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Saturday 18th May 2019

Bishop's Pilgrimage

Two people (Fr Stephen and David Ramsay***) will be representing us on the first day of the Bishop's pilgrimage, walking from Heavenfield to Kirkwhelpington. Bishop Christine is walking the St Oswald's Way all week as a pilgrimage of prayer for our Diocese. The walk starts at Heavenfield on 20th May and concludes on Holy Island on 25th May. Please join the Bishop in prayer during the week, even if you are not walking. Prayer is for the Diocese and its future mission. For the latest information,

- Details of the itinerary
- Where people can meet and pray with her at a church along the route
- Or how they can pray with her from home

Please visit the diocesan website by following the hyperlink below, where you will also find a pilgrimage prayer diary available to download:

***If there is anyone, who is willing to provide transport from Kirkwhelpington back to our car in Heavenfield, a lift would gratefully be received. The day will concluse with prayers with Bishop Christine in Kirkwhelpington Church at/around 5.30pm.


Thursday 25th April 2019

Goodbye to Jane

Jane Easterby, our placement student from Lindisfarne, completes her long term placement with us this Sunday. We wish her well as she prepares for ordination on 30th June at Durham Cathedral and takes up her duties as hospital chaplain in Stockton.


Wednesday 24th April 2019

Foodbank Collection

At PCC a few months ago it was decided to have a regular collection for the local foodbank. Any non-perishable food items are welcome, but do try to provide a balance of different items; toiletries also welcome. We will set aside the first Sunday of the month for this, and there will always be a reminder in the notices at least on the Sunday before. So, first collection in a fortnight, 5th May!


Saturday 20th April 2019


Also very helpful to our Sunday Worship is the assistance of sides people/greeters to assist the Wardens and welcome those who come to worship. If you
would like to be a sidesperson for this year, please sign the list at the back of Church and we will put you on the rota for the year.


Tuesday 9th April 2019

Palm Sunday and Holy Week

Palm Sunday begins our Holy Week journey to Easter. Many of the services in the week will held together with the churches of MINE.

We will be hosting a few of them here. Please take away the Holy Week leaflet on the back table and share with others who may be interested.


Sunday 24th February 2019

Re-opening of St Michael’s Church

After completing some urgent repairs, St Michael's re-opens again for worship. They will have a special celebration on Sat 16th March at 4pm celebrate this opening and also will feature a film they have produced for the 100 year commemoration of the end of World War One.


Sunday 24th February 2019

Lent Programme: Stories of Faith

Our Lent series which we do with the churches of MINE will be held at St Silas Church this year, 6pm on Sunday. We will hear stories of faith, and have worship and refreshments together. Do take away a leaflet from the back table which outlines the speakers for each week.


Sunday 17th February 2019

Ash Wednesday and Palm Crosses

Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, is the 6 th of March. We will have a service here in the evening at 7pm. Other services in the area are 9.30 am at Walker Parish and 10.15am at St Anthony’s. Please leave palm crosses in the vestry to be burned for ashes on the day.