22 December 2019 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity

     St Mary Magdalene    St Bartholomew  

St Alban  St Edmund

Sunday 22 December              4th Sunday of Advent

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: Clavering (St Mary & St Clement) and Langley (St John Evn) w Arkesden (St Mary Vn) and Wicken Bonhunt (St Margaret); Manuden (St Mary Vn) and Berden (St Nicholas) Margaret Davies Henham (St Mary Vn) and Elsenham (St Mary Vn) w Ugley (St Peter). Gary Townsend, Gary Tubbs.

In the Anglican Communion: The Dioceses of Evo (Nigeria) and Exeter (England)

With Christian Aid: for all who have been forced from their homes in Afghanistan and are experiencing extreme hardship.

In the world: our new government and MP’s.

In the Parish:

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

Graham Postles.

Continuing need: Robert Akowuah, Koreen Ashton, 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, Alice Singh, Jean & Walter Tee.

Readings for 29 December:

Isaiah 63.7-9     Hebrews 2.10-end      Matthew 2.13-end

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Perry Namatovu, Jean Mansfield, Jasmine Namatovu, Bently Mason, Alex McKitty, Naomi Griffith

Many thanks to all who have sent cards and presents to the Ann, Fred, John, Quintin and Sue. We wish you all a very happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.

Thank you all who decorated St Mary’s last week, the Christmas tree looks beautiful. After Church today, we will be making the Christingles over coffee – do come and join us !

Wednesday 1st January 2020 there will be the usual 6.30pm Eucharist at St Mary’s.

Christmas Eve Mass St Mary’s extend a warm welcome to Andrew Robley who will be singing during communion.

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.

Christmas Lunch the raffle during Christmas Lunch at Bart’s raised £80 which has been donated to Cancer Research. Many thanks to all who donated prizes and those who bought tickets.

Christingle at St Bart’s for uniformed organisations raised £110 for the Children’s Society. Many thanks to all involved in organizing this event and to all who filled their collection boxes.

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/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, Café or Claudette at £15.

St. Edmund’s Christmas party will be on January 4th at 7.00pm please come and join us for fun and games.

Discussions following Deanery Congress Thank you to all who attended Deanery Congress on 9 December with Bishop Peter about necessary changes to how we do church. If you would like the slides, please ask Shirley Biro. The East Ham Clergy have met twice to consider some options for us here. There will be a full discussion involving everyone starting in each of our churches on Sunday 26 January. This will be followed by a open meeting with everyone invited from all 6 churches at St Bart’s on Thursday 27th February 7pm refreshments for a 7.30pm start.

Parish Office The parish office will be closed from Friday 20 December until Monday 6 January 2020. In an emergency, please in the first instance contact the Team Rector on the numbers/email listed below.


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