Bexley Team Ministry News for Sunday 23rd January 2020

Bexley Team News

St Barnabas, Joydens Wood

St James, North Cray

St John the Evangelist, Bexley

St Mary the Virgin, Bexley


23rd  January  2022                  The Third Sunday after Epiphany                                  Issue 96

‘Face masks are now compulsory in Places of Worship (unless exempt)’


                              Team Services

St. Mary’s          10.00 am  Family Service

                           Wednesday 10.00 am Holy Communion    

St James              9.30 am   Holy Communion                                           

St Barnabas       10.45 am  Holy Communion

                           3.00 pm Exploring Confirmation

                           4.00 pm Sunday @ 4

St John’s                        8.00 am  Holy Communion                                                                       

                          10.00 am Holy  Communion



         Sunday 23rd January

        9.00 am Team Zoom


Saturday 22nd  January

5.30 pm Nightwatch Zoom Service






Text Box: Saturday 22nd  January
5.30 pm Nightwatch Zoom Service





Bible Readings   Nehemiah 8 v1-3,5-6, 8-10   1 Corinthians 12 v12-31a    Luke 4 v14-21

The Collect  Almighty God, whose Son revealed in signs and miracles the wonder of your saving presence; renew your people with your heavenly grace, and in all our weakness sustain us by your mighty power; 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 God of all mercy your Son proclaimed good news to the poor, release to the captives, and freedom to the oppressed: anoint us with your Holy Spirit, and set all your people free to praise you in Christ our Lord.

Bexley Winter Shelter: The Winter Shelter is now open for the 2022 Season. To volunteer to assist at evening meals (assistance is particularly required on Saturdays) please contact 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

Would members of the Mothers’ Union please note that because of covid concerns, it has been decided to postpone the branch AGM until the next monthly meeting at 2.30pm on Thursday 24 February. There will be no meeting on Thursday 27 January.


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.  

Retirement of Archdeacon Paul Wright, Archdeacon of Bromley and Bexley

Archdeacon Paul Wright is retiring on 31st March, with a farewell service of Evensong in Rochester Cathedral on Sunday 20th February at 3.15pm to which all are invited. Bishop Simon is inviting individuals and parishes to contribute to a farewell gift for Paul and Jill.


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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