Dowry Tour of Our Lady of Walsingham

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The Slipper Chapel statue of Our Lady of Walsingham along with the Dowry Tour Exhibition will be visiting St Mary’s Cathedral from 26th – 28th October on it’s tour of every Catholic Diocese in the UK between 2018 and 2020. This being in preparation for the dedication of England as the Dowry of Mary.

A schedule of events during the visit can be found by following the link Our Lady of Walsingham


St John Henry Newman

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Last Sunday 13th October was a very special day for us Catholics. The first non-martyr English saint for many centuries was canonised by Pope Francis at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome after the proof of miracles at his intercession has been accepted by the Church.

Some brief notes about our new Saint can be found by following the link St John Henry Newman

In our very secular society he has great relevance, especially his teaching that the voice of our conscience is God speaking to us in the depth of our heart. If we all listened to our conscience more and followed it, we would not go far wrong!

St John Newman pray for us here in Gateshead, as we try, as we may, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ within our neighbourhoods, as you did in your time in the city of Birmingham during Victorian era.

100+ Club Winners May, June & July 2019

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Congratulations to the winners of weekly 100+ Club winners

Week 18 5th May – No 82 Hylton Kings & No 99 Dot Kelly

Week 19 12 May – No 140 Fred Elliott

Week 20 19th May – No 136 Andy Hayes

Week 21 26th May – No 118 Alan Bayne

Week 22 2nd June – No 28 Molly Noble & No 85 Joan Wright

Week 23 9th June – No 42 Pauline Bennett

Week 24 16th June – No 78 Joan Stephenson

Week 25 23rd June – No 121 George Hagan

Week 25 Summer Draw – No 97 Mary Cooper

Week 26 – 30th June – No 48 Kath Tate

Week 27 – 7th July – No 96 Vicky McErlane No 22 Margaret Mitchell

Week 28 – 14th July – No 62 Sharron McQuiggin

Week 29 – 21st July – No 56 Pat Wood

Week 30 – 28th July – No 146 John Kelly

Thanks go to everyone who supports the Parish by taking a number in the 100+ Club draw.

Best of Luck to everyone in future draws.



Golden Wedding Celebrations Ann & Goff Ellis

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Congratulations to Ann and Goff Ellis who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on 26th July 2019.

During mass on Friday Fr. Paul blessed them giving thanks for marriage.

On Sunday they were joined by their four boys and their families at mass and were presented with a Papal Blessing. Then afterwards everyone was invited into the Church Hall for a buffet and drinks.

Goff gave a short address during which he said that their wedding 50 years ago was one of the first to be carried out at St Anne’s.

The family then went on for a meal at the Rugby Club.

Ann & Goff are pillars of St Anne’s with Ann running the Choir and Goff being a Eucharistic Minister, Reader and occasional Banjo player accompanying the choir.

Everyone at St Anne’s gives their best wishes and hopes they have many more years together.

Blessed John Ingram A Gateshead Martyr

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On Saturday 22nd June Fr Zielinski’s book John Ingram – Priest and Martyr was launched at the Cathedral Bookshop in Newcastle.

Father Paul gave a short introduction with a background on his reasons for writing the book and how his suggestion of Blessed John Ingram for the name of the Gateshead Partnership was accepted.

Parishioner’s from the partnership parishes attended the event and Father was kept busy signing copies of the book.

Copies of the book which cost £5.99 are available at parish piety shops or if you live outside the area and want a copy either contact Fr Paul at St Augustine’s or email St Anne’s ( and a copy can be sent out.




80th Birthday Celebrations for Pat Archer

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After mass on Sunday 23rd June parishioners joined Pat Archer for a glass of wine to celebrate her 80th Birthday. Pat, who is lifelong fan of the “King of Rock & Roll had an Elvis cake to mark the event.

Pat and her family have lived in the area since St Anne’s parish was formed over 40 years ago.








First Holy Communion 2019

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Five children from St Anne’s School received Holy Communion for the first time at St Anne’s on Sunday 16th June.

Ava, Jacob, Lucas, Reilly and William were joined by family, friends and parishioners for a beautiful mass celebrated by Father Paul.

The children participated fully in their mass.

Reilly and William did the readings, Ava, Jacob and Lucas read the bidding prayers. All five were involved in the offertory procession and performed a liturgical dance at the end of mass as a thanksgiving.

The children were presented with missals form the school and beautiful prayer cards and certificates as a record of their special day.

Thanks go to everyone who helped in any way the day so special for the children. Mrs Ellis for the music, Jacob who sang the psalm so beautifully, the Ladies who cleaned the church, the flower arrangers and those who helped with tea and coffee after mass.

Particular thanks however must got to the catechists Christine Hodgkinson and Mary Stacey who, along with the school, throughout the year have prepared the children to be ready for their First Holy Communion.

Please keep the children and their families in you prayers.

Bingo Returns

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Following Fr Brendan’s retirement the monthly Friday night Bingo evenings have lost their driving force.

BUT they are making a come back on Friday 7th June and 2nd July starting at 6.30pm in St Anne’s Hall.

Free Entry everyone welcome. Come along for an enjoyable evening.

100+ Club Winners February – April 2019

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Congratulations to the Winners of the 100+ Club draw


Week 5 – 3rd February – No 83 Tricia Eley & No 90 John Limer

Week 6 – 10th February – No 81 Andrea Green

Week 7 – 17th February – No 167 Ethan Pringle

Week 8 – 24the February – No 158 Sharon McQuiggin

MARCH 2019

Week 9 – 3rd March – No 41 Andy Hayes & No 80 Maureen Linton

Week 10 – 10th March – No 51 Christine Butler

Week 11 – 17th March – No 6 Jim Rodgers

Week 12 – 24th March – No 7 Savio Lobo

Week 13 – 31st March – No 113 Moira Martin

APRIL 2019

Week 14 – 7th April – No 88 Pat Elliott & No 152 Derek B3rdrodie

Week 15 – 14th April – No 27 Kath Ferrer

Week 16 – 21st April – No 83 Tricia Eley

Week 17 – 28th April – No 58 Jean Morris

Thanks again to everyone who supports the Parish by taking a number in the weekly 100+ Club Draw.

Each week we have a prize of £50 with an extra £50 on the first Sunday of each month. There are also two BIG draws during the year, one at the end of June and one at Christmas. Dependant on numbers paid for these BIG draws are approximately £425

Currently we have 153 numbers allocated. If you would like a number which cost £1 per week please see Kath Hagan or Roger Eley at the back of Church after Mass.