Visit of General Assembly Moderator

Waddington Street members were delighted to welcome the Revd Fiona Bennett to Durham over the weekend June 17-19, as part of our church’s 150th anniversary celebrations. From July Fiona, who is minister of Augustine United Church in Edinburgh, will serve for one year as Moderator of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church. Her […]

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Moderator’s Visit

We look forward to the visit of the Revd Fiona Bennett, Moderator of the United Reformed Church General Assembly, over the weekend of June 17-19. On the Friday the Moderator will be visiting the Waddington Street Centre, our next-door neighbours. On Saturday 18th members and friends of our church will meet the Moderator over afternoon […]

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Creative Activities with Josephine Butler College

A programme of creative and story telling activities to celebrate our church community is being planned for this summer. Get the dates in your diary now! – more details to follow. June 7 Intergenerational Night Takeover June 23 Sketchbook Drawing Night July 21 Writing Poetry Night August 18 Memorial Art Making August 20 150 Years […]

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Induction Service at Gateshead

The churches of the Durham and Gateshead Group called the Revd Marcus Hargis to be our minister towards the end of 2020.  Marcus and his family moved into the Manse in Gateshead in the following February, with the expectation that a service of induction to the pastorate would follow a few weeks later. But then […]

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Changes from August 1st

Elders have written to members of the congregation outlining how Government decisions on the lifting of restrictions should be implemented. From August 1st there will be no need to book a place for Sunday worship, but the wearing of masks while on church premises will continue to be a requirement. Seating capacity in church will […]

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Intergenerational Project Update

September 2020 As university students are set to return to the city, we hope that this will mark a revival of the Intergenerational Project that has been part of our church life over the past few years. Originally intended as a means of welcoming international students, particularly from Josephine Butler College, to the city, more […]

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Easing of Lockdown

A letter to all members and friends –  July 2020 We hope this letter finds you and your family safe and well after what has been a challenging time for us all. Now that we are seeing the easing of the lockdown and with it the government advice that churches can plan to reopen, the […]

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We have seen his Glory

We look forward to the concert to be given by the St John’s Chapel Choir in our church on Saturday February 8th, in aid of Hope for Justice  – a charity seeking to end Modern Day Slavery Here are details of some of the composers to be featured Thomas Tallis (born c. 1505, died 1585) is […]

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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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