Parish news and information  

Minsteracres Photography Competition – Summer 2018

For some time we have invited all parishioners and friends of Minsteracres to submit entries for our annual photography competition entitled: “Trees”. Closing date was Sunday 9th September and an exhibition and judging will take place shortly.

Charity Football Raffle

Saint Oswald’s Church, Bellingham are having a Charity Football Raffle to raise funds. First prize is a 2018 Newcastle
United shirt, signed by all of the squad and a bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne. Many other prizes are on offer. Tickets
cost £1 each and are available from Frank Balloch. The draw will be made on Sunday 7th October.

Day of Recollection

Saturday 6th October – Saint Mary’s will host The Heavenfield Partnership Day of Recollection for Extraordinary Ministers
of Holy Communion. The day will be led by Rev. Martin Bell. The event will start with Mass at 10am, followed by tea and
coffee from 10:30, with the day itself starting at 11:00am. Please bring a packed lunch. If you are interested in attending, please
forward your name and contact details to Saint Mary’s Parish Office (01434 603119 or )
before Wednesday 3

First Holy Communion

Sunday 21st October – the 2018-19 programme of First Holy Communion Preparation sessions, led by Leanne
Dotchin, will begin in Saint Mary’s Parish Centre after 10:00am Mass. If your child is in school year 4 or above and would like
to make their First Communion, please contact Saint Mary’s Parish Office and complete an application form before Sunday
23rd September


Partnership Matters

The August / September edition of the bi-monthly Partnership Matters news update is now available on the front page of the diocesan website (<>). It includes an introduction from our new Chief Operating Officer, Fiona Standfield and a range of activities and ideas shared from across the Diocese.


Weekly Parish Newsletter

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Heavenfield Partnership 

Heavenfield Newsletter Issue 1 V3 (Jan18)

Heavenfield Newsletter Issue 2 V2 (Feb18)

Heavenfield Newsletter Issue 3 (May18)

Heavenfield Newsletter Issue 4 (Jul18)


The following Agreement document is available as a PDF (first link) or a word document (second link).

Heavenfield Development Group Agreement (Final) (22Jun17)  

Heavenfield Development Group Agreement (Final) (22Jun17)

A document ‘Partnership Guidelines – First Steps’ (pdf – word versions) sets out some key information that will help partnerships to get up and running.


Parish council meeting notes

PC Minutes 26.07.18

PC Minutes 07.06.18

PC Minutes 19.04.18.doc

PC Awayday Minutes 27.01.18

PC Minutes 12.12.17

PC Minutes 20.07.17

PC Minutes 22.06.17



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