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Thursday 5th December 2019

Raffle for the benefit of St Martin's Church

Prizes have been donated for a Christmas raffle for St Martin's. Please purchase your tickets in the next few weeks at the back of Church. The draw will be on Sunday 22nd Dec.

 

Sunday 1st December 2019

Food Bank Collection

We will continue to collect food for our local Food Bank. The next collection will be Sunday 1st December.

 

Thursday 14th November 2019

St Martin’s Christmas Fair for Church and Centre

Our usual cooperative effort to raise some funds will have a different format this year, focussing on an after school crowd, especially for nursery parents. It will be Friday 29 th Nov from 3.30-5pm. Raffle tickets are at the back of church; please take away some to sell.

Lots of prizes but first prize is a 3 night stay at Haggerston Castle. If you have contributions for the tombola they can be left at reception during the week. If you can help on the day let Stephen or Gail (at reception) know.

 

Sunday 10th November 2019

St Martin's Day as well!

As we rightly focus on Remembrance Day today, we should not forget our St Martin of Tours who give our parish its name and whose feast day is tomorrow. St Martin himself was a soldier who eventually gave up his military life for the religious life becoming first a monk and eventually a missionary Bishop. He transform and increase the Church of his day. We give thanks for his example of ministry which through the years has benefitted the church of which we are now a part.

 

Friday 8th November 2019

Phil's Farewell to St Michael's

Next Sunday 17th November Phil will be saying goodbye to St Michael's as he prepares to take up his new ministry in Walker. If you are able St Michael's would very much like you to stop in after their service (from 12 Noon) for some food and to wish him well. They will very much miss him and his ministry and would like us to be part of the farewell.

 

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

All Souls Sunday 3rd Nov 4pm

We will have our yearly service to remember those who have departed this life but are still on our hearts and minds. This is a simple service of music and reflection. We will also invite those families for whom the clergy have done services this year. If you would like people remembered by name on the day, please put their names on the list at back of church.

 

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

A Very Early Pre-Christmas Party!

In order to book this favourite band St Martin’s Centre is having a very early Christmas Party with Baldy Holly Band, and hosted by Steve Keys. It is an over 18’s event with tickets at £5. It will sell out quickly and some tickets have been reserved for church folk. If you wish to go, please sign the list at the back of church and we’ll get you a ticket.

 

Sunday 13th October 2019

Announcement from Bishop Christine

The Bishop of Newcastle is pleased to announce the expansion of the Mission Initiative Newcastle East (MINE) to include the Parish of Christ Church Walker.

As part of the expansion of MINE, the Reverend Phil Medley will take responsibility for Christ Church Walker Parish and a new responsibility for Pioneer Ministry and Community Development across MINE. The Reverend Helen Gill will take responsibility for St Michael Byker and continue at St Silas Byker. Mr Dave Johnson will become lay focal minister at St Michael's Byker supporting the inclusion of young people and will continue as Youth and Children's Coordinator for MINE. The Reverend Canon Stephen Herbert will continue as MINE Coordinator with responsibility for St Martin's and St Anthony's, as well as Chair of St Martin's Centre and Money Advice Coordinator.

Bishop Christine will licence new ministries at a Service of Celebration for MINE at St Anthony's Byker on 4th November at 7.30pm. Please keep everyone involved in your prayers.