24 May 2020 Newsletter

Written by Brenda. Posted in Parish

Parish of the Holy Trinity, East Ham  

           St Mary Magdalene    

St Bartholomew   

         St Edmund

Sunday 24h  May 2020 – Easter 7, the Sunday after Ascension


                 In Our Prayers:

In the Diocese: For all members of the Anglican Communion around the world; for Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury and all primates and bishops; for the staff at the Anglican Communion Office in London.

In the Anglican Communion: The Dioceses of Nasik (North India), Afikpo, Nigeria, Ilesa (Nigeria) and Ilesa South West (Nigeria)

In the world: for all teachers; for all still working in school or from home; for schools as they prepare to open more widely from 1st June.

With Christian Aid: For Christian Aid at this time of significant challenge and change; for the in-country staff most impacted by this; for assurance of God’s guidance and direction; and for strong partnerships and effective fundraising that will unlock the potential of communities around the world to experience life in all its fullness to the glory of God.

In the Parish: those who live in Rochfors Close, Rothsay Road, Rutland Road, Sandford Close

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 2.1-21; Psalm 104. 26-36, 37b; 1 Corinthians 12.3b-13; John 7.37-39

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 – was last Wednesday 20th May at 7pm – minutes electronically or, on request, in hard copy, from the parish office

The consultation to appoint the new Bishop of Chelmsford has now begun.  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.  The consultation runs until 4th July.

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