All posts by Margaret Doyle

Lent 2019: Collections for Prisoners being released from Durham and Low Newton Prisons

Nepacs is a north east charity which has been supporting people affected by imprisonment for over 135 years. This Lent we would like to collect items for nepacs to make up Toiletry Packs for prisoners being released who are in particular need.  Our previous support to Low Newton has been greatly appreciated.

Useful items to contribute to the Toiletry Packs are toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, shower gel, soap, deodorant (roll-on or spray), flannels, combs and wet wipes. Packs for anyone who is homeless on their release also include socks, plasters, waterbottle/flask, bacterial gel, and a dry food pack (coffee, tea bags, hot chocolate powder, cup-a-soup, cereal bars, sugar, stirrer, Mars Bars).  In addition, the packs for HMP Low Newton need lip balm and Sanitary Pack (STs, tampons, panty liners), and those for HMP Durham need disposable razors and shaving foam.

Please put donations in the boxes in the narthex throughout Lent.

Finchale Partnership

The minutes of the recent meeting of the Partnership Development Group are on the noticeboard.  The meeting reviewed our progress against the Diocese’s list of ‘Partnership Must Haves’.  We also agreed our approach to Confirmation programmes for this year, and decided to set up a Partnership Facebook page and a new Liturgy group to organise Partnership level services.  The full minutes can also be found on the Partnership webpages.

Quiet Day at Ushaw

An opportunity to step aside, to listen to God in scripture and to enjoy the peace. Wednesday, 27th March: 10.30am to 4.00pm. Led by Sister Rosarie Spence.  £10 per person, including coffee, tea and biscuits served both on arrival and to conclude the day. Lunch, with a delicious choice of great value home-made food, is available to purchase in the refectory. Bookings can be made on-line via Ushaw’s website (www.ushaw.org) or call 0191 3345119.