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

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

Notice Board:


1st Sunday of Advent

Today the First Sunday of Advent, a new liturgical year begins.

Advent is a season of waiting, expecting and hoping.

Advent helps us to prepare for the coming of the Christ child at Christmas

and for his second coming at the end of time.

The theme "Stay Awake" echoes throughtout the Advent Liturgy.

While this Advent & Christmas will be different the message of

Christmas will never change.

Christ will come and will come that all people will enjoy

and experience peace and happiness.



The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available by appointment with Fr. O'Connor.



Churches Together:

Have produced our annual Christmas greetings card,

( much simpler than in previous years) which are now

ready for distribution throughout the parish.

We need some volunteers who are willing to deliver the cards.

Please get in touch with Fr. Cornelius or Deacon Peter during the week.


Parish Diaries

These are available at the back of church. Please take one.

Donations for the diary may be left in the Advent Alms box.

All donations will be forwarded to St. Cuthert's Care.




If any of our people sign up for this programme would you

please let Deacon Peter or Fr. Cornelius know so that we can

help you with one to one support.

Both of us will be delighted to help in any way we can.


Isolated but not alone resources for catholics










St. Teresa's: Annfield Plain:


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.







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



Prayer Request Our Lady of Walsingham



Northern Cross now FREE to read on line




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


Juan Pablo II


What makes a Pope shake with Laughter ?

pj pl

From Deacon Peter





S.V.P. Lanchester, All Saints:

No meetings till further notice:



Monday Club:

Suspended until further notice:

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

or email


World Challenge:

Leah Herdman ( student at St. Bede's school ) is hoping to go to Nepal in July 2021 with

a group of young people from St. Bede's. World Challenge gives our young people the

opportunity to improve poverty and quality of life in third world countries.

All students need to raise over £4,000 to secure a place. To help Leah achieve her target

she and her family are holding a coffee morning after the 9.30 Mass on Sunday 23rd Feb.



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.


Durham University Hospial Chapain Fr. Paul Tully has a new phone no: 01388818544






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


For more info click here & to read Michael Quigley's Leaflet

War Memorial Catholic Church of All Saints.


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.



Ushaw College 2020:

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.


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




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

Click Here: Youth Village













Remembrance Day Light a Candle











Catholic National Shrine & Basilica of Our Lady






Inside All Saints Catholic Church Lanchester




Inside St Teresa's Church Annfield Plain


All Saints Lanchester Parish Church


Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby & Pope Francis




Lanchester Methodist Church