Welcome to Saint Paul's Parish Church, Whitley Bay
Coronavirus - Covid 19: Updated information:
Beginning on Wednesday 17 June, St Paul's will be open for private prayer only, each Wednesday and Sunday from 2 - 4 pm. No services or public prayers will take place during these times, and our online services will be continuing as usual. A full risk assessment has been completed and a comprehensive action plan has been implemented to observe all Government advice on social distancing and hygiene. The Vicar and Churchwardens will be there to ensure that all the provisions we have made are being observed. We know that for many of us, praying physically inside the church is something we long for. Nonetheless, because we are all concerned for each other's safety, before coming to church, we are asking you to please think very carefully about whether it's appropriate for you to take the personal risk of coming into the building, taking account of your own circumstances. Government advice about vulnerable and shielded groups applies to our building, as it does to all public places. Our risk assessment and action plan are available on our website for you to consult. You might also want to note that St Mary’s Monkseaton will be opening their church building on Wednesdays from 10 am. to 12 pm., and Saturdays from 10 am. to 12 pm.
Giving to St Paul's: Please help to support the work of St Paul's by donating by text, online or by credit or debit card. Your help is vital to our mission and work in our community. Donations of any size will be gratefully received and will make a big difference. Our Giving page gives further details and information about ways to help St Paul's. Thank you.
Go to our Coronovirus updates page for recently added links, information, prayers, sermons and support. Latest update: 18.6.20
Message from the Vicar, John Vilaseca 7th June 2020
I hope and pray this newsletter finds you and your loved ones well and safe. As we see a bit closer the end of this time of lockdown, life around us is slowly planning to get back to some sort of ‘new normality’. At St Paul’s Church, we carry on with our worship, ministry and mission as usual. We are following the Government’s advice and the Church of England guidelines to start planning the re-opening of our church building (and in due course) re-starting public worship. We are working to make sure this is done safely. For the time being, we keep in touch with God and one another through our live-streaming services, phone calls and our prayer life. Thank you all for your generosity and support through prayer, financial giving and fellowship. Keep safe and keep praying to God for our church family and all those in need at this time. Together we will get through stronger.
The PCC at St. Paul's is committed to ensuring that we create and maintain a safe place for everyone in our church. Please follow this link to see the members of our Safeguarding Team, read our Safeguarding Policy and our Safeguarding Terms of Reference.