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Saint Paul, Whitley Bay

All Saints and All Souls  

4 November 2018


All Souls: on arrival in church, please add the names of any loved ones you would like to be commemorated in today’s intercessions, to the list on the Sidesmen’s table.  (Names of those on candles are already recorded).

Please use this sheet through the week in your prayers.

Welcome to Saint Paul’s.  Our celebrant today is Canon Robert Gage; we are glad to have him with us once again.  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 in this sheet.  For any children not attending Sunday Club (in the Parish Centre) items are available to help occupy them, at the back of church.  Just ask the Sidesmen (who gave you this leaflet) if you have any questions. 

First hymn (procession):   197    For all the Saints.

Collect:  Almighty God, you have knit together your elect in one communion and fellowship in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord: grant us grace so to follow your blessed saints in all virtuous and godly living that we may come to those inexpressible joys that you have prepared for those who truly love you; 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.

1st Reading:    Wisdom 3: 1 – 9

Gradual hymn:   215   Captains of the saintly band.

2nd Reading:   Revelation 21: 1 – 6

Gospel Acclamation:

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood: a holy nation, God’s own people, called out of darkness into his marvellous light.

Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Gospel:  John 11: 32 – 44

During the Intercessions: your candles purchased to commemorate loved ones are in front of the altar, and will be lit as the names of the Departed are read.  For those who would like to light a candle at either of the pricket stands, you are welcome to do this at the same time.


Please pray for the sick and those in need, especially:  Richard Allen, Diana Blackwell, Ann Dodgson, Andrew Edwards, Khardine Edwards, Jill Eltringham, Lou Games, Pauline Giles, Maxine Groves, Andrew Grundy, Gwen Hall, Florence Harrison, John Harrison, Judy Hemsley, Deborah Henderson, Chris Heptonstall, Jack Hudson, Audrey Hughes, Norman Ingram, Liz Jones, Richard Little, Daniel McAdam, Dan Morgan, David Olver, Stephen Potter, Mary Rankin, Jim Reay, Sylvia Reay, Sue Simpkin, David Simpkin, Arthur Thomas, Rachel Thompson, John Ward, Colin, Emily, Frank, Paul, Shirley, Tony and Lee.

Please pray for the recently departed, especially Elizabeth Straw, Christine Stewart and Jeannie Harrison.    

Please pray for those whose anniversaries of death fall this week, especially: Mary Miller, Peg Butler, Margaret McCourt, Thomas Arthur Denham, James Leggate Gilchrist, and Agnes Riley.

Offertory Hymn:  401    Light’s abode, celestial Salem.

1st communion hymn:  208    In our day of thanksgiving.

2nd communion hymn:  For all the saints who showed your love

Post communion prayer: God, the source of all holiness and giver of all good things: may we who have shared at this table as strangers and pilgrims here on earth be welcomed with all your saints to the heavenly feast on the day of your kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Recessional hymn:  478   Ye watchers and ye holy ones.

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

Service times and Intentions for the week


Of the day




Of the day

Mothers’ Union



Of the day

Social Services

10:00 am


Of the day

The lonely



Of the day

Royal British Legion



St. Leo the Great

Pope Francis

Morning Prayer 9:30 am


Readings for next Sunday, 11 November: 3rd before Advent / Remembrance

Jonah 3: 1 – 5 & 10

Hebrews 9: 24 – 28

Mark 1: 14 – 20


This week’s other activities

Tue 6 Nov 1:00 pm MU meets in the parish centre for a 
soup lunch, prayer and a talk by Ray Calboutin about Sandringham.  All 
Sat 10 10:00 am start Maintenance working party








Flowers in church this week have been donated by Gwen and Susan O’Connell, in memory of Mary Morrison on her birthday, and by Harry Hall in memory of his wife, also on her birthday.

The 150 club draw will take place after Mass today.  Please see David & Veronica Nesbitt to settle up any outstanding subs. 

A reminder for MU members - Tribute of £21 for 2019 is becoming due!

Parish Centre and Church cleaning:  we could do with another couple of people to help with the cleaning while our regular cleaner is convalescing after his operation. We need to cover the essential parts of his work, mainly the hard floors and the toilets in the Parish Centre, and floors in church.  Thank you very much to the six volunteers so far!  Anyone who feels they could help should speak to Ann Laing.  Thanks very much.

St Nicholas Fair, 1 December 10am – 2pm:

  • if you want to be involved please add your name to the list of stalls and activities at the back of church.This could include support roles, such as setting up and clearing away, picking up bulky donations from people’s houses, making refreshments for those on stalls, stewarding and answering questions from visitors.
  • Collecting boxes are out for your goods; please look out books, toys, bric a brac, and maybe see if you can buy special offers for the Tombola when you’re shopping.  The Raffle too needs prizes.
  • Offers of cakes / preserves can be given to Cynthia Games or Ann Laing. Please help to make this a bumper fair.  Have a word with Mary Evans if you have any questions.

Maintenance Day:  don’t forget, it’s this Saturday starting at 10 am and doing whatever jobs are suitable for the weather on that day.  Please do your best to be there to help.  Keeping gutters clear, tidying flower beds and any indoor jobs that need doing will be tackled.  See Ann Laing if you have any questions.    Thank you.

Thank you to our church dusting volunteer for this week, 4 – 10 November: Lilian Martin.

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

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