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 15th October:

Next Sunday, the Holy Father invites all Catholics to contribute to a special collection for Missio.

his official charity of overseas mission. Your support on World Mission Sunday will help brave

missionaries in proclaiming the Gospel of peace in South Sudan and around the world.

Please join in this special day that unites Catholics all over the world in prayer, celebration

and care for the missions of the church. You will be able to Gift Aid all donations by using

envelopes provided by Missio. Thank you.


Procession of Our Lady of Lanchester:

Please join us outside the Main Entrance of the school or in Church for the

' Children of Mary Procession' Tuesday 17 Oct 12. 30pm. This is a simple act of October devotion

with the kind permission of our school. It will take about 25 minutes. In the event of rain we will cancel.

Harvest Thanksgiving Mass:

Mass on Wednesday 18 October will be celebrated at 9.30am. The Mass is " In Thanksgiving "

for the gift of the harvest. The staff & children of All Saints School will join us for Mass.


Pontop Partnership Mission:

Please take a copy of the three week plan for the mission which begins on 2nd November.

Please take a few copies - invite neighbours & friends to any of the services during the mission.


Mission Plan Timetable 2017 - Pontop Partnership Mass Times:

Click Here to view


Parish Council:

Thanks for the enthusiasm shown towards the re-creation of the Parish Pastoral Council.

Nomination slips are available at both churches this weekend.

Please take a slip - nominate any person you wish ( with their consent ) have your nomination

seconded and return them to the Presbytery as soon as possible.



St. Teresa's:

Thank you to all who contributed to and took part in the Pie, Peas & Bingo.

Also thank you to the organizers & participants for the Transfigure Prayer Group

which continues to be well supported.

Transfigure Prayer service:

Next Transfigure prayer group is on 12 October at 7.00pm. Refreshments afterwards.

St Teresa's Christmas Fair:

The fair will take place on Sunday Nov 18th, donations for gifts, bottles and bric -a -brac

stalls are requested. Sorry NO electrical goods can be accepted. Raffle tickets will be on

sale in the church porch.


Evening Chronicle Wish Tokens:

Starting again on 12 Oct. Once more we will be collecting the tokens for H.C.P.T.

( Handicapped Children's Trust ) to take handicapped children to Lourdes.

A box is available in St. Teresa's church porch. Thank you.


Welcome St Teresa's to your web page notice board:

Please forward anything you wish to add to this page.

I would like some photos of the church to add to the main page please.

Many thanks: email


Harvest Fast Day:

Envelopes with our savings from Friday's fasting will be taken at Mass today.

You may leave your envelopes in the offertory baskets or give them to the

collectors at the back of church. " Our Harvest for those in need " will remain

on the sanctuary for the next two weeks. Our generosity towards the

" Harvest Basket " is an expression of our gratitude to God for what we

have and an expression of our concern for our brothers & sisters in need.


Christian Aid Coffee Morning: Sat 14 Oct 10.00am - 12 noon:

Lanchester Methodist Church, cakes,bris a brac & book stall. If you have any saleable items

please bring them along or if you need them collecting contact Nan Brown Tel: 528372.


Help Needed: Volunteer Drivers Car lifts to Church:

Volunteer drivers provide a valuable service to allow parishioners with mobility issues to attend

Mass on a regular basis. As there is now only one Mass in Lanchester, we are in need of additional

drivers to join the driving rota. If you are able to spare a little time every 4 weeks to pick up and drop

off a small number of parishioners before and after Mass from the Lanchester area, please contact

David Summers see below: Tel: 01207 520 005 or 07736097565

email -


Piety Christmas Goods:

Advent calendars, Christmas Cards, and other items for sale during October.


Lanchester Calendar:

Our calendars for 2018 featuring views of Lanchester by local artists, are now available to

purchase at the back of church, priced at £5. All proeeds from the sale of these calendars

will be shared equally between " Willow Burn Hospice " & " Save the Children ".


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


Happy Birthday Monday Club:

All Saints Monday Club 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Next meeting Monday 16 October 2017. ( Note 23 Oct is half term break. )

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




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



Please note next SVP meeting after our summer break is on Tuesday 3rd Oct at 6.15pm.


War Memorial All Saints Catholic Church:

Photo from Church Calendar 2017

Awarded Listed Building Status.

The memorial is now at Grade II.


Ushaw College 2017:


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


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)


What makes a Pope shake with Laughter ?


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

Click Here: Youth Village







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