Church Opening for Private Prayer
We have been advised that the church can now open for private prayer. We will begin by opening on Wednesdays and Saturday, 10am – 12 noon, starting from Wednesday 17th June. This has been thought about carefully and there are various protective measures in place to make the building as safe as possible. On entering church there will be notices displayed with guidance and advice. Please read and do your best to follow them. We ask that everyone observes social distancing and stays 2 meters apart. Face coverings can be worn along with anything else that makes you feel protected. The Office will remain physically closed but Dot and Carol are still working from home and can be reached via email and phone.
A Bit of Good News
“We would love to have told everyone face to face but we would like to share with our St Mary’s family that we are expecting our first baby in mid-September. We hope to see you all soon. Susana & James”.
This is wonderful news, Congratulations Susana and James!
News from the Diocese
The Archdeacon of Lindisfarne, Venerable Peter Robinson, has been appointed the Dean of Derby. He will be taking up his appointment in early July and there is a farewell service for him this Sunday evening at 6pm via Zoom. You can register to attend this by emailing: email@example.com. Peter's departure means that the Archdeacon of Northumberland, Venerable Mark Wroe is now acting as Archdeacon for the whole diocese. Our Vicar, Rachel, has been asked by Bishop Christine to be an assistant Archdeacon, along with a previous Curate here - Benjamin Carter and one other, from July. This role is expected to take up approximately a day a week and would last until a new Archdeacon of Lindisfarne takes up their post, probably in November.
Plants Sale for Church Funds
Last year, Dave Haddock brought a selection of plants and shrubs to our Autumn Fayre. He is now offering to sell some of his plants which he grows in his Wallsend nursery garden. 30% of sales will be donated to St Mary’s, so be sure to mention St Mary’s when you order! Order from Dave Haddock: tel. 0191 2524985, mob. 07976 687973, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. View the Catalogue below.