The Parish of Cowpen St Benedict

Newsletter April 2018

Saint Mary the Virgin, Horton & Saint Benedict, Cowpen.
Assistant Priest: Fr. John Swinhoe SSC
Phone: 01670364169

Everyone is welcome. If you are visiting or completely new to church, our Churchwarden or Sidespeople will be happy to help you. Please don’t hesitate to ask anyone for help. We want your time with us to be a pleasant and positive experience. Refreshments will be served in St. Benedict’s Parish Centre after the 10:00am Mass.

The Parish Office

Enquiries regarding Baptisms, Marriages and Blessings should be made in person at St. Benedict’s Vicarage, Brierley Road on Wednesday evenings between 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

St Benedict’s Parish Centre

Our Parish Centre in Cowpen is available for hire at reasonable rates.
It is suitable for private functions, conferences, smaller meetings
and training sessions. £9.00 per hour or £10.00 including the kitchen
We have good access with hearing loops.
There is ample on-site parking & kitchen facilities.

Service and time

Easter Day
Mass at 8.30 a.m.

St. Mary’s, Horton

Easter Day
Parish Mass at 10.00 a.m.

St. Benedict’s Cowpen

2nd Sunday of Eastertide
One Service Parish Mass at 10.00 a.m.
Followed by A P C M

St Benedict’s, Cowpen

3rd Sunday of Eastertide
Mass at 8.30 a.m.

St Mary’s, Horton

3rd Sunday of Eastertide
Parish Mass at 10.00 a.m.

St Benedict’s, Cowpen


4th Suday of Eastertide
Mass at 8.30 a.m.

St Mary’s, Horton

4th Sunday of Eastertide
Parish Mass at 10.00 a.m.

St Benedict’s, Cowpen


5th Sunday of Eastertide
Mass 8.30 a.m.

St Mary’s, Horton

5th Sunday of Eastertide
Parish Mass at 10.00 a.m.

St Benedict’s, Cowpen

Of your charity, please remember in your prayers::

Sick or in Need: If anybody becomes ill or needs the ministration of the Clergy please let Fr. John and/or the Churchwarden know as soon as possible.

The sick and in needMaureen Couperthwaite, Jessica Robson, John & Margaret Green, Mary Clark, George Hardy, Margaret Turnbull, David Walker, Joyce Young and Father John Chamberlin

For those who have died:

Anniversaries of death:

Easter Day: Archibald Bell Davison (Priest), Daniel Duffell, Charles Archbold Elliott, Mary Foster, Emily Knox, Isabella Nichol, John Sharpless, Elizabeth Wilkinson, Edward Wilson, Stephen Wailes, Joseph Dawson, Jessie Nichol, Paige Sofia Dallaway, Peggy Atkinson, Robert Croft Johnson

Easter 2: Amos Wilkinson, George Stevens, Bernard Yellowley, Rita Ingledew, Dot Jenkins, Alice Lewis, Jennie Gibbs

Easter 3: Margaret Eke, Lily Arnstrong, Doris Younger, Stephen Gillham (Deacon), Raymond Sanderson, Hilda May Pears, Hannah Jane Persson

Easter 4: Lesley Roper Tiffin, Mary Lavinia Bell, Mary Jane Watson, Nellie Brason, Edwin Alexander Moorhouse, Joseph Swann

Easter 5: Margaret Parker, Jane Aynsley, George Henderson, Ernest Kensall, Trevor Stevens (Priest), Mary Oliver, Ruth Rattenbury

For those preparing for Baptism:

Readings for April

Easter Day: Acts 10:34-43, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, 1 John 20:1-18 or Mark 12:18

Easter 2: Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:-22, John 20:19-31

Easter 3: Acts 3:12-19, 1 John 3:1-7, Luke 24:36b-48

Easter 4: Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-21, John 10:11-18

Easter 5: Acts 8:26-40, 1 John 4:7-21, John 15:1-8

Dates for your Diary

Wednesday 25th April
Afternoon Bingo,St. Benedict’s Parish Centre
2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.Tickets £2.00

Forthcoming Events

Saturday 4th August
“Community Fun Day”to replace the Summer Fayre 
11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

September 6th-9th
“Pathways in Mission”. 27 Bishops will visit the Newcastle Diocese. 3 Bishops will be coming to churches in the Bedlington Deanery. Lots of events are being organised in Blyth. Watch this space!!!!

Please also keep an eye on the notice boards