13 January 2019 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity 

          St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew   

       St Alban     St Edmund

Sunday 13 January 2019                         Baptism of Christ


In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: St Margaret Barking Bishop Trevor, Elwon John, David Dungsofrd, Christopher Harrison.

In the Anglican Communion: The diocese of Lexington (The Episocpal Church, Southwell & Nottingham (England) and Gogrial (South Sudan)

In the world: for all the peoples of the Middle East for reconciliation particularly of the three Abrahamic faiths.

With Christian Aid: Christian Aid’s work with six long term partners in Iraq. Pray that those who are most vulnerable – displaced people, refugees and host communities – would be strengthened to better cope with crises and live peaceful lives together.

In the Parish: those who live in St Alban’s Ave, St Bartholomew’s Road, St Bernard’s Road

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,

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: Hazel Maidment May she rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for 20th January:

Isaiah 62.1-5    1 Corinthians 12.1-11   John 2.1-11

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Guy Quigley & Adeola Daramola

St Ed’s A great big thank you to all who generously supported the Christmas Party at St Edmund’s on Friday 4th January.  Thanks to all involved in the organizing the party but in particular to the chef, to Ann who managed the bar and to Alison and Ed. 

St Bart’s first DCC of 2019 will be after todays service in the Luke Room.  Sue will be back from St Mary’s so will start the meeting when she’s back.

St Mary’s first DCC of 2019 will be on Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Parish Room.

Ordinand Placement Ajennie Subaran an Ordinand based at St Emmanuel Forest Gate starts a placement with us today. She will be with us until early February do some liturgical stuff at services and attending meetings and events.  Do say hello and make her feel welcome.

Cafe News Pick & Mix Tuesday is Bingo this week.  Chair based exercise is in it’s new regular slot of 10.15am on a Thursday morning and is followed by Knit & Natter.  All are welcome !

Leave Rev Sue is on leave from 17th – 22nd January.  All service next Sunday are covered.  For pastoral matters please contact Fred or John for practical matters please contact the Parish Office.

Next Sunday 20 January to allow us to cover all the services, St Edmund’s service will start at 9.45am “when the bus arrives”.  Thank you for your understanding.

Next Bible Study The next Bible Study will be at Bart’s on Wednesday 23rd January at 1.30pm. Everyone welcome.  We are working our way through Acts at the moment, but are always happy to consider other suggestions.

Burns Night Supper on 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 from the parish office, or Irene at St Barts, Claudette at St Mary’s.  Tickets are selling fast – so don’t delay !


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


Normal midweek Eucharist services resume week commencing 7 Jan 2019

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.