Lent Lectures 2010

Churches Together in North Shields has organised a varied series of 4 lectures by senior regional church figures during the season of Lent, which runs from Ash Wednesday (17 February) to Holy Saturday (3 April). The first lecture, on 23 February, was held at North Shields Methodist Church in Hawkeys Lane.  The speaker, Revd Elaine […]

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Churches Together in Unity

Over a hundred Christians from diverse traditions came together for worship on Sunday 24 January. Clergy and worshippers representing Churches Together in North Shields met in Christ Church, the parish church near the town centre.  The joint evening service marked the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, an annual event organised by the World Council […]

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Christmas Eve

(originally posted 29/12/2009; reinstated after crash 15/1/2010) St Columba’s Church was packed to capacity for a candle-lit carol service on Christmas Eve. The early evening service included 9 Christmas carols and 9 Christmas Bible readings.  It also featured a sung duet, a violin and keyboard duet, a clarinet and keyboard duet, and an organ and […]

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Welcome to our Winter Wonderland

(originally posted 14/12/2009; reinstated after crash 14/1/2010)  St Columba’s Church was transformed into a winter wonderland for our seasonal flower festival. The church was decorated with four large and a dozen small displays of flowers to coincide with North Shields’ annual Victorian Christmas Market, taking place in Northumberland Square in front of the church on […]

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Church Sends Love for Christmas

St Columba’s has collected 230 boxes of Christmas presents for children in poor countries. Our church has supported the annual shoebox appeal for 10 years, and 2009 was no exception. Operation Christmas Child is a project run by British charity Samaritan’s Purse.  Last year, over 1.2 million presents, gift-wrapped in shoeboxes, were sent from the […]

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