Notice Board  

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

Notice Board:

Canon Robert Spence Writes:

I would like to inform you that I will be retiring as Parish Priest of All Saints on Sept 3rd 2017.

I have been invited to be Chaplain at Ushaw College which is being so excitingly developed

at this time. They are hoping that a Chaplaincy will provide a spiritual support to those who

visit and those who work there. They tell me that the duties will be reasonably light and

would suit someone wanting time and a suitable environment to study, read, reflect or

simply rest.

I will be leaving All Saints after 19 very happy years during which I have always been

Marvellously supported and encouraged.


Fr. Cornelius O'Connor:

Fr Cornelius O'Connor has been appointed our new Parish Priest by Bishop Seamus.

We warmly welcome him and wish him many happy years amongst us at All Saints.


Ministies Mass Dipton 2017:


On 14 July at St. Patrick's Church, Dipton, Bishop Seamus celebrated Mass

to mark the movement of Paul Nichol from St. Patrick's Parish,

Peter Smith from Lanchester & Paddy Jackson from Leam Lane,

moving from Lector to their final year of Acolyte in their training for the

Permanent Diaconate. They were accompanied by family, friends,

Parish priests, members of the Diaconate Community, parishioners

and the Formation Team.



Called to the Supper of the Lamb.

Day of reflection for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion led by Fr. Shaun Purdy.

On Saturday 9th Sept 2017 at Ushaw College, 10.30am - 4.00pm. Please book through

the Parish Office.


Our New Partnership:

Annfield Plain - St. Teresa

Blackhill - Our Blessed Lady Immaculate

Brooms - Our Blessed Lady and St. Joseph

Byemoor - The Sacred Heart

Consett - St. Patrick, St. Pius X

Dipton - St. Patrick

Lanchester - All Saints

Shotley Bridge - Our Lady of the Rosary

Stanley - St. Joseph



See Diocsan web link on front page to read August eNewsletter.


Monday Club:

All Saints Monday Club 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Club will re-commence on 11th September.


Fr Bob receives a Farewell gift from Echo and the Monday Club!

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



Thank you from the Little Sisters of the Poor, Newcastle £6,632.15 from stamps, medals, old coins,

unused holiday currency & pieces of gold & silver from friends and parishes throughout the

Diocese. Please continue to support. Blessed John Ingram Walk - see Noticeboard.

We are still collecting used postage stamps, silver or gold ( a odd link from a chain or an

odd earring ) Coins & notes from any country for the Little Sisters of the Poor.


Ushaw College 2017:

Season starts: open Wedsesday - Saturday 1pm - 5pm. with Midday Prayer 12.30pm.

Wednesday to Friday, Food at Ushaw in the Refectory 11.00am to 5pm. Wed to Saturday.


War Memorial All Saints Catholic Church:

Photo from Church Calendar 2017

Awarded Listed Building Status.

The memorial is now at Grade II.


Parish Centre & Annex Refurbishments:

The Parish Pastoral Council proposes to complete the following essential works before the winter.

Parish Centre 1. Deep clean & redecorate . 2. Replace tables and chairs.

ANNEX 1. Investigate / repair crumbling plasterwork. 2. Investigate / repair heating system.

3. Redecorate 4. Upate furnishings.

Various fund raising efforts are planned, so we ask for your full support. Thank you.


Fr. Bob's 40th Jubilee & Our Centenary Anniversary:

Click Here!


Help Needed: Car lifts to Church:

A small number of volunteers share a rota to collect parishioners who would

otherwise be unable to attend Mass on Sunday and return them home afterwards.

The rota requires volunteers to do this once every five weeks. As the number of

parishioners needing our help is increasing we need more drivers to volunteer to help.

If you think you could join our group, please contact David Summers see below:

email -

Tel: 01207 520 005 or 07736097565


All Saints Parish Council Members


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)


Father Bob at Mass Goa Feb 2014


What makes a Pope shake with Laughter ?


Very Moving video of Sister Teresa of Calcuta & Pope John Paul II.

Tridentine Mass sung in Latin for the Last Sunsay after Pentecost.

Pope John Paul II reads the Latin Canon of the Mass on the Feast

of Saint Peter and Paul in the Saint Peter Basilica.

Click Here: Sister Teresa & Latin Mass 


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

Click Here: To visit Lourdes Web Site

Click Here: Youth Village


Catholic Singles:

This is an organisation which helps single adult Catholics of all ages to meet,

either one to one or through social events.

Please tel: 0161 941 3498. or visit the web site: email





inside All Saints Catholic Church Lanchester














Spanish Steps, Piazza di Spagna, Roma. Italy.





All Saints Lanchester Parish Church


Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby & Pope Francis





Lanchester Methodist Church