Last week's pew sheet


Please use this sheet through the week in your prayers.

Welcome to Saint Paul’s. The main order of service is on the cream card. The special prayers for this Sunday, Bible reading references, and hymn numbers are on this sheet. Words for the hymns are in the green book, or on this sheet.  Items are available to occupy children who are not attending Sunday Club.  Just ask the Sidesmen (who gave you this leaflet) about this, or if you have any other questions. 

Choir introit:  God is ascended up on high.

First hymn:   351    Come ye faithful, raise the anthem.

Collect:  Graciously hear our supplications, O Lord, so that we, who believe that the Saviour of the human race is with you in your glory, may experience, as he promised, until the end of the world, his abiding presence among us.  Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

1st Reading:     Acts 1: 15 – 17 & 20 – 26

Gradual hymn:  298   May the grace of Christ our Saviour.

2nd Reading:   1 John 4: 11 – 16

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

I will not leave you orphans says the Lord : I will come back to you and your hearts will be full of joy.

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Gospel:  John 17: 11 – 19


Please pray for the sick and those in need, especially Eric Aldington, Richard Allen, Diana Blackwell, Anne Burton, Ann Dodgson, Jayne Fleet, Brenda Griffiths, Maxine Groves, Andrew Grundy, Florence Harrison, John Harrison, Judy Hemsley, Deborah Henderson, Chris Heptonstall, Mark Hoggan, Audrey Hughes, Norman Ingram, Liz Jones, Richard Little, Daniel McAdam, Dan Morgan, Dawn Parrack, Stephen Potter, Valerie Puccini, Jim Reay, Sylvia Reay, Sue Simpkin, David Simpkin, Rachel Thompson, George Thornton, John Ward, Jeanne Whitehead, Alan Wood, Colin, Emily, Frank, Paul, Shirley, and Tony.   

Please pray for the recently departed, especially Adam Storey, Ralph Grimwood and Evelyn Hatfield.

Please pray for those whose anniversaries of death fall this week, especially: James McGregor Keir, Jack Ingleby, Nora Lowes, Evelyn Grayson, Jack McCourt, Ella Bell, and Roger Paul Calder (priest).

Offertory Hymn:  352     Crown him with many crowns.

Prayer over the Offerings:  Accept, O Lord, the prayers of your faithful with the sacrificial offerings, that through these acts of devotedness we may pass over to the glory of heaven.  Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Acclamation:  Jesus, my Lord and my God.

1st communion hymn:  305   Soul of my Saviour.

2nd communion hymn:  295     Let all mortal flesh keep silence.

Prayer after communion: Hear us, O God our Saviour, and grant us confidence, that through these sacred mysteries there will be accomplished in the body of the whole Church what has already come to pass in Christ her Head.  Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

Recessional hymn:  332   All hail the power of Jesu’s name.

Please come and enjoy refreshments and a chat after the service, in the Parish Centre. 

Service times and Intentions for the week


Evening prayer

6:00 pm


St. Matthias




In Eastertide

Parishes in vacancy

7:00  pm


In Eastertide

The housebound

10:00 am


In Eastertide

Christian Aid

7:30 pm


In Eastertide


12:10 pm


In Eastertide


9:00 am


Readings for next Sunday, 20 May:

Pentecost Sunday

Acts 2: 1 – 11

Galatians 5: 16 – 25

John 15: 26 – 27 & 16: 12 – 15


This week’s other activities

Mon 14 May 7:30 for 8:00pm Monday Group meets in the Upper Room for a talk by Dr. Jared Johnson: “Twenty-five years at the Chalkface.”
Tues 15 7:30pm Parish Centre Management Committee.





Pentecost:  next Sunday is Pentecost, and not only is it the great festival that marks the “birthday” of the Church, but our friend Lexi will be baptised at the 10 o’clock service.  Please make a point of being there to support her.

Confirmations on the Eve of Corpus Christi:  on Wednesday 30 May at 7:30 pm, there will be a special sung Mass to celebrate the feast, and as part of the service Sandra and Paul Scott will be confirmed.  Please attend to support them. 

Christian Aid: a big thank you to all who are delivering envelopes and collecting for Christian Aid Week. If anyone requires an envelope in order to make a contribution, please see Judith Collin. Many thanks.

Pilgrim Course: the fourth session of our course for those enquiring about, or new to, the Christian faith is on Saturday 19 May. Please continue to pray for Sue Day, Sean Dowinton, Shirley Foster, Sandra Graham, John Harrison, and Jan Soulsby who are running the course, and for those taking part.

Summer Fair, Saturday 23 June

  • The collecting boxes for your fair contributions and the special sign up notice board are at the back of church.Please make sure they’re filled!
  • Early donations of prizes for tombola and raffle are particularly welcome, as it takes time to get these big money-spinners prepared.
  • Pledges of home baking for the cake stall should be made to Ann Laing.Please make sure you’ve put your name against your chosen stall or role.Thank you very much!

St. Oswald's Hospice:  following Oliver Cansfield’s Annapurna Circuit Trek, which he and his Dad completed to raise money for St. Oswald's, you can still donate to this great cause.  Ollie has left a collecting box on the Sidesmen's table.  Or you can donate via Facebook or Just Giving:  St. Oswald’s provides specialist palliative and end of life care to adults, children and young people from the North East of England. Every donation however big or small can make a massive difference to the people who are cared for and the families that receive help from St. Oswald’s. Ollie says, “Thank you all so much for helping to raise money for this amazing charity, I can’t put it into words how much every donation has meant to me. So all I want to say to each and every one of you is thank you!”

Thank you to our church dusting volunteer for this week, 13 – 19 May: Kay Rutherford.

Newsletter entries: please pass them to Ann Laing by 6 pm on Friday evening.  You can do this by phone on 0191 297 0276, by hard copy to 24 Oakland Road, NE25 8LS, or by email to

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