25 March 2018 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity 

          St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew   

         St Alban       St Edmund


Sunday 25th March 2018                     Palm Sunday

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: East Ham (St Paul) Merrin Playle, Elis Matthews, Philip Burgess.

In the Anglican Communion: The Diocese of Bukavu (Congo)

In the world: Pray for victims of knife crime in London. 

With Christian Aid: Give thanks for the Island to Island Appeal and the opportunity to connect island communities in the British Isles with island communities in the Philippines.

In the Parish: those who live in Florence Rd, Folkestone Rd, Friars Rd

The sick and suffering: Robert Akowuah, Julie Alale, McLeod Ashton, Joan Boyce, 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, Samuel, Alice Singh, Marcia Sobers, Bob Stokes, John Turnpenny, Karen White, Yves.

Those who have died:  Gloria Fisher and Beryl Davey. May they rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for 1 April: Acts 10.34-43    1 Corinthians 15.1-11

John 20.1-18

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Lajeaune Wright

First Communion Class There will be a rehearsal after the morning service. 

Please pray for those preparing for their first communion Arabella Gibbs, Vytenis Jocys, Alex McKitty, Aurelija Norvaisaite.

St Bart’s The next confirmation class will be 22nd April.

St Mary’s On Saturday between 10 and 12, we will be preparing the church for Easter.  All help welcome – Hot Cross buns, tea and coffee freely available !

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

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.


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.

St Bart’s DCC meeting is on 6 May 2018 at 11.30am in the Luke Room.

APM & APCM are on Low Sunday 8 April at St Mary’s after a shortened 10am Eucharist. The electoral rolls and Electoral Roll certificates go up today.  The PCC last Tuesday agreed to sign off the report and accounts subject to any last minute corrections.  If you spot any errors, please let the office know by 5pm on Monday 26th March.  Nomination forms for Church Wardens, PCC & DCC members are at the back of church. These can be returned any time up to and including the day of the APCM. Please consider prayerfully if you are called to stand for any of these roles.

15 April Joint Parish Eucharist at St Bart’s, president and preacher is Bishop Stephen.  Please support this as we continue to celebrate the Easter Season with our Diocesan Bishop.  Refreshments afterwards.

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.