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:

Friday is the Feast of St. Peter & St. Paul:

A Holy Day of Obligation.


Diaconate Ordinations:

We are asked to pray for Peter Smith, Paul Nichol & Patrick Jackson who will be ordained

to the Permanent Diaconate on the 30th June at St. Mary's Cathedral Newcastle.

A coach will leave Lanchester at 9.00am for the Ordination.

If you wish to travel to the Cathedral on 30th June, please put your name on the list at the

back of church. Cost of coach £4.00.


Public Examinations:

Our prayers and best wishes are with our young people who will be taking their

public examinations over the coming week's.


Diocesan Festival 2018:

23rd - 24th June at Emmaus Youth Village, Consett. This year's theme is "Encounter".

The festival includes prayers, liturgy, reflection, discussion and music!

One of the speakers will be Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow who founded the charity Mary's Meals.

Everyone is welcome.



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.

Read More


Adoremus Congress: ( Saturday 8th September 2018).


These days are open to everybody. Booking forms are available at the back of church.

Booking Form Online


Annual Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2018:

Experienced Adult Helpers urgently needed. See poster >>>>>>>>


St. Teresa's: Annfield Plain:

The Rosary:

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

Summer Fayre:

Thank you to everyone who supported our Summer Fayre.


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.


Churches Together:

Presents a talk by Canon Rosalind Brown ( Durham Cathedral) 'The Welcoming Church'

Lessons from the Past' Thursday 21 June 7.30pm Lanchester Methodist Church.

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


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.




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.



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

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


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.


Monday Club:

Next Monday Club Monday 25 June 2018.

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.

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.


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 June 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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