Bulletin Board


Our lord Jesus Christ

The king

Sunday 26th November 2023





Mass Intentions

Sunday 26th November  --- People of the Parish


Gospel  Acclamation


Alleluia, alleluia!

Blessings on him who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessings on the coming kingdom of our father David!





according to Matthew       25:31-46           



Jesus said to his disciples:
‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory.

 All the nations will be assembled before him and he will separate men one

 from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats.

 He will place the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left.
Then the King will say to those on his right hand,
“Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take for your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world.
For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink;
I was a stranger and you made me welcome; naked and you clothed me,

 sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me.”

Then the virtuous will say to him in reply, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you;

or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome;

 naked and clothe you; sick or in prison and go to see you?”
And the King will answer, “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you did this to

one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.”

Next he will say to those on his left hand,
“Go away from me, with your curse upon you, to the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

 For I was hungry and you never gave me food; I was thirsty and you never gave me anything to drink;

I was a stranger and you never made me welcome, naked and you never clothed me, sick and in prison and you never visited me.”
Then it will be their turn to ask, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty, a stranger or naked,

sick or in prison, and did not come to your help?” Then he will answer,
“I tell you solemnly, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me.”
And they will go away to eternal punishment, and the virtuous to eternal life.’


 Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.



  All Saints, Thropton,

No weekday Word & Communion or Mass until Further Notice


Live Streaming of Masses

A number of parishes have set up a live stream of their Masses.

For more details of frequency and timings please go to the Diocesan website www.rcdhn.org.uk


Children’s Liturgy at Sunday Mass.

Children are welcome in the Parish room to listen to a child friendly Gospel, with theme related activities.

Two adults will instruct the children both will have a current DBS


St Paul's church is open daily for Adoration of The Blessed Sacrament each day from 5pm-6pm.

Please join us, even if it is only for a short time. 


  Mass times are as follows:

Tues 28th                             6pm Mass. St Paul’s

Wed 29th                          10am Mass. St Paul’s

Thurs 30th                        10.30am Mass. Amble

Fri 1st Dec                        10am Mass. St Paul’s

Saturday 2nd                                    5pm Mass. Amble    

Sunday 3rd                        10am Mass. St Paul’s.




Mass Intentions                             Sunday 26th Nov People of the Parish

                                                                 Sunday 3rd Dec     Mary O’Hanlon




Sunday 26th November, the Feast of Christ the King, Pope Francis invites the global Church

 to celebrate and pray for young people.

The retiring collection on Youth Sunday (26th Nov) will go towards the work

 of YMT. Gift aid envelopes are available. 


Advent reflections

Last year’s Advent booklet was very well received.

  As we prepare for Jesus’ coming at Christmas, we hope that this year’s edition will once again foster

 prayerful reflection on the Scriptures and a renewed sense of belonging amongst the people of the Diocese.

The reflections have been written by a variety of people to express the richness of our diocesan community.

 The dedicated Advent reflection page on the diocesan website can be found here: https://bit.ly/DHNAdvent . 


Parish Secretary

 PLEASE NOTE.  The Parish Secretary will be on annual leave from Wednesday 29th November to Friday 8th December

(returning to work Wed 13th December) and also off on Thursday 14th December.

Thank You.



 St Paul’s Church on Wednesday 13th December 3pm

To include; a short service, Anointing with oil, Holy Communion

 and Afternoon Tea. All welcome


Help Required

For Advent gathering service please, to help with setting up, serving afternoon tea,

 chatting with guests, baking scones and cakes and clearing up.

Please let Mary Frater or Pam Slater know if you can offer any assistance.


 New Safeguarding Guidelines For Children’s Liturgy

 The Diocesan Safeguarding Department has issued new guidelines for children’s liturgy.

 Parents should not normally attend children’s liturgy. Except for a child with learning difficulties/disabilities

 and their carer needs to be there to help and parents who are helpers or leaders with the relevant safeguarding check.

If you would like the more details please see Pam Slater for a copy of the updated guidelines.









For the Parish Priest/Enquiries :- stpaul.alnwick@diocesehn.org.uk

Parish Newsletter Team :-newsletter.stpaul.alnwick@diocesehn.org.uk                               

The old Parish e-mail, stpaulschurchalnwick@gmail.com, is no longer MONITORED.



The Society of the Sacred Heart has spent the last year giving thanks and celebrating their arrival in England on December 8th, 1842. 

 This year the celebration of our 180 years  in this country draws to a close on December 8th, 2023.

 We, the sisters in Fenham, would like to invite those who have shared our mission of Education in Fenham

over the years as students, pupils, staff and friends from the Sacred Heart schools or

St Mary’s Teacher Training College to join us for Mass in St Robert’s Church, Bolbec Rd, Fenham at 6.p.m. on that day.

 Come along and meet old friends. Bishop Seamus will be the celebrant as he was the College Chaplain for many years.

 To have some idea of numbers for the Mass leaflets please RSVP to rscjfenham@yahoo.com

 by November 30th or leave a message on 0191 422 3840


“CAFOD Israeli-Palestinian Crisis Appeal”

Donate to CAFOD’s Israeli-Palestinian Crisis Appeal at cafod.org.uk/ipc or call 0303 303 3030 to support those

affected and get funds to local trusted experts in Gaza and southern Israel

 who have been working alongside communities helping those most in need. 

 Your donation will help support aid workers providing urgent humanitarian aid including food,

 water and emergency shelter to those in need. Thank you for your prayers.”


The Lindisfarne Room.

 In order to provide a valuable resource to our Partnership of parishes the former

 Parish Room is now called The Lindisfarne Room.

Now that the colder weather is with us, until future notice , weekday Mass,

 Adoration, & meetings will take place in The Lindisfarne Room.

Please use the side sacristy door for access. 


100 plus Club

The next draw of the 100 club will take place after mass on 10th December and will include the Christmas bonus. 

 First prize will be £100 second prize £60 and third prize £40. 

 Thanks to your continued support £1,000 has been raised for St Paul's Church.in 2023.  


The new Eucharistic Ministers list

is available at the back of the church.


Christmas Angels.

If anyone is making Christmas Angels can they please pass them to June Etterley by Sunday 26th November.

  Thank you for all your efforts.


Rainbows Bereavement Support Great Britain (GB)

is a well-respected National Charity which supports Children and Young People who have experienced a significant

 loss through death, relationship break[1]down or any other Adverse Childhood Experience.

Volunteers are needed to join the North East Team.

 If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Ruth Higginbottom,

Rainbows North East Secretary, on 01670 518546 or rainbows.northeast@btconnect.com



All items for inclusion in the Parish newsletter to be sent by 9pm on Wednesdaey.

 Items to be sent to Tim Sewell. 07484611265 or newsletter.stpaul.alnwick@diocesehn.org.uk

Thank You


Bidding Prayer Writers Needed

The Prayers of the Faithful are an important contribution by the laity to the liturgy of Sunday Mass.

 At the moment only three members of the congregation are writing these prayers on a regular basis.

 There is a need, therefore, for writers from a more representative group of parishioners.

Writing the prayers is not a difficult task and need take no more than

 half an hour of your time maybe once every four to six weeks.

Simple instructions and a template will be provided.

Please email David Williams at davidlwilliams75@gmail.com


Prayer Group Intentions

A book has been placed in the Lady Chapel by the Prayer Group

 for anyone who would like the group to pray for their intentions.


Safeguarding Changes  

There are some changes to safeguarding, which as a Parish we need to implement.

Those working with children and vulnerable adults will continue to need a DBS, renewed every 3 years.

DBS paperwork has changed slightly.

Every leader of a group will need a DBS and if possible a deputy with a DBS should be appointed.

Parishioners may take Holy communion to their immediate family if they are unable to attend church.

 But other than this a Eucharistic Minister will require a DBS to undertake this ministry.

Every volunteer for every position in the Parish will need to fill in a volunteer registration form and

 will require 2 #references before they start volunteering.

This does not affect existing volunteers. But takes immediate effect for any new volunteers.

Many thanks Pam Slater


Knit and Natter Group

will be meet at Gill Lyons' House on Thursday 7th December at 2pm.


Prayer Group. 

The next meeting is in the Parish Room on Thursday 30th  November  at 2pm.

All Welcome


Church Mugs for sale

We finally have bone china mugs for refreshments after Mass with an imprint of our church.

They are also available to buy for £8 each or 6 for £40.



Donations, to parishes or featured projects, can now be made by clicking the ‘Donate’ tab

 at the top of the Diocesan website homepage www.diocesehn.org.uk. From this Donations page, donors can

choose to donate to one of the featured Projects, or can scroll down to find the parish they’d like to donate to.

They can also search for their parish using the ‘Search for a location’ field at the top of the list of parishes.

When they find their chosen parish, they just need to click on the ‘Donate’ button and then choose

one of the suggested amounts or enter the amount they would like to donate. They can choose to make a single donation,

 but can also set up a weekly or monthly donation if they’d like to, and can Gift Aid their donations simply

 by turning on the ‘I would like to Gift Aid this donation’ button.

 If you need any further information, please contact Michelle Alsop at

 michelle.alsop@diocesehn.org.uk who will be able to help.



Heavenly Father,

in Baptism you called us by name and made us members of your family, the Church.

Help all your people to know their vocation in life,  and to respond by living a life of holiness.

 For your greater glory and for the service of your people, raise up dedicated and generous men

who will serve as priests for the Church of Hexham and Newcastle.

Send your Spirit to guide and strengthen our communities, our seminarians

 and all who are discerning their vocation.



Please remember

St Paul’s Church, Alnwick in your will.

 Thank You.


Coping with Cancer North East.

 We are a charity that offers support to those affected by cancer, this includes counselling, coaching and complementary therapies.

 Our services are free to anyone who is or has been affected by a cancer diagnosis, including family, friends, and carers.

 We offer our services across the whole of the North East.

  Please find our website below for further information on the help that we provide:



Notes from the Lindisfarne Partnership Open Meeting

on Tuesday 22nd March 2022

can be found on the Parish Website:-www.stpaulschurchalnwick.co.uk then select  †Lindisfarne Partnership


The Universe Catholic Weekly Online Newspaper

Order your Digital 4 weeks FREE trial supply by calling Michelle on 0743 661 7650 or email:



Alnwick District Food Bank

SHORT OF FOOD ??                         HOW ??

 Email: alnwickdistrictfoodbank@gmail.com or

 www: alnwickdistrictfoodbank.co.uk

or tel: 07498 488797 (Tue or Thur only; 9.00—11.00)

· Confidentially, tell them your circumstances

· They will then arrange a delivery for you, if you qualify

That's all there is to it !!



 Gift Aid Appeal

The Gift Aid Donation Scheme is a government sponsored device whereby registered charities can receive

a ‘cashback’ of 25% of all the donations made by UK taxpayers.  The diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

 is registered to take advantage of this scheme and we benefit greatly from it.

If you are a UK taxpayer and are not already a member of the Gift Aid Donation Scheme we would be most grateful

 if you would consider joining it.  If you are interested, please speak to Roisin at the back of church

 or give her a ring on 01665 798945.



 Enfant Baptism is the door to the other Sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church.

Baptism at St Paul's Alnwick is open to all babies who have at least one parent who is Roman Catholic themselves.

Please telephone Father Stephen at the Parish House for further information.


Diocese Information

Please use the RCDHN link on the top right of the page.


Peoples Kitchen and Alnwick Food Bank

 -please could all food donations for People's Kitchen and

Alnwick Food Bank have lids on where necessary.

 Thank You.


Feasts of the Week

Sun 26th                     Our Lord Jesus Christ the King

Thurs 30th      St Andrew, Apostle, Patron of Scotland


Nights of Light – September/November

Sat 2nd Dec ---Arthur Carroll—In Thanksgiving


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

 remembrance of a loved one, download the form on the

 Nights of Light page on the parish website.

 Minimum donation £1 per date!     

Thank You.



Please continue to save your used stamps.

 Thank You



 When driving within the church grounds PLEASE keep to the 5mph speed limit. 

Expensive gravel is being displaced by overzealous drivers.

  Thank You.


   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 Paul’s RC Church, Alnwick.

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


Memoriam Book

The Memoriam Book placed on the Sanctuary and

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!


Being Admitted to Hospital

If you, a friend or relative are admitted to hospital, a visit/Holy Communion/the

Sacraments can be arranged by the chaplaincy team.

  You can contact the chaplaincy via the hospital switchboard on 03448118111 and ask to be put

through to the chaplaincy department.

If the call is urgent, please ask the nurse to contact the Roman Catholic Priest on call.