24 February 2019 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity 

         St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew   

     St Alban     St Edmund

Sunday 24 February                         2nd Sunday before Lent


In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: Church Langley. Clergy: Ann Kosla & Lis Scott.

In the Anglican Communion: The Dioceses of Malakal (South Sudan), and Toamasina (Indian Ocean)

In the world: for a just and generous resolution to the Shamima Begum situation.

With Christian Aid: the Bangladesh government and aid agencies to have the resources they need to provide for the ongoing needs of those displaced.

In the Parish: those who live in Tyrone Rd, Vicarage Lane, Victoria Ave

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

Sam Ozurumba, Les Rowe, Tryphena Scott, Brian Shipsides, Alice Singh, Anita Skerritt, Martin Stanley, John Turnpenny.

The ministry team have discussed a way forward and a proposal will be brought to the next PCC to do this slightly differently in the future.

Those who have died: Bibowei Ebitimi Samuel Tarigha and Elizabeth Dorothy Howell may they rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for 3rd March:

Exodus 34,29-end     2 Corinthians 3.12-4.2     Luke 9.28-36[37-43a]

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Linda Gillooly

Curate 2019: I am delighted to be able to announce that we will have a full time stipendiary curate serving his title (training) post with us from September 2019.  Marco Lopes is currently training on St Mellitus, is married to Mary-Ann with 2 children, Maria (16) and Rafael (13).  I will be Marco’s Training Incumbent, and he will live with his family in St Martin’s Vicarage.  Full biography next week.  Please keep Marco and his family in your prayers as he prepares for ordination.  Rev Sue.

New Electoral Roll 2019 is a new electoral roll year – please see insert for details and speak to your Electoral Roll officer, warden or Rev Sue if you have any queries.

Leading Intercessions @ Barts - training for all those who lead intercessions in church, or would like to start, are next Sunday immediately after the service. Please make an effort to attend if you do lead intercessions - you are especially welcome if you are just thinking about it!

School Visits We have a HUGE number of schools visiting Bart’s over the next few months and would really appreciate help with this.  If you would like to be involved with these visits please speak to Rev Sue.

Hope 4 Newham are appealing for Easter Eggs to give to the homeless.  Their aim is to collect 110 eggs (this is how many hot portions of food they’re serving of an evening).  If you wish to donate an egg, there is a drop off point in the café.  Many thanks.

World Day of Prayer – Friday 1st March 2019 at 11am

We will be hosting this years World Day Of Prayer – A woman led, global, ecumenical movement at St Bart’s.  The service will last for approx. 1 hour and will be followed by coffee and biscuits.  All are welcome.

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.

St Bart’s Table Top Sale At the final count, we raised an amazing £473 at the table top sale on Wednesday 13th Feb.  Full details of where the money is to be used will follow shortly.

Newham Council East Ham Community Hub

Anna Yusuf, the Senior Officer for East Ham Community Hub will be at Bart’s Café on Thursday 28th February at 11.15am to tell us some potential plans for the area and listen to our ideas and questions.  Everyone Welcome.

Barking Area Vocations day for 2019 will take place on Saturday 2nd March at St Mary's Loughton from 9am -2pm.  All are welcome. 

Gillian Mayer The Thanksgiving Service for Gillian (she is being cremated privately, without ceremony) will be held at Pilgrims Way Church, E6 1HW on Saturday 2nd March at 10:30am. All welcome.

Joint Service at Pilgrims Way Methodist and Congregational Church is on 24th March at 10.30am.  All are welcome.

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. 

Save the date Once again, we will be organizing a coach to go along to the National Pilgrimage at Walsingham on Monday 27th May. 


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 26 February 2019 at 7.30pm at St Mary’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

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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. Canon Ann Easter: 07889 799290