NEWSLETTER: 15th March 2020



Bishop Robert along with Tynemouth Priory Partnership have agreed that until further notice the following precautions. should be taken and will remain in place until further notice.

At this point all Masses and Events will be going ahead as planned, we will let you know as soon as possible if this changes:

* The distribution of Holy Communion under both kinds is suspended.

*Holy Communion will be distributed in the hand only.

*The Sign of the Peace is suspended.

*Holy Water stoups are to be emptied.

*Please wash/sanitise your hands when you come into church.

Thank you for your co-operation.


£44bn is spent annually on clothes in the UK. The average household has £4,000 worth of clothes of which 30% has not been worn in a year. £140m worth of clothing goes to landfill each year. It is estimated that more than 70% of all UK reused clothing heads overseas -joining a global second hand trade in which billions of old garments are bought and sold around the world each year. The UK is the second largest used clothing exporter after the US. It exported more than £380m ($600m), or 351,000 tonnes, worth of our discarded fashion overseas in 2013. Much of the UK's donated clothing ends up being sold to buyers in developing economies. Recent research has shown that the flow of old clothing from the Western world - as well as the availability of cheap, new garments from East Asia - has had a negative effect on local textile industries in many countries. This is particularly so in Sub-Saharan Africa, where a third of all globally donated clothes are sold. Since the 1980s and 90s, used clothing has gained a significant market share across Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. DO WE REALLY NEED TO BUY SO MANY NEW CLOTHES?

Half Day of Reflection

Why not take the opportunity this Lenten season to widen your understanding of the Lenten journey? The subject of this session is - The Journey and Passion of Christ. Everyone is welcome. Please sign up to help us with catering. St Aidan's Parish Room - Saturday 21st March, 10am - 1pm​

Partnership Penitential Services

Tynemouth Priory Partnership will be holding 2 services during Lent in which the priests of the partnership will be present and the opportunity given for individual confession. Thursday 19th March - St Aidan's @ 7pm & Wednesday 1st April - St Cuthbert's, North Shields @ 7pm​

Passover Meal

Over the last few years we have held a Passover Meal during Holy week to explore the roots in the Jewish tradition and gain a deeper understanding of our Christian faith. Each year it has been a thought-provoking, educational and moving event. If you haven't been to one before I can assure you that it is a great experience that calls for you to be fully involved in what's going on. Tickets are strictly limited.

Next Event - Tuesday 7th April @ St Aidan's Parish Room @ 7pm


Unfortunately we do not have the capability to take donations via a contactless card machine—  though I am sure that will come! What we do have are bills which have to be paid and this is where we think you can help. —PLEASE CONSIDER SETTING UP A STANDING ORDER VIA YOUR BANK! INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT THE BACK OF

For those who plan their giving using the envelope scheme new envelope sets are now available, please double check your box number as
some may have changed. If you pay tax please sign up for GIFT AID! It
would mean an extra 25% cash for our parishes

Kynren Trip

We now have enough people interested in attending to make a coach viable, however in light of developments with the Coronavirus we are going to wait until nearer the time to book.

NEWSLETTER: 15th March 2020
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