holy fire!
PENTECOST IS COMING! image: Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

we know this website reaches only a few people. Many of our parishioners and friends do not use the internet, or do not know about this website. It seems as though God wants us to work not in a centralised ‘top down’ way but reaching out one person at a time, ‘at the grassroots’.
Mother Teresa said, ‘Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.’ Do you (continue to) reach out to the person nearest you, sharing the serenity and kindness given to us by Jesus? If we keep on doing this, sooner or later we will all be connected in living the good news to the full.
God is using the lockdown to rebuild His church in new and surprising ways. Let us be open to hearing and seeing what He is asking us to do.
And in the meantime… we would love you to share this website and our newsletter with everyone. Invite people to subscribe to receive the newsletter, or give them a printed copy.

What you are doing during these disrupted times? Are you working hard to serve the community as a key worker? Are you inventing new activities and revisiting old forgotten hobbies because you cannot yet go outside your house? Whatever you are doing we would love to hear about it – send us your stories, pictures, poems. If you don’t want us to share your ‘coronadiaries’ more widely please mark them ‘not for publication’. You can contact us HERE
To help keep you safe during the coronavirus pandemic, OUR CHURCH BUILDING IS CLOSED until further notice.
But THE CHURCH is very much ALIVE...

PENTECOST is nearly here...

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if you need help while self-isolating: Bridge advice

GUISBOROUGH FOODBANK is now open EVERY DAY 10am-12noon at Guisborough Methodist Church: Please keep up your donations they will be needed more than ever - donate via supermarket collection points or direct to Guisborough Methodist Church. The foodbank is a work of all the churches together in Guisborough.


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Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
And You shall renew the face of the earth.

O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations,

Through Christ Our Lord, Amen.
Acts 2 The Message (MSG)
A Sound Like a Strong Wind

2 1-4 When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Without warning there was a sound like a strong wind, gale force—no one could tell where it came from. It filled the whole building. Then, like a wildfire, the Holy Spirit spread through their ranks, and they started speaking in a number of different languages as the Spirit prompted them.

5-11 There were many Jews staying in Jerusalem just then, devout pilgrims from all over the world. When they heard the sound, they came on the run. Then when they heard, one after another, their own mother tongues being spoken, they were thunderstruck. They couldn’t for the life of them figure out what was going on, and kept saying, “Aren’t these all Galileans? How come we’re hearing them talk in our various mother tongues?

Parthians, Medes, and Elamites;
Visitors from Mesopotamia, Judea, and Cappadocia,
Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia,
Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene;
Immigrants from Rome, both Jews and proselytes;
Even Cretans and Arabs!

“They’re speaking our languages, describing God’s mighty works!”

12 Their heads were spinning; they couldn’t make head or tail of any of it. They talked back and forth, confused: “What’s going on here?”

13 Others joked, “They’re drunk on cheap wine.”

Peter Speaks Up

14-21 That’s when Peter stood up and, backed by the other eleven, spoke out with bold urgency: “Fellow Jews, all of you who are visiting Jerusalem, listen carefully and get this story straight. These people aren’t drunk as some of you suspect. They haven’t had time to get drunk—it’s only nine o’clock in the morning. This is what the prophet Joel announced would happen:

“In the Last Days,” God says,
“I will pour out my Spirit
on every kind of people:
Your sons will prophesy,
also your daughters;
Your young men will see visions,
your old men dream dreams.
When the time comes,
I’ll pour out my Spirit
On those who serve me, men and women both,
and they’ll prophesy.
I’ll set wonders in the sky above
and signs on the earth below,
Blood and fire and billowing smoke,
the sun turning black and the moon blood-red,
Before the Day of the Lord arrives,
the Day tremendous and marvelous;
And whoever calls out for help
to me, God, will be saved.”

22-28 “Fellow Israelites, listen carefully to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man thoroughly accredited by God to you—the miracles and wonders and signs that God did through him are common knowledge—this Jesus, following the deliberate and well-thought-out plan of God, was betrayed by men who took the law into their own hands, and was handed over to you. And you pinned him to a cross and killed him. But God untied the death ropes and raised him up. Death was no match for him. David said it all:

I saw God before me for all time.
Nothing can shake me; he’s right by my side.
I’m glad from the inside out, ecstatic;
I’ve pitched my tent in the land of hope.
I know you’ll never dump me in Hades;
I’ll never even smell the stench of death.
You’ve got my feet on the life-path,
with your face shining sun-joy all around.

Can you find Mus?

Mus is our church mouse. He recently celebrated his 10th birthday

Mus lives inside our church

But there is also another tiny Mus hiding in this website. Can you find him?

Children's Liturgy


Our values as expressed by our young people


Religious books cards and gifts

MASS TIMES every week:


Family Mass

10am every Sunday

with children's liturgy, most Sundays

followed by tea/coffee morning, first Sundays of the month


Vigil Mass

6pm every Saturday


Parish weekday mass

10am every Thursday

followed by tea/coffee morning, then crafts session


We love to hear from you!

Click HERE to e-mail us about anything

OR you can contact our parish priest directly by typing this 'to' address into your own e-mail provider: "mbayldon@ntlworld.com"

St Paulinus RC Church, The Avenue Guisborough TS14 8DN

Phone: +44 01287 638233 - Fax 01287 637173

Email: contact@stpaulinusguisborough.org.uk

schoolSt Paulinus School is right next to our church. Visit the school website HERE schoolSacred Heart School, Redcar website is HERE


    EVERY week: Holy Mass:

    Sat 6pm; Sun 10am; Thur 10am;

    Prayer Group (Rosary) Wed 10am;

    postponed until further notice: Crafters Thur 11am;

    postponed until further notice: Music and Memory: 3rd Fri of month 1.30-4.30pm

  • April
  • Sun 12th EASTER SUNDAY

OUR TEAM - at St Paulinus Parish, Guisborough

God loves us! We love God! We love People!

We are striving to follow the Way as God builds His Kingdom right here in Guisborough

Meet our Teams and find out about our projects - click an image below to find out more

or Contact us to Join a Team; also see: our Patron

Canon Michael Bayldon, parish priest

team member

Our Parish Priest

serving faithfully for 50 years


Prayer and Praise Team

team member

Altar Servers

Liturgy and Music

Ministers of the Word

Ministers of the Eucharist

Scripture Study

Outreach Team

team member

Bringing God's love to others in practical action

Study and Service

The office: finance, maintenance...

young people


‘Don’t let anyone put you down because you’re young’ (1 Tim 4:11). In the Christian life, your age does not define your maturity. Whatever your age, you can set an example by your life. Furthermore, age is no bar to teaching the word of God.

'Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity' (1 Tim 4:11)

seniors of any age

crafts session

summer high tea

social events


By God's grace and with your help, this is what we aspire to offer:



LITURGY and MUSIC: To help make our worship, praise and celebration JOYFUL, WHOLEHEARTED and SINCERE we need people to be altar servers, to READ the words of scripture to others, to BRING THE GIFTS to the table of the Lord, to GIVE COMMUNION, to SING and PLAY MUSIC

WELCOMING: we aim to offer friendship to all who come here; we need Welcomers to meet and greet with loving kindness all who enter here


COMFORTING: With the help of volunteers, to offer solace to those who are in sickness, debt, dependency, need, bereaved or lonely or feeling unable to cope. Are you called to do this, perhaps with some support and training?

HELPING, BEING GOOD NEIGHBOURS: giving practical help of every sort to those who need it. (SVP, CAFOD, The Bridge)



OPEN CHURCH: Our beautiful church building is here to help you find the stillness and peace which nourishes a healthy spiritual life. We would like the building to be open and available more often. To do this we need more STEWARDS to keep the place and everyone in it safe.

STUDY: seeking together a deeper understanding of the WORD of God


with CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE, YOUNG ADULTS, COUPLES, FAMILIES, SINGLES, SENIORS of all ages, the UNEMPLOYED, the OVER-BURDENED and OVER-STRESSED. Do you have a calling or a gift to work with a particular section of our community?


To express the joy and wonder of our life in Christ. Are you artistic - musical - a gifted writer? Whether through pictures, sculptures, flowers, words, drama, music, dance - bring your celebration of life into this community of prayer and praise.


We need to maintain our buildings and keep them clean, keep finances and church property in good order... so that everything continues to run smoothly and we can get on with doing the work God calls us to do. Do you have practical gifts to share?

Do you have a calling or a gift to serve others? Or could you become so with some support and training? There is much work for us to do. Give something back in GRATITUDE for the wonder of God's creation and for the mighty harvest He is gathering here and all over the world.
To find out more GET IN TOUCH

also, near to our parish, working for seafarers, is: the apostleship of the sea

Quotes From Our Teams


In our rich tradition there are many ways of praying,
from silent contemplation ... to lively joyful celebration ...
every road which leads to God is paved and sheltered by prayer.
Prayer is effective.
Here are some resources to help you

    pray with us -Prayer keeps us connected
    we are part of a worldwide community of prayer: When we cannot pray, the Spirit prays within us
    when we sleep, others are praying on our behalf
    Make every breath a prayer! Ab-ba!(breath one syllable in, one out)
    Prayer re-charges us

Mus Mus says: The public content on this website is offered as open content, made with love by people who love what they do