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St Mary's Patronal Festival, 6th September 2020

This Week's News & Notices

Parish Eucharist & Patronal Festival

A glimpse of normality as we return to a service of Holy Communion, which coincides with the Church's festival of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary, after whom our church is named. Whether you are a long-standing member of our church community, or you have recently started to join us, you are very welcome. We are now able to accommodate more people in church than before (still socially distanced, and with all safety precautions), so we hope to see you soon. Please RSVP below if possible (to help us prepare), but if you turn up on the day we will always try to find a place for you.

RSVP to join us in church this Sunday 6th September 2020 for our Patronal Festival by clicking below, or by leaving a message on the office answerphone.


If you aren't able to join us in church, you can still join in from home. The service is LIVE from 09:45am on Sunday, then available as a video all week.


Live Stream Update

Your prayers seem to be paying off! We have had more success with the live streams. I have been in church testing various audio set-ups to help improve the sound, but at least it is working now. If you are having issues with sound, please check your computer settings first. There is a slight 'echo' or delay with the sound, and it could be all louder, but I'm on the case.



Our Annual Parish Church Meeting will be held on Sunday 20th September at 11:30am. We have a dedicated page for the APCM where you can access the reports and nomination forms as well as 'RSVP' like we do for coming to church. This is so we can prepare for the numbers, and have details for contact tracing.

We need 5 new PCC members and 2 wardens. Instead of having to print out forms, everything can be easily filled in online via the APCM page. If you would prefer to have a form sent to you, or if you want to discuss standing for one of the posts, or nominating someone else, then please contact Grace Morgan on 0191 252 5866 or email

Congratulations Sue & Adrian!

We send Sue and Adrian our love, congratulations and best wishes from all at St Mary’s following their wedding on Friday 4th September. The service was Live Streamed to family and friends across the world, but the video is no longer public. If you missed the wedding service and you would like a private link to watch, please contact the office. The flowers in church this week are from the wedding.

Paschal Candle

This Sunday we are bringing the Paschal Candle into church (we weren't able to at Easter). This year's candle has been donated by the family of Anne Gregory in memory of Anne and Greg.

A request from 'Walking With in North Tyneside'.

We hope you are all safe and well. We are aware Harvest Festival is approaching, we are working in a very different way at the moment.  We are now accepting food donations as well as cash donations. We only have a couple of staff at the Walking With centre in Hugh Street, Wallsend on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9.30am-3pm. We will accept donations of food only (no clothing). Our centre is still not open to our clients and we are still asking anyone who delivers any donations to wear a mask and follow the government guidelines. Listed below is the food we require to enable us to continue to support our clients.  The foods we require are:

  • basmati rice

  • sugar

  • tea bags

  • coffee

  • toilet rolls

  • washing powder

  • washing up liquid

  • oil

  • pasta/spaghetti

  • shampoo

  • shower gel

  • toothpaste

  • biscuits

These would help us immensely. Thank you so much for your continuous support.

Goodbye to the sleeping dogs

After 5 months we are changing our Church at Home page. Our main act of worship as a community has now returned to church, and so it is appropriate to update these changes on our website. Our Live Stream videos have moved to sit alongside information about our Services and Worship, and all this information is now available at, or by clicking Join in > Services & Worship in the menu bar at the top.

Music: First Steps Questionnaire

Last chance to fill in this questionnaire about the future of Music at St Mary's.

You can submit anonymously, or you can add your name. The survey questions are below, or you can click here to complete them via the SurveyMonkey website.

Virtual Coffee Morning

Our Online Coffee Morning via Zoom continue sthis Tuesday 8th September. If you are able to join us online between 10:30am and 11:15am on Tuesdays we’d love to see you. After the 8th we'll be next meeting on 13th October.

Click the link above, or go to ‘Events’ on our website to RSVP and get a link to join via Zoom. You would need to click on RSVP and enter your name and email address and click on ‘submit’. An email is then sent to you with a link to the Coffee Morning. If you haven’t already got Zoom, you can get it for free on your computer, tablet or phone. You could download it now from

New Book: Scripture Messages

Copies of Derek Burton’s book ‘Scripture Messages’ are available FREE OF CHARGE. (although any donations - to St Mary's - would be appreciated). Let the office or Derek know if you’d like a copy: 0191 251 2064 or

"I recommend Derek Burton's book for many reasons. It is a well organised collection of talks and messages on extracts based on the Bible. It is informed and illustrated with stories and examples, as well as references to other parts of the Bible. This book makes you want to read more of the chapter from which the texts are taken. Above all it is a candid testimony to the power and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ to change and enrich lives. It has integrity. A good book, I think to use for Bible study, as it aims to point to a personal relationship with Christ. More than ever it is relevant today in our beautiful but disturbed and chaotic modern world."

Rosemay Dunlop

Plants Sale for Church Funds

Last year, Dave Haddock, who was running the Tai Chi class in our hall, 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, and he will deliver if local. 30% of sales will be donated to St Mary’s, so be sure to mention St Mary’s when you order!

So far £130 has been raised through this scheme!

Order from Dave Haddock: tel. 0191 2524985, mob. 07976 687973, or email: View the Catalogue below.

Plant Catalogue
Download PDF • 7.34MB
New Plants
Download PDF • 6.16MB

Church Open Times

Morning Prayer is on Wednesdays at 9am, and the church remains open until midday for private prayer.

The Office is still working remotely. Any phone messages or emails will be checked regularly and correspondence could be popped through the letterbox in the north door and will be responded to as soon as possible.

Do let us know if you or others are celebrating any special event or anniversary or if you have any news you wish to share and we can put this news into our future email letters.  You can do this by leaving a message on the church office answerphone 0191 251 4216 or email at:


For your prayers this week:

Your Prayers are requested for

Martin Cooper

Olya Bouchard

Emma Campbell

Jonathan Jackman

Michael Hampson

Rest in Peace

Malcolm West

Hazel Wood

Mike Stoker (Anniversary)

John Garfoot (Anniversary)

Dennis Rivers (Anniversary)

Elsie Kidd (Anniversary)

Also pray for

Sue and Adrian as they start their married life together.

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.

Access the Readings in Church

You can use your phone or tablet to open these notices and follow along with the readings and the words of the music. This week there's also a 'QR code' to help you:


This Sunday's Hymns & Readings

Annunciation picture by He Qi

© 2014 All rights reserved

Bringing in the Paschal Candle

Christ yesterday and today,

the beginning and the end,

Alpha and Omega, all time belongs to him, and all ages;

to him be glory and power, through every age and for ever. Amen.

May the light of Christ, rising in glory, banish all darkness from our hearts and minds. Alleluia. Christ is risen.

He is risen indeed. Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

Everlasting God,

we give you thanks that our Lord Jesus Christ

was raised gloriously from the dead,

crushing the power of sin

and destroying the sting of death.

May we, and all Christ’s people,

shine as lights in the world to the glory of God the Father.


The light of Christ.

Thanks be to God.


Almighty God,

who looked upon the lowliness

of the Blessed Virgin Mary

and chose her to be the mother of your only Son:

grant that we who are redeemed by his blood

may share with her in the glory of your eternal kingdom;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.


A reading from Psalm 45

Hear, O daughter, consider and incline your ear;    forget your people and your father’s house,

and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him;    the people of Tyre will seek your favour with gifts,    the richest of the people with all kinds of wealth.

The princess is decked in her chamber with gold-woven robes;    in many-coloured robes she is led to the king;    behind her the virgins, her companions, follow. With joy and gladness they are led along    as they enter the palace of the king.

In the place of ancestors you, O king, shall have sons;    you will make them princes in all the earth. I will cause your name to be celebrated in all generations;    therefore the peoples will praise you for ever and ever.

Psalm 45:10-18

A reading from Paul’s letter to the Galatians

But when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, in order to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as children. And because you are children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’ So you are no longer a slave but a child, and if a child then also an heir, through God.

Galatians 4:4-7

The Gospel according to Luke

And Mary said, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord,     and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour,  for he has looked with favour on the lowliness of his servant.    Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed;  for the Mighty One has done great things for me,    and holy is his name.  His mercy is for those who fear him    from generation to generation.  He has shown strength with his arm;    he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts.  He has brought down the powerful from their thrones,    and lifted up the lowly;  he has filled the hungry with good things,    and sent the rich away empty.  He has helped his servant Israel,    in remembrance of his mercy,  according to the promise he made to our ancestors,    to Abraham and to his descendants for ever.’

Luke 1:46-55

Offertory Hymn

O Lord, all the world belongs to You and You are always making all things new. What is wrong, You forgive, and the new life You give is what’s turning the world upside down.

The world’s only loving to its friends, but Your way of loving never ends, loving enemies too; and this loving with You is what’s turning the world upside down.

The world lives divided and apart, You draw men together, and we start in our friendship to see that in harmony we can be turning the world upside down.

The world wants the wealth to live in state, but You show a new way to be great: like a servant You came, and if we do the same, we’ll be turning the world upside down.

O Lord, all the world belongs to You and You are always making all things new. What is wrong, You forgive, and the new life You give is what’s turning the world upside down.

Patrick Appleford

© 1965 Josef Weinberger

Communion Hymn

Virgin-born, we bow before thee; blessèd was the womb that bore thee; Mary, mother meek and mild, blessèd was she in her child.

Blessèd was the breast that fed thee; blessèd was the hand that led thee; blessèd was the parent's eye that watched thy slumbering infancy.

Blessèd she by all creation, who brought forth the world's Salvation, blessèd they for ever blest, who love thee most and serve thee best.

Virgin-born we bow before thee; blessèd was the womb that bore thee; Mary, mother meek and mild, blessèd was she in her child.

Reginald Haber

Performed by the College of the Resurrection

© 2000 Herald AV Publications

Communion Hymn

Jesus, you are the bread we long for.

Jesus, you are the word we need. Jesus, here in your gathered people today,

you live to show us the way.

For those who starve you become bread,

For those who thirst you become wine.

Do this in memory of me

For those in need you became poor.

For those in shame your love is sure.

Do this in memory of me

For those who weep your arms are wide.

Those who are lost you sit beside.

Do this in memory of me

For those alone you speak your word.

For those oppressed your cry is heard.

Do this in memory of me

King of all Kings, choosing to serve.

To the world’s eyes failed and absurd.

Do this in memory of me

Bernadette Farrell

© 2000 Bernadette Farrell

Published by OCP

Post Communion Prayer

Almighty God,

to whose glory we celebrate the dedication of this house of prayer:

we praise you for the many blessings

you have given to those who worship you here:

and we pray that all who seek you in this place may find you,

and, being filled with the Holy Spirit,

may become a living temple acceptable to you;

through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord.



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