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Feast of the Baptism of Christ 10 January

The Collect for today

Eternal Father,

who at the baptism of Jesus

revealed him to be your Son,

anointing him with the Holy Spirit:

grant to us, who are born again by water and the Spirit,

that we may be faithful to our calling as your adopted children;

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.



We pray for the church in New Zealand and Polynesia, Diocese of Oulu in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland, the Diocese of Coventry, and our link Diocese of Møre and Botswana. In our own Diocese we pray for all who serve as members of the Diocesan Synod.

In our own parish, we pray for those who live in St Vincent House and Ensign House.

We pray for those who are unwell; Callum, Clare Brown, Thelma, Cath Goode and Valery Morley.

We remember those who have recently departed and all who mourn thier parting, in particular Irene Wedderburn. In our years' mind, we remember Ann Groves, James Hill, Joyce Rowland, Rita Davison, Carol Mumford, James Chadwin, and Rus Simmister.

Notes and Notices

Due to the increased risk from Covid-19 the church will be closed for public worship until Sunday 28 Feb at the earliest. Services are being livestreamed at 10am on our YouTube channel each Sunday or by phoning 0191 412 1377 after 4pm on Sundays.

The Church is open for private prayer on Wednesdays & Saturdays 10am-3pm. Please follow the signs in church and sign in/out each time you visit. It is now the law to wear a face covering in a place of worship. Masks are available in the church porch.

The collection box for The Bay Foodbank has been placed at the back of church for non-perishable food and toiletries.

The January edition of Parish News is available in print and will be on the website soon.

The December/January edition of the Link Diocesan newspaper is available to download here.

The parish office will be closed until further notice. Please contact the vicarage on 0191 697 4562.