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The Lantern April/May 2018


The Gardener grasped dropped into place. I was looking carefully at this little painting and there is the risen Christ as the gardener with his trowel in his hand busy at his work. Mary is about to discover that he is her risen Lord. And it clicked. Maybe it has for you a long time ago, but I share this in case it hasn’t yet. He is the gardener, he the risen Lord is offering us new life and thanks to him we are allowed back into the Garden of Eden. In 2015 I went to Edinburgh to the Queen’s Gallery to see an exhibition of paintings entitled “Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden.”

The first revelation of the risen Christ is not as a pilgrim or any other occupation but as a gardener. In Genesis we were thrown out of the Garden of Eden because of our sinfulness and disobedience, Christ welcomes us back. The horror of our expulsion is now over we can enjoy the love of God and once again enjoy the Garden of Eden

I enjoyed looking at all the paintings, but in front of this painting executed in 1638 by Rembrandt van Rijn, “Christ and St Mary Magdalen at the Tomb” I had one of those moments of revelation when something you should have known but obviously hadn’t


Jean Stokes

Welcome to St Peter’s Church, Harton and St Mark and St Cuthbert’s, Cleadon Park Priest

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REGULAR SERVICES AT ST PETER’S EUCHARIST Usually sung Eucharist with children’s groups. Tea & Coffee follows in the Green Room.

• 11.00 am

EVENING SERVICE We have a variety of evening worship styles including Taize, Songs of Praise, Quiet Meditation and Iona Worship

• 6.00 pm



• 10.00 am

Daily Prayer

EVENING PRAYER is said each day - a quiet and contemplative service of prayer and readings


For bookings of BAPTISMS, WEDDINGS and CALLING OF BANNS, there will be someone available at St Peter’s Church every Wednesday 6.15 pm - 6.45 pm For any queries about church services or bookings contact Rev Kate Boardman


EUCHARIST Followed by coffee in the Hall

• 9.30 am


EUCHARIST Followed by coffee in the Hall

• 10.00 am

For bookings of BAPTISMS, WEDDINGS and CALLING OF BANNS, or for any queries about church services or bookings contact Rev Kate Boardman 3

From the Vestry He is risen, Alleluia! Despite the date this year of Easter, it is no joke. For all those who would like to dismiss Jesus as a piece of imaginary fiction in the rather odd minds of those of who believe, then there is plenty of evidence to share that he lived. And that he died. The question for all, believers or no, is not whether Jesus of Nazareth lived and died, but whether Jesus of Nazareth died and lived. Here we move into the sphere of faith – and as I often find myself saying to people, you have to be careful about looking for opposites – faith is not about knowledge or the opposite of it; nor is it about certainty, in fact rather more the opposite. And doubt? Doubt is very often – even for the ordained – far from the opposite of, but an integral part of faith.

importance, greed, egotistical pride and more with him in order to put it to death too. If we did believe this, and knowing that such love and life could free us from all those damaging emotions and behaviour, then couldn’t we truly name him our Saviour? If we could lay all our petty sins on the cross, nail them there and leave them, wouldn’t we be able to see the space they left in our lives filled with the abundance that God offered us, the beauty of precious relationships, time to spend admiring creation, time to spend in creation, eyes opened to where we can bring healing and love and transformation and the same promise of freedom to others and to our world? If this is what we trust, and claim, and so what we also live, then surely we must long for all to share that promise and that possibility? When we read of the first Easter in the scriptures, we are conscious that the disciples were scared, h e s i t a n t a n d p r o b a b l y s t i l l traumatised, even after seeing the risen Jesus among them and eating with them. He finds them prepared to disperse back to their previous lives, or huddled

We are called to live as though we believe this to be true, to honour God as our creator, caring for every hair on our heads, for our lives, our children, our hopes and fears; the one who was prepared to give up his son to teach us how to live and to go to his death carrying all our jealousy, hatred, ambition, self4


inside locked rooms. To Thomas, he says ‘Stop doubting, and believe.’ To Peter, ‘Feed my lambs, take care of my sheep, feed my sheep.’ In Luke, to the disciples, ‘repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in my name to all nations. You are my witnesses.’ To the disciples – and all of us who are his disciples today – he leaves the great commission: ‘go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, a n d te a c h i n g t h e m to o b ey everything that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the end of the age.’

conjunction with words like ‘nutter’, ‘fanatic’, or ‘right’. But the sense of the religious carries freight for us too. Jesus so often ridiculed, exposed or outright attacked the Pharisees and the Sadducees, in parables and directly, particularly for their religiosity. Their ‘holier than thou’ exclusivity was one of the things Jesus overturned as well as the racket in the Temple. What does that have to say to us today? So many surveys and depressing statistics make those with faith seem an everdecreasing minority, and yet people say not only ‘I’m not religious’ meaning I have no faith at all, of any kind, but also ‘I’m not religious’ or ‘I’m spiritual but not religious’, meaning I don’t subscribe to the pious, self-centred, exclusive clubs they so sadly often see the church to be. This latter does not at all mean to say that they do not pray, that they do not long to believe, that they are not open to hearing that good news which Jesus of Nazareth who lived, died and lived brings for them and their lives today.

If you were watching BBC2’s ‘Pilgrimage’, you will have seen the Revd Kate Bottley (in between complaining about having to walk on a pilgrimage and about the size of the hills she did indeed have to walk) give the same answer that I do, to one of her fellow walkers who is (or possibly ‘was’ – though I think it unlikely he will have been converted by the episode which remains as I write!) when he said ‘I’m not religious’ – the response ‘no, neither am I.’ There are many words which carry negative power about faith today and ‘religious’ as an adjective is one of them. For e x a m p l e . s o o f t e n u s e d i n

As with Christmas, Easter is not here today and gone tomorrow (that was Good Friday!), but a whole season in which we rejoice. In which we 5

listen to the scriptures and see for a while the power of the risen God. Jesus promises the Holy Spirit to empower and inspire them, and as we read into Acts, we hear of the rejoicing when that happened. We see the Peter who doubted, who denied, who deserted, taking on those instructions – feed my lambs, tend my sheep. He supported the existing disciples, and they went out and made new young ones. People were curious and hungry to hear the disciples’ witness and see all they were doing in Jesus’ name. They were open to hearing about the new life that was offered to them. Are they still?

with the needy among us, to raise our voices together in prayer to our sovereign God and to work together to bring about his reign on earth. The disciples set out with faith to do this and built the church. They did it without knowing the ills that would befall them, and when persecution from those unable to lay down their greed, ambition, pride, possessions and power began, they continued, if anything with more commitment than ever. We are lucky to know that we will n o t b e s t o n e d t o d e a t h o r persecuted for our faith today. We have already received the power of the Holy Spirit to minister in Christ’s name. We also must set out to feed the lambs – to bring up our young in faith – and to tend the sheep – to nurture existing and older disciples. We must also set out anew to believe that Jesus of Nazareth died for us, that our Lord and Saviour offers life in abundance for all who come to him. We, in faith, must set out anew to build his church.

Easter through to Pentecost is a season that the Church of England makes a now regular exhortation for us to keep it as a season of prayer, as well as rejoicing. We are called to be Easter people, to be Pentecostal people, not to close ourselves in buildings and effectively lock the doors, to celebrate the Eucharist and to keep quiet. We are called to be people who also set out to speak the word of God boldly, to seek out those who would hear the word and to share it with them, to share our own resources

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in a big black hat rushing around waving a bit of paper! (Another account states that in 1076 The Council of Westminster made it a law that marriage must be blessed by a priest)

Weddings are in the air! However, present trends are changing and we see many more variations in venues and the juxtaposing of baptisms and nuptials, or even the two events held as a joint ceremony. This latter arrangement is not new.

Interestingly in one of its magazine items MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship) related this still being the marriage tradition in various parts of the world where they operate, including New Guinea.

A few years ago a new book was reviewed in the Church Times. I can’t remember the title or author, but the subject was the history of marriage. I was fascinated to read that church wedding ceremonies were not as we know them until s o m e t i m e b e t w e e n t h e Reformation and Restoration. The usual format until that time had been a formal agreement over the kitchen table signed by both sets of parents and usually involving some form of dowry. This was witnessed by the local magistrate, attorney or notary and was followed by a c e l e b r a t i o n . A n y c h u r c h involvement usually came with the arrival of the next generation, calling for God’s blessing on the newly complete family. This practice is born witness to in stage productions, eg The Marriage of Figaro, The Bartered Bride, La Fille mal Garde, and some restoration comedies – usually involving a man

The writer goes on to tell us that the tradition of church weddings owed its origin to churches being asked to formally validate the event in the presence of God, to ‘put an end to the problem of clandestine marriages’. Anglican Clergy were empowered by law to conduct the ceremony, hence the title ‘Clerk in Holy Orders’ . This power has now been given to clergy of other denominations, removing the need to have a registrar in attendance. St Mark & St Cuthbert’s Coffee Morning: - 10.30 to 12 noon Saturday 14th Apr & 12th May (£2 payable on the door)

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Bread of Life Food Bank

most of it has to be non-perishable. We don’t know how long it will be on our shelves, so everything has to have a fairly long “best before” date.

The food bank was started in 1998, as part of the social action work of South Shields Christian Fellowship, ( later renamed New Hope Church). This year is our 20th anniversary. We changed the name to “Bread of Life” when the Church closed this year. When we first started, we gave out fewer than seventy food parcels in a year. This has gradually increased and in 2017, we had more than 1,500 referrals to help over 2,500 people.

Often our clients have a long walk home, as they rarely have money for public transport, so it’s best to have smaller, compact packaging. We’d rather have 3 boxes of 80 tea bags than one box of 240. It’s easier to carry and can supply three families instead of one. Likewise with instant mash, single sachets are best. Coffee is best in 100g jars.

We have a team of volunteers who work regular days, allowing us to be open every weekday between 10am and 4pm. We do try to have two volunteers working together on every shift, but this isn’t always possible. People who come to us are often quite distressed and appreciate the opportunity to sit and chat over a cup of tea and a biscuit. We try to do this when we can. On a few occasions, clients have been so hungry that they have asked to open their food straight away and use our kitchen. Of course, we allow this as well.

Many of our clients have very basic cooking facilities, perhaps only a kettle and a microwave, so we need to make sure that what we give meets their needs. They may not have an oven or hob, or can’t afford to run them. We do keep a small supply of tin openers as well. Most of our clients are experiencing some kind of crisis and need short term help. On rare occasions, the problem is longstanding and we give ongoing support to a few families. Many of our clients have pets and we believe it is important to show that we care for them too, so we do have dog and cat food to give when needed.

We try to put a good variety of food in the food parcels, so that people can make proper meals, although 10

• Tuna • Shower gel.

I’m happy to say that in recent months, more people have been donating to the food bank. This includes many Churches in the town, schools and individuals. A local bakery gives us their left over bread, which we are able to store in our chest freezer, donated by Northumbria Police. It amazes me how generous people are and we really do appreciate it.

The food bank is a lifeline for many families in South Tyneside. Our referra l s co me f ro m va ri o u s agencies, Social Services, Citizens’ Advice Bureau, Welfare Support, A g e C o n c e r n , H o m e f i n d e r, Probation, Job Centre and Mental Health Services, to name but a few.

The photo shows what usually goes into a food parcel. We always seem to run short of the following items:

We welcome visitors, if you are interested to find out more. The address is 3 Robinson Street, S/S, NE33 4PR. Visitors should go to the BACK door in Halstead Place, where there is space to park. There is a big mural on the wall, showing people getting food, etc, so they can’t miss it. Press buzzer #3 for the Foodbank during hours stated above. I can be contacted on my mobile on 07966 2 1 2 9 6 7 i f a nyo n e h a s a ny questions.

• Tinned potatoes • Instant mash - (single sachets) • Tinned meat such as stewed steak,

We also have a Facebook page, where we post lists of what we need and messages of thanks.

mince, curries and chilli. • UHT milk • Long grain rice • Rice pudding • Tinned custard • Tinned fruit • Breakfast cereal ( compact packs such as 24 Weetabix)

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Heritage Weekend September 2018 The plan for Heritage Weekend, which is when we open the church to the public as an historic building, is to link in with the Royal Wedding theme and have on display as many photographs and memorabilia of weddings that took place at St Peter’s as can be kindly donated. (Originals will not be used rather scanned and returned to the careful owners.) Hopefully this will provided a super opportunity to see the changes in wedding fashion for both men and women, the style of bouquets and so on throughout the twentieth century. Opposite are some photographs kindly supplied by Jennifer Matthews of her daughter Alex’s wedding and further over again Anne and Tom Hunter’s wedding which took place on the 9th November 1968. As you can see I asked them when they turned up at church one evening. They live away but this year will mark their golden wedding celebration so they came along to see if the church was as they remembered. (We could have shown them the OXO tin if they had mentioned it then.) So please if you have any photographs may I borrow them for a few days to get them scanned onto my computer? We do hope to also have a selection of wedding dresses on display, so if you still have yours I would be very interested. Jean Stokes 12

Dear Jean Tom and I had a wonderful trip down memory when we visited St Peter’s Church recently. A big thank-you to everyone who welcomed us and made us part of the Evening Prayer Service. As requested by you, attached are some photographs that show some parts of St Peter’s. The photo taken in the vestry amuses me because of the OXO tin in the background. What a happy day that was. It was so emotional looking back at the wedding photographs and my grandchildren are fascinated by them. My son and one of my grandsons are mini replicas of Tom. When we are next in the North East we will make an effort to come to another service. May God bless you all. Anne Hunter




Mary Magdalene - 13th Apostle or repentant prostitute

who anoints Jesus' feet in Luke 7:36– 50; John 11:1-2. In the tenth chapter of the gospel of Luke, the writer i d e n t i f i e s o n e o f t h e w o m e n accompanying him in his journey with the twelve apostles, in 8:2 mentioning “Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils” – the reference to devils perhaps meaning that she was epileptic and seen as being possessed by evil spirits.

Following on from the article on page 2 of this magazine on the Rembrandt painting of the risen Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene, we wonder what people know about her. Why did Christ choose her to spread the word that he had risen? The latest eponymous film comes down heavily on the side that she was the 13th Apostle and does not even consider the alternative. It seems, the latter was a rumour started by Pope Gregory I around 591, something which rather eclipsed her role as apostle, an official declaration of which only came in 2016.

Where did she come from? Her birth and home is, like much in the Bible, shrouded in mystery. Many believe her name identifies the place of her birth as Magdala near Tiberias, a village on the west shore of the Sea of Galilee in Jesus' day. Others believe it derives from a Talmudic expression meaning "curling women's hair," implying a woman of loose moral character.

Who was Mary Magdalene in the Bible? The woman clearly identified in the New Testament as Mary Magdalene, a Jew and perhaps an epileptic, was a constant companion of Jesus during his ministry in Galilee and was one of his earliest followers. She was also likely affluent enough to be a selfsupporting unmarried woman while aiding in the support of Jesus and his small ministry. Her reputation in Western Christianity as being a repentant prostitute or loose woman is not supported by the canonical gospels. Her identity is believed to have been merged with the identity of the unnamed sinner

Where does she appear in the Bible? In Luke 7:37 a woman appears at the home of Simon the Pharisee in Galilee where Jesus is dining; she washes his feet with her tears, dries them with her hair, and anoints them with oils she carries in an alabaster box. This unnamed woman is a sinner, a citybred woman who is likely a prostitute. Jesus forgives her sins, telling her "Thy faith has saved thee; go in peace." In John 12:3 this woman is identified as Mary and the ointment described as "spikenard, very costly." 16

Why was Mary Magdalene so important to Jesus? She plays a starring role in one of the most powerful and important scenes in the Gospels. When Jesus is crucified by the Romans, Mary Magdalene was there supporting him in his final terrifying moments (John 19.25), (Matthew 27:55-56), and mourning his death. She also discovers the empty tomb and she's a witness to the resurrection when Jesus singles her out and speaks to her, telling her that he is to ascend to his father, charging her alone to bring news of his transcendence over death to his disciples. (John 20:17-18).

Bethany as the same repentant sinner who anointed Jesus' feet because her death had freed him from the need to protect her reputation. Luke's account, written much earlier, might have been written by a diplomatic man who desired no harm to a woman still living. Mark's account raises a possible link between Mary of Bethany and M a r y M a g d a l e n e t h r o u g h h i s description of Jesus' gratitude for the woman's actions so close to his death: "she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying. Verily I say unto you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached … this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her" (Mark 14: 8–9). Perhaps in further gratitude, this Mary was one of the few women who stood loyally by, witnessing the death, burial, and rebirth of Jesus, and identified at this point as Mary Magdalene.

Conflicting views of Mary throughout history The possible links to a sinful, wanton woman who finally repents to Jesus, as well as to several instances where women named Mary honoured their spiritual leader by washing and anointing him, have created centuries of controversy. Rightly or wrongly, they have also done much to create the beloved figure of St. Mary Magdalene, passionate and penitent.

Whatever you believe, it was Mary to whom it was given to see the risen Christ first, the greatest miracle of all - the proof, to Christians, that death itself can be defied and undone by God and life eternal is a divine promise. This is a great testament to her and although portrayed as a prostitute, “she leapt out of Pope Gregory’s cage and liberated herself into a sort of prefeminist freedom, the sinner freed by sin” (Quote from Melvyn Bragg, The Telegraph 28-3 2013)

Scholars have puzzled over the differences in the accounts of Luke, Jo h n , Mark, an d Matth ew fo r centuries. Explaining the ambiguities that arise regarding Mary, some have hypothesized that John, who recorded his recollections 85 years after Jesus' death, felt able to expose Mary of 17

German Prisoners of War 1946

for the children in the local hospital and for the children on the RAF station which they gave them at the at the Christmas party they held for them. I m e t a yo u n g s o l d i e r, H a n s Zimmerman, who had been in the Panzers for two years before capture. He was in his mid teens when I met him which gave credence to the belief that young boys from the Hitler Youth had been recruited into the German Panzer division due to a dwindling supply of manpower. A lot of the POWs went home but some stayed in England and carried on working on the local farms, settling here and marrying English girls.”

Having read the article on German Prisoners of War at Durham Cathedral in our December/January magazine, Jim Zeelie writes:

“Your article reminded me of my first RAF station after service training 1946, (square bashing). As a very young airman, my new station was RAF Ruislip. Middlesex, and it was a Prisoner of War camp for German ai rmen and sol di ers awai ti ng repatriation to Germany. They wore an orange circle on the back of their jackets (unlike the Durham POWs who wore a diamond patch). They were allowed into town on a Saturday only for shopping. At Christmas they made all sorts of toys


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Activities at St Peter’s In Church Various days Bible Study Groups meet (see weekly service sheet for details of venue) Choir Practice (meet in church)

• 6.30 pm


• Craft Club meets on the last

• 2.00 pm to


• Coffee

• after the

Thursday Green Room

Wednesday afternoon of each month from January to November 2018

4.00 pm

10.00 am service Sunday

• Coffee

• after the 10.45


• Messy Church - we organise a

am service

programme of activities one Sunday afternoon every three months for all ages when we do craft , sing, pray, share time and food together. Dates and times are published in the Lantern Parish Magazine

Last Saturday • Coffee morning in each month Monthly Draw

• 10.00 am to 11.30 am

Winners January £50 - A Walker; £20 - Jim Samson; £10 - K Lunn Winners February £50 - Joan Samson; £20 - Josh Maderos; £10 David Kerton 19

Activities at St Peter’s Church Hall Weekly Social Activities Monday

• Parents & Toddlers


• Art Club U3A • 1.30 to 3.30


• Pilates (Judith Briggs)

• 9.30 am to 10.30 am

• Keep Fit (Debbie Storey)

• 5.30 pm to 7.15 pm

• Art & Craft Club Carol White

• 10.00 am to 12 noon


• 9.30 am to 11.00 am

• Keep Fit (Ethel Ramsey) • 12.30 pm to 1.30 p.m • Line Dancing (Ethel • 2.30 pm to 4.00 pm Ramsey) • Yoga (Carrie Kirston) • 6.45 pm to 8.45 pm Thursday

• Art Club (Tom Finch) • 10.00 am to 12 noon • Keep Fit (Ethel Ramsey) • 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm • Art Club U3A • 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm


• Parents & Toddlers

• 9.30 am to 11.00 am


• Kingscote Christian Group

• 10.30 am to 1.00 pm

Uniformed Organisations’ Weekly Activities Monday

• Brownies

• 5.30pm to 7.15 pm

• Guides

• 7.00 pm to 8.15 pm


• Rainbows

• 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm


• Cubs & Scouts

• 5.45 pm to 9.00 p.m


• Beavers

• 5.30 pm to 7.15 pm


Activities at St Mark & St Cuthbert’s In Church Thursday fortnightly

• Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) discussion group (phone Anita Buyers 0191 5365452 for details

• 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm


• Guides

• 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm


• Bertie’s • Coffee

• 9.15 am to 11.30 am • after the 10.00 am Eucharist Service • 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm

Church Hall

• Brownies Wednesday

• Flower Arranging Class • 10.00 am to 12 noon • Friends Together (1st Weds • 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm every month)


• Line Dancing

• 10.00 am to 11.30 am


• Rainbows • Line Dancing

• 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm • 7.30 to 9.30 pm


• Coffee Morning (2nd Sat every month) • Messy Church (Last Sat every month except Dec)

• 10.30 am to 12 noon • 10.30 am to 12 noon


• Coffee

• after 9.30 am Parish Eucharist 21


Mr Ian Matheson

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Mrs Barbara Matheson

• 0191 4260007

PCC Secretary


PCC Members

Miss Janet Gardener, Mrs Barbara Matheson, Mrs Dulcie Proudlock, Mrs Audrey Yarrow, Mrs Eileen Wraith

Deanery Synod Members Mrs June Mitchinson, Miss Jean Smith Hall Booking Secretary

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Magazine Committee Representative

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Safeguarding Officer

Rev. Stan Buyers

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Peter Cross

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Church Wardens Mrs Ethel Ramsey ethelramsey@hotmail.com Mrs Jean Stokes jastokes@virginmedia.com

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PCC Members

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16 February 2018 Friday 16 February to Saturday 9 June Open Treasure

22 March 2018 Monday 5 March to Friday 1 June

Tracing the fascinating stories of monumental figures such as Henry VIII, Mary I and Elizabeth I, this exhibition focuses on the Tudor dynasty’s link to Durham, the changes wrought during each of their reigns and their impact on life at the Cathedral.

Undercroft Restaurant Limited edition prints and original artwork by the late Norman Wade. Norman used various screen printing techniques to create unusual views and perspectives of his architectural landscapes. Following his widow’s death the Cathedral received Norman’s remaining artwork as a legacy gift to sell in support of Durham Cathedral which both Norman and his wife Moira loved.

Visitors to The Tudors can also enjoy access to the Open Treasure exhibition spaces. Open Monday to Saturday, 10.00am – 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm) Tickets: £2.50 - £7.50 (under 5s free, family ticket £17.50)

A selling exhibition. 23

PLANT & BOOK SALE Bank Holiday Monday 28th May St Peter’s Church Hall Moor Lane, Harton


Coffee/tea, cakes, scones, lunchtime snacks

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The Lantern - the Parish magazine of St Peter's Harton and St Mark & St Cuthbert Cleadon Park, South Shields.

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