3 February 2019 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity 

          St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew   

       St Alban     St Edmund

Sunday 3 February                                            Candlemas


In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: High Laver (All Saints) w Magdalen Laver (St Mary Magdalene) w Little Laver (St Mary Vn) and Matching (St Mary Vn) w Matching Green (St Edmund) Christine Hawkins

In the Anglican Communion: The Dioceses of Lusaka (Central Africa), Tamale (West Africa), and Guinea (West Africa)

In the world: for peace in Venezula.

With Christian Aid:  give thanks for the 30 years of Christian Aid’s work in Bolivia, particularly with those living in Amazonian areas, vulnerable to poverty and inequality.

In the Parish: those who live in Tasman Walk, Tant Ave, Teddar Gdns

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, Les Rowe, 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: James Allum and Gillian Mayer (Gillian died on Monday morning.  Known to many in East Ham at Pilgrim’s Way and Bart’s church and Café and through her work with the Barnabas Band, Friends of the Earth and others), Bibowei Ebitimi Samuel Tarigha may they rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for 27th January:

Isaiah 6.1-8(9-end)     1 Corinthians 15.1-11  Luke 5.1-11

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Damian Sutton & Sue Stinson

Many thanks to all who attended the Burns Night Supper at St Bart’s on 25th January.  A good time was had by all !  We made a profit of just over £500, 10% of this will be donated to Hope 4 Newham and CYANA and the balance will be used to purchase a tablet for use in the café and some new sound equipment for use at café events.

St Mary’s today we welcome Emma Maria Vosylius along with her family and friends to her baptism.  Please keep Emma and her family in your prayers at this special time.

Calling all seniors ! A course of five sessions exploring evangelism by seniors – Fridays from 15th March to 12th April from 12 noon to 2.3pm with a free light lunch at St Mark’s Church, Beckton.  All welcome.

Table Top Sale Wednesday 13th February, we’ll be having a table top sale in the café.  If you have been having a post-Christmas sort out of your cupboards and have any unwanted Christmas gifts we’d be happy to accept any donations towards the sale ! 

Bonny Downs - In the café we have been collecting toiletries for the NewWay project as they lost all of their stock over Christmas.  We’re pleased to advise that they are now fully stocked again – thanks to all who donated your help is very much appreciated.

Hope 4 Newham We have been approached by a local organization, Hope 4 Newham who set up in Stratford Shopping Centre on a Tuesday evening to feed and help the homeless. They are in need of the following items: men's clothing (jumpers, tee shirts, track suit bottoms/jeans, hoodies, jackets, coats, socks, gloves, scarves and hats. They also take sleeping bags, yoga type mats, toiletries and cakes/biscuits and well as monetary donations. There is a collection point in the café should you have any items you’d like to donate.

Next Bible Study – Trying Mondays!

As Wednesday is difficult for some of our regulars, we are planning our next Bible Study at Bart’s on Monday 11th February at 2pm. Everyone welcome.  We are working our way through Acts at the moment, but are always happy to consider other suggestions.

Joint Service On Sunday 24th February we’ll be having a joint service with our friends at Pilgrims Way Methodist and Congregational Church at 10.30am.  All welcome.

Barking Area School for Disciples - There will be three study series and a Quiet Day running at separate locations in Spring 2019 - Looking at St Mark on 7, 14, 21, 28 February 7.30-9.00pm at St John’s Church, The Broadway, London E15 1NG.  To book a place please contact Hillary Henry at : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lent 2019 The lent course this year will be on Mission.  We will also be running preparation for first communion at St Mary’s – speak to John King – and confirmation preparation at St Bart’s – speak to Rev Sue.  Further details to follow shortly. 


St Mary’s DCC is tba.

St Bart’s DCC is 10 March 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


St Edmund’s on Wednesday 10am, St Mary’s at 6.30pm and St Bart’s on Thursday at 12.30pm

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.