16 December 2018

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity 

          St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew   

         St Alban       St Edmund

Sunday 16 December 2018                                            Gaudete Sunday

                                                                                  3rd Sunday of Advent                

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: The retired clergy, Readers, lay ministers who live and work in the Deanery of Harwich.

In the Anglican Communion: The diocese of Kobe, Japan

In the world: for the Stansted 15 disproportionately sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court for a peaceful protest drawing attention to charter flights being used to deport failed asylum seekers.

With Christian Aid: Give thanks for our work in Lebanon for over 30 years. Pray for the work of our partners with those who have been twice displaced, from Palestine and then from Syria.

In the Parish: those who live in South Esk Rd, Spencer Rd, Stafford Rd.

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, Ruth, Les Rowe, Samuel, Tryphena Scott, Brian Shipsides, Alice Singh, Anita Skerritt, Martin Stanley, John Turnpenny, Karen White.

The PCC and ministry team will be reflecting in the New Year on the most appropriate way to pray for the sick and this may result in some changes.

Those who have died: Tony Osokoye, Audrey Honey, Sheila and Ruth. 

May they rest in peace and rise in glory

We particularly pray for Judith and Colin Marchant at this time with the sad loss of their daughter, Ruth.

Readings for 23 December: Micah 5 2-5a   Hewbrews 10.5.10

Luke 1.39-45

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Adebola Daramola, Simone Wetherell, Rolandas Vosylius

St Mary’s Thanks to all who came along and helped to clean the Church yesterday ready for Christmas. It looks wonderful. We will be preparing the Christingles after next Sunday’s service.

CSI Carol Concert many thanks to all who performed at and attended the carol concert on Sunday.  Also, special mention to those who prepared and served the delicious meal afterwards. 

Christmas Lu

Carol singing at Hedgerow Court and Manor Farm on Christmas Eve Fr Fred and Shirley will be going to Hedgerow Court at 11am and Manor Farm at 3pm on Christmas Eve armed with Fred’s ‘Music Box’ and carol sheets. It would be really good if others could join us.  If you can, please be at either venue (or both) just before these times for easier access.

St Edmund’s Christmas Party will be on 4th January 2019. All are welcome!

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.

Newsletter  After next week, 23rd December, the next newsletter will be on Sunday 13th January 2019.  Please note details of the services in meantime especially that 30th December 2018 is joint service at St Mary’s and 6th January 2019 is a joint service at St Bart’s.

Save the Date Burn’s Night Friday 25th January! Once again we will be having a Parish celebration of Burn’s Night at St Bart’s. An evening of dancing, music & merriment along with a traditional supper of Haggis, neeps & tatties! Tickets £15 available at the parish office.

Sunday 23th December

10am Parish Eucharist for the 4th Sunday in Advent as normal

3.30pm Service of 9 carols & lessons at St Bart’s

Monday 24th December

5pm Christingle Service at St Mary’s

11pm Midnight Mass at St Bart’s

11.30pm Midnight Mass at St Mary’s

Tuesday 25th December

10am Eucharist of Christmas Morning at all three churches

Sunday 30th December

10am Joint Parish and Methodist Eucharist and Covenant Service at St Mary’s

Sunday 6th January

Feast of the Epiphany

Joint Parish Eucharist at St Bart’s


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 30 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.

nch St Bart’s Christmas lunch is now fully booked.