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:


World Mission Sunday 21st October:

On this Sunday the whole church unites in an act of universal solidarity in prayer for its missionary

activity and in collecting funds to support the Church where it is tii young or too poor to be self-sufficient.

40% of Church membership falls into this category. As the Pope's official organisation for overseas

mission, the theme of this year's WMS is Ethiopia. A second collection will be taken at all Masses

this weekend.


Gilding of the War Memorial Name Stone:

This work has been in the pipeline for the last ten years and now in this 100 Anniversary year

of the 1918 Armistice it seems the perfect time to complete the job. For the first time in 101 years

their names will shine out in gold upon the polished granite. This will greatly enhance this wonderful

village landmark and nurture in us a sense of pride snd gratitude for the sacrifice of so many.

The sale of the Diaries and the Grand Christmas Raffle will fund this project.


First Holy Communion:

The children who are currently in Year 4 at All Saints Primary School ( or in Yr 4 at any primary

school ) will be due to celebrate their First Eucharist and Reconciliation in 2019.

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).

The first session of children with their catechists will take place on Sunday 4th Nov at 9.00am.

in the Parish Centre.


Willowburn Hospice:

The new hospice will be opened at 12.00am - 3.00pm. on 27th Oct. All are welcome to

come and view the new hospice.

WILLOWBURN are having a race night on Sat 27 Oct at 7.00pm. in the Social Club.


Red Mission Boxes.

Would you please bring in your Mission Boxes next Sunday, leave at back of church

or in coffee morning. Please ensure your name is on the box. Thank you.


Altar Servers:

Please let Michael Quigley know by Sunday 14th Oct if you are coming to the Guild of

St. Stephen Mass in Newcastle and lunch, Nov 3rd.


Diaries 2019: Piety Advent Calendars:

For sale from this Sunday. Suggested donation of £1 for the Diaries.


Parish Audit / Volunteers All Saints & St. Teresa.

The collation of returns began this week. Thanks to the people who have started the process.

We are hopeful that a complete list and rota of all ministries will be available soon.


The Annual Financial Report :

Thanks to those who have joined the parishes offertory scheme. Letters addressed in alphabetical

order, informing each gift aider of their contributions to the parishes are available at the back of

both chuches. The Diocese reclaimed £5,823.48 on behalf of All Saints and £1,712.32 on behalf

of St. Teresa's. Sincere thanks to all for your continued support of our parishes.



20 people attended our first meeting of this years R.C.I.A. ( Journey of Faith ) programme.

It was a most interesting gathering, some interested in coming into full communion with the

Catholic Church, some keen to find out something about God,Faith, Christianity, some already

in full communion with the catholic church and are prepared to journey with us and support our

enquirers and welcome them on this journey. Our journey will continue on Thursday evening

in the Parish Cerntre. All welcome.


Ushaw College:

Sister Rorarie Spence " Day of Prayer" with words, music and silence.

Wednesday 24th October 10.30am - 4.00pm. Tea & Coffee 10.00am.

Break for lunch in the Refectory ( 1.00pm. ) £10 charge.

Please bring your own lunch or eat in the Reectory.




Handmade & Fair Trade Christmas Gifts!

c b w

Try to save Traidcraft , buy, give and share the Traidcraft shop!



St. Teresa's: Annfield Plain:

The Rosary:

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


The Christmas Fayre:

This will take place this year on 17th Nov. Now is the time to start looking through your drawers &

cubboards for those unused gifts and bric-a-brac ( sorry no electrical goods can be accepted ).

Raffle tickets will be on sale after Mass.


Little Sisters of the Poor:

A box is available in the porch to collect used stamps, broken jewellery, foreign or out of

date coins and military medals to raise funds for the Little Sisters of the Poor in Newcastle.


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.


Monday Club:

Next Monday Club Monday 15 Oct 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


New Luncheon Club:

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

are always welcome. Please support our next lunch on Wednesday 17 October 12 noon - 2.00pm.

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

Enquiries: Andrea Stoddart Tel:


100 Club Sept Draw results:

1st prize no.40,2nd prize no.28, 3rd prize no.104.

It's still not too late to join for the October Draw, £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. Charity Ball, Blackfriars, Newcastle:

The charity ball is to raise money for the Blackfriars Centre / Vinnie's Cafe

on Sat 27 Oct. The money raised will help to continue to provide free hot meals,

clothing, emergency food parcels and other help and support to service users that

are most in need of this support.

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


Vocation Discernment Weekend for Women:

For single Catholic women open to a possible call to religious life, the Society of the

Sacred Heart host a weekend retreat of prayer, discussion, reflection, community,

a time to discern, to ask questions, to be with others on a similar journey.

This is a great opportunity to be accompanied in your discernment as you find out

more about religious life, and the spirituality and mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart.

Friday 26 - Sunday 28 October ( beginning Friday evening and ending after Sunday lunch.

Further information contact Sr. Barbara Sweeney. Tel: 0191 272 3000 or email. or



St. Bede's School Reunion: Friday 16 Nov Masonic Hall. Stanley.

Starting at 7.30pm. onwards, for pupils that started St. Bede's in the Sept of 1970

and left the summer of 1975 - 1977, including pupils that joined the 6th Form from

other schools in the Sept of 1975. Any teachers from those years please come along.

Anyone interested in coming along please email Kathleen Taggart on :


Walsingham Pilgrimage Summer 2019:

An initial interest form is at the back of both churches for people to register their interest in a possible

joint parish pilgrimage to Walsingham which is our national shrine to Our Lady in Norfolk.

The pilgrimage would most likely be in the summer months for 3-4 days. At this stage we are

just interested in numbers of people who might like to take part.


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.


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


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 July eNewsletter.


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



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


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

Click Here: Youth Village











Homemade & Fair Trade Christmas Gifts


Homemade & Fair Trade Christmas Cards


Homemade & Fair Trade Christmas Gifts





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.






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