18 March 2018 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity 

          St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew   

         St Alban       St Edmund


Sunday 18th March 2018                     5TH Sunday of Lent Passion Sunday

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: Romford (St Andrew[& St Agnes]) Lara Dose,  St Edward the Confessor: Mike Power, Roger Clarke, Dan Barnes-Davies. St Edward’s Schools & VI form: Dan Steel, Stephanie Ellner.

In the Church this week Chelmsford Cathedral is praying for this Parish, please keep the Dean Nicholas Henshall, the Chapter and the Cathedral community in your prayers.  Also as it happens Newham Youth for Christ are also praying for our Parish this week, so please remember their work with Children and young people in your prayers.

In the Anglican Communion: The Diocese of Brechin (Scotland)

In the world: for relations between the UK and Russia in the aftermath of the murders in Salisbury.

With Christian Aid: Give thanks for World Water Day on Thursday 22 March. Pray for the day when everyone has access to  safe water.

In the Parish: those who live in Fabian St, Finden Rd, Flanders Rd.

The sick and suffering: Robert Akowuah, Julie Alale, McLeod Ashton, Marjorie Chuku, Clarice, Alec Creggan, Eileen Dorrington, Coraline Edwards, Paul Gray, Paula Gray, Gloria Hamilton, Alston Harry, Emilda Lawrence, Norman Lipman, Theresa Lutterodt, Hazel Maidment, Fiona McGuiness, Tony Osokoya, Les Rowe, Alice Singh, Marcia Sobers, Bob Stokes, John Tunpenny, Karen White.

Those who have died:  Alan Robb, Gloria Fisher and Beryl Davey

May they rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for 25 March:

Liturgy of the Palms Mark 11.1-11 Psalm 118.19-end 

Liturgy of the Passion Isaiah 50.4-9a Psalm 31.9-18 Philippians 2.5-11

The Passion according to St Mark.

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to June Bassenger

First Communion Class There is no First Communion class this week as Quintin is on leave.  There is a confirmation class at St Bart’s.

St Mary’s Rotas There are signup sheets for the new rota at the back of church. Please sign if you are interested in any of the duties.

Alan Robb’s funeral will take place on Tuesday 20 March 3.30pm at the City of London Crematorium. We pray for Vera and all the family at this time.

St Edmund's at 12 o'clock every Saturday throughout Lent we have a short mass followed by a soup lunch - all donations in aid of the Bishop's Lent Appeal. Everybody is welcome.

St Edmund’s Please pray for Nilah Ann Quereshie,  Adam Zaky Quereshie and  Amira  Aisha  El Messaoudi as they prepare for Baptism.

Lent Group the parish lent group continues on Wednesdays at 7.15pm in the hall at St Mary’s and at 2pm at Pilgrims Way Methodist Church.  This week – Gospel of Mark, Chapters 14-end with Sue Lucas.

Easter Card is available with details of Easter Services. Please take a copy for yourself and a couple more for friends and neighbours.  In addition to services on the card, there will be Eucharists at 8pm at St Edmund’s on Monday of Holy week, at 8pm on Tuesday of Holy Week at St Bart’s and 10am on Wednesday of Holy week at St Edmund’s also at 6.30pm at St Mary’s.  Please note there will be no 12.30pm Eucharist at St Bart’s on Maundy Thursday.

Greatfield Spring Market returns, with a huge array of stalls selling handmade gifts, cards, plants, jams, chutneys & pickles and much much more. Meet your neighbours over a nice cup of tea and (homemade) cake or lunch. The Market will be held on Saturday 24th March 2018 at St George and St Ethelbert's Church, Burford Road E6 3NQ between 11 am and 2 pm.


PCC meeting is 20 March 2018 at 7.30pm at St Edmund’s.

The PCC meeting is the Audit Meeting.  The draft annual report and accounts are ready.  There is a copy on each church noticeboard and a few hard copies are available in each church.  The PCC and DCC should have received these electronically.  Anyone can have a copy; please request an electronic copy if you can and leave the hard copies for these who aren’t able. All are welcome at the audit meeting on Tuesday to review the draft annual report and Parish accounts before the APCM, to meet the Auditor and ask any questions.  After this meeting the accounts will be finalised, signed and filed prior to the APCM.

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. The electoral roll closes TODAY 18 March. Nomination forms for Church Wardens, PCC & DCC members are at the back of church. These can be returned any time after TODAY. Please consider prayerfully if you are called to stand for any of these roles.

Save the Date

Thursday 24 May from 5pm Wesley Pilgrimage with our Methodist friends. Begins at 5pm with Evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral. Further details shortly.


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.