It is with great sadness but necessary that in accordance with the directions of our Archbishops and Bishops that all public worship in the Church of England, including the Benefice of Seaham and Dawdon, which comprises of St John’s Seaham Harbour, All Saints Ddeneside and St Mary’s Seaham will be SUSPENDED until further notice.
Our Priests (so long as their won health allows) will continue to offer the Holy Mass every day as usual, only attended them and limited Parish Staff on behald of the Parish.
St John’s Seaham Harbour will be opne for private prayer each day between 9am and 6pm. Please observe the hygiene guidelines. Please whenever you can try to pause at home for Mass times and using cards from church make a Spiritual Communion and if possible make use of the Church being open. All other service activities are SUSPENDED.
We will endeavour to keep in touch with people and maintain the fellowship of our Church Communities through this difficult time, by whatever safe means are possible.
Our Priests remain at your service and remain available to minister in whatever ways they can. Please contact them at any tme and for any reason, they will be pleased to hear from you. Regulations around Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals are available on the Church of Englnad website – where you will find updates on the situation. Please continue to pray for and support one another and all affected by this situation, especially those working with sick, and maintaining as much normal life as possible, as well as the suffering, the bereaved and the departed.
With our prayers and love