Worship with us this Sunday!
This Sunday is Trinity Sunday when we celebrate the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Use the links below to sign up to join us in person, or to access our live stream.
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:
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This Week's News
Sunday 8am Holy Communion
The 8am Sunday service of Holy Communion returns this Sunday. You need not sign up in advance for this service, since we can easily accommodate our usual number within our Covid capacity limit. You should still wear a mask, and follow safety advice on arrival, just as at the 10am service.
We are really excited to be restarting some of our Sunday morning provision for children. Because of space and numbers we're having to think outside our usual activity. We will be having a "Junior Church" once a month for now, concurrent with our 10am Eucharist. The group will have age-appropriate activities, songs and stories in the Hall, joining the main service to receive Holy Communion or a blessing. The first one is on Sunday 13th June.
Find out more and sign up by clicking or tapping the link below.
Mid-Week Holy Communion Survey
Holy Communion mid-week will return soon. But as with so many things, the break in our usual practice caused by Covid-19 gives us the opportunity to re-assess what we're doing and why, and to discern what is best going forward. With this in mind, it would be helpful if you could give us some feedback regarding Holy Communion during the week, by completing the survey below. It will give us the most accurate results if you answer honestly for yourself, and not anticipate others' preferences.
Do you enjoy singing?
Hopefully it won’t be too long before we are able to sing all together as a congregation, but for the time being we will just have a small group of singers at the 10 am Eucharist. If you would like to join in the singing as we move forward, get in touch! You do not have to be able to read music and you may only be available occasionally but we would love to hear from you. Email Carole Lax > if you are interested
Whitley Bay Street Pastors
Please hold Whitley Bay Street Pastors in your thoughts and prayers as they return to their Ministry this Saturday, working with the Police, Ambulance and other partners in the night time economy at the coast to make our community safer. With many thanks, Ruth Blake
Sunday 30th May, Trinity Sunday: 8am Holy Communion & 10am Sung Eucharist
Tuesday 1st June, Justin Martyr: 9am Morning Prayer
Wednesday 2nd June: 9am Morning Prayer, then Private Prayer time until 12pm 7:30pm Standing Committee via Zoom.
Thursday 3rd June, Corpus Christi Day: 9am Morning Prayer
Sunday 6th June, 1st Sunday after Trinity: 8am Holy Communion & 10am Sung Eucharist. 12noon Baptism of Elodie Madeline Anderson
Remember that News and notices from previous weeks are all available to read by clicking "notices" at the top of the page.
Many congratulations to Brother Harold Palmer who celebrates his 90th birthday this Sunday.
St Mary’s is open for public worship on Sundays at 10am but even with the new & less restrictive Covid rules from Monday 17th May we still need to sign up for a place if you wish to attend. Social distancing measures will still be in place and a face covering must still be worn, but a return to normality is ever closer.
Our Musician Search
Following our consultation and discernment process, we have begun our search for a permanent musician.
We are looking for a paid musician to lead us in music. As a church, we love to sing and play in our worship, and we need a special person to bring out the best in us all.
If you know anyone who would be interested, please share the advert, and/or this link:
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!
Morning Prayer will now be said publicly on Tuesday and Thursdays in addition to Wednesday.
Although the office is now open Tuesday to Thursday, the church will be open specifically for Private Prayer on Wednesdays as usual.
Office Opening Hours
The parish office is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am-12noon.
A message of Thanks
Olya Bouchard, our niece, is now happy to be back home and recovering. She even had a short walk in the garden. Thank you again for all your prayers. Peter and Rosemay
For your prayers this week:
Please hold Whitley Bay Street Pastors in your thoughts and prayers as they return to their Ministry in our area this Saturday.
Please also pray for Elodie Madeline Anderson who will be baptised here at St Mary’s on Sunday 6th June at 12noon.
Your Prayers are requested for
John Telfer & Myra Telfer
Lucinda & her children
Rest in Peace
David Kennedy Strachan
Sebastian (Stan) Cuomo (Anniversary)
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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