Lunch Stop came into being as a result of a Stewardship Renewal in 1996. The lunches are open to anyone and are served on Wednesdays between 12 noon and 1.00 pm.
The 2017 sessions are as follows:
- 25th January - 22nd March
- 26th April - 28th June
- 27th September - 29th November
A team of volunteers serve a two course lunch with tea & coffee for £3.50, and are glad to welcome old & new diners and to share our fellowship and excellent facilities.
Christ, the Good Shepherd
by Bob Raymond
The Art and Craft workshop meets on Thursday mornings during school term time from 10 am till 12 noon, in the upper room at the back of the church in Old Elvet.
It is a self-help group in two parts:-
1. Following handicrafts, such as quilting, embroidery, patchwork, knitting, etc.
2. following drawing, painting and related topics – working mostly in watercolour, pastel or acrylic
The group supports the annual church Christmas Fair and occasionally has Art Exhibitions which contribute to the charity project being run at the time.
Just over half the attendees are members of the church. We have an approximate attendance of 20 -25 people – mostly retired! but all ages are welcome.
Enquiries contact Helen Major
There are approximately 20 members in the Thursday Club, all women. We meet once a fortnight on a Thursday evening in the Upper Room of the church hall. The evening begins at 7.45 pm with opening hymn, devotions and any announcements.
We have a varied programme, beginning in September and ending with the AGM in May. We aim to cover a variety of topics from looking at different cultures and techniques, e.g. “Origami, The Japanese Art of Paper Folding” to local interests, “Our Northern Heritage” as well as religious, musical and other informative talks.
All our meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend and new members are always welcome.
MethSoc is the oldest student Christian society in Durham and welcomes members of all Christian denominations. We are a close knit and friendly group of Christians who support one another in our spiritual journeys, coming to know God more closely through prayer, meditation, Bible study and discussion held throughout the week. We are also involved in community service projects and regularly hold charity events.
Come along on Sunday evenings to hear one of our diverse weekly speakers discussing issues from homelessness to the Trinity or drop in at one of our mid week groups.
MethSoc have an active Facebook page.
L-R: Jonathan Sze, Rev. Lawrence Law
Joanne Ng; Student/Youth Worker
The Chinese Church are the Synod Co-ordinating Group for Chinese Mission - Darlington District. We serve the Chinese communities within the North-East, mainly Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Durham. We have been based in the North-East for 5 years now, and we have currently just extended our work into Durham this academic year.
We base our mission on the 4 aspects of St. Cuthbert's life which made him a saint:
- His work as a shepherd and pastor of souls teaches us to care for each other with compassion - especially to look out for the weak and suffering among us.
- His evangelising zeal in spreading the Gospel should move us to preach the message of the Gospel to the people around us, by our way of living and the witness of our lives as well as our words.
- His deep personal prayer and penance and on-going search for God inspires us to spend time in prayer and in deepening our prayer lives.
- His humble obedience to the voice of God through the voice of the church encourages us to live lives of humble obedience as we seek to do God's will by following the teachings of our church and the guidance of our leaders.
With these 4 aspects we feel that we should copy the same in everything we do, especially with us reaching into Durham's community this year. We feel that it is important and vital to share the Word of God. Durham University being such a multi - diverse culture community of students; it is the perfect platform for us to use this opportunity to share the gospel and the good news in a specific place to reach all these international students.
Lindisfarne today is a place of pilgrimage, reflection and restoration; it holds a chance where people can come to
find renewal - a place where people can come to re-discover God. We hope that we can replicate the same effect
into Durham as it is Cuthbert's final resting place, by building them a community, new relationships and creating
a sense of belonging for these students.
We have currently started our first student fellowship in Durham at Elvet Methodist Church. Our fellowship is for international students; it is from 6-8pm every Friday. Feel free to come along and check it out!
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please keep us in your prayers and may God guide us every step of the way!
Rev. Lawrence Law - 07949026972 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Joann Ng; our student/youth worker - 07515637215 or email@example.com
Join our friendly group for energetic (or not so energetic) walks.
We walk in and around the counties of Durham, North Yorkshire and Northumberland every two months or so.
Recent outings have included visits to Swaledale, Corbridge and Weardale.
Our friends from St. Oswald's regularly join us.
For information contact either John Gibson on 3843169 or Fred Wilson (our Ecumenical contact) on 3863505.