12 January 2020 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity

     St Mary Magdalene    St Bartholomew  

St Alban  St Edmund

Sunday 12 January 2020               Baptism of Christ

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: Dagenham (St Peter and St Paul) Joel Edwards, Kathy Playle. William Ford School: Richard Hopkins, Dagenham Park CE School: Gez Smith

In the Anglican Communion: The Dioceses of Lesotho (Southern Africa) and Southwark (England)

With Christian Aid: Give thanks for our many partners and the many supporters and volunteers who have helped Christian Aid turn sorrow to gladness for many communities across the world.

In the world: Peace and justice in the world.

In the Parish: London Road, Longmark Road, Lonsdale Ave.

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

Graham Postles, Alice Singh, Rev’d Alex Summers, 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, Vineta Thomas.

Those who have died: Peter Cousins from Canning Town was born on 05.11.1950. He died after a short illness on Saturday 28 December 2019. As a youngster he was a choir boy at St Mary Magdalene Church, East Ham, where he lived before moving. His funeral is on Wednesday 15 January 2020. Please remember him, his widow and all the grieving family in your prayers.

Readings for 19 January:

Isaiah 49.1-7     1 Corinthians 1.1-9      John 1.29-42

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Guy Quigley

St Edmund’s A big thank you to all who supported our Christmas party, it raised £160 for Church funds.

Father George Guiver from the Community of the Resurrection who will be preaching Holy Week for us is visiting from 18th to 20th January. Please say hello and make him feel welcome.

Open Prayers We will be holding a short period of open prayers after the service on Sunday the 19th January at Bart’s. All are welcome. But if you cannot be there and have a prayer request please let Shirley or Molara know.

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 and are selling fast.

Bible Study All are welcome to a BIBLE STUDY on Monday 27th January at 11.30am.  at Bart’s. No commitments, we don’t keep a register and there are no ‘experts’! Please invite others you know.  They don’t have to be Parish Members or even Church goers. The more we have, the more regularly we can hold meetings.

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.


St Mary’s DCC is 17 March 2019 at 7.30pm

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

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

Next PCC meeting is 22 January 2020 at St Mary’s 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

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