St. John's Church,
Brandon

BRANDON PARISH DURHAM


St.Catherine's Church,
New Brancepeth

ST. JOHN'S HALL
MEADOWFIELD

for Hall enquiries
email
Lesley Baxter

ST. CATHERINE'S
CHURCH

COVID 19 UPDATE

30/01/20

READINGS

SERMONS

MAGAZINES

CLERGY/
CO
NTACTS

HISTORY Churches Together
in DH7/Prayer for our Churches

2021 SERVICES

>>PLEASE NOTE<<
From Fr. Carl -
The painful decision has been made to suspend worship in church for the time being. Whilst technically allowed in this lockdown, which came as a surprise to Fr. Carl,
the majority of churches and almost all in the Deanery are suspending worship,
seeing it as the responsible thing to do with these worryingly rising numbers.
Fr. Carl has now come to that conclusion.
A Zoom Eucharist will continue at the same time of 8:45 am on Sundays
contact Fr. Carl for an invitation
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Readings for Sunday, 17th January - 2nd Sunday of Epiphany are HERE
Sermon
for Sunday,17th January - 2nd Sunday of Epiphany  is HERE
Hymn for Sunday. 17th January - 2nd Sunday of Epiphany
O God, You Search Me

  

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Not applicable at the moment 


Events will be posted on the Website and communicated
by phone to those not on-line.
Fr. Carl’s Sermons will be posted on the Website and Facebook
Zoom Holy Eucharist may be held for special occasions;
contact Fr. Carl for detail
s

The Eucharist services will be shorter than normal
with no singing or sermon
and as with other Covid 19 problems, this may be subject to change,
especially when the winter flu season begins.
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>>Please note that tapers cannot be used in church to light candles<<
If you wish to light a candle for private prayer,
please use one of the new lighters
which have been provided and which you can take home with you
or bring your own lighter if you can do that please

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>>>CHURCH OF ENGLAND SAFEGUARDING POLICY 2019<<<

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WELCOME

Services for week starting Sunday+++++++++++++++ will be resumed ASAP


      St. Catherine’s
- 8:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist
St. John’s - 9:45 a.m. Holy Eucharist

Midweek Morning Services - followd by tea/coffee
Wednesday 9.00 am - Holy Eucharist at St. John's
Thursday 9.30 am
- Holy Eucharist at St. Catherine's

Evening Services this week
Monday 7.00 p.m. at St. John's - Holy Eucharist

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Services can also be found here - https://www.achurchnearyou.com
You need to enter your Postcode to access both churches

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Revd. Carl Peters - telephone number is 0191 6803875
St. John’s – Carolyn – 0191 6803875 Churchwarden 0191 3789718
St. Catherine’s – Liz – 0191 3731554, Churchwarden - 0191 3739927
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MONTHLY MAGAZINES
January/February 2021 - WORD    PDF

Updated 15th January 2021

Prayer for Our Churches:
Tuesday, 19th January and Tuesday. 16th February at 09.30 - 10.15 am, held on Zoom; for an invitation contact Bill Offler
(DH7 Churches Together Secretary, williamoffler@outlook.com)
Churches Together in DH7:

Meeting, Wednesday, 20th January, 7.30 pm on zoom. Contact Bill Offler for invitation.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity,
18th – 25th January: St Brandon’s, Brancepeth will be hosting a service – details to be announced.


19th December
In a joint statement, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally, who chairs the Church of England’s Covid Recovery Group, have urged people to be “exceptionally careful” and said clergy and others who are shielding should feel “no compulsion” to attend public worship.

The statement said:
"The news of fresh restrictions in many areas will be a bitter blow. For many people, it will mean spending Christmas Day alone.
We know that public worship - both in person and through remote means - has brought comfort, hope and inspiration to so many.
So we are grateful that, even in Tier 4, church buildings can be open this Christmas. But I urge everyone to take precautions and, especially for those in Tier 4, to be exceptionally careful.
Even though attending public worship is permitted, many people may feel it is currently better they do not do so. Clergy and others who are shielding should certainly feel no compulsion.

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Not applicable at the moment
Hand sanitizing and social distancing of 2 metres must be observed plus the one way system in the church.
If you come to worship please note the signs and further instructions.
Many will not feel ready to return to our church buildings just yet and this is very understandable.
The over 70’s and the clinically vulnerable are to be aware of the risks, whilst the final decision to attend remains with them.

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Links to Music by Rose Reeve
is on St. Catherine's page

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for enquiries re St. John's Hall email Lesley Baxter,
St. John's Hall Meadowfield

NORMAL SERVICE TIMES FOR
St. JOHN's CHURCH and St. CATHERINE'S CHURCH

see above for weekly changes
Sunday

St. John's

9:45 am- Holy Eucharist Tea/coffee afterwards
3 pm - Holy Baptism usually on last Sunday in the month

St. Catherine's

8:45 am- Holy Eucharist

Monday

7pm Holy Eucharist

 
Wednesday
9am Holy Eucharist - followed by tea/coffee
 
Thursday

9:30am Holy Eucharist - followed by tea/coffee