael & All Angels) Nina Coulthard, Lorraine Smart, Elizabeth Price.

In the world: Peace and justice in the world.

With Christian Aid: Pray for Christian Aid organisers as they start their planning for Christian Aid Week in May. Pray that they feel energised, encouraged and supported as they step out in mission for the world’s poorest people.

In the Parish: those who live in Claps Gate Lane, Cleves Rd, Colston Rd

The sick and suffering: Alice Singh, Les Rowe, Clarice, Paula Gray, Paul Gray, Alec Creggan, Fiona McGuiness, Coraline Edwards, Mark Dorrington, Norman Lipman, Theresa Lutterodt, Julie Alale, Hazel Maidment, Gloria Hamilton, Marcia Sobers, Emilda Lawrence, Robert Akowuah, Tina, Walter Tee, Alston Harry, Tony Osokoya, Pauline Ellis, Abdul Qadir, Brian, John Tunpenny, Eileen Dorrington.

Those who have died: Beryl Callison may she rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for 4 February: Proverbs 8.1,21-31     Colossians 1.15-20      John 1.1-14  

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Dominic Hedges, Jean Richards, Thomas McLucas, Violet Dyer and Damian Sutton

Burns Night Many thanks to EVERYONE who supported the Burns Night Supper by attending, playing, dancing, cooking, serving & addressing the event !  We raised an amazing £955 which has been evenly split between Crisis (in memory of Francis Bassett) and the Hall Kitchen fund. 

St Bart’s is in need of people willing to undertake Sunday and possibly week day sacristan duties.  On Sundays this entails arriving by 9.15 at the latest and setting up for the Eucharist.  Full training will be given.

St Mary’s the flowers in church this week are in memory of Ken McGrane’s mum and dad.

First Communion at St Mary’s there have been a number of expressions of interest we will have a meeting after church on 4th February to agree the details.  If you know of anyone interested, please ask them to come along.

Small (26”) flat screen digital TV in good working order needs a home – please contact the Parish Office.

Rectory Party will be on Friday 2nd February at 7.30pm.  All are welcome, but please let the Parish Office know if you’re coming.

Study Day at St Bart’s on 15th February Dr Frederic Nye, former Director of Medicine, Aintree University Hospital Trust and Reader Emeritas at St Faith, Great Crosby: Health, Wealth and Welfare: the tangled relationships between deprivation, ethnicity and health. Please book your place with the Parish Office.

Lent Group the parish lent groups is going to take place on Wednesdays at 7.15pm in the hall at St Mary’s and at 2pm at Pilgrims Way Methodist Church.  As Ash is Wednesday 14th February we will be starting this group on 21st Feburary.  Theme to be advised.

inSpire Stratford AGM and Celebration on Tuesday 13 February at 7.30pm at St John’s Church, Stratford – this year with pancakes !

Open PCC Meeting Thanks to all who attended this very constructive meeting and contributed so well. 


PCC meeting is 27 February 2018 at 7.30pm at St Mary’s.

St Bart’s DCC meeting is 4 March 2018 at 11.45 am in the Luke Room.

St Mary’s DCC meeting is 4 April 2018 at 7.30 pm in the Parish room.

St Edmunds’s DCC meeting is on 24 April 2018 at 7.30 pm.


Weds 10.00 at St Edmund’s, Weds 18.30 at St Mary’s, Thurs 12.30 at St Bart’s

The Daily Office: Morning Prayer at 9am Mon & Thurs at St Bart’s, Tues at St Mary’s, Wed at St Edmund’s (9.30am)

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

292b Barking Road, E6 3BA. Telephone 020 8470 0011 

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

Registered Charity No: 1127847. Team Rector Revd Dr Sue Lucas 020 3662 8086 / 07976 901 389 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Team Vicar Revd Quintin Peppiatt 020 8471 8751.