ST JAMES' 10.30AM
We will all join together for Holy Communion at St James' Benwell for the time-being. Services will be livestreamed for those at home.
You are welcome whether you know what you believe or not, or are just curious. If you need assistance or have any questions feel free to ask us on the day or contact the clergy anytime.
CHURCH AT HOME
If you can't join us physically you can still worship with us every Sunday!
We will post a new service for you to listen to and/or read along every week. Subscribe here to receive the updates in your inbox:
Do not worry if you are unfamiliar with the church; you can watch, listen, and join in as you feel comfortable. Usually we meet for Holy Communion, or mass/eucharist/Lord’s Supper- whatever you know it as, the belief that God meets us in ordinary reality is the heart of our community life.
When I arrive
Don't worry about coming in, if the door is closed it's just because it's cold outside! You will be greeted when you enter and given a service sheet. You can also ask the welcomer if you have any questions about the service.
You don't have to take communion, if you would prefer a blessing just keep your hands together and head bowed as you come forwards.
Just let someone know before the service if you would like communion brought to you or if you need gluten free bread.
Children are very welcome to join us, and are valued as much as any adult member of our congregation. We often have activities specifically for them and we will let them know at the time.
Sometimes we have collections and we are always grateful for donations, but you are welcome in our churches without any pressure or expectation to give.
What are services like?
All other services are still suspended, the information below is for reference only:
Evening Prayer at St Margaret’s
Every Sunday at 6.30pm
On Sunday evenings we have a short (less than 30 mins), quiet and contemplative service of Evening Prayer. It is time to spend in God’s presence and to take a moment to rest and contemplate life.
BCP Holy Communion at St James
9.30am every Thursday
and 8am, on the first Sunday of the Month
For those of those of you who love the beautiful traditional language and a contemplative service. We use the Book of Common Prayer - the prayer book that formed the Church of England we know today. The service lasts about 30 minutes.
Farsi Translation Holy Communion at the Venerable Bede
10am every Tuesday
Anyone can join us and Farsi speakers are especially welcome. We use the readings from the previous Sunday to give Farsi speakers the chance to go deeper into what we learnt.
Morning Prayer at the Venerable Bede
8.45am on Tuesdays & Wednesdays
And anyone is welcome to join us for this 20 minute service to start your day in prayer.
BCP Morning Prayer
9am every Thursday
From the Book of Common Prayer – the historic Anglican prayer book with beautiful traditional language.
Festivals and special occasions
We always have a full range of services for festivals, holy days and other occasions – Christmas, Easter, Remembrance etc. and throughout the year all our four churches worship together for other occasions. We will advertise these nearer the time, so watch this space.
2-4pm, Saturdays in half terms and school holidays
A fun service for all primary school-age children and their parents, carers or other family members. Come along whenever you finish school and join us in making a mess with crafts, singing, and Bible stories and more!
If you are new then join us for Sunday Lunch! On the first Sunday of the month 1-3pm, we have a lunch at Cornerstone Community Centre, NE4 7TU, this is an especially good time to meet new people and ask questions about the church. Everyone is invited and it is FREE. Food is served buffet-style at about 1.30pm but come and go as you please. There is also optional crafts and hymn singing.