Parish news and information
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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:
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.
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 With the resumption of services the Statement is no longer applicable and arrangements for services are available on parish websites and through parish communications to their parishioners.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(The weekly newsletter was suspended from 29 March 2020 and has now been replaced by a monthly newsletter, starting with September 2020.)
Parish Annual Report
Parish Council Constitution
Parish Council Meeting Minutes
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