17 May 2020 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity, East Ham  

           St Mary Magdalene    

St Bartholomew  

         St Edmund

Sunday 17th May 2020 - Easter 5


                 In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: For the Diocesan Retreat House at Pleshey, for all who work and minister there and for the Friends of Pleshey; particularly in this challenging time whilst Pleshey must remain closed.

In the Anglican Communion: The Anglican Church of Korea (Most Revd Moses Nagjun Yoo, Primate)

In the world: for all who are unable to work from home and who are fearful about being recalled into work

With Christian Aid: For the Song of the Prophets, a Requiem for the Climate concert, due to have taken place in St Paul’s Cathedral with the Cathedral Choir and Chineke Orchestra; pray for this, and so many other musical events that have had to be cancelled; and for the republishing of the Song of the Prophets theology paper, which is still going ahead, that it will inspire many to take increased action for climate justice.

In the Parish: those who live in Ranelagh Road, Ratcliff Road, Redclyffe Road; for our local refuse collectors and street sweepers who continue to make our environment pleasant to live in.

Those who have asked our prayers:

Immediate need: Roxanna Bashir, Louie Hibbard, Cassie Martin, Mary, Joyce Morris, Graham Postles

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

Those who have died: Egbert Scott, Wendi Stevens, Onyenachi (Nachi) Obasi, Antonio Afonso de Barros

May they rest in peace and rise in glory

Readings for Next Sunday:

Acts 1.6-4; Psalm 68.1-10; 1 Peter 4.12-14, 5.6-11; John 17.1-11

Parish Birthdays – Happy Birthday if you’re celebrating this week! We cannot access the Birthday list in the parish office – apologies! But all the ministry team wish you all the very best, even if you are celebrating under strange circumstances.

Parish Lock Down Scrap Book – it would be really good to have a record for the parish and for us, and our grandchildren’s grandchildren – about this strange time. So – please try to gather fragments – it could be a diary entry, a newspaper cutting, a quotation from scripture with some reflection, one of the orders of service for prayer at home, a photograph anything that’s been important to you in this time and that you’d be prepared to share …find a place to collect them. When we return to our buildings, we’ll have a place to gather them all in each church. We’ll create first an actual scrap book, but then hopefully a printed photobook as well. It’s something we can all be doing in what is actually a historically significant time!

Joint Open PCC and DCCs – Wednesday 20th May at 7pm - we are having an open meeting of the PCC. DCC members of any Church are particularly invited, but everybody is welcome. The purpose is to update you on parish finances, news about eventually reopening our buildings (if available) and the consultation about the new Bishop of Chelmsford. Link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85350876572?pwd=dzdVSVdjbFl3dVNlSmtPTWM0OWhPZz09

Contact Rev Sue if you have trouble with the link, or the parish office if you need papers.

The consultation to appoint the new Bishop of Chelmsford has now begun. We will discuss this at the open PCC, but everyone is encouraged to express a view. The link to do so is here: https://chelmsdio.typeform.com/to/LMxWdl if you need a hard copy, please contact the parish office.

Thursday 21st May is Ascension Day – Eucharist of the Day Live Streamed at 12.15 from the Facebook Page -https://www.facebook.com/PHTEastHam/?ref=bookmarks

Pentecost Sunday 31st May – E6 Churches Ecumenical Service on Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89235819036. Please have a small candle or tealight to hand – and the means to light it!

Worship in the Parish

  • Bishop Peter has now written to all the clergy that, with the agreement of the church wardens, clergy may now begin to live stream services from their Churches. Quintin and John have resumed ‘live’ morning prayer at St Mary’s, and Fred is celebrating Mass in St Edmund’s; Sue is still in Scotland so will continue to live-stream from the living room for now, but is working with Marco so St Bart’s folk will be able to see the inside of the Church, at least digitally, ASAP!
  • Morning Prayer continues on Zoom at 9am Mondays-Thursdays and Sundays. Marco will send round the link by email and on Facebook weekly on Saturdays. Please email him or Sue if you’re having difficulty - , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Eucharist Live Streamed on the Facebook Page from the Rectory –
  • Thursdays at 12.15 (sometimes midday prayer from inside St bart’s)
  • Sundays at 11am both Services at: https://www.facebook.com/PHTEastHam/?ref=bookmarks

Annual Meetings: The deadline for Annual Meetings has been extended to 31st October.  Once it is clear how things are going to play out, a date will be set for our meetings. Everyone already in post stays in post till the Annual Meetings. Deanery Synod reps elected in 2017 will still in office until 30th November 2020, and will therefore comprise the electorate for the House of Laity of the General Synod.

Parish Giving Scheme: around one third of the Parish Share is met by planned giving. We obviously cannot collect cash at the moment, so please consider giving by Direct Debit using the Parish Giving Scheme. You can sign up by telephone and the details are here - https://www.parishgivingscheme.org.uk/ The PGS code for this parish is 080608100.


Parish of the Holy Trinity, East Ham

The Parish Office, St Bartholomew’s Church and Centre

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.

The Parish Office is now closed for the time being, but the email and telephone are being monitored remotely. The Team Rector’s mobile is probably the fastest way to get a response.


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

Assistant Curates: Revd Marco Lopes 07506 926443

                              Revd John King 07938 922688

Associate Clergy: Revd Canon Fred Ashford-Okai 07940 984883

                              Revd Canon Ann Easter 07889 799290