Bexley Team Ministry News for Sunday 10th April

Bexley Team News

St Barnabas, Joydens Wood

St James, North Cray

St John the Evangelist, Bexley 

St Mary the Virgin, Bexley


10th  April  2022                                             Palm Sunday                                              Issue  107


                                            Team Services Palm Sunday

St. Mary’s           9.50 am  Palm Sunday Liturgy and Procession from

                               hall  to church

    10.00 am Holy Communion with Liturgy of the Passion        

St James               9.30 am All age worship

St Barnabas         10.45 am All age worship

St John’s              8.00 am Said  Communion                                                                        

    10.00 am Sung Eucharist with Blessing of the Palms


                              For Team Services and Events over Holy Week and Easter please see below


 Bible Readings  Isaiah 50   v 4-9a   Philippians 2  v5- 11   Luke 23 v1-49


The Collect for Palm Sunday Almighty and everlasting God, who in your tender love towards the human race  sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh and  to suffer death upon the cross: grant that we may follow the example  of his patience and humility, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit one God, now and for ever. 


The Additional Collect: True and humble King, hailed by the crowd as Messiah, grant us the faith to know and love you, that we may be found beside you on the way to the cross, which is the path of glory.


Lent Course 2022.  Thank you to those who were able to attended this years Lent Course, the leaders, coffee makers and St Mary’s for hosting. 


Good Friday: Children and Young People from across the Team Ministry are invited to read and present symbols of the Good Friday Story at the 10.00 am Good Friday Family Service at St John's on 15th April. For more details please email Edward on


Save the Date - Erith Operatic are holding a summer concert at St Barnabas, Joydens Wood on the evening of Friday 1 July. The charge will be £10 a ticket. This is a joint fund-raiser for themselves, and for the new build at St Barnabas. Details to follow.


22nd April an outing to Pashley Manor Tulip Festival together with Joydens Wood Active Retirement Association (JOYARA). Departures 9.30/9.45 am return by 5.30 pm. £30 per person to include coach travel, entry and gratuities. Bookings / further information from Christine Rawlinson contact  or 01322 525818   NOW FULLY BOOKED


 - 30th April at 7.00 pm in the church a talk on Medieval St Mary’s and Medieval Bexley by Dr Cindy Wood, Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at Winchester University.  Tickets £5 (inc. refreshments) from Sheila Thompson (01322 522071 or Barbara Graham 020 8308 0872  

St James Save Our Spire fund. If you would like to donate to the St James Save Our Spire fund, we would be very grateful for cash or cheques made payable to  James North Cray PCC, through Rev Ren.

Link to our new online giving page:  Or use QR code.



The Oberammergau Passion Play and an escorted holiday in Austria

22nd – 29th June 2022 staying in  3* hotel in Imst, western Tyrol with one night in the village of Oberammergau and entry to the Passion Play. Fly Heathrow -> Munich. £1755 per person. For further details/ brochure please contact Clive  

 St John’s Sermons are posted each Sunday at

Social media – engage with us via Facebook (/stjohnsbexley, Twitter (@stjohnsbexley) and Instagram (@stjohnsbexley)

Rev’d Matt’s sermons are on a blog which can be found here


Bexley Team Ministry Churches Services & Events for  Holy Week and Easter


                                       HOLY WEEK

Monday 11 April 7.00pm St John’s Bexley Compline

Tuesday 12 April 7.00pm St John’s Bexley Compline

Wednesday 13 April   10.00 am  St Mary’s Bexley   Holy Communion

7.00pm St John’s Bexley Compline

8.00pm Zoom Service for Holy Week (contact Team Rector for link)


Thursday 14 April MAUNDY THURSDAY

7.00 pm St Mary’s Bexley     Bexley Team Communion

  with light meal


Friday 15 April GOOD FRIDAY

8.30am St Barnabas Joydens Wood Reflection

10.00 am St John’s Bexley Family Service

10.00 am           St Mary’s Bexley   Service of the Word

10.00 am St James North Cray Reflection

2.00 pm Livestreamed Service (


Saturday 16 April HOLY SATURDAY

10.00 am St John’s Bexley Children's Easter Garden Activity



8.00 am             St John’s Bexley    Said Communion

8.30am St Mary’s Bexley Holy Communion (BCP)

9.30am St James North Cray Family Communion 

10.00 am St John’s Bexley Sung Eucharist

10.00 am St Mary’s Bexley Holy Communion

10.45am St Barnabas, Joydens Wood Family Communion 

 3.00pm St James North Cray Forest Church for Easter

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