This week's notices

 
 

Sunday 17th December: 3rd Sunday of Advent 

Presiding minister & Preacher: Revd Jonathan Adams

 

Calendar of Services

24 December

10.00 4th Sunday of Advent

Revd Catherine Lack

24 December

11.30pm Midnight Mass

Revd Jonathan Adams

25th December

Christmas Day 10.00

Revd Catherine Lack

 
 

Thank you very much to all who helped in any way with "The big sing". The final total was £488, which is amazing! Thanks to singers, tea-makers, bell-ringers, church-decorators, collectors, and all. 

Cards for Good Causes finished on Friday. It would be good to have the church looking its best for Christmas, so any help you can give towards cleaning gratefully received! The regular cleaners will be here on Tuesday as usual, but there will be extra. 

Next Sunday, 24th December, Christmas Eve, being 24th of the month we will have special prayers for peace in Palestine/Israel. These will form part of the 10 o'clock service. Palestinian Christians are very much under threat at the moment. If anyone else would like to support Yacoub, a Palestinian Christian student at Newcastle University, please do speak with Catherine. 

 

Christmas Services

Sunday 24 December 11.30pm "Midnight Mass"

Monday 25 December 10am Service of Holy Communion for Christmas

 

St Thomas' will be locked from after the service on 25th December until Tuesday 2nd January, except for Sunday service & New Year’s Eve (see notice below). Holy Communion on Wednesday 27th December is cancelled

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE

If you would like to help with welcome and refreshments on New Year’s Eve between 4pm and 7:30pm, please tell Jonathan (07903 911771 or adams.j@icloud.com).

We plan to have the church open for those who may wish to visit to reflect/pray or just to warm up on their way to or from the festive celebrations on the Town Moor.

Not sure about buses, but the Metro is running a normal weekday service until 10pm — then half-hourly.

 

We decided at the last meeting of the Discussion group that we will pause, until after Christmas. Watch this space - but probably next meeting in January 2018. 

The drains are now complete. That means all the building works are now complete until after Christmas. By the time you read this we should have received the grant from the National Churches Trust.

SUGGESTIONS WELCOME for fundraising ideas for the building works. Whether you know somebody who could perform a concert or event, or whether it’s something off-the-wall, please come forward! Please speak to Hannah or another member of FSG, or simply come along to the meeting after the service.

 

We are running out of "favourite hymns". This means that if anyone would like to suggest hymns to sing at St Thomas' in the next few weeks, please speak to Catherine. 

 

If you have a bit of time free on a Saturday morning, we need volunteers to help serving teas and coffees. This is to provide a welcome to the community, as well as raise money for the reordering project. Lizzie is now looking after the rota for this (Thanks, Lizzie!). Please sign up on the notice at the back of church if you can help, 10.30am-1pm Saturdays.

 

St Thomas' is now on Twitter! The address is @sttomsnewcastle which is the same as the website. Many thanks to Lizzie, who set it up for us, and even tweeted the Lord Mayor's service! 

 

Don’t forget to return your moneyboxes when they’re full! If you need a new one, please see Hannah. All funds raised go towards the reordering.

 

Suggestions for this website always welcome.We do our best to keep it up to date, but can't always manage it. if you'd like to help, please do speak to Catherine or to Jonathan. 

 

 

St Thomas the Martyr: For God, for the city, for the future

 

The Herman Schier Vestry is now available for bookings

 

One very simple way of helping us  is to enrol with Everyclick and Give as you Live so that every time you search on line (Everyclick) or buy (GAYL) a donation will be made to the heating fund at St Thomas the Martyr Trust.. 

To find out more go to

     http://www.giveasyoulive.com/?f=everyclick.com

and enter St Thomas the Martyr Trust as your chosen recipient - it's as simple as that!

There is also a donations box in the church building.