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Saturday 27th July 2019

Food Bank Collection

We will continue to collect food for our local Food Bank. The next collection will be Sunday 4th August.


Thursday 18th July 2019

Authorised Ministries

The Diocese is now providing the opportunity for authorised ministries in pastoral care, community development and worship. You would complete 12 weeks training and then be authorised to do work in these areas in your parish. If you are interested please let the Vicar know so the classes can be arranged. Perhaps the most immediately useful would be to have a group of people across the MINE area willing to train for work in pastoral care.


Thursday 4th July 2019


The next Confirmation Service for our area will be Sunday 29th September. If you know of anyone you would like to be confirmed in the Church of England, or know of some one and would like more information, please speak with Stephen.


Thursday 4th July 2019

Walker Parish to join MINE

The PCC of Walker Parish has voted to join the MINE Churches as full members. We will have a meeting some time in the near future to formally and legally include them, and a welcome service in September some time. We look forward to the work we will be able to do together in the future.


Thursday 4th July 2019

Food Bank

Today is a collection day for our local food bank. If you have forgotten please feel free to leave donations in the vestry any time this week. The food bank is needing the following items at the moment. They say they have more than enough of pasta and beans!

They need:
Tinned meat and fish, tomatoes and rice pudding. Sponge pudding, UHT Milk, Sugar, Biscuits and snacks, Fruit juice, Coffee. Your donations do not need to be restricted to this. They will gratefully receive whatever you can give.


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!