We've had a busy summer working on our Redevelopment scheme. Design detail has been further developed to provide information to inform Gateshead Planning Authority. A second pre-Planning Application was deemed necessary which was submitted in June and which received a favourable response. This was then followed with the full Planning Application in July and we were delighted to receive...read more
The television series last year, the Blue Planet, and more recently the climate change protests in London have put green issues and the care of our planet back firmly on the agenda. One of the focuses of the protests was on carbon reduction (though you wouldn’t necessarily have realised that when seeing them blocking and preventing public transport working properly), yet carbon reduction is...read more
Ezekiel 37. 4-5
Prophesy to these bones and say to them, “Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breathenter you, and you shall live.”
What on earth is going on?
I find myself asking that question quite a lot at the moment. You see, we are constantly being told...read more
O Thou who camest from above
The pure celestial fire to impart,
Kindle a flame of sacred love
On the mean altar of my heart!
There let it for thy glory burn... read more
We have been running Messy Church at SRMC for over two years. Several people recently have commented they don’t really know what it is. The greatest misconception is that it is a children’s group – it is in fact a different way of doing of church.
Here is some background information:-
The first Messy Church began in 2004 in Portsmouth....read more
The best teachers are the ones that make their subject come alive. Whichever way you look at it, Jesus made his subject come alive. He came to teach us about God and his kingdom and through his parables and through his life God comes alive to us.
This summer we are going to be looking at 6 of Jesus parables found in Matthew’s gospel. Parables...read more
The Centre was built in 1928 by the Lilley Drift Colliery as a community hall for the local miners. It was extended in 1930 and was used for dances, whist drives, bazaars, the WI, the Library and also as the child welfare clinic. The building is owned by Gateshead Council but is run by a group of local people: an executive committee and a larger management committee, made up from members of...read more
A few years ago our son in law Linda (short for Lindani) felt called to set up a church in a rural area of South Africa about 60 miles south of Durban and 30 miles inland from Port Shepstone
The area around the church, which is near a small township called Izingolweni, is poverty stricken and one of the aims of the church is to provide the people with a refuge from their poverty. The...read more
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