Newsletter - Trinity 8 (Holiday club celebration!)


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Sunday 7th Aug

11am at St James - Holiday club Celebration service

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Holiday club celebration and BBQ this Sunday!

at St James, NE15 6RS

Join us for our Holiday Club celebration service this Sunday followed by a BBQ!

The service will start at 11 and the BBQ will start from about 12.

Have a look at some of the photos from this year's Holiday Club:


Benwell Mother's Union would like to invite you to an afternoon of food, games and conversation

When? Saturday 13th August 2pm-4pm

Where? Venerable Bede Church Hall

Who is invited? you are!

What do you need to bring? a small plate of food to share (but it is fine if you don't bring anything, you can still share the food)

What will we do? eat, drink tea, chat, play games

Please come and join us, and learn a bit more about the work of Mother's Union


Fellowship and dance night at St John's

7pm, Sat 6th Aug

A night of fellowship and fun. Homemade pies, cakes, buffet, raffle, line dancing, barn dance, and more!

Tickets £4


'Something Wonderful' art club will restart in September

The art club will take a break during August to restart in September.

In the meantime come see the exhibition at St James of all the incredible work they have made over the past months!


Worship Texts


The Collect

Lord God,

your Son left the riches of heaven

and became poor for our sake:

when we prosper save us from pride,

when we are needy save us from despair,

that we may trust in you alone;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.




Luke 12.32–40

32 ‘Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 35 ‘Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit; 36be like those who are waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet, so that they may open the door for him as soon as he comes and knocks. 37Blessed are those slaves whom the master finds alert when he comes; truly I tell you, he will fasten his belt and have them sit down to eat, and he will come and serve them. 38If he comes during the middle of the night, or near dawn, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves. 39 ‘But know this: if the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. 40You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour.’



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.

Prayers for others:

  • Edith Hutchinson

  • Stan and Sonja

  • Moe and Mary

  • Alison Campbell

  • John Taylor

  • Irene Foskett

  • John Nicholson

  • Alan Robson

  • Michelle Wilson

  • Liz Holliman

  • Joan Finley

  • The Riches Family

  • George Snowden

  • Claire Mozaffari

  • Herbert Agbeko


  • Willow and Ella Williams


Post Communion prayer

Strengthen for service, Lord,

the hands that have taken holy things;

may the ears which have heard your word

be deaf to clamour and dispute;

may the tongues which have sung your praise be free from deceit;

may the eyes which have seen the tokens of your love

shine with the light of hope;

and may the bodies which have been fed with your body

be refreshed with the fullness of your life;

glory to you for ever.