News for the Pews

News items from our Service Sheet

PLEASE NOTE:  All news items should be sent to Sarah Botez, our Secretary in the Church Hall at no later than 5pm on the preceding Wednesday, preferably by email or in writing. These should be as concise as possible as sheet content some weeks can be ‘heavy’. Priority will be given to items relating to Christ Church and St. Oswalds's, Newton mattersthose relating to other activities can only be included if space permits.


Spire - The July/August issue of Spire is due to be published on 30th June. Please let the Vicar have copy for this by 23rd June.

SAD NEWS - We heard last week that Rev’d Judy Cook from Nunthorpe has died whilst on holiday in Spain. Judy took Wednesday morning services here when the Vicar was also in charge of Nunthorpe. Our prayers are with her family and the people of Saint Mary’s Church.

CONFIRMATION - Next Sunday, 30th June, we will be welcoming Bishop Paul at 6.00pm for a Service of Confirmation & Communion followed by a Faith Tea. There will just be an 8.00am Holy Communion Service for those who can’t make the evening, and we have cancelled the 9.15am so all can make a special effort to welcome our Bishop and support the candidates – Edward & Adam Lambert, Oliver Rafferty, Isobel Brown, Emily Howard, Michael Reeve together with another 5 candidates from Saint Oswald’s. Our Confirmees represent the choir, servers, bell ringers and Sunday School. Donations of finger food for the tea afterwards are also needed. PLEASE do your best to support this occasion.

Funerals – The funeral of Colin Shaw will be held at Teesside Crematorium on Wednesday, 26th June at 1.15pm.  The funeral of Margaret Bryan will be held on Friday, 28th June at 10.30am in Church.

Hymns – The hymns this month have been chosen by Mr Peter Titchmarsh.

Prayers the Sentamu Way - has a change of venue and a new day of the week for the summer months.  Please come and join us when you can in All Saints’ Church on Thursday mornings from 9.30 – 10.00 am until the end of August. Angela, Jan, Elaine, Frances, Enid.

All Saints’ Services

Each Wednesday from June 5th Holy Communion 10.00am

June 23rd - Taizé Style 6.00pm                         July 14th - Evening worship 6.00pm

August 11th - Taizé Style 6.00pm                August 25th - Songs of Praise 6.00pm 

Would you like to experience 60 minutes of peace? - Then leave your preschool children & grandchildren at home and join us in All Saints Church on June 23rd at 6.00pm and experience evening worship in the style of Taizé.

Contributions and Helpers Needed! – We require contributions for Confirmation Tea on Sunday, 30th June, list at back of church, or see Helen Land. We also need helpers to serve tea at the event. Thank you.

Parking at Church – there has been damage done to the grass on the verges of the Church car park, along with damage to the car park edging, by vehicles parking on them.  Please could you use the parking space available not the grass. Many thanks.

‘Sentamu’ Prayer Time - Monday mornings in Church from 9.30 – 10.00 am.  The change of day may mean you are now able to occasionally join the group. All are welcome – for more details talk to Angela, Jan, Frances, Elaine, Enid or Geoff.

Coffee - is served after our 9.15am service on Sunday mornings in the Coffee Lounge. If you are new to our church or are just visiting, please make yourself known to someone - you are most welcome.

Christ Church Visitors – If you know any member of the congregation (past or present) who would appreciate a regular visit from a member of the group please pass details to Rosemary Wheway on Tel:  01642 722451.

Children in Distress - Please remember that we collect the following which can be turned into cash for the charity - used stamps, postcards, printer cartridges (except Epson because they have a microchip in them), foreign coins and mobile phones. They can be left in the black box at the back of church on the north side.  N.B.  All ink Cartridges must be empty before putting in a plastic bag to avoid any leakages, and please don’t put mobile phones in same bag.  Thank you.

Welcome Packs - The Visitors Group are constantly looking for people new to the village!  Please contact Helen Dickinson on 01642 724450 if a pack is needed.

New Switches - Please use the new switches on the right hand side of the electric cupboard for lights and heaters. Do not use the fuses/tripper switches any more in either electric box. We’ve been made safe – let’s keep it that way!

Coffee - is usually served after our 9.15am service. We are pleased to welcome visitors and newcomers to our church and you are welcome to join us at the front of the Church immediately following the service.


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