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The Lantern February / March 2020


A Rocha UK (ARUK) is a Christian charity working for the protection and restoration of the natural world and committed to mobilising Christians and churches in the UK to care for the environment. ‘2020 will be a key year for the environment in the UK and beyond. There are

some massive questions as we start the year. But some massive opportunities too. With the UK leaving the EU on 31 January, how will the government replace European environmental protections, agricultural and fisheries policy? In only 11 months’ time, the UK will host the critical ‘Paris plus 5’ international climate negotiations, ‘COP 26’, in Glasgow. Will we lead the world by example onto a new path away from climate catastrophe, or just gloss over ‘business as usual’? The Chair of the Government’s official advisory body on climate, Lord Deben, has already written to the Prime Minister urging him to use his massive parliamentary majority to drive much bolder, faster action than is currently planned, to get Britain back on track with its own carbon targets and lead the world by example. We, the public, should demand no less. A Rocha UK believes that Christians and Churches have a major role to play with others in civil society. In February they will announce plans to equip churches for action in 2020.’ The Lantern will feature these plans in the next issue.

Plant and book sale Monday 25th May 2020 January has flown by for me, but amazingly I have been in the garden actually digging out and potting things on to grow for the Plant and Book Sale. From some huge iris tubers to delicate little violets. So please if you are inclined will you do so too and also consider buying some seeds along with your own to grow and donate for the sale on Bank Holiday Monday 25th May? Last year was a marvellous event and we hope to repeat that this year, weather dependent of course. I am also eyeing up my books and putting some aside for the sale rather than taking them to the charity shops, so please will you do the same? Books seem to grow as quickly in my house as the plants do in the garden, so an annual clear out is most welcome. Thank you so much for all you do. Jean Stokes 2

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

Rev Kate Boardman MA FHEA revkateboardman@gmail.com

0191 4554682

Hon Assistant Priest

Rev Canon Hails, JP FCMA bhails@btinternet.com

0191 5295297

Hon Assistant Priest

Rev Stan Buyers MEd LCG stanbuyers@btinternet.com

0191 5365452


Peter Cross

0191 4566047

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

Vicarage:3 Page Avenue, South Shields, NE34 0SY


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

It’s hard to know what we can do when faced with a global greed which refuses to steward or safeguard creation’s integrity, for today or for tomorrow. And when the biggest powers in the world even refuse point blank to admit that there is a climate crisis, what can we actually do that will make a difference? We do have to believe that we can make a difference. Firstly, we can pray, and I’ve taken this month’s prayer from Australian churches together, for us to pray with them.

The Church of England and the Anglican Communion have ‘5 marks of mission’ which include the following: “to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth” and we pray often, in our Eucharistic prayer “…to work for the healing of the earth.” But wherever we look we see flood, fire, drought or famine, disastrous situations for creation, for creatures and for our fellow humans. These are perhaps ‘natural’ but perhaps not. Our almost indiscriminate use and abuse of God’s creation, leaning very much toward the subduing (Genesis 1) rather than the stewardship of it, is causing direct effect – and crisis. However much import the church puts on teaching and preaching, doing mission and ministry, there must be an element of this which is creation-oriented. We pray the kingdom come on earth – but perhaps we need to strive harder…

Secondly, we must do what we can. Just because ‘what we can’ might feel to be so miniscule as to not be worth it, does not mean we shouldn’t do it anyway – it is the principle of the widow’s mite. We need to activate hearts and hands and voices. We need to care, passionately, that we really must strive to sustain and care for creation. We need to watch our recycling, watch our purchasing, make decisions for more than just our convenience. It’s harder than you think – for example to eliminate plastic from your shopping, or think about every use of resources.

Leanore and Anthony Sheldon are just about to return from several weeks in W Australia, and two of my close school friends emigrated 5 years ago to what they used to think was an idyllic part of the country, now just a dozen kilometres from the nearest fire. I asked both of them to share some thoughts with us for this edition.

We must raise awareness of small things that can be done. We need to engage in and speak up for schemes like eco-bricks, and urge the wider take up of those opportunities. We can get involved petitioning companies, organisations, 4

supermarkets we use, for example to go plastic free. We can engage with those who represent us – having a Green party local councillor has probably encouraged the Council to declare a climate emergency. But if they believe there’s a climate emergency, why the absolutely brutal decimation of trees and shrubs in Cleadon, Readhead and West Parks. Even as a non-gardener I can see that is a desperate loss of crucial greenery and habitat. And that is not to mention the trees being removed from pavements. Where do we lend our voices to make them heard in reaction? At Temple Park there are some endeavours to plant trees – not as many as have been cut down, but every little replacement will help.

winter passes and new growth of spring emerges into the light, let’s pray for a spring where we are renewed in our gratitude for the life, God’s creation which sustains us, and in our turn renewed in zeal to safeguard that creation, which was ‘very good’, but which we spend and spoil so carelessly. For those who have the power to make change that will bring big impact, and for each of us to be encouraged in every small action that works for the healing of the earth. May God’s kingdom come on earth, and may there still be an earth for it… We are mindful of the days, weeks and months ahead, for many dangerous days yet to come,
 for seasons of recovery and rebuilding, of homes, farms, lives and communities;
 we pray for strength, courage, patience and hope as grieving continues, as frustrations rise
 and inevitable changes occur.

I have just posted off a lovely number of pouches, wraps and nests to the bushfire relief, the animal hospitals caring for the sadly limited number of creatures saved from the fires in Australia – action with our hands. Every item was sewn or knitted was done with love, and with prayer and with hope.

We pray, too, knowing that we are entering a harsher climate,
 less predictable and more volatile;
 as we care for each other, help us to care for your creation,
 to be worthy stewards and advocates
 of all which you have made. Keep us faithful and alert in our praying and our action
 In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Greta Thunberg showed us that one individual voice can become many voices, can become a movement, can [hopefully] become change. As the

(Simon Hansford, New South Wales) 5

FIRE HAS A PLAN. DO YOU? An advert comes on the TV. It’s slow motion footage of a house on fire with a kiddie’s bike in front, its tyres burning. “FIRE HAS A PLAN. DO YOU?” You sit back. You’re alright. You’re not in the proper bush, the Eucalyptus forest. You’re on the outskirts of a coastal town with scrub land around. You’re alright. But are you? You haven’t personalised the risk. You don’t have a plan for when to stay and defend and when to get out fast. You’ve not got an emergency kit of essential and important documents and things. You haven’t thought how to move your dog, cats, horses. You haven’t kept your gutters clean or flammable vegetation 20+m away from the house. You are at the top of a hill - the views are superb. But you are sure your house will survive a fire even though you don’t have a 5000 litre tank with pressurised hose. You don’t have fire insurance. Three small fires begin 20km away, caused by lightning. They’re low intensity with a low rate of spread and it is not considered necessary to contain them. Very suddenly, they join up and it’s a wild fire, spreading at a rate of more than 6km/hr and over 14km/hr in grassland. The fire fighters can’t contain it any longer. The signal is given to evacuate. There is only now one road out of town and it’s jam packed with traffic moving much slower than the fire because fire is moving faster uphill. The sky is a dark , ominous red even though it’s the middle of the day. So what are the impacts? When you are allowed to return from your stay in a school gym, your house and everything, including the animals are gone. They, nor insects, bats, frogs or livestock would not be included in the dreadful statistics of nearly half a billion animals dead in the bushfires. Koalas, an iconic Australian species, are most vulnerable as these slow moving creatures climb to the top of the tree and curl up. They’d be safe in a ‘normal bush fire’ as this just burns the leaf litter and understory, scorching the lower trunks of the trees. 50,000 koalas on Kangaroo Island off South Australia were thought to be safe and act as a pool to regenerate numbers on the mainland but half have thought to be lost there too. 3000 firefighters have been deployed in NSW alone since September 2019, 90% of whom are unpaid volunteers. Several of them have died. The smoke is now travelling around the world - the fire services in New Zealand were called when smoke was seen on South Island. An estimate 350 million tonnes of CO2 has been released into the atmosphere, about two thirds of the yearly average. PREPARE. ACT. SURVIVE. FIRE HAS A PLAN. DO YOU? 6

Bushfires, a view from a Pom in Aus

walked through destroyed along with thousands of animals, insects and birds.

I have been living and working in Australia for four years and this is my first really bad bushfire season.

The bush will regenerate in time, although it could be many months or years before the habitat has recovered enough to support the many animals currently recovering in rescue centres. 30% of Koala habitat in Northern NSW is burnt with some rarer species losing 90-100% of their habitat.

Lots of areas of Australia are experiencing significant drought. Where I live on the NSW east coast, we currently haven’t had any significant rainfall for the past year and we are on Level 2 water restrictions, meaning only 15 mins watering the garden every other day with a hosepipe with a trigger nozzle, no sprinklers, bucket only for washing cars and maximum 4-minute showers. Further inland it is much worse with some towns having to rely entirely on water brought into the town.

With time and a great deal of help the affected communities will recover. The resilience of the people is amazing to see as is the outpouring of generosity. Local volunteer organisations have been holding fundraising events and donating goods to support the Firies and communities affected. Larger organisations have also done their part. The company I work for has donated eyedrops to the RFS and pledged new specs for anyone who has lost them in the fires as well as giving paid leave to anyone who volunteers for the emergency services.

The extreme dry conditions coupled with recent very hot weather has provided ideal conditions for bushfires to take hold and spread. The smell of smoke in the air has us hastily opening the fires near me app to check if there is a new fire nearby. The smoke ranges from a slight haze to thick smoke which makes everything smell like bonfire night and gives the sky an eerie yellow glow. The smoke travels hundreds of kilometres bringing with it ash particles which coat cars and anything left outside.

Sadly, the fire season is far from over and unless things change this could well become the new normal long term, affecting not only people but millions of animals who call the bush home. Caroline & Rich Hanson live near Port Stephens. - Their local new koala hospital is being rushed into completion. You can donate online at:https://

The effects of the fires are devastating. 2400 homes lost to date and far too many lives. My family has been watching in dismay as a beautiful area we visited on holiday in October burnt, forests we had cycled through and bushland we had

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Ronald Clark 

Angela and be there most of the rest of his career. It was the perfect place for the people-loving entertainer we all knew him to be.

18 July 1953 – 23 December 2019 It was with great sadness that we finally said our goodbyes to Ronnie, after being humbled by the gentle composure with which he dealt with Mesothelioma and with not only his own family but also his church family left feeling cheated, stolen of a man with much still to give, in song, in ministry and in love.

Angela and Ronnie began fostering in 1994 and it is no surprise that Ronnie insisted on foster children being just one of the family. He was an excellent carer. But of course he was devoted to his own children too and later to the granddaughters of whom he was so proud.

Kind-natured but with a sense of fun, after a loving childhood in Shields Ronnie joined the Army Ordinance Corps, serving in Cyprus, Northern Ireland and Germany, before coming out on the day his hero Elvis died, though he would continue in the TA, driving trucks, for some time. He began working at Verichrome with his brother, but would move to the Temple Park Leisure Centre after meeting

It was impossible not to know of Ronnie’s love for Elvis, and one of his last public appearances at the Variety Night in June will be a special memory for many of us. Coming from a chemo session, forgetting his music, and yet still bringing the house down! Faith remained important to Ronnie throughout his life, at St Peter’s being part of a home group, a

Everyone can plan their own funeral, whether it be simple or elaborate. We are happy to talk through the options available to you, and can give you the three booklets that will guide you through making notes to leave for or discuss with your loved ones. Lent is not the only time that you can do this,

but it is perhaps a good time to be able think about it – a Lenten discipline, if you will! If you would like to see a copy of the booklets, please just ask. There is one for your funeral service itself and a second for the kind of questions funeral directors will need to know of how to take care of you. 8

member of the choir, and one of the original attendees of the joint music group. It had been his wish to be able to take on a more committed role in the ministry of the church after his retirement, and we shall always be diminished that we never got to appreciate that. He was an enthusiastic voice in the ‘future of the church’ conversations. As Ronnie’s illness continued, we had the opportunity to plan for the ‘return to sender’ that he would like. Hopefully this is partly what contributed to a requiem and funeral which so many people commented that was ‘so Ronnie’ – because he had had a direct contribution to the style and content. It was good to have the chance to give thanks for Ronnie in a eucharist, and to

celebrate his life with the musicians leading the worship at his funeral. As we heard Ronnie sing at his funeral, from the CD he was encouraged to record when he could, Glory, glory, hallelujah – we trust that Ronnie is safely back in the arms of the Father in whom he had absolute faith. And for that, as well as for Ronnie, we give thanks. Rest in peace, faithful servant.



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Magazine Questionnaire 2020.

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Happy New Year from those of us usually involved in putting together this magazine; Kate Boardman, Linda Smithson, Anita Buyers and Jean Stokes. (Anyone else who would like to get involved on a regular basis is most welcome to join us.) We want to start the new decade clear that we are meeting needs and being of some use with this magazine and would like to ask you therefore to fill in the following questionnaire and return it to any of us so that we can consider how to improve, change, update our little publication. Currently we print 80 copies and one of our thoughts is can we increase the circulation, especially to those who do not attend church? Should we rather produce a smaller free version, like a newsletter? And so on and so on. All thoughts and ideas that you raise will be considered and we will produce an article explaining the feedback and how we are moving forward. So please help us to do so and be involved in the decision making. Please circle as many of these statements as are true: Question 1 Why do you buy the magazine?

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SNIPPETS STORIES AND SOUNDBITES As a Post Script to Christmas I would like to recall two heart warming stories. The first was of a little girl, a member of our extended church family, who had been poorly. She was well enough to attend, and take part in her school nativity play. She was a lamb, but it so happened that her best friend, with whom she insisted on sitting, was a wolf! Isaiah’s prophesy played out innocently by today’s children? The second incident took place on Christmas morning. Our dearly loved twins were in church, where James, as is his custom, was exploring. He came to the communion rail, looked for a while at the stable in the sanctuary, and then looked into the larger manger in front of the stable. He very gently lifted ‘Baby Jesus’ out, gave him a cuddle, and equally gently, put him back. Also a very poignant moment for us all. oooooOooooo Still on the subject of children. How many of us remember bedtime prayers (‘Gentle Jesus meek and mild’ and ‘Jesus bids us shine’) and children’s bible stories? The former Bishop of Oxford, Rt Revd Richard Harries, has been writing a series in the Church Times, ‘Belief in a sceptical society’ in which he states that ‘we now have the third, or perhaps fourth generation of people with little or no Christian formation’. I think it is profoundly sad that children are not growing up with this groundrock with which we were blessed, (at least being given the opportunity to make our own decisions of acceptance or not!) However, I was quite amused at the reference to the 18th century writer Jonathan Swift, who said that, although people with sense would not actually believe it, it was a practice worth keeping, to sooth children to sleep at night! (Could this be why we have so many children with anxiety problems today?) oooooOooooo And another little snippet from one of the children. Evie Johnson was rather concerned at the presence of a spider in Grandma Maureen’s house. On being told that spiders are our friends as they catch flies in their webs, replied, quite vehemently “I don’t think the fly would agree”.


Candlemas Why is that Christmas tree STILL there? It’s still Christmas! Seasons in the secular world don’t really overlap much with the official church seasons – generally, the world seems to be almost a season ahead. No matter when carols begin being played in the shops, Advent is a full season and only gives way to Christmas on Christmas Eve. The season of Christmas runs on until the feast of Candlemas. Yes, we could take down the crib at Epiphany, but we’ve only just put the Kings in there to adore Jesus, surely it’s fair to give them the same time the Shepherds had? (Quiz question: how many of you even notice that there are two different Marys and Jesus? The Christ whom the Kings worship is a child on Mary’s knee…) Keeping the full term of Christmastide also gives us the foil to hear the stories of Jesus’ birth and revelation in the visit of the magi, his baptism, the water into wine and his ‘presentation in the temple’ all against the backdrop of the gold, celebrating that he is here, with us.

Messiah before he died, and here he was, in his arms. He gives praise in words we still use, the canticle we sing in Compline, at the end of the day, and which we often use at the cemetery or crematorium as one of the closing prayers: the Nunc Dimitis or Song of Simeon: Lord now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace.

Why candles? you ask. Good point. Simeon’s recognition of Jesus as the Messiah brings to a close Christmas, the season which celebrates God’s coming into the world, God in man, God with us. The light of the world is here. But as with a puppy, Jesus is for life not just for Christmas, and the light o f t h e w o r l d w i l l n e v e r b e extinguished. In traditional Catholic parishes, Candlemas is when all the candles that will be used in the year are blessed. We focus on Jesus’ light shining for all people, all places and all time. It’s why we are encouraging baptism families to come and bring their baptism candles, to remember that we take the light of Christ out from church into our streets and homes and world. In that light, we live and work and pray, and in that light at the end of our lives, we hope also to Now Mary and Joseph bring the infant be able to say, Lord now lettest thou Jesus to the Temple, to ‘do what was thy servant depart in peace. summary under the law’ – to bring sacrifice to give thanks for their firstborn son. Simeon having faithfully (The painting of Simeon on the cover of the worshipped in the Temple for years, magazine is by Andrey Shishkin - For my believed that he would see the eyes have seen your salvation.) 16

Daily Readings

The following readings complement Sunday and festival readings: Thurs to Sat readings help prepare you for the Sunday ahead; Mon to Wed readings help you to reflect on and digest what you heard in worship. Sat, February 1

Psalm 15; Micah 3:1-4; John 13:31-35

Sun, February 2

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Mon, February 3

Psalm 37:1-17; Ruth 1:1-18; Philemon 1-25

Tues, February 4

Psalm 37:1-17; Ruth 2:1-16; James 5:1-6

Wed February 5

Psalm 37:1-17; Ruth 3:1-13; 4:13-22; Luke 6:17-26

Thurs February 6,

Psalm 112:1-9; Deuteronomy 4:1-14; 1 John 5:1-5

Fri February 7

Psalm 112:1-9; Isaiah 29:1-12; James 3:13-18

Sat, February 8,

Psalm 112:1-9; Isaiah 29:13-16; Mark 7:1-8

Sun, February 9

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Mon, February 10

Psalm 119:105-112; 2 Kings 22:3-20; Romans 11:2-10

Tues, February 11

Psalm 119:105-112; 2 Kings 23:1-8, 21-25; 2 Corinthians 4:1-12

Wed, February 12

Psalm 119:105-112; Proverbs 6:6-23; John 8:12-30

Thurs, February 13, Psalm 119:1-8; Genesis 26:1-5; James 1:12-16 Fri, February 14

Psalm 119:1-8; Leviticus 26:34-46; 1 John 2:7-17

Sat, February 15

Psalm 119:1-8; Deuteronomy 30:1-9a; Matthew 15:1-9

Sun, February 16

Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

Mon, February 17

Psalm 119:9-16; Exodus 20:1-21; James 1:2-8

Tues, February 18,

Psalm 119:9-16; Deuteronomy 23:21-24:4, 10-15; James 2:1-13

Wed, February 19

Psalm 119:9-16; Proverbs 2:1-15; Matthew 19:1-12

Thurs, February 20, Psalm 2; Exodus 6:2-9; Hebrews 8:1-7 Frid, February 21

Psalm 2; Exodus 19:9b-25; Hebrews 11:23-28

Sat, February 22

Psalm 2; 1 Kings 21:20-29; Mark 9:9-13

Sun, February 23

Transfiguration Sunday

Mon, February 24

Psalm 78:17-20, 52-55; Exodus 33:7-23; Acts 7:30-34 17

Tues, February 25

Psalm 78:17-20, 52-55; 1 Kings 19:9-18; Romans 11:1-6

Wed, February 26,

Ash Wednesday

Thurs, February 27 Psalm 51; Jonah 3:1-10; Romans 1:1-7 Fri, February 28

Psalm 51; Jonah 4:1-11; Romans 1:8-17

Sat, February 29

Psalm 51; Isaiah 58:1-12; Matthew 18:1-7

Sun, March 1

First Sunday in Lent

Mon, March 2

Psalm 32; 1 Kings 19:1-8; Hebrews 2:10-18

Tues, March 3

Psalm 32; Genesis 4:1-16; Hebrews 4:14-5:10

Wed, March 4

Psalm 32; Exodus 34:1-9, 27-28; Matthew 18:10-14

Thurs, March 5

Psalm 121; Isaiah 51:1-3; 2 Timothy 1:3-7

Fri, March 6

Psalm 121; Micah 7:18-20; Romans 3:21-31

Sat, March 7

Psalm 121; Isaiah 51:4-8; Luke 7:1-10

Sun, March 8

Second Sunday in Lent

Mon, March 9

Psalm 128; Numbers 21:4-9; Hebrews 3:1-6

Tues, March 10

Psalm 128; Isaiah 65:17-25; Romans 4:6-13

Wed, March 11

Psalm 128; Ezekiel 36:22-32; John 7:53-8:11

Thurs March 12

Psalm 95; Exodus 16:1-8; Colossians 1:15-23

Fri, March 13

Psalm 95; Exodus 16:9-21; Ephesians 2:11-22

Sat, March 14

Psalm 95; Exodus 16:27-35; John 4:1-6

Sun, March 15

Third Sunday in Lent

Mon, March 16

Psalm 81; Genesis 24:1-27; 2 John 1:1-13

Tues, March 17

Psalm 81; Genesis 29:1-14; 1 Corinthians 10:1-4

Wed, March 18

Psalm 81; Jeremiah 2:4-13; John 7:14-31, 37-39

Thurs, March 19

Psalm 23; 1 Samuel 15:10-21; Ephesians 4:25-32

Fri, March 20

Psalm 23; 1 Samuel 15:22-31; Ephesians 5:1-9

Sat, March 21

Psalm 23; 1 Samuel 15:32-34; John 1:1-9

Sun, March 22

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Mon, March 23

Psalm 146; Isaiah 59:9-19; Acts 9:1-20 18

Mon, March 24

Psalm 146; Isaiah 42:14-21; Colossians 1:9-14

Tues, March 25

Annunciation of the Lord

Tues, March 25

Psalm 146; Isaiah 60:17-22; Matthew 9:27-34

Wed, March 26

Psalm 130; Ezekiel 1:1-3, 2:8-3:3; Revelation 10:1-11

Thurs, March 27

Psalm 130; Ezekiel 33:10-16; Revelation 11:15-19

Fri, March 28

Psalm 130; Ezekiel 36:8-15; Luke 24:44-53

Sat, March 29

Fifth Sunday in Lent

Sun, March 30

Psalm 143; 1 Kings 17:17-24; Acts 20:7-12

Mon, March 31

Psalm 143; 2 Kings 4:18-37; Ephesians 2:1-10

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 4.00


• Coffee

• after 10.00

Thursday Green Room

Wednesday afternoon of each month from January to Nov 2019


am service Sunday

• Coffee

• after 11.00 am


• Sing and Praise- • We organise a programme for all


ages of songs and praise linked to Bible stories on the first Sunday afternoon in the month.

Last Sat in each month

• Coffee morning

• 10.00 am to 11.30 am


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

• Parents & Toddlers

• 9.30 am to 11.00 am


• Art Club U3A • 1.30 to 3.30


• Pilates (Judith Briggs)

• 9.30 am to 10.30 am

• Yoga (Pat Uttridge)

• 3.00 pm to 4.30 pm

• Yoga (Gill Glozier)

• 7.00pm to 8.45pm

• T’ai Chi (Martin Thorogood)

• 5.45pm to 6.45pm

Wednesday • Art & Craft Club Carol White • 10.00 am to 12 noon • Line Dancing - Beginner (Ethel • 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm Ramsey) • Line Dancing - Improver (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

• Patchwork & Quilting

• 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm


• Irish Dance

• 9.30 am to 1.30 pm


• Kingscote Christian Group

• 10.30 am to 1.00 pm

Uniformed Organisations’ Weekly Activities Monday

• Rainbows

• 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm

• Brownies

• 5.30pm to 7.15 pm

• Guides

• 7.00 pm to 8.15 pm


• Cubs & Scouts

• 5.45 pm to 9.00 p.m


• Beavers

• 5.30 pm to 7.15 pm 20

Activities at St Mark & St Cuthbert’s Church Hall Monday

• No activities


• Bertie’s

• ‘Crafternoon’

• 9.15 am to 11.30 am (not held in August) • after the 10.00 am Eucharist Service • 2.30 to 3.30pm

• Brownies

• 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm

• Coffee


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


• Bertie’s • Ballet & Tap Classes

• 12.45 pm to 2.45 • 4.oo pm to 6.00 pm


• Rainbows • Line Dancing

• 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm • 7.30 to 9.30 pm


St Mark & St Cuthbert’s Coffee Morning: - 10.30 to 12 noon Sat 8th February & Sat 14th March Messy Church: - 10.30 -12.30

Craft, Worship, Food & Fun for all ages Sat 29th Feb & Sat 28th March


• Coffee

• after 9.30 am Parish Eucharist



Anne Blair-Vincent anne.blair.vincent@gmail.com

• 0191 4203886


Mrs Barbara Matheson

• 0191 4260007

PCC Secretary


PCC Members

Ms Liza Dorothy, Mis Diane Lee, Ms Sarah Lysaght, Mrs Barbara Matheson, Mrs Eileen Wraith

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

Ms Liza Dorothy

• 07538 719585

Magazine Committee Representative

Mrs Anita Buyers

• 0191 5365452

Safeguarding Officer



Peter Cross

• 0191 4566047

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

• 0191 4542341 • 0191 4207818


Mr Colin Brown c.brown932@btinternet.com

PCC Secretary


PCC Members

Mr Phil Brown, Mrs Gill Brown, Mrs Angela Clark, Mr Ronnie Clark, Ms Diann Fox , Mrs Glenn Middleton, Mrs Janet Nichols, Mr Ernie Russell (co-opted), Mr James Scott, Mrs Linda Smithson

Deanery Synod Members Mr Peter Cross, Mrs Emma Waters Hall Booking Secretary

Mrs Ethel Ramsey ethelramsey@hotmail.com

• 0191 4542341

Magazine Editor Mrs Linda Smithson lindasmithson@hotmail.co.uk • 0191 4217634 & Committee Mrs Jean Stokes jastokes@virginmedia.com • 0191 4207818 Safeguarding Officer

Mr Phil Brown philneptune@yahoo.co.uk

HARTON CHURCHES TOGETHER REPRESENTATIVES St Mark & St Cuthbert contact Margaret Kirkwood 0191 4560007 Harton St Peter contact Margaret Haley 0191 454 3376091 22

• 07568 172375

Visual Lent This Lent we will be having food for thought from film (and maybe even food too) as we gather to watch a series of films that make us think. There’ll be time for discussion after on each of the topics. You can watch all or some. Full details in outreach/notices.

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February/March 2020  

The Lantern, parish magazine for Harton and Cleadon Park

February/March 2020  

The Lantern, parish magazine for Harton and Cleadon Park


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