10 March 2019 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity 

         St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew   

     St Alban     St Edmund

Sunday 10 March                                   1st Sunday of Lent


In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: Squirrels Heath (All Saints) [Ardleigh Green] Chris Wragg. North Ockenden (St Mary Magdalene) Michael Sparrow

In the Anglican Communion: The Dioceses of Maridi (Uganda), Ughelli (Nigeria), and Ho (West Africa)

In the world: for an end to the violence of knife crime.

With Christian Aid: Our Count Your Blessings journey takes us to the Philippines to pray with communities living in the wilderness of a changing climate.

In the Parish: those who live in Waterloo Road, Wellington Road, Wellstead Road.

The sick and suffering: Immediate need: Mandy Hood, Isla, Rochelle Stephens.

Continuing need: Robert Akowuah, Zareen Choudry, Marjorie Chuku, Clarice McCarthy, Alec Creggan, Eileen Dorrington, Coraline Edwards, Marion Foote, Paul Gray, Alston Harry, Geoff Hayes, Norman Lipman, Theresa Lutterodt, Sadiq Masih, Sam Ozurumba, Les Rowe, Eugene Scott, Brian Shipsides.

Those who have died: Anita Skerritt may she rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for 17th March:

Genesis 15.1-12,17-18    Philippians 3.17-4.1    Luke 13.31-end

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Folarin Laditan & Mary Richards.

New Electoral Roll 2019 is a new electoral roll year please hand your completed forms to your Electoral Roll officer or wardens. If you have any queries, speak to Rev Sue.

School Visits A massive thank you to all those who helped with school visits last week at St Bart’s.  We still have visits on 11, 19, 20 and 25 March at 1.30pm.  If you would like to be involved with these visits please speak to Rev Sue.

Open Prayers We will be holding a short period of open prayers after the service on Sunday 17th March at Bart’s in the Chapel. All are welcome. If you cannot be there and have a prayer request please let Molara or Shirley know. drop off point in the café.  Many thanks.

Café News On Tuesday in the café this week will be a games afternoon @ 1.30pm Come along and join in the fun !  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.

Bible Study Our next bible study will be after Easter on Monday 29 April at Bart’s at 2pm.

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

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.  Please note that during Lent St Bart’s Thursday Eucharist will be at 12.15, although this week 14th March it will revert to 12.30pm with silent pray from 12 noon for those who desire it.  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. 

Congregational Questionnaire As part of a year of reflection on our Christian calling in this parish, you will have received a simple questionnaire to complete.  Once completed, please either hand to a churchwarden or leave at the back of church in the plastic wallet.  Please complete by next Sunday if possible or hand into the Parish office during week commencing 17 March.  Many thanks.

Save the date

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

Tea Dance to raise funds for Christian Aid on Saturday 15th June 3-5pm in the hall at St Mary’s.


St Mary’s DCC is 17 April at 7.30pm.

St Bart’s DCC is 10 March 2019 at 11.45 in the Luke Room

St Edmund’s DCC is tba.

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

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. Canon Ann Easter: 07889 799290.