Hope for Justice

This is our chosen charity for the coming months. Modern slavery is where one person controls another by exploiting a vulnerability. It is often linked with human trafficking, where a person is forced into a service against their will – usually forced work or prostitution. The control can be physical, financial or psychological. AND IT’S […]

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Students celebrate Easter

It was only the second week of Lent, but the last of our students’ evenings of the term focused on Easter, and a mainly light-hearted look at traditional Easter celebrations. Since the autumn we’ve hosted monthly evenings for students from Josephine Butler College, and we’ve very much enjoyed the return hospitality that they’ve offered us […]

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Count your Blessings

We are being invited to participate in a fundraising exercise over the period of Lent in conjunction with a daily prompt sheet entitled “Count Your Blessings” . Money raised in this way will be donated to the Great North Air Ambulance Service, the charity we are currently supporting. Download the Count your Blessings prompt sheet

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Waddington Street Fallen

1914-1918       1939-1945 Download printer friendly version  (29 Mb file)     WW1 MEMORIAL DEDICATION Excerpt from the Durham Chronicle dated 29 October 1920 DURHAM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Memorial Tablet Unveiled On Sunday, the Rev. A. R. Paton M.A., of Seaton Delaval, returned to his old charge and preached both morning and evening in the […]

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Waddington Street Church Projects

“Making a difference in today’s world” Since 2010 the church meeting has voted annually to financially support Christian Aid and at least one charity or community project each year in addition to any other commitments. The total raised now exceeds £45,000. The activities undertaken to raise the money have brought real benefits to the members […]

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Halloween Students Night

Halloween saw this year another of our student nights: some twenty international students from the university braved the ghouls and the darkness to walk done the hill and spend an hour or two with church members, keen to share with them some of our seasonal pursuits and activities. There was bobbing for apples and, looking […]

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Coffee Morning for Blind Mission

A fund-raising coffee morning realised over £350 – part of our church’s support this year for The Christian Blind Mission (CBM).  According to the figures on the CNM website, that one coffee morning should be the means to restore the sight of fifteen individuals through cataract surgery. And what’s more, for all who attended it was […]

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Walking in Weardale

It was the end of the second week of October, and the leaves were turning a glorious colour.  A small group of us met at the wonderful Saxon Church at Escomb, just beyond Bishop Auckland, for a splendid morning walk that took us into quite unfamiliar parts of Weardale. Unfamiliar to most us, that is: […]

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Greenbelt Festival

Where to start – well August Bank Holiday and four days of wall to wall sunshine in the company of 11,000 fellow Christians in the grounds of Boughton House the home of the Duke of Buccleugh in Northants. A Christian festival of music, comedy, ideas and exploration around the theme “The Common Good” with time […]

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Student Evenings

The second of our evenings welcoming overseas students to Durham took place on August 8th, which must have been the wettest day of the summer. Despite the rain, more than 20 students found their way to Waddington Street, mainly on foot and walking down from the hill colleges. For most of them this was still […]

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