Bexley Team Ministry News for Sunday 13th February 2022

Bexley Team News

St Barnabas, Joydens Wood

St James, North Cray

St John the Evangelist, Bexley

St Mary the Virgin, Bexley


13th February  2022                          Third Sunday before Lent                                      Issue 99


While facemasks are no longer compulsory, for everyone’s protection, we do encourage you to wear one when attending worship


                                        Team Services

St. Mary’s           10.00 am  Holy Communion         

    3.00 pm Messy Church

St James               9.30 am Parade Service          

St Barnabas         10.45 am  Holy Communion

St John’s               8.00 am  Holy Communion                                                                       

                            10.00 am Holy  Communion

                               Wednesday 10.00 am Holy Communion    



         Sunday 13th February

        9.00 am Team Zoom


Saturday 12th  February

5.30 pm Nightwatch Zoom Service


Text Box: Saturday 12th  February
5.30 pm Nightwatch Zoom Service





Bible Readings  Jeremiah 17 v5-10     1 Corinthians 15 v12-20    Luke 6 v17-26

The Collect Almighty God, who alone can bring order to the unruly wills and passions of sinful humanity: give your people grace so to love what you command and to desire what you promise, that among the many changes of this world, our hearts may surely there fixed where true joys are to be found; 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 Eternal God, whose Son went among the crowds and brought healing with his touch: help us to show his love, in your church as we gather together, and by our lives as they are transformed into the image of Christ our Lord.

Lent Course 2022 Join us this Lent as we explore ‘The Prayers of Jesus’.

On Zoom Wednesdays from 8.00 -9.15pm, starting on the 9th March. Course dates: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March, and 6th April.

 Or in person at St Mary’s  Thursdays from 10.00 -11.15am, starting on the 10th March. Course dates: 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March, and 7th April.

 All are welcome to join us as we journey together towards Holy Week. To let us know which course you are planning to attend, or if you have any queries, contact Rev Matt on - 07889873125 Or let any of the other Team Clergy know


St David’s Day Bothy Coffee Shop Tuesday 1st March 2.00 pm-4.00 pm at

The Bothy, St James Churchyard. Drop in for coffee, cake and fellowship.

There will be a raffle in  aid of church funds.



Friends of St Mary’s Quiz Night Saturday 26th February at 7.00 pm in the Church Hall, Manor Rd. Tickets £5 per person to include tea/coffee/biscuits. Tables of 6. Contact Sheila Thompson or Barbara Graham email: tel 0208 308 0872


Friends of St Mary’s diary dates- 22nd April an outing to Pashley Manor Tulip Festival £30 per person to include coach travel, entry and gratuities. 30th April at 7.00 pm a talk on the History of St Mary’s by Dr Cindy Wood. £5 to include light refreshments. Further details of these events to follow.  


Bexley Winter Shelter: The Winter Shelter is now open for the 2022 Season. To refer a rough sleeper to the Winter Shelter please contact Guest Case Worker Steve Wise on 07305102730 or Please note that unlike pre-pandemic seasons, referrals are welcome from both male and female guests.


St Mary’s Bexley and St Barnabas Joydens Wood Mothers’ Union Branch because of covid concerns, it has been decided to postpone the branch AGM until the next monthly meeting at 2.30pm on Thursday 24th  February.


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



Team Rector: Rev’d Canon Ren Harding       01322 528923        07836644782

Associate Priest: Rev’d Sue Twynam            01322559501         07952468127

Team Vicar: Rev’d Edward Barlow     01322 521786

Team Vicar: Rev’d Clive Wood                 01322 270942       07982392809

Team Curate: Rev’d Matt Hodder             07889873125

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