2 December 2018 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity 

          St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew   

         St Alban       St Edmund

Sunday 2 December 2018                    1st Sunday of Advent          

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: The deanery of Dunmow & Stanstead, Cilla Hawkes, Belle Beszant, Robert Burles, Joanna Pratt.

In the Anglican Communion: The Diocese of Kibungo (Rwanda and Kigeme (Rwanda)

In the world: the broken, that they may find God’s healing

With Christian Aid: that as a result of raising awareness, people are protected from the gender-based violence that blights so many lives across the world.

In the Parish: those who live in Sherrard Road, Shrewsbury Road, Sidney Elson Way.

The sick and suffering: Robert Akowuah, Julie Alale, Joan Boyce, Zareen Choudry, Marjorie Chuku, Clarice, Alec Creggan, Eileen Dorrington, Coraline Edwards, Iris Goodall, Paul Gray, Gloria Hamilton, Alston Harry, Jeff Hayes, Ikemefuma Ifeyintya, Emilda Lawrence, Theresa Lutterodt,

Hazel Maidment, Fiona McGuiness, Sam Ozurumba, Dorothy Page, Les Rowe, Samuel, Tryphena Scott, Brian Shipsides, Alice Singh, Anita Skerritt, Martin Stanley, John Turnpenny, Karen White.

Those who have died: Kathleen Merry, Tony Osokoye & Audrey Honey. 

Please keep Tony’s widow Val and their four sons in your prayers.

May they rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for 9 December: Baruch 5   Philippians 1.3-11   Luke 3.1-6

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Inga Vosyliene & Alison McLucas

Today at St Mary’s We welcome Millie and her family for her baptism. Please keep Millie and her family in your prayers. 

St Mary’s Cleaning and preparation morning on Saturday 15th December between 10 and 1pm.  Mulled wine and mince pies as a reward for those who can come !

Quintin took communion to both Norman Lipman and Marion Foote this week.  They both send their love to all at St Mary’s.

Advent Carols TODAY We will meet at East Ham Station at 4pm and will arrive at Barts around 4.45pm for a short service followed by mince pies and mulled wine.

Café News – See enclosed for the December activities.

Carol Concert The CSI Malayalam Congregation invites you to 'Come and Adore Bethlehem's Treasure' a Christmas carol recital on 9th December 2018 at 3.30pm.  All are Welcome – free entry.

Quiz Night at St Bart’s on Thursday 13th December @ 6.30pm.  Tickets are now available - £8 per person with supper included. Either come as a team or come along and make up a new team ! All are welcome.

Christmas Lunch St Bart’s Christmas lunch will be on Tuesday 18th December @ 1pm, cost is £12.  Tickets are now available via the café or parish office.

Planned Giving Envelopes will soon be available, keep your eye open at the back of the churches.

Christmas Journey Faith in Schools is again running Christmas Journey at St George’s, East Ham 17/18 December & needs volunteers to make drinks, guide the children, welcome people & lead in song. If interested contact Janine email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go along to the briefing meeting at St George's on December 4th at 7pm. 

On the Way new course starting in January 2019 on Tues evenings 7.30- 9pm at St John’s Stratford.  If you’d like to join, please speak to Rev Sue.

From Hazel, Audrey Honey’s Daughter Thank you for your condolences and kind words about Mum, who really did enjoy her century of life. It would be lovely to see you and any others from St Bart’s at Mum’s funeral, as it was so much a part of her life for so long. We are really pleased that Ann Easter is able to lead the service because we wanted a link to East Ham to bring Mum’s life full circle.

Regarding flowers, we would like to keep it to immediate family only and ask that if friends would like to donate, our chosen charity is the Macular Society because Mum’s loss of sight was the thing which made life so difficult for her in latter years. A donation box and gift aid envelopes will be available on the day.

You are also warmly invited to join us for refreshments at the Hainault golf club after the service, should you wish to do so.

Audrey’s funeral will take place on 12 December 2018 at 12:45 at Forest Park Crematorium, Hainault. Andrew & Shirley would be happy to drop off any donations as they’re attending the funeral.


St Mary’s DCC is 16 January 2019 at 7.30 pm in the Parish Room.

St Bart’s DCC is 13 January 2019 at 11.45 in the Luke Room

St Edmund’s DCC is 23 January 2019 at 7.30pm

Next PCC meeting is Tuesday 29 January 2019 at 7.30pm at St Bart’s


Wednesday 10.00 at St Edmund’s & 18.30 at St Mary’s, Thursday 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.