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With One Voice

The Catholic Parishes of St Agnes’ Crawcrook, St Joseph’s Highfield and Our Lady of Lourdes Chopwell

Part of the Ovingham Parish Partnership in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

Ovingham Parish Partnership News and Events

Development Group Meets

On Saturday 25th November, the Parish Partnership Development Group met for their second meeting at St Agnes'. The three-hour session was facilitated by Amy Cameron from the diocese (and also parishioner at Our Lady and St Cuthbert, Prudhoe). The group reflected on the core purposes of our partnership, considering benefits and possibilities for our parishes, working in  partnership in the years to come.The group began to work on forming a shared vision for our Ovingham Partnership.  The next meeting takes place on Thursday 7th December at St Joseph's, Blaydon.

Partnership Advent Service

Fr. Adrian Tuckwell celebrated our Partnership Advent Service at St. Anne’s, Winlaton with parishioners and clergy from across the Ovingham Partnership joining in the prayers, readings, reflection and hymns.  The theme of the service was “As Jesus accompanies us so we are called to accompany others” – a reflection on the words of Pope Francis.  As we too reflect on the First Sunday of Advent to “wait for the Lord whose day is near” we remember all people and especially those who are successful, disadvantaged, the poor, the elderly, expectant mothers, young mothers and refugees.

We listened to the poem “Refugees” by Brian Bilston:

Afterwards, parishioners were welcomed and invited to look around St. Anne’s church, followed by refreshments in the parish hall.