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The Lantern February/March 2018

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Sowing Seeds

St Peter’s will be holding a Plant and Book sale at the end of May and once again I would like to ask everyone if they can plant and grow on some seeds for us to sell at the sale, or to donate some of the surplus plants they have grown. I know last year we had some super, strong cosmos plants from Jim and some lovely, healthy, young tomato plants from Ian, to name but two individuals.

Just last week I bought my first few packets of seeds, and yes sweet peas were among them These like the others I chose need to be planted in February. Some seeds like cosmos will need pricking out when they begin to grow, others like the sweet peas will only be planted a few to a plant pot where they can remain unAl they are put in the garden. Last year I also bought liJle plug geranium plants from a local supermarket and repoJed these and nurtured them into bigger and stronger plants which sold really well.

PlanAng and watching seeds grow is a delight and doesn’t take much space and Ame; a warm window sill and a few pots, plus plenty of TLC and Bob is your uncle. As a child I used to be the sweet pea grower because, as my father said, my finger was just the right size to make the hole for each seed to be popped into, then my job was merely to water regularly and watch the liJle plants grow, a wonder and a delight, which never vanishes no maJer how old I become.

So please if you have the Ame and inclinaAon will you grow some plants for us to sell in May? Maybe your children or grandchildren would like to help as liJle hands are a really useful size and it is great to share the wonder of creaAon. Jean Stokes 2


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

Re Kate Boardman MA FHEA revkateboardman@gmail.com Vicarage:3 Page Avenue, South Shields, NE34 0SY

0191 4554682

Hon Assistant Priest

Rev Canon Hails, JP FCMA bhails@bAnternet.com

0191 5295297

Hon Assistant Priest

Rev Stan Buyers MEd LCG stanbuyers@bAnternet.com

0191 5365452

Reader

Peter Cross

0191 4566047

Regular Services at St Peter’s

EUCHARIST Usually sung Eucharist with children’s groups. Tea & Coffee follows in the Green Room.

• 10.45 am

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

• 6.00 pm

Thursday

EUCHARIST

• 10.00 am

Daily Prayer

EVENING PRAYER is said each day - a quiet and contemplaJve 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

Regular Services at St Mark & St Cuthbert’s

Tuesday

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

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my reply – usually to their confusion is “no, neither am I”) How ohen does Jesus offer ‘being religious’ as criAque of the Pharisees?!

From the Vestry

Christmas is barely over and already we look towards Lent, the season in which we are invited to reflect on what Jesus did for us, and what he calls us to. In our readings in this year of Mark’s Gospel, we have heard of Jesus calling his first disciples, Peter and Andrew from their boats, Philip and Nathaniel – the laJer invited by Philip to ‘come a n d s e e ’ d e s p i t e h i s i n i A a l hesitaAon.

Bringing our own faith to church each week and joining in worship with others is a great way to express our faith, and it ohen provides us with an hour which fuels us for the rest of the week. But living our faith might call us to something more. Yes indeed, living according to the commandments, the ten and the two, but also being prepared to invite others.

In MaJhew’s Gospel we hear the words of the ‘Great Commission’ – go and make disciples of all naAons. Our recent readings underline the main way that the potenAal for faith is transmiJed – by invitaAon. Part of our being disciples of Jesus Christ is that we are called to bring others to him, and part of our knowing the living God as part of our lives in Jesus Christ is – should be – that this is an understanding too wonderful to be kept to ourselves.

As clergy we are looking (again) at the staffing of our churches across South Tyneside from 2020 onwards, the growth (or closure) of our exisAng churches and the potenAal for the creaAon and growth of new worshipping communiAes. Much of the impetus for growth, within congregaAons or of the planAng and nurture of new congregaAons is only based, can only be based on a DNA of church that understands the church to be a living thing.

This presents us with a dilemma. Even if we succeed in not being a cosy social club as a church, then is that enough? Is bringing our own faith to church each week what having faith means, or is that just being religious? (Ohen when people say to me “I’m not really religious”

The ‘plural of disciple is church’ is a good way of making us always keep in mind whether church is a building or a people. We have some lovely buildings that people are very fond of and Will Not Consider moving from, but we also need to connect 4


with quesAons about the kingdom being much bigger than any one building, and engage with our need to grow the whole to protect all of us. This is not about the survival of the fiJest.

being prepared to worship in another building, help create and sustain another worship centre. T h i s d i s r u p t s a ny co sy c l u b mentality, but reflects the Gospel, because disciples are called to follow Jesus Christ and to create new disciples. Jesus called people to follow him and then moved on with disciples to a new place and they called more. Then they moved on, and called more. And moved on… This is a model that has stopped somewhere down the line, in many of our tradiAons, but carried on in the more evangelical churches and it is in those styles that growth is really seen in the church – not because of the style itself – but because of the intenAonality to grow and to plant which is sAll at the heart of these churches.

It is clear that in order to ensure conAnued growth, we are going to have to perhaps sit more lightly to ‘our’ church, and consider what ‘being’ church means in our context in these Ames.This encompasses both locaAon and acAviAes – we do a lot in church, but how should that balance with what we do in or for the community? We welcome those who find their way into church, but how do we efficiently and effecAvely spread that welcome beyond the walls? The Diocese is seeking to create a Resource Church which can help to lead growth across the deanery. The Bishop would like us to think about this – it’s us or one other candidate, and I think the decision-making calls us about equal. But it is not to be taken on lightly. It would mean extra resource coming in to us in terms of personnel, mainly with a brief not to be used internally, but externally. It would mean acAvely engaging in growing locally in order to be able to send people to help grow another church. It would mean

We have much in Harton and Cleadon Park which offers a vibrant view of the Gospel and offers people the chance to come into contact with us. But we don’t harness all those opportuniAes anywhere near well enough to grow ourselves to our own potenAal, never mind help to grow the kingdom beyond our own buildings, which the bishop – and the Gospel – are calling us to do.


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‘Take up your cross and follow me’ says Jesus. We are about to start the season of Lent.

that we will pray as a church and a community for an understanding of how we live as the Gospel calls us.

Lent is a Ame for self-inspecAon and consideraAon of our own faith; Ame to focus on the temptaAons in our lives that hold us back from God and living in the way Jesus calls us to.

At the end of Lent comes the glorious celebraAon of Easter, and the perhaps fracAonally less glorious celebraAon of the annual parish meeAngs. To equip the survival and growth of our own churches we need to ask ourselves if we can give a liJle more of our Ame or talents to undertake the various responsibiliAes the buildings and communiAes have. We might also ask whether, if we allow the Holy Spirit to fan the flame of passion for Jesus Christ in our hearts, we can see ourselves helping to grow the church more widely in South Tyneside and building the Kingdom as we are called to do; by following, inviAng, and moving on. Whether, empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are courageous enough to return to the gospel imperaAve to go out and make disciples.

Lent is a Ame to create that space for reflecAon: in church we change to purple hangings and vestments and do not decorate with flowers. We stop singing the Gloria and saying the Alleluias, the liturgy takes on a more solemn feel. As Jesus engaged with his journey to Jerusalem and his Passion, so we are invited to spend 40 days (reflecAng the 40 days of Jesus’ temptaAon in the wilderness) living more simply, giving up something we don’t really need, taking up something to help us grow nearer to God – prayer, study, reading. Please keep an eye out for Lent study groups – we’re hoping to build our capacity in meeAng together to study and to pray. Lent always feels a balance between i n t ro s p e c A o n i n d i v i d u a l a n d corporate. This Lent I invite you to spend some [more] regular Ame in the quiet presence of God, asking yourselves whether you are living as he calls you to; as we do so I hope

Holy God, our lives are laid open before you: rescue us from the chaos of sin and through the death of your Son bring us healing and make us whole in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. 6


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SNIPPETS STORIES AND SOUNDBITES - Anita Buyers 2017 has been a year of anniversary celebraAons for our two churches, as well as many other organisaAons, another being the BBC. This year has started with a new celebratory atmosphere on the BBC. I have wriJen before about the Radio 4 Daily Service. On the 2nd of January it celebrated its 90th anniversary (nearly as old as Cleadon Park Parish) with a special service, b o a s A n g t h e o l d e s t r e g u l a r broadcast in the world.

beginning of the year) for the centenary service of the Scripture Union.

Songs of Praise on BBC One last week featured the 150th Anniversary of the founding of The Scripture Union with a service aJended by HM The Queen and Bishop Paul in his capacity as its President. Also in aJendance was the prolific hymn writer Bishop Timothy Dudley Smith, who had wriJen a new hymn for the occasion. This was something of a celebraAon for him when he reminded viewers that he wrote the hymn ‘Lord for the Years’ (which we sung in our two churches at the

O n t h e E p i p h a n y S u n d a y programme, Rachel Phillips, our Diocesan Generous Giving Project Officer, who previously served in the forces in Afghanistan, made a profound statement when she was i n t e r v i e w e d b y o n e o f t h e presenters. She related how she re s p o n d e d to t h e c h a p l a i n ’s invitaAon to all, with faith or none. She says she entered the shipping container chapel an atheist and came out a ChrisAan. What a tesAmony!

We are fortunate in the secular age in which we live, that these broadcasts are sAll being allowed to survive. Songs of Praise is sAll very popular, especially among the elderly who are no longer able to aJend church, so long may they conAnue. ——o00o——

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Dear Ethel and the wider church community of St Peter’s The scout group aged 10.5 to 14 years, meets on a Thursday evening from 7.15 to 9pm. Currently they have one main leader, who is fully trained but whose job involves him working shihs. Plus adhoc support from others. Whilst we are maintaining conAnuity by using other leaders it is not an ideal situaAon. Ideally we are looking to recruit more leaders, male or female aged at least 18years Old. There is no upper age limit. The sort of roles that may be of interest are Someone who will take responsibility for coordinaAng which leaders are present at each meeAng and ensuring that they know what to do regarding the programme. This person would not need to be there every week but would need to be able to communicate and organise the leader rota. At the beginning of each term leaders involved in the secAon set the programme for that term so involvement in that meeAng would be important. We also need people who are prepared to come most weeks to work with the scouts on their programme. There is training involved depending upon the level of commitment, and you would need a DBS. None of this costs and full support will be given. So please even if you are just slightly interested contact myself by e mail gill.forth@outlook.com, and I will be happy to meet up with you to discuss how you could help us or to give you further informaAon to help you make a decision. Many of you may have been guides or scouts yourselves, think of the great Ames you had and see if you can ďŹ nd space in your life to give something back and help us. Or maybe you know someone at work or through your family. Speak to them and see if they can help. I look forward to hearing from you Yours sincerely Gill Forth

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Hamburg A holiday blog is not something that we would normally produce for a church magazine – aher all who wants to read about anyone boasAng that they’ve been away, whilst everyone else is working hard? We looked at a 5 night Rhine Christmas market river cruise in Town Hall and just one of the 300 Christmas Markets April, but by the Ame we calculated all of the add ons, it worked out only £50 cheaper than a 10 day cruise with our normal cruise company to Hamburg, Copenhagen, Oslo, Amsterdam and Brugges. It was a no brainer and we said bye bye to the Rhine cruise. Hamburg was a new desAnaAon to us, but the others we had visited on several occasions. LiJle did we know that events would transpire that Hamburg would be the highlight of the tour, thanks to a rather special weekend in October. The concert and service with the two choirs from Hamburg and the special bond that was forged over that weekend, prompted us to advise the Pastor that we would be visiAng the City in December and if (on the off-chance) anyone was free to meet up for a coffee, chat or whatever it would be great to help conAnue the friendship. We gave him details of the date, quay and our email address and leh it to fate. Around 3 weeks before we were due to arrive, we received an email from Anton saying that he was looking forward to seeing us. Further emails were exchanged and it became apparent that the day was going to be more than “just a coffee” and wasn’t it just! On leaving the ship we were greeted by one of those signs that you usually see at the airport – but this Ame it said “Blakey – Paul und ChrisAne”….. The ones at the airport never say that! Anton was accompanied by Einhard & ChrisAne and we set out for a walk along the fish quay to the ferry staAon and a pleasant ferry journey towards the city centre. A quick visit to view the 11


ceramics of the AlterElbe f o o t t u n n e l a n d t h e sightseeing conAnued. A coffee stop preceded a trip to St Michael’s for the lunchAme service and organ recital featuring works of Bach and Mendelssohn – who was born near to the church. The service was also aJended by the Archbishop of Lithuania and his family. Service over, we were joined by Sabina. We stayed in the church for a short while to let the masses depart. This decision proved to be a wise one as the organ played a few more Christmas preparations St Michael pieces and we heard some girls’ voices singing Santa Lucia. The girls to which these voices were aJached started to process and conAnued singing. It emerged that they were rehearsing for a forthcoming fesAval service – so we stayed a liJle longer listening to German versions of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and O Holy Night. Whilst in St Michael’s the first snow of Hamburg’s winter fell. We felt embarrassed to inform them that they were a week late c o m p a r e d t o s u n ny S o u t h Shields…. And that theirs was very fleeAng in comparison.

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We headed off towards a former brewery for lunch…… where we were met another member of the choir. The special was fish with rice washed down with the obligatory home brew. Lunch over we headed for the town hall, Binnenalster and Christmas Markets.

discovered that another copy was in Hamburg, so we headed off to Ack that version off the list, but s a d l y i t w a s u n d e r g o i n g restoraAon. Aher another coffee it was Ame to say goodbye and head off back to the ship – but not before meeAng Louisa (another member of the choir) who just happened to work in the museum shop!

Paul was a choirboy, head server and assistant verger at St Andrew’s church in Roker in his youth. St Andrew ’s is the cathedral of the arts and crahs movement and houses one of the copies of the Edward BurneJones “AdoraAon of the Magi”. Researching the piece completely independently of the trip we

We’re so pleased that we were carried away in the moment in October to suggest that we met up and the fact that many of the team took Ame off work – not just out of their busy schedules to meet us leh us a liJle overwhelmed – here’s to the next Ame. Paul and ChrisAne Blakey

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St Peter’s Monthly Draw I would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all who parAcipated in our Monthly Draw during 2017. CongratulaAons to all of the winners and commiseraAons to the rest of us - there’s always 2018! With that in mind, the cost of the draw is £10 annual subscripAon which covers the 12 monthly draws. First Prize:

£50

Second Prize:

£20

Third Prize:

£10

In December we have addiAonal draws depending upon the our parAcipaAon totals. In 2017 our net funds aher paying out prizes amounted to £1055. This is as a result of your valuable support and is a tremendous contribuAon to church expenditure. So ‘WELL DONE EVERYONE’. December 2017

Winners

Number

Name

1st Prize

£50

157

M Capon

2nd Prize

£20

70

V Wright

3rd Prize

£10

17

D Massie

£20

153

G Lunn

£20

191

E Waters

Addiconal Christmas Prizes

I would like to invite you to conAnue to support us during 2018 and encourage your friends and family to join if they are not already members. With everyone’s help we can build on last year’s success. Your Treasurer Margaret Haley


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My ideas on supporting people in distress by Phil Brown

in the form of Tom Finelly, from the Volunteer Life Brigade together with the Paramedics. The boy’s arm was broken but there were no splints in the medical kit so I improvised with two perfect sea washed pieces of drihwood. He was then winched to safety and flown to South Tyneside hospital. It felt like some hidden hand had guided me to the spot and, indeed, over the following two years I dealt with further accidents and a road traffic accident on the Broadway that, sadly, resulted in a fatality.

Twenty years ago on an early, sunlit July evening I went for a run and as I leh the house my eleven year old son called out, ‘Dad, ‘999’ is on in half an hour’. At that Ame I had been in nursing for twenty years a n d e n j o y e d w a t c h i n g t h e programme. As I ran south from the Bamburgh pub I decided I would deviate from my usual route and run along the Leas. I had just joined the cli{op path when I noAced a young woman standing on one of the benches placed on the Leas at intervals by people in memory of lost loved ones. When I asked her if she was alright she told me a young lad of about thirteen had fallen a short distance down the cliff and her boyfriend had gone for help. I explained I was a nurse and would try to help. I climbed down and quickly ascertained that the lad had a fractured skull and was bleeding from his leh ear. A young boy who turned out to be his brother was cowering nearby and was in some distress. I engaged them in conversaAon to calm them down, and while we were waiAng I climbed back up three Ames to see whether the emergency services had arrived. Eventually help arrived

Since then I have been instrumental in having a series of marker plates being placed every fihy metres. These resemble a red beermat with a white number on them and which are satellite linked. Over the years these have helped to save many l i ves . T h e cl i ffs , p arA cu l arl y Frenchman’s Bay, seem to be a magnet for people in distress as they are drawn to the cliff edge. I am passionate about helping these people and am trying to get a permanent shelter established at the boJom of Redwell Lane where people could call in and talk to someone rather than wander the cli{op, someAmes with fatal consequences. I hope to share my future progress and would welcome your prayers. 
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Accvices at St Peter’s In Church Various days Bible Study Groups meet (see weekly service sheet for details of venue) Choir Praccce (meet in church)

• 6.30 pm

Wednesday

• Crae Club meets on the last

• 2.00 pm to

Thursday

• Coffee

• aWer the

Thursday Green Room

Wednesday ahernoon of each month from January to November 2018

4.00 pm

10.00 am service Sunday

• Coffee

• aWer the 10.45

Sunday

• Messy Church - we organise a

am service

programme of acAviAes one Sunday ahernoon every three months for all ages when we do crah , sing, pray, share Ame and food together. Dates and Gmes are published in the Lantern Parish Magazine

Last • Coffee morning Saturday in each month

• 10.00 am to 11.30 am

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Accvices at St Peter’s Church Hall Weekly Social AcGviGes Monday

• Parent’s & Toddlers

• 9.30 am to 11.00 am

Monday

• Art Club U3A • 1.30 to 3.30

Tuesday

• Pilates (Judith Briggs)

• 9.30 am to 10.30 am

• Keep Fit (Debbie Storey)

• 5.30 pm to 7.15 pm

Wednesday • Art & Crae Club Carol White

• 10.00 am to 12 noon

• 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

Friday

• Parents & Toddlers

• 9.30 am to 11.00 am

Sunday

• Kingscote Chriscan Group

• 10.30 am to 1.00 pm

Uniformed OrganisaGons’ Weekly AcGviGes Monday

• Brownies

• 5.30pm to 7.15 pm

• Guides

• 7.00 pm to 8.15 pm

Wednesday • Rainbows

• 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm

Thursday

• Cubs & Scouts

• 5.45 pm to 9.00 p.m

Friday

• Beavers

• 5.30 pm to 7.15 pm

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Accvices 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

Monday

• Guides

• 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm

Tuesday

• Berce’s • Coffee

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

Church Hall

• Brownies Wednesday

• Flower Arranging Class • Friends Together (1st Weds every month)

• 10.00 am to 12 noon • 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm

Thursday

• Line Dancing

• 10.00 am to 11.30 am

Friday

• Rainbows • Line Dancing

• 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm • 7.30 to 9.30 pm

Saturday

• Coffee Morning (2nd Sat • 10.30 am to 12 noon every month) • Messy Church (Last Sat every • 10.30 am to 12 noon month except Dec)

Sunday

• Coffee

• aWer 9.30 am Parish Eucharist

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Church Personnel St Mark & St Cuthbert’s Church Warden

Mr Ian Matheson

• 0191 4260007

Treasurer

Mrs Barbara Matheson

• 0191 4260007

PCC Secretary

Vacant

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

Ms Liza Dorothy

• 07538 719585

Magazine CommiJee RepresentaAve

Mrs Anita Buyers

• 0191 5365452

Safeguarding Officer

Rev. Stan Buyers

• 0191 5365452

Church Personnel St Peter’s Reader

Peter Cross

• 0191 4566047

Church Wardens

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

• 0191 4542341 • 0191 4207818

Treasurer

Mrs Margaret Haley

• 0191 4543376

PCC Secretary

Vacancy

PCC Members

Mr Colin Brown, Mr Ronnie Clark, Mr Jamie Hughes, Mrs Vivienne Kerton, Mrs Jennifer MaJhews, Mrs Janet Nichols, Mr Ernie Russell, Mrs Linda Smithson

Deanery Synod Members

Mr Peter Cross, Mrs Emma Waters

Hall Booking Secretary

Mrs Ethel Ramsey

• 0191 4542341

Magazine Editor & CommiJee

Mrs Linda Smithson lindasmithson@hotmail.co.uk Mrs Jean Stokes jastokes@virginmedia.com

• 0191 4217634

Safeguarding Officer

Mr Jamie Hughes

• 07815 570662

• 0191 4207818

Harton Churches Together RepresentaAves

Anita Buyers, Glenda Middleton, Jean Roberts, Audrey Yarrow

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Contact Anita Buyers • 0191 536 5452


The KniJed Bible It was a huge honour to host the St George’s URC Hartlepool KniJed Bible scenes at St Cuthbert’s in January. This exhibiAon has a hecAc naAonal schedule and must be booked up to 2 years in advance. We displayed 33 scenes (191 figures, 88 animals, 384 individual kniJed pieces altogether) and we lent scene 34 of the Good Shepherd to Jayn Gray at Cleadon School with another 101 sheep.

School groups, church groups, our uniformed organisaAons, kniJers and a couple of busloads turned up to see the Bible during its exhibiAon, and everyone remarked on its ingenuity and its creaAvity. It was a great opportunity to talk through familiar and less familiar stories with the children. Here is just a glimpse of some of the photos taken during the week -

more are available in the new online and extended version of the magazine on our church websites!


The Old Testament 


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The New Testament




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QUIZ NIGHT ST PETER’S CHURCH HALL SATURDAY 23rd March

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February/March 2018  

The Lantern - parish magazine for St Peter's Harton and St Mark & St Cuthbert Cleadon Park, South Shields

February/March 2018  

The Lantern - parish magazine for St Peter's Harton and St Mark & St Cuthbert Cleadon Park, South Shields

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