5th Sunday of Easter, 2nd May 2021



Worship with us this Sunday!

We have reopened for public worship! Use the links below to sign up to join us in person, or to access our live stream.


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This Week's News




Dedication Festival

On 9th May 1931 the Foundation stone of our church was laid by the Bishop of Newcastle. Next Sunday, 9th May, the Bishop is coming to preside over the Eucharist, celebrating exactly 90 years since the church was founded. Please make sure you sign up for this so we can manage numbers.




Suzanne's Confirmation

After a long wait, Suzanne Rider is being confirmed by Bishop Mark Bryant at St Paul's Whitley Bay this Sunday. Only a very few guests have been allowed to go in person, but the link to watch the service will be shared next week. Please keep Suzanne, and Robert and Judith in your prayers!



Thanks for your prayers

Many thanks for your prayers for my brother and his wife, Alan and Margaret Stears, in recent months. Alan was diagnosed with bowel cancer in October and after some anxious times when treatment was postponed, he has had chemotherapy and surgery. He now requires no further treatment, only monitoring and is doing well. David and I are looking forward to seeing them in person on May 17, which is also Alan’s birthday. Your prayerful concern for them both has been really appreciated. Thank You. Carole Lax



Christian Aid Week

There will be more about Christian Aid next week (CA Week starts on 10th May), but this is just a reminder that it is coming up. We will be having a mixture of traditional envelopes and online giving opportunities, so watch this space!



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Diary & Reminders


Diary

  • Sunday 2nd May: 10am Eucharist for 5th Sunday of Easter.

  • Wednesday 5th May: 9am Morning Prayer, then...

  • Wednesday 5th May: Church open until midday for private prayer.

  • Wednesday 5th May: 7.30pm Standing Committee via Zoom.

  • Sunday 9th May: 10am Eucharist for St Mary's 1931-2021 Dedication Festival

  • 10th-16th May: Christian Aid week; more information about this next week.



St Mary’s Grounds Redevelopment

Our church grounds are in a poor state of repair and we want to improve them for our congregation, our church hall users and for all those whom we wish to attract to events and services in our buildings. We have a new set of plans, and we are inviting you to have a look, and give us any feedback which can be made up until 7th May.

Find out more here >


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For your prayers this week:


Your Prayers are requested for

Olya Bouchard

Don

Rose Ketteringham

Martin Cooper

Jonathan Rodd

Janet Baker

Beverley Torrance


Rest in Peace

Violet Walsh

Norman Taylor

Richard Jarvis (Anniversary)


Please also pray for

Suzanne Rider as she prepares for her Confirmation on Sunday 2nd May at St Paul's.


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.

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This Sunday's Hymns & Readings


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