Saturday, 27 August 2016

Newsletter 2016_30

The Church of England in
Elsdon, Otterburn, Horsley & Byrness

Weekly Bulletin

BBQ Crew at last year’s Elsdon Village Fete - see them in action again this Monday!

Sunday 28th August 2016
(Trinity 14)
11.00 am: Morning Prayer (BCP), St Cuthbert Elsdon
3.00 pm: Baptism of Olivia Anderton, St John Otterburn

Elsdon Village Fete
(Historic St Bartholomew’s Fair)
Bank Holiday Monday 29th August
12 noon - 4.00 pm

Wednesday 31st August
10.00 am: Holy Communion with prayer for healing,
St John’s Otterburn

10.45 am: Communion at Rede House

2.00 pm: Service of Celebration of and Thanksgiving for the life of Lorimer Farrell, St John’s Church Otterburn, followed by burial in the churchyard.

Saturday 3rd September
St Cuthbert Pilgrimage
8.30 am: Breakfast at St Cuthbert’s Elsdon
9.00 am Opening prayer
Walkers set out
10.00 am: Walkers cross A 696 near Monkridge
(pick-up/drop-off point)
10.30 am: Storytelling above salmon pool
near Monkridge Hill on cycle route 68
11.00 am: Walkers leave tarmac south of Halls Hill Farm entrance on cycle route 68
11.45 am: storytelling at East Woodburn Bridge
(due east of layby on A68)
12.00 noon Walkers cross lonnen below A68
(pick-up/drop-off point)
12.00 noon – 2.00 p.m. Barbecue at
St Cuthbert’s Corsenside
12.30 p.m. Walkers reach Corsenside
1.15 p.m. stories of St Cuthbert & the animals;
prayers and building of prayer cairn
Water brought from Cuddy’s Well
1.30 p.m. Walkers set out
2.00 p.m. Car shuttle to Brandy Bank
2.30 p.m. storytelling at The Crag
(pick-up/drop-off point)
3.30 p.m. storytelling at old Rede Bridge (pick-up/drop off at
4.15 p.m. approx at Nichols’ Arch)
5.00 p.m.  Boat Farm (pick up/drop off)
5.30 p.m.   Visit to Cuthbert’s Well
Laying of stones on prayer cairn in
St Cuthbert’s Bellingham
5.45 p.m. Tea
Further Information from the Team Rector 01434 220019

Sunday 4th September 2016
(Trinity 15)
9.00 am: Parish Communion, St Francis Byrness
11.00 am: Parish Communion, St John the Evangelist Otterburn

6.00 pm: Choral Evensong at St Cuthbert, Bellingham.
The music will be led by ‘Antiphon’,  
and the preacher is
The Very Reverend Michael Sadgrove,
author of many books including Landscapes of Faith

Where Two or Three
Francis Spufford, who has written a book ‘Unapologetic’ in answer to ‘The God Delusion’ by Richard Dawkins, writes: ‘Against the pessimism of the truth (that the Church of England is totally out of touch) I set the simplicity of something that works as well as it has ever done; two or three of you gather in my name, and off you go!Hope indeed!
(Church Times 26 August 2016)

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