Parish news and information


News Items 

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Item 1. Resumption of services at St Elizabeth’s Minsteracres. 

A trial mass was held on Sunday 2nd August and masses were reintroduced from Sunday 9th August at 8.30am and 10.30am.

Numbers allowed to attend our church have been severely restricted by  Diocesan guidelines. Entry to a mass is strictly by use of the booking system. Unfortunately if you do not have a booking you will only be admitted if there are spaces available.  You can book here.

NB Booking for the following Sunday will be available from noon on Wednesdays until 5.00pm on Fridays

Anyone intending to attend mass should familiarise themselves with the instructions contained in:    

C19 SEM Mass Attendee

Item 2. Services at St Elizabeth’s Minsteracres; streaming/recording

 It is planned to stream both the Sunday masses – logon to the Minsteracres website – choose “Parish of St Elizabeth” on the menu, then click the facebook symbol.

We will also be uploading recordings of mass onto the Minsteracres YouTube account  The recording be available at some point on Sunday afternoons. In addition, St Mary’s Hexham has daily live streaming of services which can be accessed  here 

Item 3. Year of the Word

The current crisis has meant that the focus on the Year of the Word has been affected. Some events have understandably been cancelled, and an update on the situation can be seen on the Diocesan website 

Heavenfield Partnership Mid-week Update

As services were being re-introduced it was decided that the mid-week update was no longer required. The final update was that for 14 July 2020.

Mid-week Update (14Jul20)


Heavenfield Partnership Statement regarding Coronavirus     

At the start of the current difficulties the Heavenfield Partnership issued a statement covering arrangements following the suspension of public services from 20th March 2020. With the resumption of services the Statement is no longer applicable and arrangements for services are available on parish websites and through parish communications to their parishioners.

 Documents and newsletters. 

(The weekly newsletter was suspended from 29 March 2020 and has now been replaced by a monthly newsletter, starting with September 2020.)

St. Elizabeth’s October newsletter

SEM Newsletter Sept 20 (1)

SEM Newsletter Sept 20 (2)

Parish Annual Report

PC Annual Report 2018 2019

Parish Council Constitution

Parish Constitution

Heavenfield Partnership 

Heaven Newsletter Issue 12 (Feb20)

Heaven Newsletter Issue 11 (Dec19)

Parish Council Meeting Minutes

PC Minutes 20.08.20

PC Minutes EM 24.07.20

PC Minutes 09.07.20

PC Minutes 20.02.20

PC Minutes Away Day 11.01.20

PC Minutes 07.11.19

PC Minutes 05 09 19 


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