Another Small Step Towards Normality

St Joseph’s takes another small step back towards normality with the reintroduction of Friday Mass. Beginning this coming Friday, 12th March, public Mass returns to St Joseph’s at 12.05, do join us if you are able to. It is only thanks to our wonderful volunteers and the commitment of Canon Michael that this extra MassContinue reading “Another Small Step Towards Normality”

Vandalism and Anti Social Activities at St Joseph’s

I am very sorry to say that anti social activity around St Joseph’s Church and Presbytery has been escalating over the last few weeks, with human excrement left on the church steps and the hall doors damaged by rocks being thrown at them in the latest episodes. We need to consider strengthening the security aroundContinue reading “Vandalism and Anti Social Activities at St Joseph’s”

A Return to ‘Normality’?

As vaccines are rolled out across the country and we hear that some of the most vulnerable within our parishes have been vaccinated, spirits are raised and we can begin to look forward to a return to some form of ‘normality’. We do not yet know what that ‘normality’ will look like or when itContinue reading “A Return to ‘Normality’?”

Do You know of Anyone in Need of ….

A parishioner from St Augustine’s has two settees and a chair looking for a new home, the items are about fifteen years old and show some wear and tear but are perfectly serviceable, they can be delivered to any address within the North East of England for free. If you know of anyone in needContinue reading “Do You know of Anyone in Need of ….”

Help When Needed

Healthy Couple Relationships and support when they are not All relationships have their ups and downs and sometimes a positive solution is hard to find. In these extraordinary days in which we experience lives of enforced isolation such difficulties may become enhanced and overriding. MarriageCare, a charity with which this Diocese collaborates on preparing engagedContinue reading “Help When Needed”

Still Open for Business

It is thanks to the volunteer cleaners and stewards, as well as Canon Michael, that our two churches remain open for public Mass during this second national lockdown. The Bishop has left the decision, as to whether to remain open or not, entirely up to his Priests in the diocese and I am sorry toContinue reading “Still Open for Business”

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