Parish news and information


News Items 

(Updates, urgent or important information for the parish will be sent via a Parish e-mail to everyone with an e-mail address recorded on our database. The latest of these was sent on 05.08.20. If you wish to be included please e-mail 


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 ( 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:


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.

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 With the resumption of services the Statement is no longer applicable and arrangements for 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

newsletter 29.03.20

The weekly newsletter was suspended from 29 March 2020 until further notice but it is hoped to reintroduce it soon.

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 20.02.20

PC Minutes Away Day 11.01.20

PC Minutes 07.11.19

PC Minutes 05 09 19 


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