A chance to see some of the moments in Parish life through the year…
As part of our Lenten activities we spent 2 hours on a Saturday caring for our local are by having a parish litter pick.
After 2 years of lockdowns it was lovely to get back together with friends from all the Heaton Churches to enjoy a meal and raise funds for Christian Aid.
A big thankyou to the soup makers & bread bakers!
Christmas at St Teresa’s
Once more our services were limited by Covid
but the children still had the chance to join in ‘dressing’ the crib on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day was a joyful celebration
15th December Joint parishes Advent service
This Advent our 4 parishes came together at St Lawrence’s church to reflect on the themes of Faith Hope Joy & Peace. Each parish took the lead on one area.
The 4 purple banners intertwined were decorated with the names of parishioners …each parish took a banner away after the service to remember parishioners in prayer
You can listen to the reflections on our Facebook Page
50 years of St Teresa’s church building
The beginning of December 2021 was the 50th Anniversary of the opening of our current church building. Becuse of Covid restrictions we couldn’t have a big celebration in the hall but we managed to mark the occasion by creating an exhibition around the church so parishioners could wander ( socially distanced!) with a coffee and explore photos ,memories and some fascinating old documents we had discovered during a lockdown cupboard clearout…
From September 1st to October 4th we celebrate the Season of Creation
this year we are seeking to pray and inform ourselves about the Climate Crisis throughout the month … and will be collecting signatures to send to national leaders at the COP 26 conference in Glasgow
A great day was had by all who took part in the Heaton HeArt project.. the lovely hearts produced by children from St Teresa's , Chillingham Rd Scool, St Gabriel's Brownies and more showed how much we appreciate the nature and community in our local area ...and even a few adults joined in... click here for a link to the HeArt slideshow
Supporting our local park as part of the Great British Spring Clean
with friends from Heaton churches and local Co-op staff
A good day’s work
St Teresa’s prepares for the celebration of the Resurrection
St Lawrence’s prepare for the solemn Good Friday service
As our journey through Lent comes to a close our churches prepare for the Celebration of Easter.
St Vincent’s will be holding our Mass of the Lord’s Supper
ONE YEAR ON –LOCK DOWN LITURGYLockdown started on 23rdMarch 2020.
We hosted a liturgy-time of prayer, remembrance and hope to mark the one year on from the start of Lockdown.
The colours of the rainbow represent emotions felt by parishioners, families , friends and our society throughout the year; sorrow, anger , envy, sadness, fear, stress. Jesus takes all of this and can transform our lives through the overwhelming power of his love.
The stones represent Jesus as a solid rock to support us and we gave thanks for all who shared their strength and commitment throughout the year; NHS workers, delivery drivers, teachers , carers, shop workers, volunteers and many more.
Romans 8: For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
THANKYOU TO ALL IN OUR PARISHES FOR THEIR GENEROSITY & SUPPORT, especially friends from Heaton Churches and the local area.
COVID HAS MADE LIFE VERY DIFFICULT FOR MANY PEOPLE,
SHARING LOVE AND CARE CAN MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE
Although our usual celebrations were curtailed because of covid, Christmas was still a time of Joy and Peace
November is a time to remember all those who have died.
On Remembrance Sunday we remember especially those who have lost their lives through war.
WELCOME BACK TO CHURCH: after a deep clean we will be opening the church on Monday 6th July for private prayer.
In these times of coronavirus lockdown our church noticeboard is being used to spread the message of Easter from Palm Sunday through Eastertide.
Our Parish begins work towards the CAFOD Live Simply Award: February 2020 focus on the Climate Crisis and joining with the Climate Coalition to ‘Show The Love’
Celebrating Santo Nino
Memories from our Rosary Exhibition in October with panels on the history of the rosary, rosaries from around the world past and present and special rosaries with their stories from members of the parish.
The wonderfully creative people of Heaton have a go at flower arranging at our Heaton Churches Open House Day in June.