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ST ANDREW ST CLARE ST ELIZABETH ST FRANCIS
A WARM WELCOME to you as you read this greeting. My name is Ann Anderson, I am the Team Rector of the Parish of Great Aycliffe. As a person new to the parish I know how confusing it can be when there are so many activities going on…do not be put off! This is a good place to be, and right now there is a gap that only you can fill 😊 and as far as we are concerned, you already belong.
Please feel free to give something a try. Find your “home”, you will be made welcome. Until we meet, go well, Reverend Ann xx
9.30 Holy Communion at St Elizabeth’s,
10.00 Holy Communion at St Clare’s (2nd Sunday Family Service )
11.00 Holy Communion at St Andrew’s , Aycliffe Village
Monday 8.30 Morning
Prayer at St Clare’s ,
and at St Elizabeth’s 4.30 Evening Prayer at St Elizabeth’s
Tuesday 8.30 Morning Prayer at St Clare’s, and at St Andrew’s
Wednesday 8.30 Morning Prayer at St Clare’s, and at 9.30 Holy Communion at St Francis 6.30 Quiet Prayer at St Elizabeth’s 7.00 Compline (1st Wednesday Healing Eucharist )
Thursday 8.30 Morning Prayer at St Clare’s 9.30 Café church at St Clare’s, Holy Communion 1st Friday 10.00 Holy Communion at St Andrew’s, monthly Saturday 4.00 Messy church – monthly (check the date)
BOOKINGS for Baptisms & Weddings can be made in the Vestry at St Clare’s Church on Wednesday evenings, 5.30 – 6.30pm
Team Rector – Revd Ann Anderson, 01325 315194
Team Vicar - Revd Elizabeth Bland, 01325324622
Office 01325 321711 (Mondays 9-12noon)
Whatever your age there will be something to enjoy within the church community
Christian Meditation at St Elizabeth’s, 2nd Sunday, 6.00 pm
Toddlers - St Clare’s, Wednesday 1 – 2.30pm Paula 07776307038
St Elizabeth’s – Tuesday 12.45 – 2.30pm Norma 01325 312930
*SHINE Church & Community Children’s Choir St Clare’s Monday 5 – 6.00pm
*Parish Youth – Usually last Sunday of the month 3 – 5pm
*Kidzflicks – 1st Saturday monthly at St Clare’s 2.00pm Doors open 1.30pm
*MESSY Church for young families at St Clare’s, Saturday 4.00 monthly
All * ring Helen 01325 319002 / 07716801262
Feel Good Films, at St Clare’s, Tuesday 1.00pm, refreshments Ring Ric 316755
Newton Aycliffe Deaf Fellowship –last Tuesday, monthly 5.30pm, at St Elizabeth’s Church and Social for the deaf & hearing community. Ring Milly 01325 313819
PLACE OF WELCOME Wednesday at St Clare’s anytime from 11.30 until 1.00pm A warm welcome, food, conversation and friendship. Ring Kath 07925090858
Mothers’ Union - Monthly 2nd Thursday, at St Clare’s 11.00 Pam 01325 316841
Knit & Natter – Monday at St Elizabeth’s from 2.00pm Milly 01325 313198
Women’s Fellowship 4th Thursday at St Clare’s, 11.00am Margaret 01325 317139
Rubicon – bereavement support group, Thursdays at St Elizabeth’s, 2.00 pm Ring Jan for details 01325 321225
Seasonal Lunches at St Elizabeth’s. Ring Nora for details 01388 309237
OPEN THE BOOK – telling Bible Stories in schools. Ring Ann 01325 315194
COFFEE MORNINGS are held at St Clare’s on Saturday mornings from 10 – 12.00 and at St Elizabeth’s on the 1st Saturday monthly, 10 – 12.00.
We meet on Saturday afternoon from 4pm (registration from 3.30pm) at St Clare's Church.21st April - based on the parable of The Lost Sheep. Please come and join the fun. Don't forget to look around your area of Aycliffe to see if you can find our LOST SHEEP bring them with you to hear the story of the Lost Sheep.
Messy Church on May 19th 4pm will be a Messy Royal Wedding with a fancy tea party! Lots of cake xx
Messy Church on June 16th 4pm will be a sporting theme - not sure of exact title yet.
We hope to have a MESSTIVAL in July (as this is the same day as the confirmations, we will possibly start at 2pm). Keep an eye on Link/notices/social media/messy church directory/newton news for more details.
Lots of really good advertising has reaped benefits for Messy Church.
Messy Church in August will be Messy on the seashore.
19th May - Royal Wedding
16th June - T.B.A.
21st July - Messtival (Messy Church for Aycliffe Festival)
fun stalls outside, stocks, hook a duck etc. Food -hotdogs, drink, ice-cream to be served through out session (token system to be used)
18th August - T.B.A.
15th September - T.B.A.
20th October - T.B.A.
17th November - T.B.A.
22nd December Messy Christmas
this is the only messy to be later due to other commitments.
Please note dates may change with little warning.
TUE 1st MAY 2017 true-life drama THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE Jessica Chastain, Daniel Bruhl
TUE 8th MAY 2017 British comedy THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES Joan Collins, Pauline Collins
TUE 15th MAY 2016 mystery drama THE GIRL ON A TRAIN Emily Blunt
TUE 22nd MAY 2017 British live-action animated comedy PADDINGTON 2 HUGH Bonneville, Julie Walters, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi, Imelda Staunton, Sally Hawkins.
TUE 29th MAY THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn, Eli Wallach
TUE 5th JUN 1937 musical-comedy classic SHALL WE DANCE Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers
TUE 12th JUN 2010 true-life drama AMISH GRACE Kimberly Williams-Paisley
TUE 19th JUN 1955 romantic drama LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING William Holden, Jennifer Jones
All films start at 1-15pm, after tea/ coffee at 1pm (included in the £2) Children £1
EVERYONE IS MOST WELCOME TO JOIN US
Entry is £2.00 for Adult and £1.00 for Children.
Tea/Coffee served at 1pm film begins at 1.15 pm. Bring some lunch if you wish.
Children must accompanied by an adult.
Contact Ric Hargreaves 01325 316755 for details.
Next showing: May 5th will be 'Ferdinand' .
June 2nd will be 'Early Man'
July 7th will be 'Coco'
Definitely something for everyone here !
Doors open at 1.30 p.m. - great value at only £1.
Dates for our very popular Summer Show are;
Saturday 14th July - 6pm
Sunday 15th July - possibly 4pm or 6pm.
Tickets on sale early June and will be £4 each.
Any tombola prizes would be appreciated.
Other Events at St Clare's
St. Clare’s Church Hall
Easter Craft Afternoon 2-4pm - £4 per ticket. Limited to 50.
Cake/Pie Stall WIN A BOTTLE!
Durham Police - Come and meet your local Community Team
Saturday 23rd June