What We Do
Our week begins on a Sunday at 10.30am when we come together to worship after all the different things that go on in a typical week.
During the service, we have time to listen, think, pray and reflect on what God might be saying to us. We have sung worship, led by a group of musicians and a variety of instruments, and time to share with each other what’s been happening on our Faith Journeys.
Most weeks, we have a talk which lasts for around twenty minutes as part of the service, and during this time, the children and young people would usually go out to their own groups where they can look at a Bible story or an aspect of faith in an age-appropriate way.
We do have regular all-age services too, including at Harvest, Christmas, Mother’s Day and Easter. We usually share Holy Communion together as part of the service on the last Sunday of each month.
We always have refreshments after our Sunday service – everyone is always very welcome to join us for those in the church hall!
We have other regular events each month – find out more below – as well as one-off events throughout the year, including Family Fun Days, picnics, film afternoons, quiz nights and curry nights.
We are a community church, and love seeing the building used in positive ways during the week to benefit the local community. As well as our own activities, we have other groups using the church on a regular basis, including:
- Hebburn Operatic Society Mondays, 7pm (Church)
- Bill Quay Scouts Mondays, 7pm (Hall)
- Baby and Toddler Group Tuesdays, 9.30-11.15am, termtime
- Pilates Wednesdays, 7-8pm
- Women’s Institute 1st Thursday of the month, 7pm
The church hall can be hired for private use, along with the adjoining kitchen. Please email us for more information on hire costs and availability. There is an accessible toilet adjoining the hall.
Messy Church happens on the first Saturday of the month in the church hall, beginning at 10.30am. Each session brings a story or theme from the Bible to life using crafts, food, songs and a story – and yes, it sometimes gets messy! People of all ages are welcome, especially families, who all get to explore the story together. After about an hour of crafts and fun in the hall, we go into the church for our story and songs, and then all enjoy some food together. Why not come along and join us!
Each month, there’s an opportunity for women to take time out of a busy week and meet on a Tuesday evening at ‘Espresso’. We chat, have coffee (or tea!) and cakes and look at part of the Bible together. Anyone can come along, and it doesn’t matter if you feel like you know a lot or a little – we always learn from each other and have a great time getting to know one another better along the way.
We meet at 7.30pm and are usually finished by 9.30pm, always ending with a time of quiet where we can pray for each other or just be still.
Knit and Natter
You’re never too old to do either of these things! A lively group of ladies meets each Thursday morning at 10am in the small room just to the left of the main door to knit but mainly to natter – and some only come to do the nattering – knitting is not obligatory! There is a break for some well-earned refreshments in the middle of the session, and usually much hilarity in between.
On the third Thursday of the month, the session is replaced by a traditional Communion service at 10.30am, led by the local Methodist Minister. The nattering and refreshments still take place, however!
The Secret Matinée
Calling all fans of classic films – once a month, on a Tuesday afternoon, we screen a classic Hollywood film in the church – but the title is kept secret until the day itself! The films are usually suggested by the folk who come along each month, and might be a good old Hollywood musical or a black and white classic drama.
The film starts at 2pm, but the church is open from 1.15pm for refreshments and an opportunity to chat and relax, making it a perfect opportunity not just for film enthusiasts but also for anyone in the local community who’s looking for a place to make new friends. There’s no charge for the film, although donations can be made for the refreshments if people wish to do so. We’re grateful to Gateshead Older People’s Assembly for helping to sponsor our Secret Matinée when it first began.
Come along and join us – and there’s even an ice cream halfway through!
The Golden Oldies is the affectionate nickname for one of our small groups, which meets fortnightly on a Friday afternoon from 1.30pm in the small room just to the left of the main door of the church. The folk who attend are mainly retired – hence the nickname! – but all are young at heart! They meet and look at part of the Bible together, discussing what they think it might be saying to people today, and enjoy refreshments together afterwards.
Please contact us if you would like to find out more.
The Writing Group is a small group which meets monthly in a house in Low Fell. It’s very creative – those who come along keep journals and write down what they feel they’re learning on their Faith Journey throughout the preceding weeks, then come and share it in the group when they meet. With permission, we’ve been able to use some of the beautiful writings and poems in some of our services.
Please contact us if you would like to find out more.
The church is open on the first Sunday of the month from 7-8pm for people to come in and pray. People are welcome to sit quietly and pray, or to join together with others in a small group to pray collectively.
Everyone is welcome!