The Parish of Ponteland

Due to COVID-19, all regular Services at St. Mary’s and Holy Saviour have ceased. The church buildings are now closed and will not be accessible until further notice.

 

Please click here for the letter to the Electoral Roll, which is being distributed to our congregation via email and post.

Please click here for Revd. Paul's Easter message.

Please click here for Revd. Paul's Annual Report for the APCM.


For this Pentecost week's reflections, please click the links below.

"Sunday 7 June" and "Sunday 7 June - Lincoln Project"

Please click here for St. Mary's Choir singing "Holy, Holy, Holy" by Nicaea and "Holy, Holy, Holy" Sanctus by Franz Schubert. These pieces have been recorded individually from their own homes and combined together by our Organist and Musical Director Warren Smith. A reading, prayers and other material have been added.

 

The Church of England has now produced some specific Covid-19 resources to support parishes and individuals.

https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2020-4/Prayer%20Book%20Digital%202%20April_0.pdf

https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/10961•Mental%20Health%20Reflections_WEB.pdf

"Church of England hub of online resources and links to streamed services"

 

Newcastle Diocese currently has 4 vacancies for lay people on the 'Vacancy in See Committee', pls see here. If you think you might be interested in joining this committee, please contact our PCC Secretary (Carole Butler 01661 823664) in the first instance, because she has the full details of what this committee does.



 

Here is the link to our Parish Facebook page, which our vicar posts to most days.


Generous Giving

In these very uncertain times we are extremely grateful to those who continue to give so sacrificially to the Parish. If anyone who normally gives their offering by the plate (envelope or cash) would like to pay directly through their bank, our Treasurer Clive Jordan, would be pleased to advise. He can be contacted via e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone 01661 598005.  Please otherwise continue to utilise your weekly envelope and put to one side for the happy day when we return to normal.

On a personal note I would like to express my sincere appreciation for your continued support, generosity and loyalty to our parish and community. Please be assured of my prayers.

Reverend Paul T Allinson. Vicar of Ponteland

 

This is the link to Newcastle Cathedral Service streaming https://newcastlecathedral.org.uk/services-streaming/


Here is the link to the Diocesan webpage: https://www.newcastle.anglican.org/

Here is the link to the Diocesan newspaper: https://www.newcastle.anglican.org/link/

 

BBC Radio Daily Service: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wzfs

BBC Radio Sunday Worship: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnds

BBC Radio Choral Evensong: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tp7r

 

Here is the link to the local Ponteland Community Initiative during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

In case you haven't received your copy of the Grapevine please click here for an online version.

 

We take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously - click here for what to do if you are concerned. Our Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement can be found here and the Whistleblowing policy can be found here. Rosemary Rhodes is our Parish safeguarding officer and can be contacted at 01661 825139. Ruth Rogan is our Diocesan Safeguarding Officer and can be contacted at 0191 270 4147 or 07825 167016.

With blessings from Revd. Captain Paul Allinson.

 

 

 

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