This week's pew sheet

Saint Paul, Whitley Bay

Eighth and Ninth Sundays  after Trinity

2 & 9 August 2020


Welcome to another newsletter.  We’re continuing our current pattern of giving information for two weeks.  Please use it to help in your daily prayers.

Collect and readings for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity, 2 August

Collect:  Almighty Lord and everlasting God, we beseech you to direct, sanctify and govern both our hearts and bodies in the ways of your laws and the works of your commandments; that through your most mighty protection, both here and ever, we may be preserved in body and soul; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Reading :  Isaiah 55. 1 – 5     

Gospel:    Matthew 14. 13 – 21       

Collect and readings for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity, 9 August

Collect:  Almighty God, who sent your Holy Spirit to be the life and light of your Church: open our hearts to the riches of your grace, that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in love and joy and peace; 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:   1 Kings 19. 9 – 18         

Gospel:    Matthew 14. 22 – 33        

Intercessions for weeks commencing 2 & 9 August

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

Please pray for the recently departed, including: Thelma Louise Wright, Joan Abraham and Nel Davison.

Please pray for those whose anniversaries of death fall during these two weeks, especially: Louise Anderson, Valerie Lang, Arthur Edward Lang and Derek Cansfiled.  And for Doreen Marguerita West, Meurig Evans, Marian Kirkup, Walter Longueville Gifford, Gwendoline Ashton Swinburne, George Tribe, Thomas Henry Turnbull, Ann Peart, Irene Sarah Temple, Tommy Simpson and Queenie Morton.

Prayer intentions for week commencing 2 August


Eighth Sunday after Trinity

Newcastle West Deanery


Of the day

The Bay Foodbank


Of the day



St. Oswald

St. Oswald’s Hospice



Orthodox Christians


Of the day



St. Dominic



Prayer intentions for week commencing 9 August


Ninth Sunday after Trinity

Our Link Diocese of Winchester


St. Lawrence

Archdeacon of Northumberland


St. Clare



Of the day

Whitley Bay Big Local


Florence Nightingale

Local Hospitals


St. Maximilian Kolbe

Prisoners of War


The Blessed Virgin Mary

The Parish


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

Upcoming services: in church, livestreamed on Zoom and recorded for YouTube.

  • Sunday 2 August (Trinity 8): Eucharist at 10 am.
  • Wednesday 5 August (St. Oswald): Eucharist at 10 am.
  • Thursday 6 August (Transfiguration of Our Lord): Eucharist at 10 am (by Zoom only)
  • Sunday 9 August (Trinity 9): Eucharist at 10 am.
  • Wednesday 12 August: Liturgy of the Word at 10 am.
  • Sunday 16 August (Trinity 10): Eucharist at 10 am.

Everyone is invited to join in prayer from home at the same time as Morning and Evening Prayer are being said.  If you are not joining services in church or online, Services of the Word are also provided for 2 and 9 August. 

Forthcoming Baptism in church: Lily Evelyn Hicks, on Saturday 8 August at 1.00 pm.


The Gate:  for those who prefer printed information, an abbreviated version of the new edition is provided along with this newsletter. The full version is available to download here: The Gate: Issue 97  It’s a bumper edition with articles that will interest everyone.

The Bay Foodbank needs your help in the school holidays.  Although food vouchers for school children have been paid up front, this will not fully meet the need right across the summer and the Foodbank is expecting high demand.  Our collecting box is available again in church, so you can help by donating goods.  Cash donations are also welcome and if you can’t get them to the Foodbank, you can send them to Lilian Martin to pass on.  Cheques can be made payable to THE BAY FOODBANK. Or you can donate online.  The Bank details are: Sort code 40-46-28; Account no. 3144 5758.

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Newsletter entries: for the next edition, please pass them to Ann Laing by 6pm on Tuesday 11 August, by phone on 0191 297 0276, by hard copy to 24 Oakland Road NE25 8LS, or by email to