June 2016

Dear friends, Congratulations! We’ve made it through the various liturgical seasons of the first half of the Christian year, and we’ve now hit the six-month period known as Ordinary Time. The excitement of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter and Pentecost have passed as we reflected and celebrated, and then reflected and celebrated again. The ‘ordinary’ […]

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May 2016

We’re well into the period of Easter now. The eggs and bunnies seem to have been long past (although I spotted one supermarket still trying to clear their shelves of Easter chocolate nearly a month later) and the shock of the early morning service seems, for the time at least, to have been forgotten. The […]

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April 2016

Happy Easter! The time of waiting through Lent has passed, and we have been able to join together in celebrating the day of resurrection. Alleluia! The end of Lent means that all those things given up for Lent can become part of life again. One friend excitedly contacted me on the Monday after Easter to […]

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Animal Antics Holiday Club

Come and join the fun this summer at “Animal Antics”, packed full of animal themed activities for 5-11 year olds. Runs from Monday 25th July to Friday 29th July between 10.00am and 11.45pm. For more details please contact Joan Blanchfield on 0191 2961931 or Margaret Varley on 0191 2532237.

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re-lite: Prisoners of Conscience

Around the world, people are held captive for holding to their conscience and refusing to act against their deepest convictions. In our next re-lite session we will explore what it means to hold to your convictions, even if that means being put in prison, and we will consider how we can respond in support of […]

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Christian Aid 2016

We’re conducting a series of events and services in conjunction with St Peter’s Church, our Anglican neighbours, in support of Christian Aid Week 2016. Granny’s Attic  @ St. Andrew’s URC Friday 13th & Saturday 14th May, 10:00-14:30 each day Bargains galore for all ages (entry donation/refreshments for CA) Joint Service @ St. Peter’s Church Monday […]

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Voices of Holy Week: The Gardener

Reading: John 20.11-18 It wasn’t unexpected. She would surely not recognise me. She would almost certainly think I was someone else. And anyway, the situation would not lend itself to understanding. Having come to the tomb to grieve, what a confusion it must have been to find the body she was looking for was not […]

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