What's on & Weekly Activities Notices for St. Andrew's

Passion Sunday. 18.3.18

Parish Office  01782 717829 or email standrewsstbarnabas@talktalk.net.  Please supply notices before 9.00am on Thursdays.

Please take this bulletin with you to remind you of church events. Please Note- All Notices need to reach the office by 9.00am on a Thursday. Failure to do so will result in notices NOT being printed. Please do not then blame the office for not printing your notice.

Vicar- Fr. Chris Routledge, St Barnabas Vicarage, Oldcastle Avenue, Bradwell.
ST5 8QG. 01782 929216.  rev.chrisr73@gmail.com

Assistant Curate: Revd. Alison Hudson Tel:  07725 467246    alison.hudson4@gmail.com

St Andrew’s Churchwardens
:  John Richards - 07883637164     Hilary Dale - 01782 636266

St Barnabas Churchwardens:  Pat Lewis - 01782625997    David Littler 01782 563920

Forthcoming Event:

Monday 19th March


Evening Lent Course continues                                                                                                      

Wednesday 21st March


Morning Lent Class continues




Thursday 22nd March


Sun Academy Easter Service at St Barnabas'
Worship Sub-Committee meeting at St Andrew's.

Sunday 25th March to Sunday 1st April 



Holy Week see separate flier for details

Sunday 22nd April


St Andrew's Annual Church Meeting

 (after 11am service)                                                                                                                 

Sunday 29th April


St Barnabas' Annual Church Meeting

 (after 9.30am service)                

George Duncan

We mourn the recent passing of George Duncan, a long-standing member of St Andrew's, who died on Saturday 3rd March. Please keep Iris and the rest of the family in your prayers at this sad time. George's funeral will be in St Andrew's on Monday 26th March, 11.15am, followed by interment at Newcastle Cemetery. All welcome to pay their respects.

Holy Week
Holy Week begins next Sunday, Palm Sunday. Please take a purple flier which contains all the details of the services at our churches. Fr Chris does encourage you to experience as much of the journey through Holy Week as possible, and especially the three great services of the Triduum on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Look forward to worshipping with you in this holiest time of the year.

Sports Relief
Sylvia Kenny will be selling cakes for Sports Relief after the service at St Barnabas on 18th March.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross this Friday, 7pm, in St Andrew's, and continues on every Friday evening throughout Lent.

Lent Course

The Lent Course continues this week: Monday 19th March, 7.30pm, at 74 Oaklands Avenue, and Wednesday 21st March at St Barnabas', 10.30am. 

St Andrew’s Mothers’ Union
The Mothers Meeting will be held on Wednesday 21st March in Church at 1.45pm. Speaker Dave Hammersley, Life in the Fire Service.

Annual Church Meetings
These take place on Sunday April 22nd (St Andrew's) and Sunday April 29th (St Barnabas'). We will be electing two churchwardens for each church, and nine PCC members for each church, as well as a Deanery Synod representative to fill the vacancy at St Barnabas'. Please do consider standing for one of these positions, and talk to Fr Chris if you would like more information about what they entail. Thank you.

Newcastle Trefoil Guild

On Monday 4th June, Newcastle Trefoil Guild are organising a trip to Salford Quays, Manchester, with a tour of the BBC Studios. The cost will be £10.50 for the bus and £10.50 for the tour. If you are interested, please phone Avril Moran on 01782 628226.

Bishop's Lent Appeal

Supporting Families. Please take a leaflet today about Bishop Michael's Lent Appeal 2018, which has all the information about the charities being supported this year. It includes details of how and where to send donations.

St Andrews Readers                                                                                       

More readers are needed to fill out the rota for 11.00am Sunday morning services.  Could anyone interested in contributing to our services in this way, please contact Moira Hammond.  (07788 402195)

Summer holiday meals

We are exploring the possibility of setting up a project to provide meals in the summer holiday for needy families. This would be a joint partnership between our two churches and other local businesses and community groups. At this point we are in the early planning stage, and are looking for people who might be interested in being involved, both in planning and in practicalities. If you would like to be part of this, please speak to Fr Chris ASAP.

Pastoral Visitors

Fr Chris is looking to form a new team of people for pastoral visiting. This may include: visiting people who are sick or housebound, follow-up support of funeral and baptism families, and/or other visits. Training and other support will be provided. If you feel this is an area of ministry which God might be calling you to, please speak to Fr Chris.

Sanctuary Lamp

Would those who would like their loved ones to be remembered at either the day of their death, or birthday or any other special anniversary please record their names etc. against the nearest Sunday to that date. The donation towards the Sanctuary Lamp should be given to the Treasurer Kerry Parsons.

The Rainbows

The Rainbows are collecting used postage stamps to raise funds. Please would you save any stamps you get and pass them to Bev Jones at St. Andrew’s. Thank you.

St Barnabas 100’s Club

Linda Rowley is looking for more members of the 100’s club at St. Barnabas. Members are included in a monthly cash draw and contribute greatly to the work of the church. Anyone interested can contact Linda on 01782 866433. Thank you.

Sanctuary Lamp

The Sanctuary lamp this week is donated by Maureen Rigby in memory of Derek Rigby.

Knitted Poppies for Remembrance
For Remembrance Sunday this year, we would like to have a display of knitted poppies. If you knit and would like a pattern to make some poppies for the church, please see Jacqui Love. Thank you.

Those who birthdays fall this week:  Amber Thornton (20th), Danielle Hammond (21st), Lilie Cole (22nd), Mary Powell (23rd)