Spoor Memorial Methodist Church (Whickham)

Spoor Memorial Methodist Church (Whickham) (Copyright Bill Henderson - http://www.geograph.org.uk/profile/7164 - and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/)

Introduction

The Church is located on Front Street in the centre of Whickham close to homes, schools and business premises.   

It is a single storey church with disabled access and has a worshipping capacity of about 100.

The seating arrangements are such that they can easily be adjusted to form a multi-purpose open plan space. We have a two storey Church hall, with a small kitchen and toilet facilities on the ground floor,  the lower floor is used for meetings and coffee mornings and we can seat, at tables 40-50 people.  The upper floor is used mainly by our youth group as a games room but it could also be used for buffets.

Worship

Traditional Sunday worship takes place each week at 10.30 am and includes Holy Communion approx once per month.[a separate Sunday school for children is held in the Church Hall at the same time].

We hold Sunday evening services at 6.00 pm on special occasions such as Easter, Harvest and Christmas.

Own arrangement local worship uses a variety ideas ranging from members of the congregation choosing their favourite hymn or Bible verses to showing a DVD based on a topic of Scripture.

We have a regular organist/pianist to accompany our hymn singing but when she is not available we can use recorded music. 

Fellowship

A women's group meets on a Monday at 2.00 pm every fortnight throughout the year usually with an invited guest speaker, refreshments are served after the meeting.

We hold a Messy Church monthly on a Tuesday afternoon between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm where children are invited to become involved in a range of activities with a biblical theme. Soft drinks are available when the children and their carers arrive and everyone shares in a themed meal before leaving.

A mixed group meet every Wednesday evening at 7.30 pm to view a biblical DVD and discuss the topics raised by its content.

Every Thursday morning between 10.00 am and midday we hold our Open Doors Coffee Morning,

hot and cold drinks, biscuits and scones are served together with friendly conversation. Donations are shared annually among a range of selected small charities.

Every Friday between 6.30 pm and 8.30 pm the Youth Group meet, the young people are encouraged through interaction during their activities and mentoring from their leaders how  Christian attitudes learned today can lead to being good citizens tomorrow.

Community

During the last 12 months we have opened the Church for a wide range of events including, Knitted Bible Exhibition, Easter Scenes presented by local schools, children being invited into church to participate in specific festive services.    

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Spoor Memorial Methodist Church

Front Street Whickham
Newcastle upon TyneTyne and Wear NE16 4JG

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