Christmas Fair

Advance notice: Christmas Fair at 1pmon Saturday 17 November at St James & St Bede. Donations needed for raffles prizes, cake stall and tombola stalls (bottle, children and usual tombola)

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New Service Times at St Edmunds

Join us on Wednesday  at St Edmunds for Morning prayer at 9 am and 10 am on Wednesdays for Holy Communion. Morning Prayer at 9 am on Thursdays at St James and St Bede.

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We have our new Vicar!

By now you will be aware that we have a new vicar – officially Priest in Charge.  We welcome Margaret to our Parish.  Her contact details are:   The Revd. Margaret Mackay who can be contacted on 0191 4383808; mobile 07910697308; email margaretmackay1@talktalk.net or at 48 Cedarway, Gateshead, NE10 8LD

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Don’t Miss the Trip!

This Saturday, 2nd September, is the day of our mystery trip.  It’s not a mystery to some people, but for fun on a bus, bingo and singo, great fun and wonderful company, join us on Saturday for our summer outing.  Leaving St James and St Bede at 9.15 am – great value at £7.50.  So don’t be late, don’t miss the bus, and don’t miss the fun!

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SING ALWAYS

  Goodbye to John   Please join us on Saturday, June 10th, 7 pm at St James and St Bede   To farewell Jon   Paul Hepplestone will lead us in song followed by a bring and share supper  

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Cafe Church

Last Sunday, 5th June, we trialled our exciting new venture, Cafe Church.  Starting at the later time of 11 am at St James and St Bede, we sang, songs old and new;  we talked, thought or got creative and made crowns of fire, prayed, and finished up with yummy bacon rolls.  If you missed it, the next Cafe Church will be same time, same place on 3rd July.  Do come and join us!

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The Summer Holiday Club

The Holiday Club will run every Wednesday from 27th July to 31st August.  Starting at 11 am and running to 2 pm it includes free lunch for the whole family, games, drama, crafts, cooking and lots more.  The club is aimed at children aged between 4 and 11, siblings welcome.  Bookings are essential, so ring to find out more from Susan, on 0191 477 5708. Look how much fun everyone had last year!   Sorry everyone – we are now booked out for the Summer Holiday Club – watch this space for next year’s Club (and pictures from this one)  

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Summer Fair

Come one, come all, to our sublime Summer Fair! On Saturday 25th June, from 2 to 5 pm, St James and St Bede will host its annual Summer Fair.  As usual we will have stalls selling everything from jumble to jewels, cakes to clothing, we’ll have tombolas, entertainment for the children, afternoon tea and fun!  This is a great way to meet friends, enjoy the afternoon, and contribute to the upkeep and support of the church for the forthcoming year.

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The Big Sing

The Big Sing Come along on 11th June at 7pm as we celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday.  We’ll be having a bring and share supper, a glass of wine or a cuppa and great company.  We have invited a special guest singer to lead us in some uplifting songs, both old and new, so as our Australian friends say, bring a plate (with something on it to share), bring your voice, and enjoy a night to remember with friends old and new.

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