The Parish of Ponteland

Welcome to The Parish of Ponteland

We are giving thanks for the news that public worship may soon resume. Once it is available we will be working through guidance from the government and Church of England to make sure we keep everyone safe and will update you once we have more news on how this will work for us.

In the meantime, St Mary's is open Tuesday / Thursday 10am - 1pm and Sunday 1pm - 3pm for private prayer. All are welcome to come and find a space of peace and quiet in our community.


“The Bishop of Newcastle would like to announce that the Rev’d Rosemary Harrison, currently Assistant Curate at Humshaugh with Simonburn and Wark, is to transfer her curacy to serve at Ponteland St Mary the Virgin. The Bishop recognizes that Rosemary will be a great loss to the benefice, but is mindful of her responsibility to ensure Rosemary receives the training which she requires and deserves. Bishop Christine is very grateful to all at Humshaugh, Simonburn and Wark for providing such a welcoming first year for Rosemary, particularly in the sad and difficult circumstances of recent months. Rosemary will be licensed to Ponteland as soon as is practicable. Please keep Rosemary and the parishes in your prayers.”

Please click here for the latest letter to the Electoral Roll, regarding the limited opening of St Mary's Church, which is being distributed to our congregation via email and post.

Please click here for Revd. Paul's Annual Report for the APCM.


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

"Sunday 05 July" and "Sunday 05 July - Lincoln Project"

Please click here for St. Mary's Choir singing "I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say" by Horatius Bonar and "Just As I Am, Without One Plea" by Henry Smart.  These pieces have been recorded individually from their own homes and combined together by our Organist and Musical Director Warren Smith. A reading, prayers and other material have been added.

 

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"

 

 

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


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.

 

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

 

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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