Bexley Team Ministry News for Sunday13th March 2022

Bexley Team News

St Barnabas, Joydens Wood

St James, North Cray

St John the Evangelist, Bexley 

St Mary the Virgin, Bexley


    13th March 2022                           The  Second Sunday of Lent                                       Issue 103


While facemasks are no longer compulsory, for everyone’s protection, we do encourage you to wear one when attending worship


Please pray for the people of Ukraine and Russia and for the countries receiving refugees at this very difficult time


                                        Team Services

St. Mary’s             10.00 am Holy Communion

     3.00 pm Messy Church

     Thursday 10.00 am Lent Course week 2    

St James                9.30 am Parade Service

St Barnabas         10.45 am  Holy Communion

St John’s              8.00 am  Holy Communion                                                                        

    10.00 am Holy  Communion

     Wednesday  10.00 am Holy Communion


 Zoom Service     9.00 am  (the last Sunday Zoom service is on 3rd April)  


 Bible Readings  Genesis 15  v1-12, 17-18   Philippians 3 v17 – 14 v1     Luke 13 v31-35 


The Collect  Almighty God, you show to those who are in error the light of your truth, that they may return to the way of righteousness: grant to all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion, that they may reject those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of  the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

The Additional Collect Almighty God, by the prayer and discipline of Lent may we enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings, and by following in his Way come to share in his glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Lent Course 2022.  Join us this Lent as we explore ‘The Prayers of Jesus’. 

On Zoom Wednesday 16th March 8.00 -9.15pm,  (then 23rd, 30th March, and 6th April.)

 At St Mary’s  Thursday 17th  March 10.00 -11.15am, ( then 24th, 31st March, and 7th April.

 All are welcome to join us as we journey together towards Holy Week. If you have any queries, contact Rev Matt on - 07889873125 or any of the Team Clergy. 


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 St James North Cray PCC, through Rev Ren.

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


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

Fish & Chip Supper on the evening of Friday 18th  March – booking necessary. New programme of events now available and also  on the notice board of each of the Team churches. All are welcome to attend meetings as a guest.


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 Medieval St Mary’s by Dr Cindy Wood. £5 to include light refreshments. Further details of these events to follow.  

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.


 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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