Bexley Team Ministry News for Sunday 5th December 2021




Bexley Team News

St Barnabas, Joydens Wood

St James, North Cray

St John the Evangelist, Bexley

St Mary the Virgin, Bexley


5th December 2021                    The Second Sunday of Advent                                         Issue 90





 St. Mary’s           8.30 am BCP Holy Communion    

                             10.00 am Holy Communion

                           Wednesday 10.00 am Holy Communion                                                                                                                                                                     

St James              9.30 am  Holy Communion

St Barnabas       10.45 am Holy Communion

  St John’s            8.00 am Holy Communion

                          10.00 am Family  Communion/Christingle





Sunday 5th December

9.00 am Team Zoom


Saturday 4th December

5.30 pm Nightwatch Zoom Service






Text Box: Saturday 4th December
5.30 pm Nightwatch Zoom Service



The Collect for Advent Sunday Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness and to put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which your Son Jesus Christ came to us in great humility; that on the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge the living and the dead,  we may rise to the life immortal; through him who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

The Collect for the 2nd Sunday in Advent O Lord, raise up we pray, your power and come among us,  and with great might succour us; that whereas, through our sins and wickedness we are grievously hindered  in running the race that is set before us, your bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, to whom with you and the Holy Spirit, be honour and glory, now and for ever.

Bible readings  Malachi 3 v1-4      Philippians  1  v3-11         Luke 3  v1-6


St Mary’s News  Help needed- flower arranging, bell tolling before services and funerals, please see warden or vicar for further information.


                                                                            Forthcoming events


Walking Group- we regret that this month's scheduled walk has been postponed. Please watch out for next term's programme of walks in the new year.



Friends of St Mary’s Christmas Bazaar Saturday 4th December 11.00 am - 2.00  pm St Mary’s Hall, Manor Road. Cakes and preserves, gifts, raffle, tombola, toys, knitted blankets and scarves, refreshments and hot lunches. There is a box at the back of the church (near the choir vestry door) for donations to the Bazaar  or they may be delivered to the Hall on the Friday evening between 4 and 6 pm. 

Deanery Confirmation Service Tuesday 7th December at 7.00 pm, St John’s, Sidcup. Please pray for those being received into the Church of England, baptised, confirmed and renewing baptismal vows at this service and particularly Patrick (St John’s) being received into the Church of England and Heather (St John’s) and Alexis (St Mary’s) who are to be baptised and confirmed.


Christian Stewardship


For St Barnabas Any contributions can be dropped off at the Treasurer’s house or at the Vicarage. Or you can give by BACS transfer.  In all cases, if you are a taxpayer, please ‘Gift Aid’ your giving.  If you have any questions regarding this, please contact David Peters on 01322 529796 or email


For St James, North Cray Contributions can be dropped off at 91 The Grove, or made by BACS transfer, contact Suzy Higgs on 07799072548. Please make cheques payable to St James, North Cray PCC.


For St John’s You can give to the continuing upkeep and ministry of St John’s via our Just Giving


For St Mary’s If you ordinarily make your financial contributions in church, but in the present circumstances wish to contribute by cheque then please make your cheque payable to St Mary’s Bexley PCC and send it,

c/o C Lee 11 Holmesdale Road Bexleyheath DA7 4TJ your continued support is much appreciated.


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 is now putting his sermons on a blog which  can be found here


Zoom Services - we are introducing some new songs! If  you would like to hear them visit the St James website  and follow  the link



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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