10.30am – Celebration of the Word of God –

Led by Joan Shield


The Collect for the day:

God our redeemer, you have delivered us from the power of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of your Son: grant, that as by his death he has recalled us to life, so by his continual presence in us he may raise us to eternal joy; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy spirit, One God, now and for ever.


First Readings:  Acts 16:9-15, Revelation 21:10-22:5


Psalm:  Psalm 67


Gospel Acclamation: Open our eyes Lord (GA booklet no 12)


Gospel Reading:  John 5:1-9


Sides people:      Maureen Dunn

Welcomer:         Joyce Robinson

Organist:           Gordon Swift

Readers:            David Cox/Joan Shield

Intercessions:    James Wilders

Readings Pilgrim:  Alan Kirsopp


A Prayer for today which you may say privately:

God our Father, whose Son Jesus Christ gives the water of eternal life: may we thirst for you, the spring of life and source of goodness, through him who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.


Other services today

6.00pm phone Church



Wednesday 7.00pm Bellringing 

Thursday 10.00 am - Ascension Day Holy Communion

                    7.00 pm -Ascension Day Holy Communion at St Paul’s

                    7.00pm – PCC meeting


Next Sunday: - Seventh Sunday of Easter

10.00am - Parish Communion at St Paul’s (Please note the time)

The theme of the service will be ‘Christians Against Poverty’ and there will be a guest speaker.


6.00pm – Phone Church 






Sue McGinn and Glynis Thompson have been elected as churchwardens

James Wilders and Jane Minto have been elected to serve a three-year term on the PCC.


Service at St Paul’s 

 If you need or can offer a lift to Winlaton please speak to Glynis or Sue.

Parking is available in the car park behind the church hall and up West Lane. If people can arrange to car share and take as few vehicles as possible, that would help with parking and be good for the environment!


Queen’s Jubilee - Planning is well underway for our Jubilee celebrations on June 2nd and 3rd. As part of this we would like to have an exhibition in church of memorabilia and photographs relating to the Queen. So, get rummaging through your cupboards and your photograph albums for anything relating to the Coronation or any of the other jubilees, or all those photos you have of meeting Her Majesty... Please make sure anything you bring is clearly labelled with your name so that we can return it to you safely.



Deanery Confirmation 

There will be another opportunity for Confirmation on the evening Saturday, 8th October with Bishop Sarah Clark, Bishop of Jarrow, at St Cuthbert’s, Blaydon.

If you have not already been confirmed and would like to take the step of affirming for yourself the baptismal promises made by your parents and Godparents on your behalf, please speak to Rev. Alison.


St Paul’s Jubilee Celebrations
St Paul’s will be hosting an evening of entertainment with ceilidh, quiz and refreshments on the evening of Saturday 3rd June, and would like to extend the invitation to all at Holy Cross. If you would like to come, tickets will be available after the joint service on May 29th. (One of the members of the ceilidh band might look strangely familiar!)

Deanery Youth Event
Gateshead West Deanery are planning an event for young people from churches across the Deanery. More details will follow, but the dates are Friday 12th and Saturday 13th August. If last year’s event is anything to go by it will be fun, and a great opportunity to meet young people from other local churches.

Children's Society

A very big thank you to all supporters of the Children's Society.  This year you have raised £898.92.  These last couple of years have been difficult for most in one way or another and as you will appreciate this can be seen in the reduction in our giving which is quite considerable from previous years.   However, let me state I am not taking anything away from the fact that Holy Cross has raised just under £900.00 and to that I say thank you so very much.  Our donations will go some way in providing care and support to those young people in need.  WELL DONE TO YOU ALL.   


Anyone who does not yet have one and would like a Children's Society Box or would like to sign up to the covenant scheme, or would even like to know more about leaving a gift to the Children's Society in your Will please see me at church or give me a ring on 07949998368.           Joan Shield


































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