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Sunday 15th April 2018

Looking Ahead

Now that we are finally getting some glimmers of better weather perhaps we can think there will be a brighter Spring and Summer and we need to look to activities that will suit the season. We have several things to celebrate in the next few months:

-Friday 18th May. St Martin’s Centre Afternoon Celebration
-Saturday 2nd June. Brownie Celebration
-Sunday 1st July. Rae's Ordination & Celebrant service
-Saturday 7th July. MINE Choir at Beamish
-Friday 27th July. Shepherd’s Dene Weekend


Sunday 1st April 2018

Happy Easter!

Alleluia! Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Thanks for a wonderful Holy Week. Many thanks to all who contributed to our Holy Week through your attendance, assistance and prayers. A special thanks to those who have prepared our Church and Easter garden for worship today and
through the Easter Season.


Saturday 17th March 2018

Palm Sunday and Holy Week

Holy Week begins next Sunday with Palm Sunday. The service will begin in the garden (or the cafe in inclement weather), we will receive our palms and begin our Holy Week procession into church. Please take away one of the Holy Week programmes, or a few to share with those who may want to join us for any of our services.


Sunday 11th March 2018

Happy and Blessed Mothering Sunday

A special greetings to mothers here today as we give thanks for the care we have received in our lives, and the blessings of a nurturing church.


Thursday 15th February 2018

Lent Prayer at MINE Churches

Each Tuesday at 7pm we will have a Prayer Service with a short reflection/discussion led by one of the clergy. This will move around to the different churches of MINE during Lent.

In addition, the Revd Avril Taylor will lead a Lent Study Group on Friday mornings at 10.30am at St Silas Church.


Saturday 3rd February 2018

Palm Crosses and Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday begins Lent with a service on Wed, 14th Feb at 7pm here. If you have palm crosses from last year do leave them in the vestry this week so ashes can be made for Ash Wed.


Friday 19th January 2018

Faith Sharing Weekend and Affordable Wedding Fair

The MINE Churches will host a faith sharing weekend from 9-11 February. We will be assisted by 7 students from Cranmer Hall. This will be an enjoyable time to let the local area know a bit more about our churches and for us to have some fellowship together. These are the events to be held. Please plan to come to any or all and bring others with you!


Monday 1st January 2018


Thank you all so much for your contributions over the past year which have enriched the life of this parish church. There are individual contributions too many to mention but do know that they are appreciated. Our contributions begin with presence in worship and generous giving which inspires us to serve as we should.

Thank you especially for your support through this past month which has drawn so many who would not normally come to this place.

A blessed and joy-filled New Year to you all.