24 March 2019 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity 

         St Mary Magdalene     St Bartholomew   

     St Alban     St Edmund

Sunday 24 March                                   3rd Sunday of Lent


In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: This week we are praying for this deanery.  Please pray for this parish and its clergy, East Ham St Paul (Merrin Playle), St George & St Ethelbert: David Haokip and Plaistow St Martin (Jeanette Meadway) that we may work more closely and collaboratively together.

In the Anglican Communion: The Dioceses of Matana (Burundi), Wad Medani (Sudan) and Hyderabad (Pakistan)

In the world: those who have lost lives and livelihoods in the floods in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, West Africa.

With Christian Aid: Give thanks for their effective, fast, long-term and community-led approach to emergencies.

In the Parish: those who live in William Morely Close, Windsor Road, Winter Ave.

The sick and suffering: Immediate need: Lorraine Ashton, 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, John Thomas.

Those who have died: Anita Skerritt, Ingegard Roberts, Keith Thomas may they rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for 31st March:

Exodus 2.1-10    Colossians 3.12-17   John 19.25b-27

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Lajeaune Wright.

New Electoral Roll A reminder that the electoral roll closes next Sunday.  Please ensure that your completed forms are returned either to your Electoral Roll Officer or the parish office on or before 31st March.

Café News On Tuesday in the café this week @ 1.30pm will be a new activity – Card Making !  Please come along and have a go - All are welcome.

East Ham Safer Neighbourhood Team and Newham Law Enforcement meeting at St Bart’s on 3rd April at 11.15-12.45. This is your opportunity to discuss issues such as anti-social behaviour, crime and safety.  To give a rough idea of numbers, please let the office, café or Shirley Biro know if you’ll be attending.  All are welcome.

‘Pray Your Way During Lent’- continues at St. Bart’s East Ham every Tuesday to 9 April at 7.30pm.  All welcome.

Bible Study Our next bible study will be 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 drop off point in the café.

Lent 2019 The lent course this year is on Mission. Next session 27 March 2pm at Pilgrims Way and 7pm at St Mary’s – Jesus’ Galilean Mission. Please note that during Lent St Bart’s Thursday Eucharist will be at 12.15 with silent prayer 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. 

Away Day we are planning the first of a number of Parish Away Days to reflect on priorities in mission for this parish on Saturday 30 March 2019 at 10am to 1pm at the House of the Divine Compassion, 42 Balaam Street, E13 8AQ.  Please let the Parish Office know if you are attending.  Please bring a packed lunch, drinks will be provided.

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 – more details to follow.


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.