Bexley Team Ministry News for Sunday 8th August 2021




Bexley Team News


St Barnabas, Joydens Wood

St James, North Cray

St John the Evangelist, Bexley

St Mary the Virgin, Bexley


8th  August 2021 Issue73                                                                     Tenth Sunday after Trinity


St Mary’s          10.00 am  Holy Communion


Jesus said ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever come to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.’ John 6 v35

 Wednesday  10.00 am Holy Communion


St James            9.30 am  All age worship

St Barnabas      10.45 am Holy Communion

St John’s            8.00 am Holy Communion

10.00 am Holy Communion

Friday 10.00 am  Livestreamed Service of  Holy Communion: may vary (see St John’s social media in advance) but the service remains available to view after broadcast


Sunday 8th  August Sunday Zoom Service

9.00 am                  

Bexley Team Children’s Church

We are looking this month at ‘Friendship’





For other resources and ideas please visit Diocese of Rochester | Family Worship in the Home (



Saturday 7th August  at 5.30 pm                       Nightwatch Zoom Service







The Collect: Let your merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of your humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions make them to ask such things as shall please you; 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.








 Bible Readings  1 Kings 19 v4-8    Ephesians 4 v25 – 5 v2 John 6 v35, 41-51          

The Additional Collect for Trinity 10: Lord of heaven and earth, as Jesus taught his disciples to be persistent in prayer, give us patience and courage never to lose hope, but always to bring our prayers before you; through Jesus Christ our Lord.


Joydens Wood Community Fayre is at St Barnabas Church on Saturday 7 August 11am-3pm.  . 

Entry £1. In support of a new hall.


Zoom Services in August. Please note there will be no Zoom service on Sunday 22nd August or Saturday 28th August.  


Project Bike Rack: Please see details in church on Project Bike Rack, an initiative for young people from across the Team Ministry to come together in September and improve cycling provision at St John’s. We are very grateful to Rustum Bharucha for his support with this project.


Bexley Team Walking Group:  Organised group walks begin on the 11th September, to coincide with the annual Ride & Stride. Walks are graded according to level of challenge in the hope that there will be something for everyone. More details of routes, including estimated times for those wishing to join us on the routes will be publicised in the month prior to each walk. Email for more details. Also see fliers in church.


St Mary’s  The church will be open for visitors from 10.00 am to midday on each Saturday in August.  

Chris Thomas will be taking part in ‘Ride and Stride’ again this year raising funds for Friends of Kent Churches and St Mary’s. Sponsor Chris by signing up in church from 8th August.

There will be a Messy Church planning meeting in church at 11.00 am Thursday 12th August. Please consider if you can help with Messy Church(10 meetings per year at 3.00 pm on 2nd Sunday of the month except August and December) and let Clive know if you would like to come to the planning meeting.

St Mary’s will be holding ‘Harvest Fair’ in the hall after the 10.00 am Harvest Service on Sunday 3rd October. Post service drinks, food including hot lunches, produce stalls etc. All proceeds to church funds. 


Pilgrimage: Clive will be leading a holiday to Austria and Oberammergau including the Passion Play 22-29 June 2022. If you would like to consider joining the group printed  and e-copies of the holiday/pilgrimage brochure are available-  please let Clive know.


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 by 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 page:

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 very much appreciated.


Each week the musicians at St James North Cray offer links to a selection of songs and music for us to enjoy. These can be found on our website

St John’s Sermons are posted each Sunday at fatheredwardbarlow.wordpress.comSocial Media - engage with us via Facebook (/stjohnsbexley), Twitter (@stjohnsbexley) and Instagram (@stjohnsbexley)



Team Rector: Rev’d Canon Ren          01322 528923             07836644782

Associate Priest: Rev’d Sue Twynam            01322 559501             07952 468127

Team Vicar: Rev’d Edward Barlow            01322 521786

Team Vicar: Rev’d Clive Wood      01322 270942             07982 392809

Team Curate: Rev’d Matt Hodder                                        07889873125

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