an opportunity to share our blessings

Dear Members of St Paulinus’ Parish Family,

I am sure that you are aware that many families, especially those with young children, are suffering great hardship, to the point of going hungry, during these challenging times. This makes our annual contribution to CAUSE Hampers even more crucial this year!

We have been asked to help by providing food hampers and some gifts and toys. The latest date to respond is Monday 7th December. The list of families is given below and can also be viewed and printed out via this link

Family A: Girl age 10yrs, Boy age 7yrs and Mum

Family B: Girl age 10yrs, Girl age 9yrs and Mum & Dad

Family C: Boy age 6yrs, Girl age 7yrs and Mum & Dad

Family D: Boy age 4yrs and Mum

Family E: Boy age 10yrs and Dad

Family F: Boys age 9yrs, 6yrs & 3yrs, Girl age 7yrs and Mum & Dad

Family G: Girl age 10yrs, Girl age 8yrs and Mum

Family H: Boy 7yrs, Girls 2yrs, 5yrs and Mam

Family I: Boys: baby, 2yrs, 5yrs, 6yrs, 9yrs & 10yrs, and Mam

Family J: Boy 8yrs, Girls 6yrs & 16yrs, and Mam and Dad

If you feel that you would like to help in any way, either by sponsoring a whole family or by providing festive food, toiletries, gifts or toys, I would be pleased if you would contact me on Tel. 07835132120 or email: so that I can provide you with further information and be able to coordinate our response to this appeal, ensuring that nobody is left out. I feel sure that, as in previous years, your response to this appeal will be overwhelmingly generous.

Under normal circumstances, we help each other in our Faith Journey by regularly coming together to pray, to worship and share fellowship as members of Christ’s Body. Sadly, our ability to meet in worship has been curtailed and, with it, our ability to share fellowship. However, ‘all is not lost’! We can still be united in prayer for one another and united in working together to serve our brothers and sisters. God bless you and keep you safe.

Maureen McLean



CAFOD is an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

"We reach out to people living in poverty with practical help, whatever their religion or culture. Through our global Church network, one of the largest in the world, we have the potential to reach everyone. And we campaign for global justice, so that every woman, man and child can live a full and dignified life."

Read more at the CAFOD website

"Whether you donate, campaign, download prayers or volunteer you are saving lives and helping us ensure that no one is beyond reach of the love and care they need."



World Gifts are CAFOD's alternative charity gifts that transform lives. Perfect for Baptisms, birthdays and anniversaries, you can choose a unique, virtual gift that will make a real difference to a family living in poverty. Click the logo to see more!world gifts

TOP GIFT - Water for a family - Click the pic below to see more!water-for-a-family

Building up a flourishing local community

The BridgeThe Bridge is a work of the churches together in Guisborough. In these strange times of pandemic the Bridge has had to pause some of its work but has been striving to meet needs through Foodstop (Guisborough's food bank), and by shopping and collecting precriptions for vulnerable folk who are shielding.

As opportunity arises the Bridge is starting to find safe ways to once more work with young people, to overcome social isolation and connect people in a community of kindness and hope.

Our parish hopes to work yet more closely with our fellow Christians, as the Bridge finds more ways to bring loving kindness to everyone in our town and nearby.

what more should we be doing in our parish that you would like to be involved in? contact us here


serving the Lord by serving our neighbours

back to contents