15 March 2020 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity

     St Mary Magdalene    St Bartholomew  

St Alban  St Edmund

Sunday 15 March 2020                3rd Sunday of Lent

In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: Collier Row (St James) w Havering-atte-Bower (St John Evn.) David Anderton, Alan Moss, Kathryn Waters.

In the Anglican Communion: The Dioceses of Maseno North (Kenya), Utah (The Episcopal Church) and Honduras (The Episcopal Church)

With Christian Aid: for the protection of the Amazon rainforest that is under great pressure, fueled by our incessant appetite for consumption.

In the world: those who may be suffering from the isolation caused by the coronavirus.

In the Parish: Nelson St, Newling Close, New Square.

Those who have asked our prayers for particular needs: Immediate need: Fred Ashford-Okai, Roxanna Bashir, Louie Hibbard, Cassie Martin, Graham Postles.

Continuing need: Robert Akowuah, Julie Alale, Koreen Ashton, Zareen Choudry, Marjorie Chuku, Clarice McCarthy, Eileen Dorrington, Coraline Edwards, Marion Foote, Paul Gray, Alston Harry, Kaz Januszewski, Christine Lewanika, Theresa Lutterodt, Sam Ozurumba, Les Rowe, Eugene Scott, Brian Shipsides, Alice Singh, Mary Skerritt, Jean and Walter Tee, Vineta Thomas, Pauline Woodland.

Those who have died: Ida Atkinson and Haydn Davies may they rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for 22nd March:

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

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday to Folarin Laditan, Mary Richards, Skye Pinches, Sherly Powell, Amaariah Obasanya-Bamgboya and June Bassenger

Coronavirus The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to all clergy setting out updated guidance in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19). You can read their letter here. This updated guidance advises that all priests should:

· Offer Communion in one kind only to all communicants i.e. the consecrated bread/wafer/host, with the priest alone taking the wine; 

·suspend handshaking or other direct physical contact during the sharing of the peace; 

·suspend direct physical contact as part of a blessing or ‘laying on of hands’

St Mary’s TODAY our first communion classes continue in the Parish Room after this morning’s service during coffee and is Signs of belonging, 22/3 ‘Do this in remembrance of me’/food of belonging, 29/3 Prayer, 5/4 Rehearsal in Church, 12/4 First Communion on Easter Sunday.

Lent at St Mary’s During Lent we will be reflecting on Lenten hymns at St Mary’s – today: Abide with me, Lent 4/Mothering Sunday: Love Divine, Lent 5: The Old Rugged Cross.

St Mary’s a date for your diary we are planning a VE day Tea Dance on Saturday 9 May – details to follow – watch this space !

St Bart’s café this Tuesday @ 1.30pm is Film Afternoon - Judy – all are welcome !

Easter Eggs we are again collecting Easter Eggs for Hope 4 Newham. Collection point in St Bart’s café.

Lent Course 2020 “Being Thankful and Saying Sorry” reflections on the general thanksgiving and general confession from the book of Common Prayer continues on Wednesdays during Lent at 2pm Pilgrims Way and 7pm St Mary’s Magdalene.

Annual Meeting 2020 Please check that you are on the electoral roll which is posted at the back of church which enables you to vote at the annual meetings and to stand for office.

VE day celebration Tickets are now available from the Café for a celebration on Thursday 7th May - £10.

Walsingham this year we are again running a coach to the National Pilgrimage at Walsingham on Monday 25th May 2020. The cost is £20 adult and £5 for under 16’s. Please see signup sheet at the back of Church.

East Ham MMU The next step is forming “an MMU council”. This will consist of both Church Wardens and one clergy person from each of the 6 Churches plus 3 lay representatives from each Church who we will elect at the APCM. The first meeting of this council will be on Tuesday 30 June at 7.30pm at St George’s East Ham.


St Mary’s DCC is 17 March 2020 at 7.00pm – Note time change

St Bart’s DCC is 15 March 2020 at 11.45am

St Edmund’s DCC is 25 March 2020 at 7.30pm

Next PCC meeting is 24 March 2020 at St Bart’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