Monday 31st Oct, drop in 5-7pm
St James Church, Benwell Lane, NE15 6RS
Join us for Halloween activities, food, drink, and a spooky trail! All family members are welcome. Fancy dress is encouraged!
This event is organised with the West End Foodbank and NIHR Innovation Observatory children's health researchers.
Benwell and Scotswood Team Parish are happy to join our community partners to celebrate Halloween. The eve of the festival of 'All Hallows' (also known as All Saints) is a traditional Christian festival when we remember those who have gone before us, the stories of saints, and those who have died. As a church we celebrate how Jesus Christ was resurrected and triumphed over death and evil (hence why people would traditionally wear 'scary' costumes to mock the devil and evil spirits). At this time of year people would also light candles to put on graves, or bonfires (and later, fireworks!) as a symbol of how the light of life continues to burn bright.