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Forthcoming Events


Click here for Pew sheet, 11th February 2018

Click here for Pew sheet, 18th February 2018



“Exploring Mark’s Gospel”  - Tuesday evening, 7.15pm.- 13th February (The Passion narrative) at St. Peter’s.  Open to all.  Please bring a Bible with you

: Praying with your Bus Pass -  Exploring prayer and spirituality for the second half of life with Bishop Mark Bryant, who  is offering three afternoons during Lent to explore how faith and our relationship with God may change and develop as we grow older.  Further details and bookings are available from St. Antony’s Priory and on their website.

Churches Together in Jarrow – Ecumenical Lent Course 2018 – “When I Survey – Christ’s Cross and ours”  Commencing Tuesday 20 February and continuing on Tuesdays at 7pm in St. Peter’s.  See Poster at back of Church

St Paul’s is now open daily 11am to 3pm. (Sundays 2pm. – 3.30pm_.  The Wednesday 12 Noon Communion Service (Book of Common Prayer) weill re-start weekly during Lent from Wednesday 21 February.  The shop stocks a variety of books, gifts and cards..

25 February 3.30pm  Farewell Service for the Archdeacon of Sunderland, the Ven. Stuart Bain, at Durham Cathedral.  Archdeacon Stuart will be installed as Canon Provost of Sunderland Minster in the Minster on Saturday 17 March at 3.00pm.From 1st February, the Ven Ian Jagger, Archdeacon of Durham, will be acting as our Archdeacon.

Open the Book  We have now got dates for our sessions at Simonside Primary School this term, meeting at 9.30am. and finishing at 10.30am., to present a Bible story for Key Stage 1 worship.  Dates are 28 February, 14th and 21st March.  If you have not been involved before but would like to join in for a ‘taster’ session please contact Jacki Dunn or Carol Cowen.

Sunday 4 March – 3pm. St. Peter’s.  Bereavement Service.

 Saturday 10 March – 2pm to 4pm. Afternoon Tea at St. John’s.  Raffles etc. Tickets £3 from Dorothy or Jacki.  See Poster at back of church 

Parish Information

The Knit and Natter Group are now meeting at the new time of 2pm. on Tuesdays.  The group is open to all, and meets in the Upper Room at St. John the Baptist Church, Nairn Street.   Just turn up if you are interested.


The 9 O’clock Coffee Stop continues on Thursday mornings in the hall at St John’s between 9.00am and 11.00am.  All are welcome to drop in and enjoy some coffee and chat (free) and a bacon roll (very good value).  If you use Facebook, please make a link to the Coffee Stop page, and bring friends along.

We are looking for some more volunteers to take a turn at hosting (eg once per month) - the best way in is to come along and speak to one of the organisers.





Iona Trip   17-25 October 2018      There are still four places available on this 8 night trip staying in The Bishop’s House, Iona,  which is the retreat house of the Scottish Episcopal Church.   Please contact Revd Lizzie if you are interested in going or finding out more details.