Bexley Team Ministry News for Sunday 7th November 2021





Bexley Team News

St Barnabas, Joydens Wood

St James, North Cray

St John the Evangelist, Bexley

St Mary the Virgin, Bexley


7th November 2021                      Issue 86                                   Third Sunday before Advent


St. Mary’s         8.30 am BCP Holy Communion    

                           10.00 am Holy Communion

                        Wednesday 10.00 am Holy Communion

St James            9.30am BCP Holy communion followed by a

 procession to the Geoffrey Hall Scout Headquarters

 for a display of war-time stories and memorabilia


St Barnabas     10.45am  Holy Communion/ Service of the word

                         4.00 pm Confirmation enquirers meeting

St John’s          8.00 am Holy Communion

                           10.00 am Family Communion

                            3.00 pm All Souls Memorial Service

 followed by refreshments

                                     Friday at 9.00 am Livestreamed Requiem Service, also available to view after.


Sunday 7th November

9.00 am Team Zoom


              Children’s Church

This is our 31st and final edition of Children's Church.

 We started our videos  in January 2021, when we were unable to meet in person. Now that we are able to meet more easily, and with Advent and Christmas  approaching, we're taking an indefinite break with Children's Church  to help us focus on other offerings for children and families. We want to say a HUGE thank you to all who have helped over the last year; whether that's been through crafts or prayers, talks or stories, it has been a great offering for our church community and we couldn't have done it without  you.



Saturday 6th November

5.30 pm Nightwatch Zoom Service


Text Box: Saturday 6th November
5.30 pm Nightwatch Zoom Service



The Collect Almighty Father ,whose will is to restore all things in your beloved Son, the King of all: govern the hearts and minds of those in authority,  and bring the families of the nations, divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin, to be subject to his just and gentle rule; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.



St John’s  Toddler Church is back – Friday’s at 2.00 pm

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



Bible Readings     Jonah 3. 1-5, 10     Hebrews  9. v24-28     Mark 1.  v. 14-20

The Additional Collect: God, our refuge and strength, bring near the day when wars shall cease and poverty and pain shall end, that earth may know the peace of heaven through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Considering Confirmation? A meeting for all thoseinterested in being confirmed is being held this  Sunday 7th November at 4.00 pm at St Barnabas Church, Joydens Wood. For further information or to indicate attendance please speak with any of the Team clergy.

Forthcoming Events


North Cray community’s Festival of Remembrance this Sunday 7thNovember. Programme - 9.30 am BCP Holy Communion at St James, followed by a parade from the War Memorial to the Scouts’ Geoffrey Hall, Leafield Lane, North Cray where there will be a display of stories and memorabilia.

Bexley Team Walking Group to Lesnes Abbey and back (Martyr Level): Saturday 13th November, leaving St John's at 9.30am. Please email if you intend to attend as we will need to book a lunch venue 

Douze Noëls Harp Recital: 7pm Saturday 27th November at St John's. Further publicity to follow.

Christmas Craft Fair Saturday 13th November 10 am – 4 pm St Andrews Church, Paddock Wood. Craft, homeware, food, gifts, Christmas cards, refreshments. Please contact for lift.

Friends of St Mary’s Christmas Bazaar Saturday 4th December 11 am – 2 pm St Mary’s Hall, Manor Road. Cakes and preserves, tombola, knitted blankets, scarves and toys, refreshments and hot lunches.

Bexley Winter Shelter: Volunteers Wanted!:As with the 2021 season, Bexley Winter Shelter will be providing guests with individual accommodation for the 2022 season, however they will be able to bring guests together for communal meals and will require volunteers from churches and the community to facilitate this. To register interest or for further details, please email


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. Please see St James Website for details

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.

Each week the musicians at St James North Crayoffer 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

Social media – engage with us via Facebook (/stjohnsbexley, Twitter (@stjohnsbexley) and Instagram (@stjohnsbexley)



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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