We support our local community by organising and hosting events, and supporting community charities. You can find a full calendar of the events we organise and host on our Events page.
On the first Saturday of each month at 7.30am in the Parish Hall a free, full English Breakfast is served up to any man who attends. This activity serves as an opportunity for men to meet and chat and to hear about a range of topics from one of our guest speakers.
Hot Chocolate Club
Once a week in the local Barnes Institute, members of our congregation serve up hot chocolate to the secondary aged children as they come out of school at the end of the day. This is a well-attended event and is much-appreciated by the young people themselves.
Hospitality and Hope South Tyneside
Members of our community recognise the needs of others in the local area by donating their time, service, food and clothing to this invaluable charity. A box is placed at the back of church for food donations and our volunteers transport it to the charity’s headquarters where others help to sort and distribute it.
If you would like to contact Hospitality and Hope, please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once a month a group of volunteers meet to keep the church grounds tidy. The hard work is made easy by the ‘many hands’ and the camaraderie.
Members of our community have knitted woolly hats and provided socks and gloves for seamen who visit our port. We liaise with a local charity that provides much-needed clothing and support for the men who are working far from home.
Open the Book
This new venture, in conjunction with our Methodist partners, involves members of both churches going into primary schools and presenting stories from the Bible to children during their assemblies.
Another joint venture which is based in the Methodist church each Thursday is the long-standing Lunch Club, where members of both churches provide lunches and a chat for those in the community who would like it. This is a popular weekly event much-appreciated by all who attend.
Yet another joint venture with our Methodist Church partners is the children’s Christian activity sessions that take place in the Methodist church hall in the run-up to each Christian Festival. Notices for these are posted on the Methodist Church noticeboard.
Community use defibrillators
A very kind member of our congregation who wishes to remain anonymous has donated funding for the supply and fitting of three defibrillator machines which are located along the coast road at Whitburn Library, at Latimer’s Seafood and one at Seaburn.
The church is the Guardian of these machines and works closely with the North East Ambulance Service for training of local people to administer first aid and for the maintenance if the Machines.
Social events during the year
The Parish Hall is used every day for a range of activities from Mums and Toddler groups, Karate, Bridge club, art classes and fitness groups.
The hall is also hired out frequently for events such as birthday parties, weddings and meetings, concerts and plays.
In addition to these, the hall hosts the Northumberland Theatre Company productions three times a year and our Social Committee organise events during the year such as:
- Burns Supper and Scottish Dancing
- Race Night
- Quiz night
- New Years’ Eve party