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5th Sunday after Trinity, 4th July 2021


Worship with us this Sunday!

This Sunday is the 5th Sunday after Trinity, which we are keeping at NHS Sunday.

Use the links below to find out about our services, to sign up to join us in person (where required), or to access our live stream video.

Join us in person! Go to our Services & Worship page to find out about all of our upcoming services. You can do that by clicking or tapping on this link:


Join us Online! Head to our YouTube Channel to join us Live for our 10am Sung Eucharist, and access other videos. You can do that by clicking or tapping on this link:


This Week's News

Tyneside Mind Charity

At our service this Sunday we are focussing on another of our 3 charities for 2021: ‘Tyneside Mind', a local mental health charity.

Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. Mind believes no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They listen, give support and advice, and fight your corner.

Maureen Roberts’ daughter, Lee Walker, works for Mind and Lee will give a talk about ‘Mind’ in our sermon slot. To find out more about 'Mind', including how to use their services, or if you’d like to donate to this cause and support this mental health charity then please visit our dedicated page by clicking the link below:

Find out about Tyneside Mind >

Office Administrator Vacancy

Many of you will know that Dot and Carol are retiring from working in our church office. There will be an opportunity to thank Dot and Carol for their years of service in the Autumn, but for now this means we are looking for a new administrator. This new role will be an employed, permanent, part-time position of 15 hours per week. If you or anyone you know would be interested in applying, have a look at our dedicated page, and share it!

St Mary’s Autumn Fayre Update

The autumn fayre scheduled for Saturday 2nd October will take place as a virtual fayre online through the website. There will be virtual stalls, a virtual auction and raffle and so on. There could even be a cake and preserves stall! We're in the very early stages of planning so there will be more details soon.

Thank you from Derek

I would like to thank the church for the birthday celebration last Sunday. It was good for me to have our two sons in church and afterwards. Thank you for the beautiful ESV book 'Journaling Psalter'. I shall find it very helpful in my studies on the Psalms, with pages to write notes. It was lovely to have all our family here yesterday for lunch. I have had so many cards, emails and phone calls. Altogether a lovely, happy occasion.

New Creation Book

Derek’s new book 'NEW CREATION' is now obtainable from Amazon UK at £11.99.

Thank you from Ruth

Thank you all for the lovely Prayer Shawl Eileen delivered to me. I haven’t been very perky recently but I’m on the mend. With others I have knitted lots of Prayer Shawls but never have the words on the accompanying card meant so much to me. With many thanks and love from Ruth (Blake)

Junior Church

Junior Church continues next Sunday. The group will have age-appropriate activities, songs and stories in the Hall, joining the main service at the end to receive Holy Communion or a blessing. Spread the word! Find out more and sign up by clicking or tapping the link below.

Gardening Help!

As you know we are going to redesign our gardens but until that goes ahead (soon we hope!) could you spare an hour or two to help on Saturday 17th July at 10am? The gardens are looking a little neglected. Please bring your own gloves and tools. Thank you, Cheryl



Sunday 4th July, 5th Sunday after Trinity

8am Holy Communion

10am Sung Eucharist

Monday 5th July, Anniversary of the foundation of the NHS

9am Morning Prayer

10am Toddler Group Meeting, in church

Tuesday 6th July, Thomas Moore & John Fisher, martyrs

9am Morning Prayer

Wednesday 7th July

9am Morning Prayer

9:30am Private Prayer time until 12pm

7:30pm Standing Committee, via Zoom

Thursday 8th July

9am Morning Prayer

Sunday 11th July, 6th Sunday after Trinity

8am Holy Communion

10am Sung Eucharist and Junior Church

Saturday 17th July

10am - church gardening - help needed! (See article above)



Remember that News and notices from previous weeks are all available to read by clicking "notices" at the top of the page.

Eco Church Update

I’m looking forward to working within my new role as Parish Environmental Champion. This entails ensuring environmental issues are championed here at St. Mary’s, as we all work together to become a greener and more sustainable church.

Find out more about Eco Church and the rest of the update in last week's Notices >.

Marion Oakes

100 Club renewal

As we roll into July the excitement of another 100 Club year looms! For £25 a year you are entered into twelve monthly draws with the chance of winning £50, £30 and £20 or in December £100, £50 or £30.

You can see full details and info about St Mary's 100 Club here >

Thank You

A huge thank you to everyone. Your thoughts and Prayers were much appreciated. Myra had a heart attack after John’s collapse. She has had a stent put in and John had a new valve. They are slowly improving. Again, our sincere thanks.

Myra and John Telfer

Planned Giving

A number of Planned Giving members kindly moved to donating by standing order over the last year, but weekly/monthly envelopes can still be provided for anyone wishing to put a regular donation on the plate now we’re back in church. Statements of Gift Aid claimed for last year’s Planned Giving are also available from Rosie on request.

Please contact Rosie (0191 297 0869;

Dave Haddock Plants

Dave Haddock is still selling plants and he can deliver them to you. Contact Dave on: 07976687973 or visit his website. Now is the time to be thinking about spring and summer plants. So do go over and have a look! Don't forget to mention St Mary's when you order and we'll receive 30% of the cost!


For your prayers this week:

Your Prayers are requested for


Rose Ketteringham

Martin Cooper

Lucinda & her children


Peter Schofield

Revd Richard Ferguson


Rest in Peace

Steve Rackham

Christopher Campbell

Prayer for the NHS on its anniversary (Monday 5th July)

God of healing and compassion,

we thank you for the establishment of the National Health Service,

and for the dedication of all who work in it:

give skill, sympathy and resilience

to all who care for the sick,

and your wisdom to those engaged in medical research.

Strengthen all in their vocation through your Spirit,

that through their work many will be restored to health and strength;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Don’t forget, you can add someone to the prayer list by emailing or phoning as usual, but you need to get their permission before adding them to the sick list. You can also use the form on the website here to submit a prayer request online.


This Week's Hymns & Readings


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