St. Cuthbert’s Church Brunswick

Parish of Christ the King

Diocese of Newcastle

19 February 2016


Mobile phones in the pews?

For some time a successful tool (or app) has been available for mobile phones and tablets, giving readings and reflection during the week. Now the Church of England is developing an app with the traditional services readings etc. for mobile devices. This means that those in the congregation can follow the service on their devices, instead of using service books.

The Roman Catholic Church are also using technology in an attempt to reach out to people. For several months they have a Pope App which contains updates about Pope Francis.  

It is an interesting concept and may be of interest to younger worshippers. There appear to be two problems (at least) with the new Church of England app. Firstly there would be the temptation to look at messages during the service. Secondly this would be  suitable only for services which follow the printed text. This innovation will be interesting but in all probability will not affect St Cuthbert’s.


Bishop Martin, baptised four, and confirmed seventeen candidates at St Columba’s Church on Sunday 24th November.

One of our congregation, Helen Ramsey-Kirk was among those confirmed. The service was very well attended with hardly a spare seat.

Bishop Martin praised the candidates courage in coming forward to make the promises. He reminded us that no-one is a solo performer and that we need each other, just as members of a football team to work together. He reminded us that we do not know where our calling will take us, but we must trust in Jesus, study the Bible and pray that we may grow into the people He would like us to become.

As usual the refreshments and fellowship after the service were excellent.

Remembrance Service

A service of Remembrance took place on Remembrance Sunday, following prayers at the monument, together with a laying of a wreath from the Council and individual crosses.

The photograph shown was taken a few months ago, by Aiden Carr, a member of the congregation, as part of his photography course.