4 February 2018 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity

          St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew   

         St Alban       St Edmund


Sunday 4 February 2018                   2nd Sunday before Lent     

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: High Ongar (St Mary) w Norton Mandeville (All Saints) Malcolm Peters, Andy Neale

In the Anglican Communion: The Diocese of Arochukkwu/Ohafia (Aba, Nigeria)

In the world:

With Christian Aid: Give thanks for Christian Aid partner the Association for Building Communities (ACC), working to help pastoralists in Angola to continue their nomadic practices.

In the Parish: those who live in Colvin Rd, Country Rd, Courtland 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, Anne.

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

Readings for 4 February: 2 Kings 2.1-12  2 Corinthians 4.3-6   Mark 9.2-9  

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to anyone celebrating this week !

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

St Bart’s we welcome the families of baptism candidates Noah, McKinley-Rose, Gabriel, Daniel and William today.  Please keep them in your prayers.

Ash Wednesday service is at St Mary’s at 6.30 on 14th February.

St Mary’s We need an additional DCC meeting after church on 18th February to discuss our latest proposals for painting the church.

Confirmation the next Deanery confirmation is on 13 May 2018.  We have one adult candidate at St Bart’s and will begin catechesis (confirmation preparation) on 18 February.  If you are interested in being confirmed please speak to one of the clergy.

Experience Easter is being run in St Bart’s for Nelson School on 20 & 27 February.  If you are willing and able to help please let the Parish Office know.  All are welcome.

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 Wednesday is 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 !


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.

APM & APCM are on Low Sunday 8 April at St Mary’s after a shortened 10am Eucharist.  Timetable for electoral roll additions etc. out next week.  PLEASE NOTE THAT ONE COPY OF DRAFT ACCOUNTS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN EACH CHURCH BEFORE THE PCC AUDIT MEETING ON 20 MARCH 2018. If you need an individual copy, please contact the Parish Office.  All are welcome at this meeting to ask questions etc. The accounts will be finalised after this meeting when the agree accounts will be published in the same way.  Please note there will be no further copies of the accounts or management accounts for the individual churches at the APCM.


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.