The Parish of Ponteland

Welcome to The Parish of Ponteland

FOLLOWING THE UPDATE TO COVID-19 REGULATIONS ON 4 JANUARY 2021

PUBLIC WORSHIP HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED.

ST MARY'S CHURCH WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER.

Please click here for Revd. Paul's January 2021 letter to the electoral roll.

Thought of the week for w/c 1 March here.

Lent Study 2021

We will be starting this year's study on Tuesday 23rd February at 2.00pm.

It is to be held on Zoom, and will led by Rev. Colin Barrack, linked with Milbourne Chapel.

The book we are using is this year's Cover to Cover Lent Study. The Prayers of Jesus by Amy Boucher Pye is available either on Amazon Prime with free delivery, or from Eden Books.

Please contact Chris Cogan on 0191 2712637, or David Butler on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your email details if you wish to join us. You will then be sent the Zoom link. Looking forward to sharing with you.

Chris Cogan


Find A Reflection For Lent here.

For this week's reflections, please click the links below.

"Sunday 7 March" and "Sunday 7 March Lincoln Project"

Please find a choir accompanied service for 7 March here, the video will be released at 8am on Sunday morning. The music has been recorded individually by St Mary's Choir from their homes and combined together by our Organist and Musical Director Warren Smith. A reading, prayers and other material have been added.

For a recording of the 14 February, the Sunday before Lent, service recorded in private this week at St Mary's, please click here.


Here is the link to our Parish Facebook page, which our vicar posts to most days.

In case you haven't received your copy of the Grapevine please click here for an online version.

The Church of England has now produced some specific Covid-19 resources to support parishes and individuals.

https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2020-4/Prayer%20Book%20Digital%202%20April_0.pdf

https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/10961•Mental%20Health%20Reflections_WEB.pdf

"Church of England hub of online resources and links to streamed services"

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Generous Giving

In these very uncertain times we are extremely grateful to those who continue to give so sacrificially to the Parish. If anyone who normally gives their offering by the plate (envelope or cash) would like to pay directly through their bank, our Treasurer Clive Jordan, would be pleased to advise. He can be contacted via e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone 01661 598005.  Please otherwise continue to utilise your weekly envelope and put to one side for the happy day when we return to normal.

On a personal note I would like to express my sincere appreciation for your continued support, generosity and loyalty to our parish and community. Please be assured of my prayers.

Reverend Paul T Allinson. Vicar of Ponteland

 

This is the link to Newcastle Cathedral Service streaming https://newcastlecathedral.org.uk/services-streaming/


Here is the link to the Diocesan webpage: https://www.newcastle.anglican.org/

Here is the link to the Diocesan newspaper: https://www.newcastle.anglican.org/link/

 

BBC Radio Daily Service: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006wzfs

BBC Radio Sunday Worship: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qnds

BBC Radio Choral Evensong: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tp7r

 

Here is the link to the local Ponteland Community Initiative during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

 

We take our Safeguarding responsibilities very seriously - click here for what to do if you are concerned. Our Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement can be found here and the Whistleblowing policy can be found here. Rosemary Rhodes is our Parish safeguarding officer and can be contacted at 01661 825139. Ruth Rogan is our Diocesan Safeguarding Officer and can be contacted at 0191 270 4147 or 07825 167016.

With blessings from Revd. Captain Paul Allinson.

 

 

 

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