Bulletin Board


Seventh Sunday in

Ordinary Time

  Year C

24th February 2019


Services during the week

Monday Ė 10amWord & Communion

Tuesday, Wednesday --- 10amHoly Mass

No 10am Thursday Mass at All Saints, Thropton

and 10am Friday Mass at St Aidans, Seahouses

during January.


PLEASE NOTEóSt Agnes RothburyóSaturday VigilMass

This wil be held at 12 noon until the LAST Saturday

in April 2019 (thereafter 6pm)


Feasts of the Week

Friday 1st March---St David Bp, Patron of Wales


    St Agnes, Rothbury

In the event of bad weather, please phone M.Hopper on 01669 621291

or F.Pringle on 01669 621168.


Please remember

St Paulís Church, Alnwick in your will.

Thank You.


 Bishop Robert Byrne

The New Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle has

been announced as Bishop Robert Byrne.

He has been an Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of

Birmingham for the last 3 years.

We welcome him to the Diocese on March 25th

for his installation in St Maryís Cathedral.


The Retirement of Bishop Seamus

envelopes are at the back of church should you wish to

contribute to the Bishopís Retirement Gift.

The Fund will remain open until Sunday 17th March.

All envelopes to be returned via the Sunday Collection plate.

Please make cheques payable to ĎSt Paulís RC Churchí.

Thank You.


The Lindisfarne Partnership

A Partnership Day of Reflection for Eucharistic Ministers will take place

on Sunday 24th March in St Paulís Church and Parish Hall

from 12.30pm to 4.30pm.

Eucharistic Ministers can renew their commitment on the day.


 St Agnes, RothburyóRED MISSION BOXES

If you have a Red Mission Box can you return it to

Madeleine Holloway to be emptied.

If you would like to have a Red Box, please see Madeleine.

Thank You.


 The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

has the following vacancies

Administrator, Dept. for Safeguarding Ė

full-time, 12 month fixed term contract. Closing date: 28 February.

Cleaner, St Maryís Cathedral, Newcastle Ė

20 hours per week, 12 month fixed term contract. Closing date: 4 March.

For further information and details of how to apply please visit our website 

www.rcdhn.org.uk or contact us (0191 243 3301,



Green Batt Garden

As part of our contribution to the community, CTiA has helped

Alnwick in Bloom look after the Green Batt Garden

and we are quite proud of our efforts.

We want to make it smart for the Northumbria in Bloom Spring Judging

(probably to be on 4th April) and are thinking two work parties will be needed.

These will be Saturdays 2rd and 30th March.


Save the date! Family Spring Concert St Paulís Church,

Alnwick Saturday 18 May The Bailiffgate Singers & local school choirs

will be providing a family friendly programme for a spring afternoon.

Do come along if you can and invite friends and family.

(Profits will be divided between The Bailiffgate Singers

& Contagious Youth & Schools Work)


 Shoebox Appeal

To save money, we are collecting Shoe Boxes and Items

(Soap, Face Cloths, Toothpaste, Tooth Brushes, Games, Pencils, Small Notebooks etc)

which we shall put together in October for the Christmas Appeal.

Please leave shoe boxes and items at the back of church.

Thanking you in advance for your support.

Pam, Elsie & Yvonne.

Rock Solid

The new programmes & dates for Rock Solid Alnwick and

Alnmouth are on the Notice board at the back of church


St Paul's 100 Club

The first monthly draw will be this Sunday (24th February).


Repository Sale

new stock now in.


Kindling the flames of Revival

across Northumbria


The Costello Centre, Alnwick NE66 1NP


are the heart and soul of Gather

A SAFE ENVIRONMENT to find or lose ourselves in Godís presence;

 WORSHIP in an open space;PRAY quietly or out-loud;

RECEIVE good, spirit-led Bible- based teaching.


Tea/Coffee from 7pm

EVENT STARTS at 7 30pm

Hosted by WELCOME NETWORK (Bob and Mary Bain 07988564299



The National Catholic Youth Congress, takes place at Wembley Arena on March 2nd 2019.

  Booking forms are out this month in partnerships and secondary schools

and it is hoped that coaches will leave from pick-up points in every area.

The cost will be £40 per person which includes coach travel and Wembley ticket. 

Further information from YMT on 01207 592244 or admin@ymt.org


First Reconciliation and

First Holy Communion Programme

Meeting and Mass dates for the full programme

19/20 Jan 2019,

9/10 Feb 2019,16/17 Mar 2019,11/12 May 2019,

8/9 June 2019 (First Communion Day),22/23 June 2019

Please pray for them as they embark on this wonderful journey of faith.


 Youth Ministry Toolkit

A new online resource is

now available on www.hnyouthtoolkit.org.uk


The Peoples Kitchen

My thanks as always to all who give so generously throughout the year. 

The kitchen are constantly feeding and clothing the many needy people on a

daily basis, the numbers are ever increasing.

Well done to you very kind hearted people.



The staff at the Diocesan Finance Office have asked every

Parish and Partnership to appoint a GDPR representative.

Because of the short notice given to try and fond someone and hand in

contact details to the diocese, Fr Oliver has notified the diocese of temporary roles for this:

Deacon David will be the GDPR rep for St Aidans, Seahouses and Fr Oliver will be the GDPR rep

for all the other Parishes in the Partnership, until we know what is expected of the person responsible.



With the closure of the Alnwick Playhouse in August for one year,

Alnwick Music Society are using different venues around the town for their Concerts.

St.Paulís, St.Jamesí, St.Michaelís and the Northumberland Hall will all be used.

There is a booklet at the back of Church with a list of all the

Concerts/Venues and details of all the groups participating.

 Please take one.


  Coming Together

Tea and coffee will be served at the back of the church

after Mass and we hope you will stay and chat .

All are welcome


The coffee/tea at the back of Church

is very popular, it is great to see people standing round chatting

and connecting as a Congregation, but it would be wonderful if

a few more could be available to help, especially at the end.

It only needs 2 to set up, but it is great when people collect cups etc.,

and take them to be washed and reset up for the next week.

Just speak to Mary anytime.

Donations are always welcome.


Gift Aid

Very many thanks to all those parishioners who have supported

the Gift Aid Donations Scheme during the past year.

The scheme continues to make a significant contribution to parish funds

and last year we recouped in excess of £6500 from HMRC.

If you are not already signed up, please consider joining.

The only requirement is that you should be a UK taxpayer.

Forms are at the back of church or contact Roisin on 01665 798945.


Homemade Jams

A lovely selection of Homemade Jams are on sale at the back of church.


The Peopleís Kitchen

are grateful to St Paulís parishioners and friends for their continued support.

Thank you.


††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††    Red Mission Boxes

Will you please bring in your Mill Hill Red Boxes for counting.

Thank you, James Bateman



It is over 15 years since the floodlighting team

achieved their objective of floodlighting St. Paulís.

In the years since the running and maintenance

costs have risen considerably.

We would therefore like to encourage you to help us

by continuing lighting our Church by buying or donating

a night of light for £1 minimum or an amount of your choice.

Thank you for supporting our fundraising for the running costs.



We request when parking in the Church grounds,

you do so with due regard to other users.

We ask you do not park near corners as some of us

are getting a bit older and accidents do happen.

If you are parking at the front of Church, please remember

that funeral and wedding cars need extra room.

If you park of the streets nearby, please do not cause

an inconvenience to the local people,

especially when disabled access may be needed.

Also would drivers please let their passengers out,

then park as near as possible to the left thus enabling other cars

to pass safely without having to drive over the grass on the right.

We have put a garden seat near the ramp for those who would like

to rest awhile in the quiet of the church grounds..

Thank you.



 When driving within the church grounds PLEASE keep to the 15mph speed limit.

Expensive gravel is being displaced by overzealous drivers.

Thank You.


PLEASE let us know

if a relative or neighbour has been taken to any of our hospitals,

otherwise we will not be able to visit them.


   Offertory Collection

Did you know you can pay your weekly offertory donation

via standing order or direct debit.

In these days of internet banking it is so easy to make

a regular payment to St Paulís RC Church, Alnwick.

You can still gift aid your donation by filling in the form at the back of church


Peoples Kitchen

As Always, they are full of gratitude for

your generosity in donations of food and clothing.

The need as always continues, any male clothing

and footware is always in demand.

As long as there are these items in the boxes at the back of church,

I will continue to take it down to the needy.

Thank you to you all.Jean OíHanlon



Please save your used stamps and leave them at the back of church.

Yvonne Douglas is saving them for cancer research.


Bereavement Support

If you, or someone you know, has recently been bereaved Hospice Care

now provide support either in your own home or in a mutually convenient place.

For more information see the leaflets in the back of church

or phone the hospice on 01665 606512


 Space for Quiet Prayer

Our Quiet Space before the Tabernacle is working well.

Thank you all. Please use it, if you would like to, before and after Mass,

for silent prayer, in front of the Blessed Sacrament



The website is www.stpaulsalnwick.co.uk

containing lots of information about our schools and a

chance to keep up to date with what is happening.

Please visit our website.


Memoriam Book

The Memoriam Book placed in Our Ladyís Chapel

contains the names of family and friends of parishioners,

each written under the date of their death.

If you would like the names of your loved ones included,

please fill in the form at the back of Church

and place it in the box provided.

Fill in a separate form for each name, please.



Please be vigilant when you are in and about the Church.

Do not leave your valuables unattended in the church.


Nights of Light

Our Church looks particularly attractive at present with the flood lighting.

We depend on the Nights of Lights scheme to fund the lighting of the church.

If you would like to celebrate a important occasion,

please consider lighting up our church

If you would like the Church to be lit up for a special occasion,

please obtain a form from the back of the Church and hand it with your donation

to Tim Sewell, any of the Parish Council,

drop it through the letterbox at the Parish House

or download the form on the Nights of Light page

Minimum donation £1 per date!





Many ideas of fundraising are being suggested.

Perhaps you might be able to help in one of the following ways.

Win the Lottery and pay the lot!


Have a coffee morning or evening

Auction of Promises

Race Night

Brass Band Concert

Quiz Night

...and then there are your own ideas.

We need doers of the suggestions, not just suggestions!




The Convent Centre

If you wish to book the centre, contact the Caretaker,

Paul on his mobile 07845991512


Visitors GIFT AID

If you are a visitor to our parish and would like

St. Paul's Church to claim the tax back from your offering,

please use a special Gift Aid envelope from the back of the church.

Thank you.


In the absence of the priest, whom can we contact?

It is always good to be able to contact the priest of the

parish when you need information or in emergency.

But the parish house is not always manned.

In the absence of the priest, the number of a contact person

will be on the answering machine


Donít Forget !!!

We invite you to join us for a Coffee or Tea after Sunday morning Mass in the Parish Room

when we can greet our visitors and share our ideas of the liturgy and other Church

matters.Funds raised help provide for our Seasonal Celebrations with our older

parishioners and their friends.



Parishioners who find themselves in hospital should inform the staff that they are Catholic

and that they would like a priest to visit them while admitted.
Hospital staff are not permitted to enquire of a patientís religion,

however they will contact a visiting priest for you should you let them know.

Hospital Referral Cards

It is becoming increasingly difficult to know when any

of our parishioners have been admitted to hospital.

If you or any of your family are being admitted to any of our

hospitals please let the priest know as soon as possible.

At the back of the church there are some hospital referral cards.

We would ask you to have one of these cards at home and if for any reason you have to stay

in hospital please hand it to the ward sister who will inform the hospital chaplain.

Please supply the patientís name, ward and hospital.

Alternatively, a hospital referral card can be completed and given to Fr. Peter.

Due to the unavailability of information regarding religious denomination of patients

in the RVI,Freeman and Walkergate Hospitals, patients and relatives

must take responsibility to inform the hospital chaplain.

Tel 0191 232 1892.

The same situation applies to all our local hospitals and maybe care homes.

If you or a relative are going into hospital or one of our

care homes please let the local priest know.

It will make our work much easier