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:

Diaconate Ordinations:


Congratulations to Peter Smith, Paul Nichol & Patrick Jackson who were ordained

to the Permanent Diaconate at St. Mary's Cathedral .

Peter's ordination will be wonderful for All Saints & St. Teresa's.


Annual Mission Appeal:

Today we welcome Fr. John Zampese from the Xaverian Missionaries who will make the

annual appeal on behalf of the missions at both churches this weekend.

I am sure the people of St. Teresa's & All Saints will make him very welcome and we will

be generous in our response to his request for our money!


Feast of The Assumption of Mary into Heaven:

On Wednesday we celebrate Mary's Assumption into Heaven. The Assumption means that Mary

is the first person to share in the Resurrection of Christ. It is a feast of hope for all peoples.

The hope it offers is that if we remain faithful, Resurrection and new Life awaits us at the ends

of our journey. Masses - St. Teresa's Vigil 7.00pm. Wed morning at 9.30am All Saints.


Summer Special Holiday Club:

The annual summer Special Club takes place at Lanchester Methodist Church from Tuesday

28th August to Sat 1st Sept. If you wish yuor child to attend the club please take a booking form

from the back of church and return it to the Methodist Church.


St. Teresa's: Annfield Plain:

The Rosary:

Is recited every Wednesday morning following Mass. Refreshments are available afterwards.

Food Bank:

During the school holidays please remember the demands on the services of the food bank

rise when children are not at school. Please help by donating an item of food to the bin in

the porch. Thank you.

11th November 2018:Marks the centenary of the end of WW1.

St. Teresa's are considering how we can show that we remember the sacrifice of our ancestors,

anyone who attends St. Teresa's and would like to be involved are welcome to put their names

on a list at the back of church. If you have a grandparent or great grandparent to remember

there will be an opportunity to include their names.

Car Parking!

It is unfortunate that there is insufficient space in St. Teresa's car park for all the members of the

congregation to park their cars. If you are unable to access the car park we ask you to bear in

mind the needs of those living nearby.



Join the S.V.P. Give some of your time to help others!

Please donate coins and notes from any

country, used stamps, silver or gold ( an odd link or earing ).

If you have any excess rosary beads could you hand them to the S.V.P. please.

SVP meeting every Tueday at 6.15pm. in the Parish Centre.

New members most welcome


Monday Club:

Next Monday Club Monday 10 Sept 2018.


The Monday Club meets up with Father Bob at Ushaw.

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


Re-Launch of All Saints 100 Club.

Some numbers are still available! Get your NOW!

We are planning to re-start the 100 Club, with the first draw in September this year.

An annual subsciption of just £12.00 makes members eligible for the monthly draw,

with prizes £30, £20 & £10. ( these prize levels assume full subsciption to the club.)

Don't delay! Join today! Numbers available in the coffee morning. Numbers also

available from Jan Taylor Tel: 520801 & Margaret McCabe Tel: 520167.


Canned Fish & Coffee Collection & Food Bank:

In Lanchester is for Asylum Seekers. It is collected on 1st Sunday of each month.

and a reminder should be on the newsletter. If you attend Annfield Plain you could put it in their

Food Bank Collection which is usually in the porch if you are unable to get to Lanchester.

The Food Bank wil struggle over the school holidays to provide provisions for those in need

of support within our community.


Churches Together:

During the Summer Months: volunteers from the three churches are invited to

join us in prayer walking the villages of Lanchester & Burnhope - no experience required!

It will take place on a weekly basis, starting from the Methodist Church at 10.00am each

Saturday. We will link with the morning prayer group and reurn at 11.00am.

It will be flexible i.e. no need to attend every week & time taken will be adapted to requirments.

The first Saturday will be 2nd June. Thanks - Ray Hill Tel: 520004


It is time for a renewed effort to end the closure of Gaza:


Israelis and Palestinians both need security, peace and to live in dignity,

free from injustice, if communities are to flourish and contribute meaningfully to the common good.

Together with our partners, we believe that suffering, injustice, violence and war will only end when

the occupation ends. Ending the closure of Gaza is an important step to achieving this.

Email the Foreign Secretary

Pray for Peace in the Holy Land


Children's Liturgy of the World:

Each Sunday in term time. Parents please bring your child along for the KS1 & KS2 to experience

the Word of God at their level. Meet in church for 9.30am.


Coffee morning after Sunday's Mass:

This is a wonderful way to get to know and socialise with your fellow parishioners. Proceeds this

week go to the upkeep of the Parish Centre.


Quiet Garden Movement:

Woodlea near Lanchester are opening the garden for rest and relaxation. Opening times

May to September, the last Wednesday and Thursday of the month. 8.00am to 7.00pm.


Say a Pray for a lost Soul in Purgatory: ( and get amazing results )

"De Profundis"

Out of the depths I have cried to thee O' Lord, Lord hear my voice

Let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication

If thou O' Lord were to mark my iniquities, Lord who shall endure it

For with Thee there is mercy and by reason of Thy Law I have waited on Thee, O' Lord

My soul hath relied on His word, my soul hath hoped in the Lord

From the morning watch even until night , my soul hath hoped in the Lord

Let Israel hope in the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him

plentiful Redemption and He will redeem Israel from all her iniquities

Eternal rest give unto them, O' Lord and let perpetual light shine upon

them may they rest in peace.

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.


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



Northern Cross now on line ( see our links page) Now on sale £1 at back of church.


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


War Memorial All Saints Catholic Church: A Grade 11 Listed Building:

( Photo from Church Calendar 2017 )

For more info click here


Ushaw College 2018:

This year celebrates 450 years since the foundation of the Douai / Ushaw seminary.

Watch out for the many celebrations, lectures and concerts that are planned.

Or take a tour of the wonderful chapels any Wednesday to Saturday afternoon.

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



Our Lord awaits us in the Eucharist.

Let our praise and glory to the Blessed Sacrament never cease.

Pope John Paul II

Benediciton Tantum Ergo : click


Credo in Latin
with English



Live Mass from Walsingham Catholic TV

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


Catholic Radio Station


What makes a Pope shake with Laughter ?


Offertory Envelopes: Gift Aid tax rules:

Envelopes for the year commencing in April 2018 are ready for collection at the back of both churches.

The eligibility for gift aid tax reclamation has changed from April 2018. Generally taxable income in excess

of £11,850, is eligible, however please note that the first £1,000 of interest from banks, building societies

etc, will be exempt for basic rate taxpayers, as will the first £2,000 of dividend income, it will therefore

be possible for an individual to be in receipt of over £14,850 of income without paying any income tax.

We therefore ask parishioners who have signed Gift Aid declarations to check that they are paying

sufficient tax to cover the amount reclaimed from HMRC in relation to their donations.

Please take your box today. If you have changed your address or your circumstances have changed

( you no longer pay tax ) please inform Catherine Taylor ( St. Teresa's ) or Martin Matthews All Saints.

Or phone the parish office Tel: 01207 520 374


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The Holy See Press Office has published the itinerary of the Holy Father

Pope Francis for his Pastoral visit to the 9th World Meeting of Families in

Ireland on 25 & 26 August 2018.








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Inside St Teresa's Church Annfield Plain











All Saints Lanchester Parish Church




Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby & Pope Francis







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