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Pew sheet Sunday 17th March 2019


Pew Sheet Sunday, 24th March 2019



Knit and Natter  Tuesdays, 2.00 pm at St John's

 “9 O’clock Coffee Stop”  Thursdays (term ttime only) at St. John’s - 9am – 11am. 

All are welcome to drop in for coffee and chat.  Bring friends with you. Children’s play area provided.

Advance dates:

Sunday  17th March Stations of the Cross at St John the Baptist, 4.00pm.   All are welcome to come and join in this Lenten journey of prayer, in which we walk with Jesus from his trial to the Cross

The Ven. Sarah Clark  Bishop of Jarrow on  will be welcomed into the Diocese at Evensong on Sunday 7th April at 3.30pm. in Durham Cathedral

Wednesday 13th March and four following Wednesdays: Ecumenical Lent discussion groups at St. Bede’s Church at 7.00pm,  using the Durham Diocesan Waymark Lent Course

St. Clare’s Hospice Thanksgiving Service Sunday 24 March at 4pm. at St. Peter’s.  The former hospice chaplains, of which Revd. Gilly was the most recent recruit, are offering this opportunity to give thanks for all the good work of the hospice community and a space to acknowledge the hurt and loss which has arisen from the sudden closure.  We are seeking offers of assistance with providing and serving refreshments in the hall after the service.

Val Barron (Communities Together Durham) has organized an evening drop-in for people planning to run summer holiday activities, to be held on Monday 25 March from 6pm-8.30pm. at Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham DH1 3RY.  Revd. Gilly will have 3 spaces in her car for anyone who would like to attend.

Jacki Dunn is organizing a Parish meal at The Cockcrow Inn for Monday 25th March.   Minimum charge of £3 but buy your own drinks.  Please sign up on the list at back of church if you would like to go.  Please note change of date.

All-age Service Planning meeting  - Monday 25th March  2.45pm   at St Peter’s

PCC meeting – Tuesday 2 April, 7pm in St. Peter’s.

Jarrow Cross Primary School ‘Holy Trail’ will take place on the morning of Wednesday 3 April.  Please keep that date free if you would be able to come and assist.

Thursday 4 April – 11am.  A meeting is to take place after Coffee Stop for anyone who is interested  in joining us, to have an opportunity to find out what is involved and to meet the Team.

Gardening Group – St. John’s. Now Spring is just around the corner, we are planning to get the Gardening Group up and running: starting at 10am. on Saturday 6 April and again on Saturday 13 April.  Anyone is welcome to come along and help with the coffee if you do not feel you are fit enough to do any gardening

St. John’s Afternoon Tea – Saturday 6 April, 2pm – 4pm.  Entertainment and Raffles.  £5.

Music for Holy Week.  On Wednesday 17 April, 7pm. There will be a performance of the Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736) in St. Paul’s.  This is a setting of a medieval Latin poem about the sorrows of the Virgin Mary at Christ’s crucifixion, and the music is of transcendent beauty and poignancy.  The solo singers will be Revd. Jonny and Emily Lloyd, accompanied by a small string group including Revd. Gilly, with Freda Carney on keyboard and Fred Hemmer directing the Jarrow Choral Society.


The Jarrow Deanery Confirmation service - Saturday 22nd June at 6.00pm, at St. Mark & St. Cuthbert, Cleadon Park.  Please speak to one of the clergy if you would like to be confirmed or wish to explore the possibility. The preparation sessions will start on Sunday 28 April at 4.00pm.

New appointment for the Rev’d Jonny Lloyd:   Jonny’s installation as Minor Canon (Precentor) at St Alban’s Cathedral will be at Evensong on Sunday 14th July at 6.30pm.  Please sign up on list at back of church if you would like to go.  It will either involve an overnight stay or return coach travel through the night, depending on numbers, costs and majority preference.   Return rail fares are in the region of £80, even with a rail card.

Waymark 2019

On October 12th & 13th October 2019, lay and clergy representatives from across Durham Diocese will be gathering at the Xcel Centre, Newton Aycliffe. The purpose of the conference, which is called Waymark, is to reflect on mission, leadership and culture change in our diocese and to prayerfully discern the way ahead.  In launching Waymark in November 2018, Bishop Paul said:  ‘This conference, and the build-up to it over the coming months, mark a critical period in the life of our Diocese.  We have named the conference Waymark, as our gathering will be an important step on our journey; a moment of arrival, of pausing for reflection, and then moving ahead together.  The Waymark weekend will be a mixture of guest contributions, group and informal discussions, as well as opportunities for quiet reflection and prayer. Please take a prayer card home with you today if you have note already got one.








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