Every Sunday we offer an opportunity for children to
learn more about Jesus, get to know one another, and have fun
together. This happens during the Sunday service. It is staffed by
a committed and capable group of volunteers.
Bible Studies and Study Groups
run regular study groups on a wide variety of topics. From
Bible studies, to basic theology and movie discussion groups.
They are all intended to help you grow in your faith, make new
friends, and find encouragement in prayer and fellowship. We
have run, to name a few, the ALPHA course, Freedom in Christ, The
Why Course, START, Jesus the New Way, Living Faith, and a video
discussion course on The Da Vinci Code.
Work in local schools
and Grace (our Children and Families' Worker) go into all five of the local schools
regularly to do assemblies and to talk with the children about
Jesus. We have two "Open the Book Teams" one which is an ecumenical
team with West Pelton Methodist Church and we have also run "Prayer
Space" in some of our schools. We also hold school services in our
Churches at Christmas, Easter and Harvest.
activities are always changing as new ideas come in but there are
some regular ones worth mentioning. During Christmas we go
caroling within the parish inviting people to join us in Church.
We also give a portion of our parish income to designated charities
which are agreed every three years at our Parish Church
Council meetings. During harvest we give an offering of food
resources to the People's Kitchen in Newcastle and are enthusiastic
supporters of the Christmas Shoebox appeal.