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Bible Sunday, 24th October 2021

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Worship with us this Sunday!

Join us at Church! This Sunday is the Last Sunday after Trinity, or Bible Sunday, and we are very pleased to have Lay Reader Emeritus Derek Burton preaching at both 8am and 10am. This Sunday also marks 40 years to the day that Derek was licensed as a Lay Reader.

Or join us online via our YouTube Channel >

This week's Bible Readings:


This Week's News

Parish Profile Questionnaire

Thank you very much to everyone who returned their Parish Profile questionnaire.

Your contributions are much appreciated, and will help in the search for our new vicar.


Autumn Fair Next Weekend!

Join us on Saturday 30th October for our Annual Autumn Fair! From 1pm till 3pm we will be hosting stalls and refreshments at St Mary's.

Plus our Online Auction is up and running NOW. Check out our dedicated page below, and please come and support St Mary's next Saturday!


Upcoming Funerals

The funeral for the late Albert Abernethy will take place at Tynemouth Crematorium on Tuesday 26th October at 10.30am.

The funeral for the late Anne Mendham will take place at Tynemouth Crematorium on Tuesday 26th October at 12:45pm.

All are welcome to attend these services.


Safeguarding and Cameras

As part of our legal safeguarding requirements we must ensure that no-one is photographed or filmed without their permission. We have certain areas in church (including the Noah’s Ark corner) that are always off-camera, but when people come up to receive Holy Communion it is impossible not to walk in view of the cameras. Because of this we are experimenting with ways of obscuring the distribution of communion from the cameras. This will inevitably affect the experience of those joining in at home, and we always hope that we can be as inclusive and welcoming as possible, however, this should be balanced with continuing to provide a safe and secure environment for all. Apologies to those joining from home who will not enjoy the changes. If you have any queries or concerns about this, please get in touch.

—Sue Johnson, Church Warden and Parish Safeguarding Officer


All Souls Memorial Service

The All Souls Memorial Service, which remembers lost loved ones, is on Sunday 31st October at 4pm, with refreshments served from 3:30pm.

At the service the names of our loved ones will be read out, and you may light a candle in their memory.


Concert Series Continues

Thank you to everyone who helped put on a wonderful concert last weekend. The performers, Birkett and Fisk, gave us an excellent evening of early jazz. If you would like to attend any of the upcoming concerts, have a look via the link below.


100 Club Winners

Congratulations to our October winners:

  • £50 Ann Garland

  • £30 Pat Bottrill

  • £20 Audrey Searle


Covid 19 October Update

As we can see from the news, Covid remains a huge problem throughout the country. We have been discussing how we deal with the various issues, and this is where we stand at the moment:

  • There is no longer any need to register for services

  • We will only issue red badges as requested to indicate that you're still being very careful about social distancing

  • Please continue to wear masks

  • Parish breakfast will not be restarting yet

  • We have no plans yet to start administering the wine at communion

  • We will continue to review our Covid risk assessment and make changes when we think it's safe to do so.

Please don't hesitate to speak to us or any of the staff team if you have any concerns or questions. David and Sue, Wardens.

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Sunday 24th October, Bible Sunday

8am Holy Communion

10am Sung Eucharist

Monday 25th October

9am Morning Prayer

Tuesday 26th October

9am Morning Prayer

Wednesday 27th October

9am Morning Prayer

10:30am Holy Communion

6pm Choir Practice

Thursday 28th October

9am Morning Prayer

Saturday 30th October


Sunday 31st October, All Saints Sunday

8am Holy Communion

10am Sung Eucharist

12pm Baptism of Gabriel John Hooks

4pm All Souls Memorial Service

Monday 1st November

9:30am-11am Toddler Group

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For Your Prayers

Your Prayers are requested for

Rhona and Douglas Lawrie

John and Sheilah Young

Martin Cooper

Alison Young

Ron House

Sylvia McDougle


Kathleen Dales

Maggie Hollis

Rest in Peace

Anne Mendham RIP

Tony Tompkins RIP (anniversary)

The flowers in church today are in memory of Tony from Tina and family.

Please also pray for

Arabella Christophers who was baptised at St Mary's on Sunday 17th October.

Gabriel Hooks who will be baptised at St Mary's on Sunday 31st October at midday.

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.

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

Streaming camera new location - awareness and safety

Please be aware that there is now a camera alongside the pillar next to the prayer candle stand, and a protected cable run from there to the wall socket nearby. The cable is secured, but be aware of this change for your own safety when walking in the north aisle. The camera has been moved as the church is being used more and more by various groups and this means we don't have to move the equipment several times a week.

For your attention and information, Ben, Liz and The Wardens


Afternoon Tea in a box

As part of our Mini Autumn Fair on October 30th 2021, Carol Nesbitt and her team are offering beautiful Afternoon Tea boxes - ideal as a gift, or just to treat yourself!

You can eat your afternoon tea in church with friends, take it home to enjoy at your leisure, or perhaps gift one to someone else?

Afternoon Tea boxes can be collected from St Mary's between 1-3pm on the day of the fair. To order (tea for one costs £3, tea for 2 costs £5.50), please put your money into an envelope with your name clearly written on it and place it in the box in the vestibule. Alternatively, email Carol Nesbitt to place your order and receive further instructions on how to pay.

There will be 100 Afternoon Teas available so don’t wait too long before you order yours or you might be disappointed!


An update regarding allergies and Natasha’s Law

Because of the new ‘Natasha’s Law’ regarding food allergies I would like to point out that it’s almost impossible to cover all ingredients. Some of the contents for making up the contents will be shop bought and some will be home made. To be safe, I would suggest that if you have an allergy of any kind, then perhaps the Afternoon Tea Box isn’t for you. I’m sorry if this disappoints some people but it’s better to be safe than sorry. Each box will carry a label stating it contains allergens. Thank you, and see you on 30th October,

Carol and her Team.


Autumn Mini Fair 30th October 2021

We are very much looking forward to our Autumn Fair next weekend! Our Fair website is now live - do take a look! For what's going on on the day itself, here's a taster to whet your appetite.

Home Produce

On the day of the Fair, we are going to have a fabulous home produce stall. St Mary's folks are great cake makers - please do contact Ruth Blake if you would like to make one (or any jam, chutney, etc) as a contribution. Items would need to be delivered to the church on the morning of the Fair for setting up / pricing.

'Attic Treasures' and 'Past and Present'

We are seeking vintage, old or new good quality items for an online auction as well as for a stall on the day of the fair. These could include boxed items, good quality jewellery, nests of tables or cameras - please no books, plastic or electrical goods. Contact Tom Savage if you have anything to offer to the fayre - if you have treasured it, someone else will too!


St Andrew's Prayer for Mission

Churches from across the diocese are gathering to pray for the mission of the Church on Saturday 27th November, 10am-3pm. The day of prayer will take place at St Andrew's Church, Newcastle, and they would be delighted if one or two people from St Mary's wanted to attend. Lunch will be provided, and Eucharist celebrated within the day.

Should you be interested in attending on behalf of St Mary's, please contact the office as soon as possible; an outline of the day can be provided.


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