11 February 2018 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity

          St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew   

         St Alban       St Edmund


Sunday 11 February 2018              Sunday next before Lent    

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: Harlow (St Mary & St Hugh w St John the Baptist) Dave Welch.  Harlow Churchgate CE Primary School Jonathan Tye.

In the Anglican Communion: The Diocese of Attooch (Upper Nile, Southern Sudan)

In the world: the victims of the earthquake in Taiwan

With Christian Aid: We confess our part in the years of industrial pollution that has been pumped into the atmosphere, bringing devastation to the lives of those least responsible for a changing, chaotic climate.

In the Parish: those who live in Cowans Close, Crescent Rd, Cromwell 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.

Readings for 18 February: Genesis 9.8-17  I Peter 3.18-end  Mark 1.9-15  

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Norman Lipman and Pat Davis

Many thanks to all who came to the Rectory Christmas party last week – it was good to see you !

Ash Wednesday Eucharist and ashing 10am at St Edmund’s and 6.30pm at St Mary’s on 14th February.  Rev Sue will be ashing passers-by outside St Bart’s during the day.

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, next Sunday at 11.45 in the Rectory.  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 10am to 4pm 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. Cost is £10.  Please book your place with the Parish Office.

Lent Group the parish lent group 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 February – see flyer for full details.

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

Café News

Quiz night on 22nd February 2018 at 7.30 pm.  Tickets are £7.50 including a two-course supper.  Book your tickets with the Parish Office or Café.


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.