Bexley Team Ministry News for Sunday May 1st 2022

Bexley Team News

St Barnabas, Joydens Wood

St James, North Cray

St John the Evangelist, Bexley 

St Mary the Virgin, Bexley


1st  May  2022                               The Third Sunday of Easter                                 Issue  110


                            Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, Alleluia!


                                       Team Services 

St. Mary’s              8.30 am         BCP Holy Communion

    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 

    Wednesday 10.00 am Holy Communion


Wednesday 8.00 pm Team mid week Zoom service contact clergy for Zoom invite   


Bible Readings  Acts 9 v1-6, 7-20  Revelation 6 v11-14  John 21 v1-19


The Collect: Almighty Father, who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples with the sight of the risen Lord: give us such knowledge of his presence with us, that we may be strengthened and sustained by  his risen life and serve you continually in righteousness and truth;  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: Risen Christ, you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope: strengthen us also to proclaim your risen life and fill us with your peace, to the glory of God the Father.

Many thanks to all those who attended and contributed at the Family Communion and Bring and Share Lunch at St John's on the 3rd April. We raised £240 in aid of the Future For Ukraine Foundation.

Rochester Cathedral -  The Leaves of the Trees by Peter Walker

Peter Walker’s stunning ‘The Leaves of the Trees’ is now open at Rochester Cathedral. The Quire has been carpeted with 5000 metal leaves which will be on display from the 24th April - 22nd May. The Leaves of the Trees is a reflective memorial to the coronavirus pandemic. It is a simple but moving artwork which creates a moment of connection and calm.


St James, Blendon are holding a ‘Plants Plus’ event Saturday 7th May from 10 -12. 


Save the Date - Erith Operatic are holding a summer concert at St Barnabas, Joydens Wood on the evening of Friday 1 July. The charge will be £10 a ticket. This is a joint fund-raiser for themselves, and for the new build at St Barnabas. Details to follow.


Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust are urgently seeking Volunteer Car Drivers. Further information call Linda Saunders, Volunteer Services Manager on 020 8836 8510 


Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are seeking Chaplaincy volunteers.  Training given and expenses.  3 hrs per week. Contact Rev Kevin Parkes, Head of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care at for more information . Clive also has some information booklets. 


St James Save Our Spire fund. If you would like to donate to the St James Save Our Spire fund, we would be very grateful for cash or cheques made payable to  James North Cray PCC, through Rev Ren.

Link to our new online giving page:  Or use QR code.



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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