Pastoral Life

Ashburton Cemetery

Records of this closed cemetery are kept in the Presbytery.
Written enquiries relating to searches should be addressed to:

Moira Cullen
Parish of St Charles
Church Road
Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE3 1TX

Bereavement Support Group

The Bereavement Support Group meet regularly and offer support to families who have experienced a bereavement.

 

Contact Dorothy Parker  on 0191 285 9553

Burma Link UK

Burma Link is a charity set up by Anne and Tony Stokle. It supports health, education and human rights projects inside Burma.

 

All funding goes directly to transparent projects helping Burmese people to help themselves.

 

St Charles supports these projects directly by hosting an "Annual Fundraising Concert for Burma".

 

For any further information please contact Anne Stokle at annestokle1@gmail.com or telephone 07746 20721

Finance

A committee of 5 meet quarterly to oversee the Parish finances.

 

Contact Jim Early (Chair) on 0191 285 7851

Gift Aid Organiser: Veronica Goatman

Parish Accountant: Peter Coombes

Justice & Peace

The Justice & Peace group meet on the first Wednesday of each month.

Download the latest Newsletter

 

Contact Helen Coyne

 

Liturgy

The Parish is well served with Lay Readers, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, Welcomers, Altar Servers, Musicians and Choirs.

 

7 Diocesan trained volunteers provide 'Leaders of the Word' in the absence of the Priest.

Maintenance

The buildings and grounds are maintained by volunteers

Pastoral Care

St Charles provides pastoral care at the following hospitals:

Freeman hospital
RVI, Newcastle
St Oswalds Hospice

and also to residential homes in the Parish.

Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Council advises and assists the Parish Priest in the management, development and pastoral care of the parish. The council is made up of parishioners who represent various ministries within St Charles' Parish e.g. liturgy, pastoral, educational and social. The Finance Committee is also represented on the Parish Council.

 

The minutes of Parish Council meetings are made available to parishioners.

Safeguarding

A team of safeguarding volunteers are totally committed towards safeguarding procedures and make sure that St Charles is a safe environment.

 

St Vincent de Paul

The SVP (St Vincent de Paul Society) is an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing direct practical assistance to anyone in need. Visiting the sick, lonely, housebound, the addicted, the imprisoned and those suffering from disabilities forms a large proportion of the Society's work.

 

The SVP operates in small groups called 'Conferences' which are generally based in local parishes. Our own parish group meets regularly (every fortnight) to review their work as well as allocating future work in a spirit of prayer and mutual support. The main work of St Charles' Conference is concentrated on visiting within the parish.

 

Contact Michael Willcock

Volunteers

A dedicated group of volunteers offer their services in various ways.

 

Church Cleaners: Contact Anthea Kidd
Flower Arrangers: Contact Veronica Mackell