Sunday 19 November 2023

New Director of Mission and Ministry for Newcastle Diocese


The Bishop of Newcastle has announced that the Reverend Dr Richard Whaite is to be their next Director of Mission and Ministry.

Ric will take up his new role in March and as a member of Bishop Helen-Ann’s senior leadership team, Ric will hold a lead responsibility for developing and overseeing the discipleship and ministry strategy for the Diocese, including the training and equipping of lay and ordained leaders. 

He will also encourage and enable mission and practical evangelism in the parishes and deaneries, and support them in the Diocesan vision ‘Seeking, Sharing, Sending’.

Sunday 29 October 2023

Presentation to Charities

Some of the profits from St Mary's Handbridge Centre this year have been donated to three charities. 

On Sunday, Rector Ric presented donation certificates to Helen from BIRD and Steve from SSC Blood Bikes.            The other charity to benefit was Toilet Twinning.

After the service Ric and Steve swapped bikes!