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:


As we enter the final week of the school summer holidays, we hope all have enjoyed a restful

and relaxing holiday and make the most of the last week before returning to school.


Public Examinations:

Congratulations to all the young people who have received results over the last few weeks.

We wish all young people every blessing for their future. It is inevitable that some students

will be disappointed with results or grades, we assure them of our prayers.



All Saints : Saturday 5.30pm. - 6-00pm.

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


Serve the Lord with Gladness:

Day of Reflection for all Ministers at Ushaw College Sat 28 Sept 10.30am - 3.30pm.

See notice board at the back of church. Booking is Essential.

If you wish to attend please let the parish office know as soon as possible to avoid

disappointment as places are strictly limited & bookings will close when fully booked.


Canonisation of Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman:

Will take place in Rome on 13 Oct. This is a great moment in the life of the church

recognising a 19th century theologian, poet, Catholic priest and cardinal who will

become Britain's newest Saint.


The Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage Triduum:

During the course of 2018 to 2020 the statue of Our Lady from the Slipper Chapel

at the Catholic National Shrine in Walsingham will be taken to each Cathedral in

England for a three – day triduum of prayer, as part of the preparation for the

re-dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary in 2020. Each visit will take place

between a Thursday & Saturday. The Triduum date set aside for Hexham and

Newcastle is 24th to 26th October at the Cathedral Church of St. Mary, Newcastle.


Table top sale 31 Aug 10am-1.00pm Croft View:

Sellers £5 table come along & sell your items whether it be a small business,

bespoke or you just want a clear out. Buyers entry free, there will be children's

activities, tea, coffee and cake, pop along for a look around.


Monday Club:

Next Monday Club Monday Sept 9th 2019. We finished for the summer with a slap up

afternoon tea at Lanchester Gaarden Centre.



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:



S.V.P. Lanchester, All Saints:

Sept is the S.V.P. Awareness Month. The theme is 'Love your Neighbour'

The charity is 'CEMENT' which binds communities to God & persons to one another.

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.


St. Teresa's: Annfield Plain:


The Rosary:

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


Annfield Plain Churches Together Ecumenical Service:

This will take place at Catchgate Library on Monday 2nd Sept at 11.30am.

Please give the service your support.


Food Bank:

Thank you for your continued support to this cause which will have helped the many

families who depend on the help of the food bank.

Spare a thought for those in our community who are struggling to put food on the table -

it is especially difficult when extra is needed to feed their children during the school holidays.

There is a bin in the porch for donations of items of food or a cash donation.

A letter of thanks has been received from the Trustees of the Stanley Food Bank for our donations

of food and money. During the year of 2018 ,150,000 kilos of food was distributed to families in our

area - 2019 appears to be following a similar trend. The school holidays are approaching during

which the food bank needs to provide more provisions for families when their children do not

receive school meals - your help with provisions or cash will greatly help.

THANK YOU FROM Co Durham foodbank:

For your support during 2019. St. Teresa's has collected 48.85kg of food providing 61 meals

making a real difference to local families in need.


Luncheon Club:


Gift Aid envelopes 2019 / 2020:

Over the next few weeks, Catherine Taylor will be available in the porch to distribute the next set of

Gift Aid envelopes. Tax payers can join the Gift Aid Scheme which allows the Church to claim back

25p from the goverment for every pound that you donate to the church weekly.

Catherine will be able to answer any queries that you may have regarding this scheme.


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.


All Saints 100+ Club 2019/20:

A very successful first season ends on 30/08/19. Members are invited to renew their membership for

season 2019/20. Membership remains at £12 per annum, with a monthly prize draw.

To renew your membership, please contact your original agent. New members are very welcome.

Any agent will be happy to take your details and money for season 19/20 and arrange your number to you.


Calendar of Social & Fund Raising Events.

Over the Summer break if you come up with any ideas, please speak to a member of the

Parish Pastoral Council. We hope to draw a balanced calendar from Sept onwards.


Altar Servers:

A big welcome to our new 9 servers joining our team for the Sept rota. You can join

and serve any time throughout the summer holidays to practice - just see me & I'll settle you in.

Existing Servers, try to swap or inform me, if you are unable to serve during the holidays.

Thank you on behalf of the whole parish for your great dedication.



Parishes have received notifcation of the totals which the Diocese has reclaimed from the Inland

Revenue on behalf of the parishes. £7,643 was reclaimed on behalf of All Saints' and £2,064 on

behalf of St. Teresa's. Sincere thanks to all taxpayers who have signed Gift Aid Declaration forms.

If you are not in the Gift Aid Scheme and are a tax payer would you consider signing a Gift Aid

declaration whereby the Diocese can reclaim 25p in every £1 donated.

Further details from Lestrine Kelly & Martin Matthews ( All Saints ), Catherine Taylor and

Mary Pitt ( St. Teresa's ).

Letters telling of the totals donated bt each person in the envelope scheme / standing orders

are available at the back of both churches today. Please collect your envelope today,

you may need it for your own tax returns.


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.

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


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.


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


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


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.


Prayer Request Our Lady of Walsingham


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 August 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


Juan Pablo II


What makes a Pope shake with Laughter ?


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

Click Here: Youth Village









Our Jazz Festival returns again this August Bank Holiday weekend,

with an amazing line up - see our homepage.
















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