We believe it is essential for the church to be actively involved in supporting the practical, spiritual and emotional needs of the community. From Christmas hampers, to Easter outdoor services, we use the seasons to bless the community as much as we can.
A handful of the regular activities that we offer are noted below.
Every Wednesday, the Newcastle West End Foodbank runs from our life centre at 2-3:30pm. For more information go to https://newcastlewestend.foodbank.org.uk/about/
We also act as a Foodbank collection point.
Our parent and toddler groups aim to provide a safe environment for children to play and for the parents/carers to meet other parents/carers too. Groups run twice a week on a Monday and Tuesday from 10:00am to 11.30am and taster visits can be arranged. If you would like to volunteer to help out at Toddlers we are happy to consider applications.
On the second Thursday of each month we host a lunch-time meeting open to all Church members, attendees, and members of the local community. An opportunity to meet together to pray for the community, the world and the church. Each meeting is preceded by an opportunity to join in a short Communion service. The meeting starts with a finger buffet, followed by a guest speaker sharing on anything from art and history to science and niche interests! Arrive at 12.30 for communion and 1pm for the food!
Place of Welcome
Every Thursday from 12pm-2pm, we run a free, drop-in cafe for anyone who wants to join us. This is open to anyone at all, and we provide free lunchtime meals, along with a listening ear. Practical support is available if needed for a whole range of services, too.
For the last 8 years we have supported a cross-church festival for the community. The bi-einnial Heaton Festival has attracted upwards of 30000 people over the last 4 events and is a great opportunity for the churches to bless the local area.
Unfortunately due to coronavirus the main 2021 Heaton Festival has been deferred to 2022, check out www.heatonfestival.com for more information!
Heaton Community Network
Dave is currently Chair of the newly-formed Heaton Community Network, a group of local organisations and community leaders committed to serving Heaton and the East of Newcastle well.