Weekly Update #52: Sunday 28 March 2021

St Columba’s United Reformed Church 30 Northumberland Square | North Shields | NE30 1PW Weekly Update #52: Sunday 28th March 2021 – Palm Sunday From the Minister                          Emerging into the Light Last week a friend told me that they have embarked on a ‘spring […]

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Good Friday

After last year’s heavy rain, we were blessed this Good Friday with glorious warm sunshine! Our ecumenical open air service was a little different this year. Members from four of our churches gave reflections on the stations of the cross, as we journeyed around the town centre, starting with worship in Northumberland Square, then stopping […]

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Good Friday not washed out

Churches Together in North Shields were faced with a rare wet Good Friday this year, but did not let the weather beat us. A huge crowd of worshippers packed into St Columba’s Church for the service that would have been held in the open air of Northumberland Square.  The highlight was the presentation of a […]

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Good Friday 2014

The highlight of the open air service on Good Friday was a dramatic presentation on the theme of “What is Truth?”  This also reflected the theme of North Tyneside’s contribution to the BBC’s Great North Passion event at South Shields later that morning. The drama involved movement and speech both by individuals and groups of […]

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Easter Baptism

St Columba’s Church celebrated a baptism as part of the Easter weekend this year, echoing the traditions of the early centuries of the Christian church. The weekend began with evening communion on Maundy Thursday round a table in an upper room, the Lishman Hall.  This commemorated Jesus’ last supper, as told in all four Gospels.  […]

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