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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Harvest Festival 2010

It was back to church for Harvest Festival on Sunday 26 September.  St Columba’s Church was packed with about two hundred members and visitors for the all-age celebration service.  The children of the 1st North Shields Brownies and Rainbows and the 4th Tynemouth (Congers) Beavers, Cubs and Scouts paraded their colours as they joined the […]

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Bible Society Weekend

Churches Together in North Shields came together on 24-25 July to support the work of the British charity Bible Society.  The weekend included a fundraising event and a joint service of worship. Saturday began with a coffee morning, followed by early afternoon tea, in the comfortable surroundings of St Columba’s Lishman Hall.  Refreshments included cupcakes, sandwiches […]

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