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:

2019 Appeal for Nurses:

Could you spare one week of your holidays to come & work as a nuse on the annual

Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes?. 26 July to 2 August 2019.



All Saints : Saturday 6.00pm. - 6-30pm.

St. Teresa's : Wednesday 10.30am, Saturday 3.45pm - 4.15pm.


Parish Partnership Confirmation Programme for 2019:

44 young people attended the first session of our confirmation preparation programme on

Thursday evening. It was wonderful to be with such keen and enthusiastic groups of young

people who are preparing to make their commitment. Our sincere thanks to our team of

catechists for their work & commitment to young peoples development.

The date of Comfirmation is Wednesday 12th June at St. Patrick's Consett at 7.00pm.


First Holy Communion:

Our children are preparing to celebrate their First Holy Communion in June.

It is expected that the parents of all children

are regular at Mass every weekend and are committed to sharing their faith with

their child (ren) . Parents be assured that the parish of All Saints and All Saints

school are totally committed to supporting you in your responsibility and

privilege of handing on the faith to your child ( ren ).



Next Meeting on Thursday 21 Feb at 7.00pm. 2019.

The topic this week will "Marriage and Holy Orders".

We are blessed to have seven enquirers this years R.C.I.A. ( Journey of Faith ) programme.

Our journey will continue on Thursday evening at 7.00pm. in the Parish Cerntre. All welcome.



There will be a meeting of parents of children who have planned or are planning a

Baptism of their child on Wednesday 27th February at 6.00pm.


Monday Club:

Next Monday Club Monday 18 Feb 2019.

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


New Luncheon Club:

We will serve a light lunch in the Parish Centre, there will be no charge although donations

are always welcome, and every 3rd Wednesday monthly, except December & August.

Enquiries: Andrea Stoddart Tel:


100 Club Sept Draw results:

Next draw will take place

It's still not too late to join , £11 per annum.Contact Jan Taylor.Tel; 520801

As a result of the success of the 100 Club, £500 has been donated to the Parish Funds.Thank you.


S.V.P. Lanchester, All Saints:

National Raffle:

Tickets on Sale £1 per ticket, £5 per book. 1st Prize £3,000, 2nd prize £2,000.

Your support helps us to continue our work with people facing isolation, loneliness,

and a daily struggle with poverty.

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.


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.


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.


St. Teresa's: Annfield Plain:

The Rosary:

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


Pie, Peas and Bingo:

Will take place on Wednesday 20 Feb at 6.00pm.


Change to this months Luncheon Club:

It will be held on Wednesday 27 Feb 12 noon. £4 for 2 courses & tea & coffee served.

There will be NO Luncheon club in March.


Calling singers & musicians of all abilities and ages:

St. Teresa's is setting up a new choir which will sing at the vigil Mass once a month.

Two initial practice sessions will be held on Sunday 3rd & Sunday 10 March from 5.00pm to 6.00pm.

People of all ages and musical ability are welcome from all parishes.

Previous experience not required! Added incentive.. Cake served after the both sessions!

We will sing at the Vigil Mass on 23rd March.


A Big thank you fron Co Durham foodbank:

For your support during 2018, providing 112 meals making a real difference to local

families in need.

Savings Club:

The opportunity to save weekly to prepare for Christmas 2019 will recommence next weekend.

Further information is available from Christine and Helen.


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.


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


Raised On Songs and Stories ( ROSS ):

This is a welfare elderly project organised by the Tyneside Irish Cultural Society.

ROSS will be at St. Joseph's Church on Wednesday 20th March from 12.30 - 2.30pm.

with lunch, live Irish music and entertainment. Please do come along.

More information please contact St. Joseph's Parish Office.


Lay Readers Training :

At St. Mary's Parish Hall Farringdon Road, Cullercoats on Monday 11th March 7.00-9.00pm

and Sat 16 March 10.30am - 4,00pm. Commissioning service is at 3.30pm.

Cost £10. Please book early as places are limited. If you are interested contact Parish Office.


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


Walsingham Pilgrimage August 16th - 19th 2019:

We will be taking part in a joint parish's pilgrimage to Walsingham. Price £195 per person, including

food, accommodation and transport. We have limited places available. If you would like to secure a

place a £50 deposit will be required. Contact Thomas on 07540737121 to book your place.


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.



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 Feb eNewsletter.


Ushaw College 2019:

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


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

Click Here: Youth Village








Everyone in the Diocese is invited to a Retirement Mass for Bishop Seamus.








Traidcraft A Fairtrade Easter






The EVENT is back! Join us for our 2nd birthday re-launch on Wed 17 October.

This year we will also be running two "Roadshow" Events, one in Crook in the

Escomb partnership and one in March at St. Mary's RC Primary in South Moor,

in the Pontop partnership.







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