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 will be introduced from Sunday 9th August at 8.30am and 10.30am.
Numbers allowed to attend our church have been severely restricted and entry to a mass is strictly by use of the booking system. Unfortunately if you do not have a booking you will not be admitted. As we introduce the booking system we might encounter the odd bug or two. Please bear with us if we have any teething problems – we’re doing our best!
Booking is through the Heavenfield Partnership website under “News and Information” – item titled “Bookings” and select St Elizabeth’s Minsteracres.
[NB Booking for the following Sunday will be available from 2.00pm 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 (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQwfocktfmceFOxvtjDsyIQ). 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 on the St Mary’s website.
Item 4. 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 on: http://www.rcdhn.org.uk/yow%20god%20who%20speaks/godwhospeakscontacts.php
Heavenfield Partnership Mid-week Update
As services are being re-introduced and we hopefully return to something like normality 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
Documents and newsletters
The weekly newsletter was suspended from 29 March 2020 until further notice but it is hoped to reintroduce it soon.
Parish Annual Report
Parish Council Constitution
Parish Council Meeting Minutes
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