Thank you for visiting our website.
WHO ARE WE?
Welcome to Whitburn Parish Church in Whitburn Village, South Tyneside. However you found your way to our website, you are welcome. We hope that having looked through these pages you might want to make a real visit too. We belong to a friendly and outgoing village community, and try to be a lively, open and inclusive church. We hope that you will find a warm welcome inside our building, or at one of our events.
WHAT DO WE DO?
At Whitburn Parish Church we seek to offer our community a rich life of worship and prayer, including our regular services, a commitment to helping and serving others within the locality and further afield. We are also keen to develop the work of God further by ‘growing’ newer initiatives that will help children and their families.
We seek through our sermons, our various courses, our community life and pastoral care to make the Christian faith relevant and accessible for the world today. Our aim is not to provide simple answers but to uphold one another in living with the questions, to seek the deeper truths, and to be a place of encounter between people and God.
We are never stuck for volunteers or ‘givers’ who are willing to help out and support others in need or just take on jobs within the church community.
Our ministry is rooted in the care of the vulnerable and disadvantaged. Today that is expressed through our support of Hospitality and Hope South Tyneside, Street Pastors and regular visits to local care homes. We also seek to be a Dementia Friendly church.
We work in schools with young people in our local Whitburn Academy, Whitburn and Marsden Primary schools and are pleased that the children and staff engage with us both in church and in school.
The life and ministry of Whitburn Parish Church is supported and underpinned by our mission to help others: through offering opportunities for different groups to meet such as our Hot Chocolate club for young people aged 11+ ; our monthly Men’s Breakfast Club and our rich social calendar which seeks to engage a range of groups from our community and beyond.
Music plays a large part of our worship and we are fortunate to have a splendid choir, a superb organist and an experienced choral director, all committed to producing high quality music.
This strong musical tradition is augmented from time to time by the contributions of children from our local primary schools.
Whitburn Parish Church exists to honour God by being an open and inclusive church that enables people to question and discover for themselves the significance of Jesus Christ for our lives today.
You are welcome to come and join in any of our activities and services