Sunday, 28 February 2021

Parish Eucharist for the 2nd Sunday of Lent, 28th February


Parish Eucharist for the Second Sunday of Lent, 28th February. Originally live-streamed from the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Castleside for the parishes of Benfieldside and Castleside - and for all who share with us as an online community of prayer.

Saturday, 27 February 2021

Signs of spring - and celebrating the poetry of George Herbert


Signs of spring appear. We take a look around and inside our church in Shotley Bridge.

And we go on to learn from the poet, George Herbert, celebrated today in the Church of England's Calendar.

Thursday, 25 February 2021

Our student in training reflects on Sunday's Gospel


Reading, Homily & Prayers for the Second Sunday of Lent.

This is a bonus offering!

We'll be live-streaming the Eucharist on Sunday at 9am - but meanwhile the Vicar "meets" here with Lindsay Harrod, who is training for Ordination at Cranmer Hall in Durham. We're sorry that she can't be with us in the parish itself, but here's the opportunity to see where she is, hear about how her training is going on, and learn from her reflection upon Sunday's Gospel.

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Compline from the Prayer Book of 1928 - and some John Keble...


Compline from the Prayer Book (of 1928) - and a wonderful poem of Evening Prayer from John Keble.

This Office of Night Prayer can be used any evening.

Sunday, 21 February 2021

Eucharist for the First Sunday of Lent


Our Eucharist for the First Sunday of Lent, 21 February 2021.

Offered for the parishes of St. Cuthbert, Benfieldside and St. John the Evangelist, Castleside - and for all who join us online.

While we can't all join physically in Holy Communion, we affirm our place in the one Body of Christ.

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Night Prayer - the Office of Compline - for Ash Wednesday


Night Prayer - the Office of Compline - on Ash Wednesday, 17 February. A reflective service for the end of the day.

This is the form which may be used any evening throughout Lent.

Ash Wednesday, 17 February 2021 - Parish Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes


Ash Wednesday, 17 February 2021 - Parish Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes from St. John's Church, Castleside.

The Revd. Martin Jackson, Vicar of Benfieldside & Priest-in-Charge of Castleside presides and preaches at this service to mark the beginning of Lent.