Today Father Martin celebrated and preached at the Parish Mass. In his sermon he pointed out that despite Bethany only being two miles from Jerusalem it now took a long time to get there due to the Wall. During Lent we have considered the Mass and we have used, with permission, several different Eucharistic Prayers to make us really think about what is being said. This time has also provided an opportunity to recall the promises we made at our Confirmation and considered how well we are keeping them. Father Mervyn was officiating at St. Paul’s, Goodmayes today but returned in time for the APM.
Yesterday’s Saturday Shop took £169
After the Parish Mass the Annual Vestry and Parochial Church Meeting was held in the Hall. The Churchwardens were re-elected for a further term as were the Deanery Synod members for another three year term, Sidespeople for the next year were also approved. Reports from the various church groups and organisations and the Accounts for the last twelve months which had printed and circulated in advance, were approved and Father Martin thanked various people for all the help they had given during the last 12 months.