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Pew sheet Sunday, 19h May 2019


Pew sheet Sunday, 26th May 2019



Jarrow Lecture 2019

Prof. Thomas O’Loughlin

‘Where Is the Temple Now?

Bede’s vision  of his own monastery’s church’

Friday 24th May 7.30pm

St. Paul’s Church, Jarrow

Free entry followed by a buffet supper

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

“9 o’clock Coffee Stop”  each Thursday in term time, (so no session in this Half-term week). 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.

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

Children’s Church at St Peter’s: we are now offering a Children’s Liturgy in the Community Room at St. Peter’s during part of the 11am Sunday Eucharist, designed for the youngest children but all children (with a carer) can join in.

Confirmation Preparation sessions at 4pm. at St John the Baptist Church Hall.  Feel free to bring a sponsor/friend with you

“Breathe”  - a new service on the 3rd Saturday of the month at St Peter’s, 6.00pm,   This has been proposed by the Mission Group and will be an attractive half-hour Service of the Word  (no Eucharist) including hymns, a reading, a message and prayers.   We propose run it in May, June and July and then review.

Simonside Community Hub.  A café is now open 9.00am. – 2.00pm. Monday to Friday in the All-Stars’ building (formerly the Project) adjacent to St. Simon’s.  Hot drinks, soup etc very reasonably priced.  All profits are for community purposes.  Do help to make it known and give it your support.

Community Coffee Morning – every Wednesday 10.30am.to 11.30am. in the Community Room at St. Peter’s, run by FACT – ‘Fighting all Cancers – Together!’  All are welcome.

Christian Aid Week.  Please invite friends and neighbours  along to the Christian Aid Coffee Morning for the Parish at St. Peter’s this week -  Tuesday 28th May 10.30am to 12 Noon.  Donations of home-cooked goodies gratefully received, as are monetary donations

Pilgrim Course - The Bible.  Tuesday 28th May at 7.00pm at St Peter’s.  Open to all-comers.  We will be looking at Session 4 this week, and continuing on Tuesdays 4th and 11th June.Open to new-comers.

Ascension Day - Sung Eucharist in St Simon’s, 7.00pm Thursday 30 May (no morning service in St John’s that day).

‘Thy Kingdom Come’ 10 days of prayer from Ascension Day to Pentecost begins this Thursday.  Prayer booklets available to encourage you. 

Saturday 1 June: Prayer Pilgrimage with Churches Together in Jarrow, starting at St Paul’s 9.00am., visiting all the churches and ending at St Bede’s 3.00pm.   We expect to be at St Simon’s at 9.45am,  St John’s 10.25am  and St Peter’s 12.45pm.  Whether you are joining any of the walk or not, please try to join in at one of our churches - or indeed at any other of the churches.  Full list of timings available in each church.

Sunday June 2nd. 11 am till 3 pm, Jarrow Community and Charity Fayre. Drewett’s Park, Church Bank Jarrow. Over 30 arts, crafts, artisan food stalls, live music fairground rides.

St. Paul’s Church have cake stall, bric a brac, tombola, hotdogs and hamper raffle

In the church there is tea/coffee and scones + guided tours .

Gardening Group – St. John’s.  Please note the following dates for us to meet and keep on top of the routine gardening upkeep:  ; 15th June; 13th July; 10th August;7th September and 19th October

Open the Book. The next sessions at Simonside Primary School this term are Wednesday  19th and 26th June and 10th July.  If you would like to attend a session or join the team please speak to one of those involved.  There is potential to go to more schools if our team were enlarged.

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. 

Rev’d Jonny’s farewell service here will be on Wednesday 3 July (St Thomas) in the evening.

Revd Gilly has announced that, following consultation with Bishop Paul, she will be retiring from stipendiary ministry in September.  “I will be very sad to leave you all, but the time feels right for me to move into a new phase of life, and have a change of pace.  My last Sunday in Jarrow and Simonside will be 15 September.  I hope that a new Rector will be appointed as quickly as possible.”


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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