Bexley Team Ministry News for Sunday 20th February 2022

Bexley Team News

St Barnabas, Joydens Wood

St James, North Cray

St John the Evangelist, Bexley 

St Mary the Virgin, Bexley


20th February  2022                 The Second Sunday before Lent                                   Issue 100


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     8.30 am Holy Communion                                         

    10.00 am  Holy Communion                      

    Wednesday 10.00 am Holy Communion     

St James               9.30 am Holy Communion

    3.00 pm Forest Church

St Barnabas        10.45 am  Holy Communion 

St John’s              8.00 am  Holy Communion                                                                        

  10.00 am Holy  Communion                            


Bible Readings  Genesis 2 v4b-9, 15-25     Revelation 4     Luke 8 v22-25

The Collect  Almighty God, you have created the heavens and the earth and made us in your own image: teach us to discern your hand in all your works and your likeness in all your children; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,  who with you and the Holy Spirit reigns supreme over all things, now and for ever.

The Additional Collect Almighty God, give us reverence for all creation and respect for every person, that we may mirror your likeness in Jesus Christ our Lord.

L@@K - 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 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.


St Mary’s Bexley and St Barnabas Joydens Wood Mothers’ Union Branch 

Members of the Mothers’ Union are reminded that the branch AGM is to be held at St Barnabas Church, Joydens Wood on Thursday 24th  February at 2.30pm.  This will also be a social afternoon, with an opportunity to make bookings for our Fish & Chip Supper on the evening of Friday 18 March and to collect a copy of our new programme of events. The Programme will also be posted on the notice board of each of the Team churches. All are welcome to attend meetings as a guest.


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 Food Bank *urgently* requires – tinned fruit, custard, rice pudding, noodles, squash, coffee, carrier bags. Collection points at St John’s and St Mary’s or see    

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.


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



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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