Monday, 7 June 2010

Confirmation at St. Cuthbert's

We were delighted to have the Rt. Revd. Mark Bryant, Bishop of Jarrow, with us yesterday evening to preside at our Confirmation. A total of 34 candidates were presented - from our Deanery and beyond. The picture shows our own parish's five newly-confirmed toegether with Bishop Mark, Rosie our Reader and the Vicar of Benfieldside.

So we started the week on a high. We hope to end it that way with St. Cuthbert's Summer Fair - 2p.m. on Saturday 12th June, in and around St. Cuthbert's Church and Hall, Church Bank, Shotley Bridge. For SatNav and Google Mappers, enter DH8 0NW...

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Catching Up and Looking Ahead

It's been busy here - hence the lack of posts on this Blog, and failure to add up-dates.

Full news for the new month can be found in our June issue of the Parish Magazine which is uploaded at this link in full colour.

I realise we're a bit behind with links for recent sermons too. Click here for this one which I preached at Pentecost. And last Sunday I found myself preaching at Hexham Abbey for the 25th Anniversary of Barbara McNamara's licensing in Ministry: Parish Worker, Deaconess, Deacon and Priest - all with reference to the Holy Trinity; again just click! Rosie Junemann was preaching for Trinity Sunday at St. Cuthbert's - click here for the online copy.

Next Sunday we welcome the Bishop of Jarrow for our Confirmation, shared with the Deanery and another parish outside the Deanery too. There are 34 candidates in all - so I'm not sure how we will all get in the church once we add on their supporters and our regular congregation! Please keep in your prayers all who are to be confirmed.

Please note that the Confirmation will be our Parish Sung Eucharist for the day - there will be no 10a.m. Eucharist… This is the schedule:

Sunday 6th June at St. Cuthbert’s Church

8.00a.m. Eucharist - the only morning service today

10.00a.m. Morning Sung Eucharist is cancelled today


The Bishop of Jarrow presides and preaches

Refreshments to follow in the Hall