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Sunday 24th September 2017

Harvest Thanksgiving Next Sunday

Our annual Harvest Thanksgiving service will be next Sunday. Please bring anything you can to help support the work of People's Kitchen, and to decorate the Church.

Things they are especially in need of:
Tinned veg, fruit and soup; individual cereal packs, jams, evaporated milk, longlife milk, men's and women's toiletries, sugar, tubs of margarine or butter.

 

Sunday 10th September 2017

Bishop Mark in Great North Run for MINE

The Bishop of Berwick wants to support the work of the MINE churches and in particular our work with youth and children. He will be running today on our behalf. If you missed out in supporting our walkers and cyclists last week, show your support for Bishop Mark this week with a text or a donation on justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mine-bishopofberwick, and with your prayers for him and the work we are able to do.

 

Tuesday 5th September 2017

Uniform Drop Box

Gail, at the reception desk manages a drop box for school uniforms, some with logos for local schools. Families can donate unused uniforms or collect uniforms that are needed at no charge. Please pass the word along.

 

Sunday 20th August 2017

Money Advice Centre for MINE Churches

MINE Churches have been approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to open a money advice centre for those in financial crisis. We will need to set up a centre and recruit volunteers who will be fully trained to do this work.

If you are interested in helping with this, or volunteering, please let Stephen know. Training is open to anyone and will be two Saturdays in October or November.

 

Saturday 5th August 2017

Pastoral List

It is very helpful for the clergy to have contact details for parishioners, and our current records are out of date. If you are willing for the clergy to hold these details and be able to contact you, please take away one of the forms at the back of Church, fill it out and return to the Vicar.

Only the Clergy and Reader will have access to these details for pastoral use and will not share them with anyone.

 

Saturday 15th July 2017

Brownies

We are at a critical stage at the moment with the local Brownies which meet at St Martin's but serve this whole area. There will be no one to take over the leadership for this important ministry come September. If you know of anyone who may be able to assist with this, please speak with the Vicar as soon as possible for more details. Complete training and support is provided to take on this role.

 

Friday 14th July 2017

MINE 5th Sunday Service 30th July

We will have a joint MINE Eucharist at St Silas Church on Sunday 30th July at 11am. There will be no service here that morning.

In our service we will welcome our two new Curates, commission all the volunteers who will work on the Mission Week which begins that day, and say goodbye to Malcolm who has been our Youth Work Trainee for the past year and was instrumental in beginning the Youth Club at St Anthony's.

 

Monday 3rd July 2017

Our Role in Training Deacons and Priests

Last weekend and this the Church has been busy ordaining new deacons and priests. We are the beneficiary of one such ordination with Rae who begins her time with us.

It is important to reflect on the role we as a congregation play in assisting with their training. This is a major contribution to the wider Church, and often a pivotal time in their discernment and training.

We remember those who have been on placement with us over the last few years:

Mandy Jones, ordained priest yesterday at Carlisle Cathedral, serving in Penrith.

Bob Bailey, ordained yesterday, serving in Leeds.

Jon Cooper, ordained last week serving at St Francis High Heaton.

Nicky Penn-Alison, serving as priest in Redcar.

Jane Easterby who will begin her training for ordination in Autumn.

Craig Bentley from Cranmer Hall, will be on placement with us this Summer, beginning in a few weeks.

We pray for them all as they prepare to take on a leadership role in the Church.