Charitable Appeals / Donations 

Northern Cross is looking for 2,020 subscribers in 2020 and asking people to consider signing up on an annual basis, for £36 subscribers receive the monthly printed newspaper delivered through their door. 
Northern Cross is your newspaper and welcomes your stories and updates from the past few months to share across the Diocese. 
Alternatively advertise with the paper. The design team can create eye-catching, effective advertisements for your business or service.
The Northern Cross trustees & volunteers ask you to spread the word and support the appeal so the newspaper can look forward to a healthy future. For details on all the above, please email or call 01325 464008.  

Refugee Support

Joan and Tony Phelan are our Parish contacts with the diocesan J&P Refugee Project which is currently giving £30 supermarket vouchers, via mobile phone, to people who desperately need their help. Donations would be gratefully received.

Cheques made out to D.H&N Destitute Asylum fund, can be sent by post to:

Adrain Tuckwell, St Anne's, Half Fields Road, Winlaton, NE21 5RW.

The J&P contact number is 07407 091 184 for information about giving electronically.

Please click here for more information about the project.


As you are aware the "Red Boxes" are not being emptied for the moment but the work of Missio goes on. Some church communities in different parts of the world are struggling to cope with those who have been stricken with the virus and where health care provision is all but non-existent.

Please click here to visit the Missio website.


I have also been contacted by CAFOD with similar concerns. We are all aware of the dire situation many charities face when their main funding streams are closed down. If you do regularly give to particular charities but are not able to in the customary manner please check their websites for details about how to give online.

St Mary's of the Rosary & St Aidan's

Our two parishes have money in the bank and some on deposit with the Diocese. We are by no means in dire straits, however, although

the lockdown means that some bills are much reduced, others are ongoing. People who contribute monthly by Standing Order are the

only ones from whom regular income is being received by the parishes. One or two people have asked for details about how to make contributions in this way. If you want to do this please get in touch and I will send you details.

Many thanks, stay safe, and God Bless!