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Newsletter - All Saints' Sunday


Your weekly update from the Benwell & Scotswood Team

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Services this week

Sun 29 Oct

11am - All Saints' Sunday team service at Ven Bede (Parish Eucharist).

Thurs 2 Nov

10.30am - All Souls' service, thanksgiving for the departed at Ven Bede.



Team service this Sunday!

We will be celebrating All Saints' Sunday on Sunday 29th October at the Venerable Bede at 11am.

This will be a team service so will be the only service in the team that day!


Children's table helpers needed

We are in need of more volunteers to help with children's work, especially to help with the kids table at the hub service on Sundays.

We have some fantastic kids in our community and we want them to have the best experience of church possible. Could you be the person to help with this?

Please speak to one of the clergy or churchwardens if you're interested.

(Please note any volunteering with children and vulnerable adults requires us to follow a safer recruitment procedure including carrying out a DBS check)


Embrace - Gaza appeal

The people of Gaza are living through an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. Israel’s response to the terrible events of last weekend has led to indiscriminate civilian suffering, with residents forced to move from place to place in search of safety. Food and medical supplies have all but run out; water, electricity, and fuel have been cut off.

The people of Gaza were already on their knees with 80% of residents reliant on humanitarian aid to survive. Please, can you make a donation into help in their hour of need?

You can donate online, by clicking below, or by calling 01494 897950. Your gift will support Embrace’s Christian partners in the immediate aftermath of this humanitarian crisis and to help to heal the wounds it’s caused across Israel – Palestine.


All Souls' commemoration of the departed

On All Souls' day we will hold a eucharist of Commemoration for the departed will be at 10.30am on Thurs 2nd November

This will be at the Venerable Bede, West Road, NE4 8AP During the service names of the departed will be read aloud and prayed for.

To add a name to the list of the departed, please send us an email to a list will also be available at church on Sunday. You are invited to a special service to remember those we have lost, to pray for them, and light a candle in honour of them.


Sunday Worship

Sunday 29th October 2023

All Saints' Sunday



Prayers for others:

  • Maria Hawthorn

  • George Snowdon

  • Herbert Agbeko

  • Ellis Nelson

  • Pauline Nelson

  • Michelle Wilson

  • Peter Wilson

  • Alan Taylor

  • Maureen Tayor

  • Irene Foskett

  • Lorraine Atkinson

  • Esther Kolie

  • Daniel Galbraith

Rest in peace

  • Faith Omorogbe

If you would like to add someone to the prayer list please email

The name will stay on the list for 1 month unless requested to be long-term.


Talk by lay ministers with Revd Chris.


Almighty God,

you have knit together your elect

in one communion and fellowship

in the mystical body of your Son Christ our Lord:

grant us grace so to follow your blessed saints

in all virtuous and godly living

that we may come to those inexpressible joys

that you have prepared for those who truly love you;

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.


God of holiness,

your glory is proclaimed in every age:

as we rejoice in the faith of your saints,

inspire us to follow their example

with boldness and joy;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


A reading from the Revelation to St John

9 After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. 10They cried out in a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!’ 11And all the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshipped God, 12singing, ‘Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honour and power and might be to our God for ever and ever! Amen.’

13 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, ‘Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?’ 14I said to him, ‘Sir, you are the one that knows.’ Then he said to me, ‘These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 15 For this reason they are before the throne of God, and worship him day and night within his temple, and the one who is seated on the throne will shelter them. 16 They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat; 17 for the Lamb at the centre of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’

(Revelation 7.9–17)

This is the Word of the Lord

Thanks be to God.


Please stand if you are able. We turn to face the Gospel.

We sing:

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood,

a holy nation, God’s own people,

called out of darkness into his marvellous light. Alleluia!

The Lord be with you

And also with you.

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew.

Glory to you, O Lord.

5When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:

3 ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 ‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

5 ‘Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

6 ‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.

7 ‘Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

8 ‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

9 ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

10 ‘Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 ‘Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

(Matthew 5.1–12)

This is the Gospel of the Lord

Praise to you, O Christ!

Post Communion

God, the source of all holiness and giver of all good things:

may we who have shared at this table

as strangers and pilgrims here on earth

be welcomed with all your saints

to the heavenly feast on the day of your kingdom;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


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