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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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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