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 firstname.lastname@example.org )
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
The August / September edition of the bi-monthly Partnership Matters news update is now available on the front page of the diocesan website (www.rcdhn.org.uk<http://www.rcdhn.org.uk>). 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
The following Agreement document is available as a PDF (first link) or a word document (second link).
Parish council meeting notes