Church of England Diocese of Newcastle North Sunderland

Autumn Update COVID 19

Beadnell Ellingham North Sunderland Keeping in touch

As promised I am able to report on the deliberations of the PCC meetings as to services in September

Beadnell PCC has taken a decision for September and October and this is to have a Eucharist on Wednesdays at 10am. There will then be a review as to what to do from November

Ellingham PCC has decided to go for two Sunday Eucharists at 9am on 6th and 20th September - the 20th will be the Patronal Festival

North Sunderland PCC is also going for two Sunday Eucharists on 13th and 27th September

Both Ellingham and North Sunderland will review at the end of September and decide if they want to continue services every other week or move to weekly services in October I will report at the end of September

All PCCs will review for the beginning of November and all the PCC meeting were united in their desire to provide more services whilst trying to maintain COVID 19 security for all who come to worship.

I will continue to provide services each day via youtube and our facebook pages and will try to film or live stream our Eucharists as we did in July and August.

Pastoral care will continue to be primarily by telephone/ text ( Lynne and I will be on the phone again) by email or outside meetings where possible but home visits will be possible in cases of special need. Please phone 07780990354 or text the number as the first point of contact or email [email protected]

At one of the PCC meeting this week the question was asked “What is normal now?” and the truth is we don’t know how things will develop but we are united in wanting to serve our parishes as best we can in these difficult times.

Just a short word on finance - it very clear that the COVID pandemic and the lockdown had meant that every church is many thousands of pounds down in terms of revenue this year and next year will be very challenging as well with all its uncertainties. I would ask you to consider making a donation at this time either through me or the Churchwardens or by BACS. You might consider and collections you haven’t given or anything you might have spent on social or fundraising activities - this support is vital at this time the Parisg BACS details are as follows

St Ebba:

Barclays Seahouses

Sort code; 20-58-17

Ac. Number;  40686824

Ac. Name;  P.C.C of Beadnell Parish

St. Paul's 

Account name: North Sunderland Parochial Church Council (PCC)

Sort code: 20 - 58 - 17

Account number:  93983854


A/c Name: PCC of Ellingham Parish

Sort Code: 30-90-13

A/c No: 15952960

Please don’t hesitate to be in touch if there are question or comments or if I can do anything to help

May God Bless us all