To all those who volunteered to staff St Cuthbert’s for the Heritage Open Days. We welcomed 66 people, some of whom were visiting for the very first time. Many shared their stories with us and all were grateful that they could spend some time in our welcoming and beautiful church. Thank you again!
There will be a Justice & Peace meting on Sunday 23 September after 10am Mass.
Peter Hampshire is going to speak after 10am Mass on Sunday 23 September, about his experiences volunteering with the Salesians in Vietnam.
We are hoping to launch our next ‘Journey in Faith’ programme in October in which people who are considering baptism or reception into the Church or simply want to learn more of what it means to be a Catholic can come together to explore our faith. If you would be interested in coming along, please contact Andy Doyle (in person or via email@example.com or 0798 543 4185) so that we can decide whether a programme will be viable.
the IT difficulties we encountered a couple of months ago, we’re
going to try again! Our next film and pizza night is on Friday 28
September, with doors opening at 6:30pm and the screening
beginning about 7pm. We will be showing the 1953 film “Roman
Holiday”, starring Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn and a Vespa
scooter! The film was nominated for 10 Oscars, with Audrey Hepburn
winning as Best Actress (and Vespa scooters enjoying record sales
after the film’s release!) All are very welcome.
could you let the parish office know on 0191 3843442 or email
of any Sundays you will not be available for the new rota by noon on
October. The new
rota will run from Sunday 7
October until Sunday 13
January. If you would
like to be included in the rota more or would like to be on a little
less, please do get in touch, thank you.
Due to a fault the electronic lock on the gate to the passage behind the church has been changed. Holders of keycards will need to have their cards re-enabled for the new lock. Simply pop into the Parish Office with your keycard during office hours.
Monday 8:30am – 4:00pm, Tuesday 9:15am – 2:15pm
and Friday 8:30am – 3:00pm.
is trying to prepare his disciples for what awaits him in Jerusalem;
betrayal, condemnation and death. But they still don’t get it, even
after all the time that they have spent living with him and hearing
his teaching. Instead of following his example of humility, they are
doing the very opposite; jockeying for position, arguing over which
of them is the greatest. And so a little child becomes Jesus’
helper in making his point to the disciples. In the kingdom of God, a
leader must be a servant of all. Jesus’ disciples must have a
special care for the vulnerable, the little ones without status or
power. Today’s Gospel challenges us to purify the Church from all
traces of elitism and ambition. The Church exists to serve God’s
monthly at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Hebburn between 6.00 –
7.30pm, is free and welcomes all young people from years 5, 6, 7 and
8. Parents, teachers, parishioners and clergy are also welcome. The
next Event will be held on Wednesday 17th October. For further
details or to book
your place please email Andrew Young on firstname.lastname@example.org
or call him on 07868 155298. Numbers are required for catering.
public meeting sponsored by Durham Churches Together and DUECC
(Durham University Ecumenical Christian Council) to discuss practical
ways to promote community cohesion between University and City.
Tuesday 18 October, 7.00-9.00pm in Elvet Methodist Church
Hall. Refreshments served. Everyone is welcome.
are looking for volunteers aged 18 years or over to help turn Ushaw
into a unique cultural attraction, events venue, business hub and
conference centre. They need – Welcomers, Stewards, Tour Guides, Shop
Assistants, Clerical help, Gardeners …. and much more
further information and to apply, visit www.ushaw.org
or telephone (0191) 334 5119, or email:
Durham Martyrs would like to invite young people from across the Partnership to come along to one of the groups at Durham Martyrs Parish to make new friends, share a meal and take some time out. There are three groups, for three different age ranges:
Base Camp – For school years 4 and 5 – Tuesdays 4:30 – 6:30pm
Signpost – For school years 6, 7 and 8 – Thursdays 5 – 7pm
Frontier – For school years 9 – 13 – Wednesdays 7 – 9pm
All groups will meet in the Jubilee Room at St Joseph’s Church,
Mill Lane, Gilesgate, Durham, DH1 2JG. Entry is £1.50 and includes
Benjamin Stanley Michael Henderson will be baptised at St Cuthbert’s at 11.30am today. Congratulations to Benjamin, to his parents Adam and Clare, and to their family and friends.
Thank you to everyone who supported last week’s Shared Harvest. The Stall raised £193.45 and the proceeds will be donated to St Cuthbert’s Hospice.
& Harrison organ builders, in conjunction with the Diocesan
Church Music Association, are facilitating a tour of their workshops,
new extension and organ building processes. Wednesday 3 October at
4:30pm, at Harrison & Harrison Ltd., St. John’s Road,
Meadowfield, Durham, DH7 8YH. Booking is essential: please
contact Alison Purvis by Friday 28 September or telephone 0191
3719184 to confirm attendance.
asks his disciples, ‘Who do you say I am?’ Peter has the right
answer; Jesus is the Christ, God’s anointed one, the Messiah for
whom Israel has been waiting. But Peter is shocked by what comes
next. The Christ is destined for rejection, suffering and death. His
model is the Suffering Servant, described in today’s First Reading
from the prophet Isaiah, who trusts completely in God’s power to
save him. Jesus makes it absolutely clear to his disciples, and to
the people, that anyone who wants to be his follower must walk the
same road that he does – the way of the Cross. No wonder Peter is
disciples are not called to seek out suffering for its own sake, but
to give ourselves to others with self-sacrificing love, and to accept
patiently whatever difficulties life may bring us. There are many
Christians whose lives are an inspiring example of Christ-like love
and sacrifice. This is what we commit ourselves to as followers of
Jesus. If, like Peter, we recognise Jesus as the Christ, then he
calls us to take up our cross and follow him.
World Week for Peace in Palestine, Durham Martyrs’ Justice and Peace
Group is hosting a presentation by Mark McNally from ‘Friends of the
Holy Land’ on Tuesday, 18 September at 7.30pm at St Joseph’s,
Gilesgate after 7.00 pm Mass in the Jubilee Room. Friends of the Holy
Land is a non-political charity which raises awareness of the plight
of the Christian community there and provides financial assistance to
help Christians build self-sufficient communities. Please come along
to find out more about their vital work.
Organ Recital by the Scott Brothers Duo – International Recitalists, Saturday 21 September, 2:30pm-4:00pm, tickets £7.
Kathryn Tickell & David Almond. Saturday 28th September at
details and to book for
both events, see
Enjoy a walk of 7-10 miles through the beautiful countryside around Minsteracres, with time for prayer, reflection and sharing of the beauty of creation. You will need suitable walking boots and warm, weatherproof clothing. Please bring a packed lunch. Wednesday 3 October, 10am-5pm. Cost £10.
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