Pew Sheets

2 August 2020

Eighth Sunday after Trinity

COLLECT FOR TODAY (A collect is a prayer that “collects together” and reflects the general theme of the day)

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.


We pray for our brothers and sisters in the Church in Finland, Jerusalem, Egypt and the Diocese of Bristol. In our link Diocese of Winchester we pray for David Williams, Bishop of Basingstoke and in Newcastle West Deanery, their Lay Chair, Meg Fisher.

In our own Parish we pray for those who live in Beach Road and Southlands.

We pray for those who are unwell – Callum; Louise Cherry; Barnaby Essenhigh; Barry; Ruth; Kate; Sarah-Anne; Clare Brown; Sarah; Frank Turnbull; Mason; Delilah; Sophia; Barbara Nickson, Cath Goode and Catrina.

We pray for those who have recently died and their families, particularly Marian Mason and Elizabeth Bell.

In our years mind we remember Margaret Davis, George Usher, Alan Cooper, Norman John Henderson, June Day, John Wilson and Ada Murphy.


Notes and Notices

Sunday services have resumed and are being held at 10am & 11:30am. This will be a service of the word. Numbers will be limited for safety reasons and attendance will be on a first come, first served basis. You are strongly advised to wear a face covering when attending worship. Masks are available in the church porch.

The church is open for private prayer daily from 9am to 4pm. Please follow the signs in church and sign in/out each time you visit.

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

The July/August edition of Parish News is available here: 

The July edition of the Link Diocesan newspaper is available to download here:

Please note a change in the parish office phone number to 0191 257 6250. The parish office will be open on Monday and Tuesday mornings during August. Please do not visit the office in person. If you need to contact Stuart, please ring or email.