15 December 2019 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity

     St Mary Magdalene    St Bartholomew  

St Alban  St Edmund

Sunday 15 December                                             3rd Sunday of Advent

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: The Retired Clergy, Readers and Lay Ministers who live and work in the Deanery of Harwich.

In the Anglican Communion: The Dioceses of South Ankole (Uganda) and Eldoret (Kenya)

With Christian Aid: that more women will learn about their rights and benefit from the community self-help group that Christian Aid is supporting in India.

In the world: the broken that they may find God’s healing.

In the Parish: Lloyd Road, Lloyd Villas, Logan Close

Those who have asked our prayers for particular needs: Immediate need: Koreen Ashton, Ida Atkinson, Roxanna Bashir,

Graham Postles, Alice Singh, Jean and Walter Tee.

Continuing need: Robert Akowuah, Zareen Choudry,

Marjorie Chuku, Clarice McCarthy, Alec Creggan, Eileen Dorrington, Coraline Edwards, Marion Foote, Paul Gray, Alston Harry,

Geoff Hayes, Kaz Januszewski, Norman Lipman, Theresa Lutterodt, Sadiq Masih, Sam Ozurumba, Dorothy Page. Les Rowe,

Eugene Scott, Brian Shipsides, Mary Skerritt.

 Readings for 22 December:

Isaiah 7.10-16     Romans 1.1-7      Matthew 1.18-end

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Adebola Daramola, Simone Wetherell, Rolandas Vosylius

Thank you to all who came to St Mary’s and St Bart’s on Saturday to clean and decorate the churches. They look wonderful. Particular thanks to Terry who sponsored the refreshments at St Mary’s.

Next Sunday we will be making the Christingles after the 10am service at St Mary’s – all are welcome to stay and help over a coffee.

Grand Christmas Raffle at St Mary’s – tickets are on sale now!

1st prize £50 M&S voucher – donations of further prizes would be welcome.

The Nation’s Favourite Carol, a lot of which was filmed at St Mary’s, will be shown on Saturday December 21st, at 6.50pm on Channel 5.

Reverse Advent We are delighted to have donated 9 complete Advent calendars and £30 in cash to Newham Foodbank. Many thanks to all who contributed on behalf of the families who will benefit from this generosity.

Carols at Manor Farm and Hedgerow Court

Fred is leading carol singing at Hedgerow Court at 10.30am and Manor Farm at 3pm on Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th. We would love more people to join us, so please come along to either or both at these times.

Christmas cards at Bart’s there is a board at the back of Church for Christmas cards – please consider placing just one card on the board and making a donation to charity this year.

Burns Night As in previous years, we be having a Burns Night Supper at St Bart’s on Friday 24th January 2020 – Tickets are available from the Parish Office or Café at £15.



St Mary’s DCC is 17 March 2019 at 7.30pm Note date change due to Lent Group meeting.

St Bart’s DCC is 12 January 2020 at 11.45am

St Edmund’s DCC is 14 January 2020 at 7.30pm


St Edmund’s: Wed 10am, St Mary’s: 6.30pm, St Bart’s: Thurs 12.15pm .

The Daily Office: Morning Prayer at 8.30am Mon & 9.00am Thurs at St Bart’s, Tues 9.00am at St Mary’s, Wed 9.30am at St Edmund’s

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. Revd Canon Fred Ashford-Okai 07940 984883 Asst. Curate Revd Marco Lopes: 07506 926443