2 February 2020 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity

     St Mary Magdalene    St Bartholomew  

St Alban  St Edmund

Sunday 2 February 2020       The Presentation of

Christ in the Temple

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: The Deanery of Epping Forest & Ongar: Fyfield (St Nicholas), Moreton (St Mary Vn), Bobbingworth (St Germain) & Willingale (St Christopher) w Shellow and Berners Roding: Christine Hawkins, Pam Watson.

In the Anglican Communion: The Dioceses of Lui (South Sudan), Taiwan (The Episcopal Church), and Guildford (England)

With Christian Aid: The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation takes places on 6 February.

In the world: As the UK leaves the EU a commitment to openness and friendship between peoples of all races, languages and nations.

In the Parish: Manborough Ave, Market St, Marlborough Rd

Those who have asked our prayers for particular needs: Immediate need: Koreen Ashton, Ida Atkinson, Roxanna Bashir, Suzanne Chown, Cassie Martin, Graham Postles, Alice Singh, Jean and Walter Tee, Vineta Thomas, Pauline Woodland.

Continuing need: Robert Akowuah, Julie Alale, Zareen Choudry,

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

Geoff Hayes, Kaz Januszewski, Christine Lewanika, Norman Lipman, Theresa Lutterodt, Sadiq Masih, Sam Ozurumba, Dorothy Page. Les Rowe, Eugene Scott, Brian Shipsides, Mary Skerritt.

Those who have died: Ellen Cheal may she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Readings for 9 February:

Isiah 58.1-9a     1 Corinthians 2-12      Matthew 5.13-20

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Thomas McLucas, Violet Dyer and Damian Sutton

St Mary’s today we particularly welcome Mary and Rose for Rose’s baptism. Please keep the family in your prayers on their big day.

St Mary's First Communion Classes Last week, we agreed to start the first communion classes on Sunday 1st March 2020 after the service in the Church Hall. We already have three children wanting to receive their first communion on Easter Sunday. If you know any others who want to join them do let John King or myself know. Quintin.

Rev Sue is covering at All Saints West Ham today. Rev Alex Summers is slowly recovering from his bout of pneumonia and thanks us for our prayers. She is also on leave next Sunday 9 February.

Café News This Tuesday is Film Afternoon @ 1.30pm – Downton Abbey. All are welcome !

Eucharist at Hedgerow Court

Fr Fred and Shirley conduct a short Eucharist Service at Hedgerow Court, Nelson Street on the First Friday of the month at 10.30am for the residents. If you would like to join us then please let one of us know.

St Bart’s servers and intercessors training. There will be training for existing and new servers on Sunday 16 February after the morning service and intercessors (part 2) on Sunday 1st March after the morning service. If you already have one of these ministries or are interested in starting, please come along.

Discussions following Deanery Congress Thank you all for engaging so positively last week with the conversion about working collaboratively with our neighbours. The next stage of the conversation is an 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 23 February 2020 at 11.45am

St Edmund’s DCC is 25 March 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 Rev’d John King: 07938 922688 Asst. Curate Revd Marco Lopes: 07506 926443