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 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.

“Breathe”   Saturday 15 June, 6.00pm in St Peter’s.   This is a short service with a simple structure,  offering the opportunity to all, and especially newcomers, to come together in prayer and song and hear a simple message inspired by the scriptures.

Followed by coffee and cake.  Please give invitation to any who might be interested.

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.

Wednesday 19 June – 7pm. Confirmation rehearsal at St. Mark’s & St. Cuthbert’s, Cleadon Park

Confirmation is  at 7.00pm on Sunday 23 June at St Mark and St Cuthbert’s, Cleadon Park

Sunday 23 June – St. Simon’s 10.30am after Morning Worship - Meeting to discuss the re-ordering of the Church and future Mission

St John the Baptist Patronal Eucharist  Monday 24 June 7.00pm at St John the Baptist Church

St John’s Afternoon Tea   Saturday 29th June 2pm-4pm  Tickets £5.00

St Peter’s Day will be celebrated this year on Sunday 30th June in all four churches.

The July All-age Service will be at 10.00am on Sunday 7th July at St Paul’s.

The Rev’d Jonny Lloyd’s Installation at St. Albans Cathedral:   Revd Jonny’s installation as Minor Canon (Precentor) at St. Alban’s Cathedral is on Sunday 14th July at 6.30pm.  Those wishing to attend are making their own arrangements for travel. 

Services at St Simon’s and St John’s will be as usual that day, but there will be only one parish service at 11.00am, at St Peter’s (no service at St Paul’s). 

Rev’d Jonny’s farewell service here will be on Wednesday 3 July (St Thomas) at 5.30pm at St John’s., to be followed by a bring-and-share supper in the Hall

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.

We are invited to send two lay people from the parish, along with Revd Stuart, to this conference which will be attended by representatives from every parish in the diocese.  The purpose is to reflect on God’s mission in our diocese, especially in the three priority areas of Children and Young People, Poverty and Growth, sharing stories and discerning the focus for the way forward.

We are looking for two people who are prepared to be actively involved within the mission of the parish, and willing to participate both to the build up to the conference, and to the conference itself.    There will be an opportunity to look at the pre-conference material in a wider group beforehand.  Would you like to attend?  Or could you suggest someone else who could represent us?  Please speak to one of the Clergy with your suggestions, and keep those preparing to attend in your prayers.









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