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:


Pontop Partnership Mission:

YMT School Mission: Preparation for the YMT School Mission in out Catholic Primary Schools

& St. Bede's School are now well advanced. The Mission is primarity for our schools and young

people, but there will be opportunties for all of us to be involved in the Mission ans to strenghten

our faith and our relationship with the Lord. Please keep lots of time free in the Three Weeks

from 27 Nov to the 19 Dec 2017. There are still a few copies of the Timetable available.

Please take a few copies - invite neighbours & friends to any of the services during the mission.


Mission Plan Timetable 2017 - Pontop Partnership Mass Times:

Click Here to view


Clergy Training Fund:

A Pastoral letter from Bishop Seamus will be read at all Masses throughout the Diocese

next weekend. The annual collection for the training of our future priests and permanent

deacons will be taken at all Masses throughout the Diocese NEXT weekend.

The fund will remain open until 27th Nov for private or individual donations.


Parish Council:

Sincere thanks for the response to the appeal for nominations to the proposed

Pastoral Council. We have had 9 nominations at St. Teresa's and 16 at All Saints.

This means we will have to have an election in both parishes.

Voting slips will be available at both churches next weekend.


Priests Retreat:

I shall be spending a few days at Minsteracres with some priests on retreat this week.

I am most grateful to Fr. Park who will celebrate Mass every morning at All Saints and

to Fr. Pitt who will celebrate the Wednesday and Friday Masses at St. Teresa's.


St. Teresa's:

Transfigure Prayer service:

Next Transfigure prayer group is on 12 October at 7.00pm. Refreshments afterwards.

St Teresa's Christmas Fair:

The fair will take place on Sunday Nov 18th, donations for gifts, bottles and bric -a -brac

stalls are requested. Sorry NO electrical goods can be accepted. Raffle tickets will be on

sale in the church porch. New volunteers are invited to support the event for all or part of

the time.


Evening Chronicle Wish Tokens:

Starting again on 12 Oct. Once more we will be collecting the tokens for H.C.P.T.

( Handicapped Children's Trust ) to take handicapped children to Lourdes.

Please remember to cut the wish tokens from your Evening Chronicle and

drop the tokens into the box. The money raised will assist the Whickham group

of the HCPT to take children to Lourdes at Easter.

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


Harvest Fast Day:

" Our Harvest for those in need " will remain

on the sanctuary for the next two weeks. Our generosity towards the

" Harvest Basket " is an expression of our gratitude to God for what we

have and an expression of our concern for our brothers & sisters in need.


Happy Birthday Monday Club:

All Saints Monday Club 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Next meeting Monday 30 October 2017. ( Note 23 Oct is half term break. )

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


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.


First Holy Communion:

Fifteen children have been enrolled for First Holy Communion next year. The school have

begun their part of the preparation. The children will meet for their first session with their

catechists on Nov 5th at 9.ooam sharp in the Parish Centre. First Holy Communion

children will go straight to the Parish Centre to work with their catechists and will join

their families at the offertoty of Mass. Please pray for the children, their families, teachers

and catechists.


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.


Housekeeper Vacancy:

The parish requires a part-time Housekeeper for 7.5 hours per week to work in the presbytery.

Further information and details of how to apply are available at

Tel: 0191 2433 301 or email:

Closing date is 30 October 2017.


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 -


Piety Christmas Goods:

Advent calendars, Christmas Cards, and other items for sale during October.


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 ".


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 Sept eNewsletter.



Please note next SVP meeting after our summer break is on Tuesday 3rd Oct at 6.15pm.


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


Pope Francis: Official Biography


Benediciton Tantum Ergo : click

Credo in Latin
with English


Heaven's Radio FM Live Masses:


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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