All Saints and St Terera's Catholic Churches Lanchester and Annfield Plain
Notice Board  

"God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for Scars"

Notice Board:

Advent: Reconcilation:

Pope Francis has stressed the necessity and importance of Reconciliation for our spirituality

growth. The Sacrament of Reconcilation offers us a marvellous opportunity to prepare for

the Birth of Christ. Two services of Reconciliation will take place in our Partnership this week:

* Tuesday 12th Dec at St. Patrick's Consett.

* Thursday 14th Dec at All Saints, Lanchester.

There will be opportunities for Reconcillation at:

* St Teresa's from 9.15 am - 9.30am on Wednesday & 3.15pm - 4.00pm on Saturday.

* All Saints from 5.30pm - 6.00pm on Saturday.

I appeal to ALL - please make sure that Reconciliation/ Confession is part of our

preparation for the Birth of Christ.


UNBROKEN Mission Map


YMT School Mission:

Week Two of the Youth Mission has been based in the parishes in the partnership.

The third week will be based in St. Bede's school.

Every year group in the school will lead the celebration of Mass at 11.10 here in All Saints

Church and will be celebrated by a different priest from the Partnership.

Mass times this week : Monday & Tuesday 9.00am.

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 11.10am.

There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament in the Chapel at St. Bede's School every

day with a different Parish taking responsibility for a days " Watching ".

Wednesday is the turn for All Saints. There is a rota at the back of church.

Please sign up for an half hour slot.


Mission Plan Timetable 2017 - Pontop Partnership Mass Times:

Click Here to view

Advent Alms:

Boxes for the support of St. Cuthbert's Care are at the back of church.


Big Christmas Clean:

Please come along to church and help with annual Christmas clean on Wed 20 Dec 9.30am.


A letter from Bishop Seamus, Safeguard the future of Catholic education:

comcerning Catholic Schools and the Goverment proposal to overturn the 50% admission

cap which prevents Catholic schools from allowing all Catholic pupils to attend is available

from the back of church today. Please take a copy of the letter and sign the letter below.

Are you a Catholic who wants to send your child to a Catholic school?

Do you support the right of Catholic parents/guardians to choose a Catholic education for

their child or children?

Do you want to safeguard the future of Catholic education in England?

If the answer's yes to any of these questions, we urgently need your HELP:

Take Action NOW! Sign here


St. Teresa's:

Christmas Food Appeal:

During December the Foodbank will provide special Christmas hamper alongside emergency

food parcel that is given to local families who are suffering financial hardship. To help this

effort there is a box in the porch for our contributions. A list is available of suggested items.


The Allotment Project:

This is nearing completion. The fencing will be erected over the next few weeks.

Would all those who expressed an initial interest please see Thomas Gillingham after Mass.


Evening Chronicle Wish Tokens:

A box is available in St. Teresa's church porch. Thank you.



The rosary is recited every Wednesday morning following Mass.

Refreshments are available afterwards.


Welcome St Teresa's to your web page notice board:

Please forward anything you wish to add to this page.

I would like some photos of the church to add to the main page please.

Many thanks: email


Monday Club:

All Saints Monday Club 6.30pm - 8.30pm Next meeting Monday 11th Dec 2017.

We would welcome some more drivers and helpers.The commitment is about once every 6 weeks term


Please think of inviting a neighbour who would appreciate a good night out! Lifts provided.

For more information : please contact Kate Edwards Tel: 01207 521 735 or text 07507816036

or email


The Northern Catholic Calendar:

Our Diocesan Year Book £3 & Northern Cross our Diocesan newspaper £1 are on sale now.

Lanchester Calendar:

Our calendars for 2018 featuring views of Lanchester by local artists, are now available to

purchase at the back of church, priced at £5. All proeeds from the sale of these calendars

will be shared equally between " Willow Burn Hospice " & " Save the Children ".

Lanchester & Burnhope Church Diaries 2018:

The church diaries are now available at the back of church. Please leave a donation.

A minimum donation of £1 per diary is requested into the SVP box. Thank you.


Sick List:

Caring or praying for the sick and housebound is a most important mission of every parish.

The general prayer "For the Sick" at every Mass we celebrate is great but it would be more

personal to pray for the sick by name ( especially those who are very sick ). Would our

Extraordinary Ministers who take Holy Communion to the sick give names of the sick to

be included in the newsletter every weekend. Please make sure you have the consent

of the sick person.


Gift Aid:

Letters for all who have Gift Aid with the parish telling you of the total reclaimed by the Diocese from the

Inland Revenue available at the back of church. Please take your letter today. Sincere thanks to all who

Gift Aid their weekly offerings. If you are a tax-payer and are not in the Gift Aid scheme would you please

consider signing a Gift aid declaration form please. Last year All Saints reclaimed £5850.00 while

St Teresa's reclaimed £1710.00.


Help Needed: Volunteer Drivers Car lifts to Church:

Volunteer drivers provide a valuable service to allow parishioners with mobility issues to attend

Mass on a regular basis. As there is now only one Mass in Lanchester, we are in need of additional

drivers to join the driving rota. If you are able to spare a little time every 4 weeks to pick up and drop

off a small number of parishioners before and after Mass from the Lanchester area, please contact

David Summers see below: Tel: 01207 520 005 or 07736097565

email -


Unable to get to church to light a candle? Light one at the Grotto in Lourdes:


The Lourdes Sanctuary offers you the possibility by internet of leaving and lighting a candle

at the Lourdes Grotto. In return for your offering, the Sanctuary will place and light your candle

at the Grotto, in a candle stand set aside for this purpose. The Sanctuary commits itself to

honour your request within 24 hours. You can link it with a prayer intenion.

light a candle



See Diocsan web link on front page to read the Dec eNewsletter.



SVP meeting very Tueday at 6.15pm. New members most welcome.

Conference Meeting Tuesday 5th Dec in the Parish Centre.


War Memorial All Saints Catholic Church:

Photo from Church Calendar 2017

Awarded Listed Building Status.

The memorial is now at Grade II.


Ushaw College 2017:


Cafe, Shop and Museum. Open Wednesday to Saturday 11.00am to 5.00pm.

Main House and chapels. Open Wednesday to Saturday 1.00pm to 5.00pm.

Fr. Bob's Home Page



Live Mass from Walsingham Catholic TV


Benediciton Tantum Ergo : click

Credo in Latin
with English


Heaven's Radio FM: Live Masses in Ireland & England.


Catholic Radio Station


Northern Cross now on line ( see our links page)


What makes a Pope shake with Laughter ?


Click Here: Rev.Andrew O'Connor's Pencil

Click Here: Youth Village

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