This week's pew sheet

Saint Paul, Whitley Bay

2nd Sunday after Trinity and St Thomas, Apostle

26th June and 3rd July 2022


Welcome to your newsletter, which covers a period of two weeks.

Please use it to help in your prayers each day.

John Vilaseca  01912524916

Collect and readings for 2nd Sunday after Trinity, 26th 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:  1 Kings 19: 15 – 16 & 19 – 21

Reading:  Galatians 5: 1, & 13 – 25

Gospel:  Luke 9: 51 – 62

Collect and readings for St Thomas, Apostle, 3rd July  

Collect:  Almighty and eternal God, who, for the firmer foundation of our faith, allowed your holy apostle Thomas to doubt the resurrection of your Son till word and sight convinced him: grant to us, who have not seen, that we also may believe and so confess Christ as our Lord and our God; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

Reading:  Habakkuk 2: 1 – 4

Reading: Ephesians 2: 19 – 22

Gospel:  John 20: 24 – 29


Intercessions and intentions for the next two weeks

Please pray for all those on our prayer lists, especially:

Sunday Prayer list: Richard Little, Alice Whitehead, Jeanne Whitehead, Stephen Potter, Shirley Foster, Maureen, Ilona Srybriyack

Thursday Prayer list: Roger Abraham, Richard Allen, Diana Bargewell, Michael Bradley, Susie Brett, Christine Deighton, Cynthia Games, Andrew Grundy, Deborah Henderson, Chris Heptonstall, Pam McKenzie, Pat Moore, Ken Rogan, Ray Rutherford, David Simms, Sue Simpkin, Rachel Thompson, George Thornton, Jemma Thorpe, Mark Watson, Marie, Lottie, Paul, Tony, Catherine, Frank, Carole, Shirley, Susan, Paul, Anthony, Naill.

The recently departed:  Lesly Christophoridis, Doreen Atkinson

Those whose anniversaries of death fall at this time: Norman Hunter, Kenneth Bridgewood, Adelaide Stokes, George Bryan Dean, Mary Young, Dora Smith, Rita Lumley, Ernie Philips (first week). And Ken Hatwell, Ernie Simpson, Basil Owens, Joyce Atkinson, Stewart Chenylle-Proctor, Mary Ann Thomas, Charles Ducker, Alicia Cuthbert, Robert Palmer, Edna Ingleby (second week).

Prayer intentions for week commencing 26th June
Sun 26 Trinity Sunday The Parish
Mon 27 Of the day Nexus Travel
Tues 28 Of the day Our Churchwardens
Wed 29 St Peter and St Paul St Peter, Monkseaton
Thur 30 Of the day Northumbria Police Constabulary
Fri Jul 1 Of the day Walking With
Sat 2 Of the day Those being ordained


Prayer intentions for week commencing 3rd July
Sun 3 St Thomas, Apostle The Parish
Mon 4 Of the day Those undergoing rehabilitation
Tues 5 Of the day The recently baptised
Wed 6 Thomas More, John Fisher, Granville Sharp Courage
Thur 7 Of the day Mothers’ Union
Fri 8 Of the day General Synod
Sat 9 Of the day Community health care


Services for the next two weeks

All Eucharist services held in church (except 8.30am on Sundays) are livestreamed and recorded via our YouTube channel: 

Please note the addition of the praying of the Daily Office together with

St Peter’s, Monkseaton. See the notices for further information.

There will be no Evening Prayer at St Paul’s on the days the Vicar is away.

Regular Evening Prayer will resume on Monday 11th July


Weekday Morning Prayer at St Paul's: Mondays to Wednesdays at 8.30am
Weekday Morning Prayer at St Peter's: Thursdays at 8.30am
Saturday Morning Prayer at St Paul's: Saturdays at 9.30am
Weekday Evening Prayer at St Paul's: Mondays to Wednesdays at 5pm
St Paul’s open for private prayer: Saturdays from 10am to 11am
St Paul’s Prayer Group: Thursdays at 10am
St Paul’s Bible Study: 2nd Saturday each month at 10am



26th June

2nd Sunday after Trinity

Canon Robert Gage presiding & preaching

Eucharist 10am

Service of Healing and reconciliation 6pm


29th June

St Peter and St Paul Eucharist 10am


29th June

St Peter and St Paul

Patronal Festival Eucharist at

St Peter's Monkseaton 7.30 pm


3rd July

St Thomas, Apostle

Canon Robert Gage presiding & preaching

Eucharist 10am

Choral Evensong 6pm


6th July

  Eucharist 10am


26th July

4th Sunday after Trinity

Holy Communion (BCP) 8:30am

Eucharist 10am

Taizé worship 6pm


Holy Baptism:

2nd July at 11am

Maya Alvarado

2nd July at 1pm

Woody Crosby



Patronal Festival at St Peter's Monkseaton: We are all invited to join our neighbours from St Peter's church for their Patronal Festival on Wednesday 29th June for the Eucharist at 7.30 pm. Fr John Vilaseca will preach. Everyone welcome for refreshments after the service. Join us!

BBQ at the Vicarage: We will have a summer BBQ in the Vicarage garden on Saturday 30th July. Everyone welcome! Please bring your own drink and some food to share. Meat and vegetarian/vegan options provided for the BBQ. Please let the Vicar know if you would like to attend.

Praying and working together with our neighbours: We want to work closer with our neighbours from St Peter's church. We are beginning by praying together the Daily Office weekly twice a week. On Tuesday evenings at 5 pm people from St Peter's are joining us for Evening Prayer at St Paul's and on Thursday mornings we are joining them for Morning Prayer at St Peter's at 8.30 am.

St Paul’s PCC: at the PCC meeting held on June14th the following main points were discussed and some dates for your diary:

  • Chalice to be reintroduced from 10th July
  • Parish barbecue to be held 30th July
  • Congregation open consultation day on the draft Mission Action Plan to be held 17th September
  • Service of thanksgiving for Terry Mason 40 years as Director of Music and Organist at St Paul’s to be held 18th September
  • St Paul’s fair to be held 5th November
  • Complaints policy agreed

St Paul’s magazine: thank you everyone who has already renewed or taken out a new subscription to cover the next year’s issues of The Gate. Please see Margaret Barron or Mary Evans if you would still like to pay in advance. Thank you

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