Our Church Our Lady & St.Cuthberts RC Church
Church Hill
County Durham DL15 9DN
Tel: 01388 762724


You who dwell in the shelter of the lord
Who Abide in his shadow for life
Say to the Lord:" my refuge,
my rock in whom I trust!"

And he will raise you up on eagles wings,
bear you on the breath of dawn
make you to shine like the sun
and hold you in the palm of his hand

Grant us, Lord God, a vision of your world: a world where those who are weak are protected, and none go hungry or poor; a world where the riches of creation are shared, that everyone may enjoy them; a world where peace is built with justice, and justice is guided by love, through Christ our Lord. Amen

Beatitudes for a Welcoming Parish:

  • Blessed are you when you smile at me - for then I know I am welcome
  • Blessed are you when you look on me with love - for then I know I am special
  • Blessed are you when you wait for me - for then I know I belong
  • Blessed are you when you ask me for help - for then I know I matter
  • Blessed are you when you hold my hand - for how else will I know Godís compassion.
  • Jesus, make our hearts ever gentler and more humble,
    so that we may present to those you have confided to our care,
    and in this way make us instruments of your love
    which gives life and joy and real freedom

    Some extracts are from 'Edged with Fire' Prayer Handbook 1994 ISBN 0268 3008

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