This week's pew sheet

Saint Paul, Whitley Bay

Second and third Sundays after Trinity

21 & 28 June 2020


Please use this sheet to help in your personal prayers.

Private prayer in St Paul’s

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 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Collect and readings for the Second Sunday after Trinity, 21 June

Collect:  Lord, you have taught us that all our doings without love are nothing worth: send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love, the true bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whoever lives is counted dead before you.  Grant this for your only son Jesus Christ’s sake, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.   Amen.

Reading:   Jeremiah 20. 7 – 13     

Gospel:    Matthew 10. 24 – 39     


Collect and readings for the Third Sunday after Trinity, 28 June

Collect:  Almighty God, you have broken the tyranny of sin and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts whereby we call you Father: give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service, that we and all creation may be brought to the glorious liberty of the children of God; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Reading:   Jeremiah 28. 5 – 9      

Gospel:    Matthew 10. 40 – 42     


Intercessions for weeks commencing 21 & 28 June

Please pray for the sick and those in need, especially:  Richard Allen, Diana Bargewell, Ian Bell, Michael Bradley, Maureen Bravington, Christine Dieghton, Cynthia Games, Maxine Groves, Andrew Grundy, Harry Hall, Florence Harrison, Judy Hemsley, Deborah Henderson, Chris Heptonstall, Ben Lazenby, Richard Little, Peta McIntyre, Pat Moore, Ernie Phillips, Stephen Potter, Sue Simpkin, David Simpkin, Tessa Sowerby, Rachel Thompson, George Thornton, Jemma Thorpe, Lesley Towers, Jeanne Whitehead, Colin, Emily, Paul, Frank, Tony, Kath, Shirley, Lee, Beryl, Carole, and Sharon.

Please pray for the recently departed, especially: Ken Cooper and Douglas Williamson.

Please pray for those whose anniversaries of death fall during these two weeks, especially: Nigel Lamb, Jack Phillips, Heather Marshall, Ernie Bell, Norman Hunter, Kenneth Bridgewood and Adelaide Stokes.  And for Dora Smith, Mary Margaret Young, George Bryan Dean, Rita Lumley, and Ken Hatwell.  

Prayer intentions for week commencing 21 June


Second Sunday after Trinity

Porvoo Communion


St. Alban

Persecuted Christians


Of the day

Walking With


St. John the Baptist

The Parish


Of the day

Refuse collectors



Diocesan Director of Ordinands


Cyril of Alexandria

All training for Ordained and Lay Ministry


Prayer intentions for week commencing 28 June


Third Sunday after Trinity

Link Diocese of Winchester


Sts. Peter and Paul

The Parish


Of the day

Security Services


Of the day

Local Commerce


Of the day

Mothers’ Union


St. Thomas



Of the day

Those living with anxiety


Services for the next two weeks

  • Morning Prayer Monday – Thursday at 8.30 am (online) – please tell Ann Laing if you’d like to take part, so that the Zoom password can be sent to you.
  • Evening Prayer (privately) at 5 pm.
  • (live online on Zoom, and then uploaded to YouTube):
  • Sunday 21st June (Trinity 2): Eucharist at 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday 24th June (Birth of John the Baptist): Eucharist at 10 a.m.
  • Sunday 28th June (Trinity 3): Eucharist at 10 a.m.
  • Monday 29th June (St Peter & St Paul): Eucharist at 10 a.m.
  • Wednesday 1st July: Eucharist at 10 a.m.
  • Sunday 5th July (Trinity 4): Eucharist at 10 a.m.

If you are not joining services online, everyone is invited to join in prayer from home at the same time as Morning and Evening Prayer are being said.  Services of the Word are also provided for 21 and 28 June. 


Lay Reader training:  Ann Laing has been selected by the Diocese to begin Lay Reader training in September.  She thanks the Vicar and PCC very much for their support, which allowed her to go forward to the selection panel.  Please pray for her as she prepares to embark on her training.

PCC meeting: the PCC meets on Tuesday 23 June to take decisions and to hear reports on current activity.  The meeting is being held online with some members taking part (by agreement) by correspondence.

Online services:  for our live online services via Zoom, we are issuing a separate email for each service, giving the joining details you need.  (Each time the meeting ID and password will be different, to keep our calls as secure as possible).  Anyone who has any questions about Zoom, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Jo Rose, Sandra Graham or Ann Laing.  In case of technical problems we can use Skype as a fall-back, on an ad hoc basis.

The Gate – St Paul’s magazine: the latest and previous editions are still available on our website: .

Face masks: Sandra Graham is still making them for people.  Tel. 07507 790580 to request one.

Hymns for online services:  if anyone has the skills to record themselves singing a hymn and could then send the file to John, please get in touch with him. 

Handy number:  the free national phoneline Daily HOPE from the Church of England is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044.  You can listen to services, hymns and prayers. 

St. Paul’s WhatsApp group:  if you use WhatsApp and would like to be added to the group, please contact John.

Newsletter entries: for the next edition, please pass them to Ann Laing by 6pm on Tuesday 30 June, by phone on 0191 297 0276, by hard copy to 24 Oakland Road NE25 8LS, or by email to