Last week's pewsheet at St Paul's

Saint Paul, Whitley Bay

3rd and 4th Sundays of Advent

12th and 19th December 2021


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

Please use it to help in your prayers each day.

John Vilaseca     01912524916


Each of the Sundays of Advent reminds us of those who prepared for the coming of Christ.

On the third Sunday we think about John the Baptist, who proclaimed the coming Saviour.

On the fourth Sunday of Advent, we think about the Blessed Virgin Mary, who bore him in her womb.

Collect and readings for 3rd Sunday of Advent, 12th December        

Collect: O Lord Jesus Christ, who at your first coming sent your messenger to prepare your way before you: grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready your way by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at your second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in your sight; for you are alive and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

Reading:  Zephaniah 3: 14 – 20       

Reading:  Philippians 4: 4 – 7

Gospel:    Luke 3: 7 – 18

Collect and readings for 4th Sunday of Advent, 19th December    

Collect: God our redeemer, who prepared the Blessed Virgin Mary to be the mother of your Son: grant that, as she looked for his coming as our saviour, so we may be ready to greet him when he comes again as our judge; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen

Reading:  Micah 5: 2 – 5a

Reading:  Hebrews 10: 5 – 10

Gospel:    Luke 1: 39 – 45

Intercessions and intentions for the next two weeks

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

Sunday Prayer list: Susie Brett, Richard Little, Dilys Palmer, Alice Whitehead, Jeanne Whitehead, Alaine, David, Simon.

Thursday Prayer list: Roger Abraham, Richard Allen, Diana Bargewell, Michael Bradley, Christine Deighton, Cynthia Games, Lorna Gilchrist, Andrew Grundy, Agel Hall, Deborah Henderson, Chris Heptonstall, Terry Mason, Pam McKenzie, Pat Moore, Gwen O’Connell, Ken Rogan, Ray Rutherford, David Simms, Sue Simpkin, Rachel Thompson, George Thornton, Jemma Thorpe, Mark Watson, Colin, Emily, Kath, Marie, Lottie, Sharon, Paul, Tony, Catherine, Frank, Carole, Shirley, Susan, Paul, Joan, Anthony, Ann.

The recently departed: Carys Gillett, Sid Hepple

Those whose anniversaries of death fall at this time: Ivy Liles, Gwen Smith, Winnie Paul, Ruth Laming, Winnie Johnson, Margaret Hunter, Harvey Walker (priest), Jean Phillips, Mary Clark, Les Brown, John Stevenson, Jane Hunter, Ethel Dixon Giles (first week). And Vera Neville, Norman Robinson, Denis Tapsell, Emily Bibby, Ken Richardson, Frank Pearson, May Jackson, Etta Thursfield, John Cowling, Ernest Billings (second week).

Prayer intentions for week commencing 12th December        

Sun 12

3rd Sunday of Advent

The Parish

Mon 13

Of the day


Tues 14

John of the Cross

Morpeth Deanery

Wed 15

Of the day

Walking With

Thur 16

Of the day

Age UK

Fri 17

Of the day

Save the Children

Sat 18

Of the day

 Walk-in Nativity


Prayer intentions for week commencing 19th December    

Sun 19

4th Sunday of Advent

The Parish

Mon 20

Of the day

Local care homes

Tues 21

St Ambrose

Bishop of Berwick

Wed 22

Of the day

Recently departed

Thur 23

Of the day

The flower guild

Fri 24

Christmas Eve

The homeless

Sat 25

Christmas Day

The Parish


Services for the next two weeks

All Eucharist services held in church are now being live-streamed via our YouTube channel: 

Morning Prayer in church:                   Monday to Thursday at 8:30am

          Saturday at 9:30am

St Paul’s open for private prayer:       Saturday 10am to 11am

Prayer Group:                                      Prayer Group will take a break after Dec 16th and willl resume  Thursday January 6th at 10am



12th Dec   

3rd Sunday of Advent

Eucharist 10am


St Nicholas service for children  4pm

In church/YouTube


In church


15th Dec  


Eucharist 10am


In church/YouTube


19th Dec   

4th Sunday of Advent


Eucharist 10am


Service of lessons and carols  6pm

In church/YouTube


In church/YouTube



22nd Dec  


Eucharist 10am


In church/YouTube


24th Dec

Christmas Eve

Midnight Mass 11pm

In church/YouTube


25th Dec

Christmas Day

Eucharist 10am


In church/YouTube


26th Dec   

St Stephen, Martyr

Eucharist 10am


In church/YouTube



Advent and Christmas at St Paul’s

St Nicholas Service for children                  Sunday 12th Dec at 4pm

Service of lessons and carols                      Sunday 19th Dec at 6pm

Walk-In Nativity                                            Saturday 18th Dec 11am to 2pm

                                                     Christmas Eve 11am to 2pm

Christmas Eve Midnight Mass                     Friday 24th Dec at 11pm

Christmas Day Mass                                   Saturday 25th Dec at 10am

St Stephen, Martyr                                      Sunday 26th Dec at 10am


Fiesta Whitley Bay: how wonderful it was to see so many people visit St Paul’s last Sunday and enjoying all the Fiesta activities and stalls. A big thank you to everyone who helped out in any way.

Carol Singing: Join us in carol singing for Care Home residents on Wednesday 15th Dec. We will join the staff from the Newcastle Building Society branch singing Carols for Eothen Home residents at 11am and Redesdale Court Home residents at 3pm.

St Nicholas’s Service: a service for children will be held in church on Sunday 12th December at 4pm. All families are welcome.

Carol Service: there will be a service of lessons and carols at St Paul’s on Sunday 19th December at 6pm. Come and enjoy singing all your favourite carols.

Walk-In Nativity: Join us for a Nativity trail through the church and the Parish Centre on Saturday 18th December and Christmas Eve (Thursday 24th Dec). Drop in any time between 11am to 2pm. The trail will tell the Christmas story through different activities for children of all ages. Everyone welcome.

Christmas flowers: there will be a box at the back of church from Sunday until Christmas for donations towards Christmas flowers. Thank you.

St Paul’s Prayer Group: please note that St Paul’s Prayer Group will take a break after December 16th and resume on Thursday January 6th at 10am

Next newsletter: watch out for the next newsletter due in two weeks with information about services and events after Christmas.

Newsletter entries: for the next edition, please pass them to Mary Evans by 6pm on Tuesday 21st December, or by email to