Beer & Worship
On Tuesday 25th February at 8pm we're having our first Beer & Worship event in St. Nicholas' Church.
This event is aimed at young adults (ages 18-40) right across Northumberland and involves getting to know each other over a few beers before coming together in contemporary worship (led by acoustic guitar and cajon).
For more information, check out the event on facebook here.
It'd be so great to see you there!
Parish Vision Day
On Saturday 15th February from 9:30am to 1pm we are having our next vision day at St. Nicholas' Church. Our 3 churches will be coming together as a parish to see how we can continue to growing God's kingdom in Cramlington.
At the last vision day we formed groups to explore our key ministries (Worship, Discipleship, Youth, Children & Families, Evangelism, Fresh Expressions, Pastoral Care and Communication) and we hope to hear more from each of these groups at the next vision day.
Please come along and contribute to the future of your church!
Starting on 1st September, our three churches will be covering a new series focused on the spiritual wisdom provided in the books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job.
We will be covering topics such as wisdom in the environment, wisdom in mental health, wisdom in family life and more so come along and learn what the bible teaches us about wisdom
Hot Chocolate Relaunch
On Friday 26th July our youth outreach project, Hot Chocolate, returned with a festival-themed re-launch event. It was a great night with a DJ, Live Lounge, lots of glitter and festival paint and even pizza and mocktails!
Thanks to North East YFC, Ignite Movement and North East DJ for providing the music and thanks to the amazing volunteers who make Hot Chocolate happen every week!
On Saturday 17th August we hosted the Gather community at St. Nicholas' church for a day of prayer for Northumberland.
It was a great day filled with prayer, worship and the Holy Spirit as we welcomed visitors from across the county. Peter's message on how the church needs to move from asking people to "come and receive" on our terms to "going and giving" to those people where they need help was very interesting and a number of people shared exciting words and visions from God which fill us with hope for the future of Northumberland.
For more information about Gather:Events North East please check out their facebook page here.
Hope Centre is our base at Forum Way in Cramlington from where our Food Bank and other community-focussed ministries are based.
Training for Food Bank volunteers will be held at Hope Centre on Thursday 4th July from 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Summer Lunch Scheme
From Monday 22nd July, the Cramlington churches in collaboration with the Hope Centre will provide packed lunches over the summer for pupils who would normally receive free school meals. PLEASE SHARE with those who may be interested.
These will be available each day from 12:00 at the Hope Centre on Forum Way. For further information please call the Hope Centre on 01670 737808
Volunteers to help prepare lunches between 9:00-11:00 would also be a great help! Please get in touch if you feel you can help out.
Hot Chocolate is our youth outreach on a Friday night open from 7-9pm for anyone aged 11-18.
It aims to change young peoples' opinions on church and provides something to do on a Friday night. Whether that be video games, table tennis, or just chilling with free food and of course hot chocolates.
It's purpose is to show young people what church is all about, to show them that we are a community and to show them the unconditional love of God.
Rev'd Rachel Hudson has joined the Cramlington Team as Training Curate.
Rachel was licensed to the parish by Bishop Mark as part of our 150th Anniversary celebration service on 20th May 2018.
She was ordained priest in Newcastle Cathedral on Sunday 1st July 2018 along with 12 others, pictured below with Bishop Mark and Bishop Christine.