King James reaches 400!

The year 2011 marks the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. On Sunday 30 January, St Columba’s Church celebrated this milestone. During the course of the morning service of worship, the congregation heard something of the story of the King James Bible.  After King James VI of Scotland became King James I of England […]

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All Things in Common

Over one hundred Christians from all over North Shields came together for a united service on Sunday 23 January. Catholics, Anglicans, Methodists, Baptists, Salvationists and United Reformed Church folk met for joint worship at St Cuthbert’s Roman Catholic Church on the Sunday evening.  (The modern building on Albion Road West was built in 1975 to […]

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Christmas 2010

Worshippers were not put off by snow at our Christmas services in 2010.  Despite several weeks of snow and ice, St Columba’s Church was fairly full for the traditional carols by candlelight on Christmas Eve.  During the penultimate carol, Silent Night, the electric lights were dimmed, and Christingle candles lit for a memorable start to […]

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Christmas Lights

When the Christmas lights were switched on in North Shields, St Columba’s played its part. North Tyneside Council held a competition amongst local schoolchildren, and the winner was a 14-year-old pupil at St Thomas More Roman Catholic High School.  The winning design, which was made from light-emitting diodes for energy efficiency, features Rudolph the red-nosed […]

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Christmas Carol Flower Festival

St Columba’s Church was again transformed for the Victorian Christmas Market weekend. In conjunction with the town’s celebrations, market stalls, rides and displays in Northumberland Square, the church put on a floral display on a musical theme.  The church was open to visitors on Saturday and Sunday 11-12 December with flowers illustrating various Christmas carols.  […]

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