Past Events

Pathways Mission

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Thursday 6 – Sunday 9 September 2018

There’s an exciting weekend ahead of us from the 6th-9th September as the Bishops of the Northern Province come to visit Newcastle Diocese. The team of Bishops, led by Archbishop Sentamu, will be visiting the whole diocese, including our own Alnwick Deanery. We have a whole series of events planned for them, including school visits, church services, musical evenings, a game of cricket, a blessing of the boats and much more. The weekend will conclude with a “Celebrating Hope” service at St Michael’s, led by Bishop Alison White, where anyone who is interested in finding out more about Christianity is invited.

All events across the Diocese can be view on the Pathways Mission website, and the list of events in Alnwick Deanery is below:

Thursday, 6th September
Cheese and wine at St Lawrence, Warkworth at 7pm

Friday, 7th September
Visits to schools in Amble, Alnwick, Whittingham, Felton, Rothbury (am) and Chevington (pm)
Visit to the Grange Care Home in Rennington
Church goes LARGE in St James’, Shilbottle at 2pm
Visit to the Alnwick Garden
Cricket and a BBQ at Alnmouth at 6pm
A visit to ‘Contagious‘ at Longframlington Youth Club

Saturday, 8th September
Men’s breakfast at the Anglers Arms, Weldon Bridge at 8:30am
Car boot sale in Amble from 9am-1pm
Blessing of the boats in Craster at 12:15 followed by lunch (a kipper in a bun) at Pipers Pitch
Organ recital at All Saints, Rothbury at 11:30 (for 12noon) with refreshments
An afternoon guided walk at Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre
Longframlington Show
A service at Holystone at 3pm
A ceilidh at Rothbury at 7pm
A Northumbrian evening here at St Michael’s Parish Hall at 7pm

Sunday, 9th September
Worship at Acklington Prison, Shilbottle and Upper Coquetdale
Pub lunch at the Hog’s Head in Alnwick at 12:30pm
A visit to the Aln Valley Railway at 2pm

And the conclusion:
A Celebrating Hope at St Michael’s Church with Bishop Alison White at 4pm

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Northumbrian Evening

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Saturday, 8th September, Parish Hall, from 7pm

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Celebrating Hope

A blue poster with yellow and white text saying "Celebrating Hope, 4pm-5pm Sunday, 9th September, St Michael's Church Alnwick, A service for everyone, No tickets needed, all welcome, directions& enquiries" and a stylised image of a sunrise, and a photo of Bishop Alison White

Sunday, 9th September, 4-5pm in church

This is closing service of the Bishops’ visit, and anyone who is interested in finding out more about Christianity is invited to come and hear interesting stories and talks. The service will be led by Bishop Alison White, who was¬†¬†priest-in-charge¬†of St James’ Church,¬†Riding Mill before becoming¬† Bishop of Hull. Do join us, and invite anyone who might be interested to come along. No tickets needed!

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Evensong at Denwick

Exterior view of Denwick Chapel

Sunday, 9th September, Denwick Chapel, 6pm

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Homemade Goods Market Stall

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Saturdays: 28th July and 4th, 11th and 25th August

The recent cancellation of the Alnwick International Music Festival meant that the related market, where we normally have a stall, was also cancelled. Rather than disappoint our volunteers and our customers, we’ve arranged to take a stall at the normal Saturday market on the 28th July, and 4th, 11th, and 25th August.

We’ll be selling our usual baked goods, crafts, knitting, preserves, jams and more. Anything you would like to donate to the stall will be gratefully received, and everything apart from baking could be brought to church beforehand.

Do mark the dates, come along, and tell your friends!

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Royal Northern Sinfonia

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Friday, 20th July; Thursday, 26th July; Friday, 3rd August in church

Hear Royal Northern Sinfonia on your doorstep this summer, celebrating the great music of the North here at St Michael’s Church. Enjoy enchanting works by Sibelius, Nielsen, and Grieg, including specially commissioned ensemble arrangements of Sibelius‚Äô two best-loved symphonies.

Royal Northern Sinfonia will present three concerts in St Michael’s, Alnwick, each with their own programme and personality.

The first (20th July) will centre around Sibelius Symphony No. 2 and include Nielsen’s Little Suite for Strings alongside several iconic Nordic works.

The second concert (26th July) is entitled ‚ÄėScandiStrings‚Äô and will feature music by Grieg, Sibelius, and Rautavaara.

The final concert in Alnwick (3rd August) will have Sibelius Symphony No. 5 as its highlight, as well as Larsson’s Trumper Concertino with Richard Martin (RNS Principal Trumpet) as the soloist.

Tickets cost £15 or just £5 for Under 18s and are available at or from our Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661.

So, let Royal Northern Sinfonia transport you to the land of the midnight sun, and immerse yourself in the toe-tapping dance rhythms, evocative sounds of nature, and wonderful string writing of Nordic music.

Welcome to Nordic Summer Nights…

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Strawberry Tea

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Saturday, 14th July

The days are drawing nearer‚ĶHave you purchased your ticket yet for our Strawberry Tea in the Parish Hall on Saturday 14th¬†July? From 2.30 ‚Äď 4.30pm, it promises to be an enjoyable afternoon and will include a Raffle and a Tombola Stall (donations for both gratefully received) as well as a chance to catch up with others over a pleasant tea in relaxed surroundings. Tickets, at a very reasonable ¬£5.00, are available from Pat Taylor either in church, by phoning her, or by contacting the office. Please do come along ‚Äď and bring your friends!

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Mothers’ Union Open Meeting

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Wednesday, 11th July, 2pm in Church

Everyone is welcome to “come and see” at this special meeting of the Mothers’ Union. Members of the Mothers’ Union aren’t just mothers, or women; they are¬†are single, married, parents, grandparents, or young adults just beginning to express their social conscience. Their mission is to encourage and support marriage and family life, and they provide a network for members to make a difference in their communities. Come along, and find out more about the Mothers’ Union (with no pressure to join) and perhaps you’ll be surprised at what you learn! This meeting will also feature our Vicar, the Rev’d Canon Paul Scott, and our Curate, the Rev’d Gerard Rundell, “in conversation”, talking about some of their favourite things.

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Messy Church

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Saturday, 23rd June, Parish Hall

On Saturday, 2rd May Messy Church will be held in the Parish Hall from 11am onwards. Messy Church is a fun, creative church for families and includes crafts, stories and a shared meal. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome.

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LGBT Service

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Tuesday, 29th May, St James’ URC

On Tuesday, 29th May at 7pm, an¬†LBGT service will be held at St. James’s United Reformed Church on Pottergate. Whether you are LGBT+ yourself, a friend, family member or ally please do come along to this fully inclusive service, supported by Christians Together in Alnwick and Northumberland Pride.

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Messy Church

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Saturday, 26th May, Parish Hall

On Saturday, 26th May Messy Church will be held in the Parish Hall from 11am onwards. Messy Church is a fun, creative church for families and includes crafts, stories and a shared meal. There is no charge, and everyone is welcome.

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Christian Aid Week

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Sunday 13 – Saturday 19 May

Christian Aid is an international charitable organisation with more than 70 years’ experience of working in partnership to support communities to thrive. They tackle the root causes of poverty so that women, men and children the world over are strengthened against future knocks. And if disasters happen, they get people the help they want straight away.

Christian Aid Week 2018 runs from Sunday 13th -Saturday 19th May, and there are several different fund raising events taking place during the week:

Sun 13th РSat 19th. Collectors will be calling at some streets and estates bearing envelopes to collect donations. You can also visit the Christian Aid website to donate.

Thurs 17th РSat 19th   Volunteers will be collecting in the town centre.

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Fri 18th¬†¬†Big Brekkie 8am-9am at St Michael’s Primary School. Come along and tuck into a hearty sausage sandwich.

Sat 19th¬† Coffee Morning, St. James’s URC Church Centre, 10 am to 11.30 am with coffee, cakes and raffle. All welcome.

If you feel you are able to, please do support the work of this wonderful organisation. You can find out more about Christian Aid Week on the Christian Aid Website.

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Sunday, 20th May

8am Holy Communion
9.30am Parish Eucharist
11.15am Late Morning Worship
6pm Sung Evensong

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Messy Church

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Saturday, 28th April, 11am

Messy Church enables people of all ages to belong to Christ together through their local church. It is a way of being church which is particularly suited to families, but welcoming to all. It is creative, Christ-centred, welcoming everyone to celebrate our joyful God and to share hospitality with one another. Activities often involve crafts, stories, and sharing a meal. It is always free, and is held at the Parish Hall.

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Easter Activity Morning

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Friday, 13th April, Alnwick Methodist Church

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Northumbria Sinfonietta Concert

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Saturday, 14th April

On Saturday, 14th April we welcome the Northumbria Sinfonietta once again to St Michael’s Church, conducted by Bryan Jackson. Tickets are ¬£10, and may be purchased on the door, and are sold in aid of church funds. Sinfonietta concerts always provide a most enjoyable evening, and are highly recommended. The programme includes:

La Gaza Ladra
Rossini, Vltava, Smetana

Nimrod (Enigma Variations)
E Elgar

Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)

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Visit of Bishop John Packer

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Sunday, 4th March

The Right Rev’d John Packer started his career as a priest in South Yorkshire, becoming suffragan Bishop of Warrington in 1996 and then became the first and only Bishop of Ripon and Leeds in 2000. He moved to the Diocese of Newcastle upon his retirement in 2014.

We are fortunate to have been offered a visit by Bishop John to St Michael’s on Sunday, 4th March at 9:30am. He will be happy to conduct a Service of Confirmation that day. Please have a word with our Vicar, Paul, or contact the office as soon as possible if you are interested in being confirmed.

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Thursday Mornings in Lent

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from the 15th February, 7:30am, St Catherine’s Chapel

Each Thursday morning, beginning on the 15th February, the Eucharist will be celebrated in St Catherine’s Chapel according to the Book of Common Prayer. The service begins at 7:30am, and getting up early (in the dark) may seem like an inconvenience, but it is good discipline and an opportunity to be with Jesus, under the form of bread and wine, in a quiet and reflective setting. A light breakfast will be available after the service.

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Ecumenical Lent Lunches

A blue poster with the words "Lent Lunches: Soup, tea & company, Thursdays 12noon -1:30pm, Costello Centre, Bailiffgate"Every Thursday in Lent, Costello Centre, Bailiffgate

Enjoy a meditation and a light Lent lunch every Thursday in Lent (15 & 22 February; 1, 8, 15 & 22 March) in the Costello Centre on Bailiffgate. This is a simple lunch of soup, rolls and cheese, hosted by all the churches of Alnwick. Donations go to support the charities Christian Aid; Cafod; Tsiatsan Textiles, Spitak; and the Contagious Youth Charity. All welcome.

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Women’s World Day of Prayer

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Friday, 2nd March

The Women’s¬†World Day of Prayer¬†(known outside the UK as the World Day of Prayer) is an international ecumenical Christian women’s initiative. It is run under the motto ‚ÄúInformed¬†Prayer¬†and Prayerful Action,‚ÄĚ and is celebrated annually in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March. Each year has materials produced by different countries, and this year’s materials have been produced by the women of Suriname.

Here in Alnwick, there are two Women’s World Day of Prayer services, to which all (not just women!) are invited. There is a service at¬†Abbeyfield, South Road at 2.30pm and at Alnwick Baptist Church at 7:30pm.

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A Celebration of Healing and Wholeness

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Sunday, 25th February, 6pm

The Church’s ministry of healing, including, for those who wish, the laying on of hands and anointing.

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Ash Wednesday

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Wednesday, 14th February

10:15am Holy Communion
7:30pm Holy Communion
(with optional Imposition of Ashes)

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Pancake Party

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Tuesday, 13th February, 7pm in the Parish Hall

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Messy Church

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Saturday, 27th January 2018

Fun, crafts, stories, singing and lunch! All are welcome to come to Messy Church, a way of being church for families, free of charge.¬†St Michael’s Parish Hall on Saturday, 27th January at 11am. Dates for the first half of 2018 (January – June) can be found on this poster.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

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Thursday, 18th January – Thursday, 25th January

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018. This year‚Äôs theme is ‚ÄĚThat all may be free‚ÄĚ. Once again Christians in Alnwick will meet to worship each day during this special week.

Details are as follows:
Thursday 18th         11.00 am-     Opening service : Methodist Chapel (after coffee morning)
Friday 19th               11.15 am       Salvation Army Hall  (after coffee morning)
Saturday 20th¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 11.15 am –¬†¬†¬†¬†St. James’ URC, Pottergate (after coffee morning)
Sunday 21st              6.00 pm     Songs of Praise at Shilbottle Community Centre, Grange                                                              Road, Shilbottle, NE66 2XH (jointly hosted by Gateway)
Monday 22nd             6.15 pm      Alnwick Baptist Church
Tuesday 23rd¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 6.15 pm¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Quakers (at St. James’ URC)
Wednesday 24th¬†¬†¬† 10.00 am¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†St Paul’s RC Church
Thursday 25th ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 6.15 pm¬† ¬† ¬† Closing service at St Michael’s Church

Further information from the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland website

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The Contagious Experience

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Saturday, 13th January, 10am

The Contagious Experience at Alnwick Methodist Church Hall – an open event to thank Contagious Youth & Schools Work supporters and volunteers, share some experiences, achievements and goals over coffee/tea and cake.

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Advent Reflections

A candlelit red background with the word "Hope" written in cursiveTuesdays: 21 & 28 November; 5 & 12 December, Parish Room, 2:30pm-4pm

Before we know it, Advent will be upon us! Amidst the busyness of the weeks leading up to Christmas we could all do with a space to reflect on the true meaning of the season. This year there is an opportunity to do so in a series of Advent Reflections on Tuesdays 21st & 28th November and 5th & 12th December in the Parish Room, 2.30 ‚Äď 4.00 pm (including refreshments). The themes will be Hope, Prepare, Joy, Love. Do come along

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Christmas Youth Worship

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Saturday, 9th December, Alnwick Baptist Church

Contagious‘, Alnwick’s Christian Youth Charity, is hosting a Christmas Worship service for school years 7-11 at Alnwick Baptist Church on Saturday, 9th December from 6-7:30pm. The evening includes a Christmas jumper competition, pizza, games, worship and more!

For more information, please contact Claire Mead, the ‘Contagious’ Youth & Schools Worker on or visit the Contagious website.

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Messy Church

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Saturday, 18th November, Parish Hall

11:00am-1:00pm Parish Hall: the next meeting of Messy Church, a way of being church for families. Includes a story, activities and a meal.

Messy Church website

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Winter Market

A grey poster with white snowflakes and dark grey and teal text saying "St Michael's Winter Market" and giving information from the text above this image.Saturday, 11th November, 10am-12:30pm, Parish Hall

The 11th November sees the return of St Michael’s Winter Market in the Parish Hall, with an opening performance by St Michael’s Primary School Choir. Come and enjoy a range of stalls including home baking and preserves, craft items, books, bottles and jewellery along with our raffle and tombola! Help raise funds for St Michael’s and pick up some unique Christmas gifts at our market, held from¬†10am-12:30pm, including the minute’s silence.

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Remembrance Sunday

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Sunday, 12th November

2.30 pm Remembrance Day service in St Paul’s Church
7.30 pm Alnwick & District Choral Society: Remembrance Day concert in St Paul’s Church

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Northumbria Sinfonietta Concert

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Saturday, 4th November, from 7:30pm

On the 4th November we will be privileged to hear the excellent Northumbria Sinfonietta at St Michael’s once again, conducted by Bryan Jackson. The concert last April was very popular, and this one promises to be just as good, with music from¬†Haydn, Beethoven, Strauss & Bizet. Admission is ¬£10 on the door, and everyone is welcome. All proceeds go towards church funds.

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All Saints’ Sunday

The text 'All Saints' Day' with candles and a pulpitSunday, 5th November

8.00 am Holy Communion
9.30 am First Sunday Eucharist
6.00 pm All Souls Memorial Service

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All Souls Eucharist

Photograph of a cross made from candlesThursday, 2nd November, 7:30pm

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Light Party

A poster for the 'Contagious' Light Party on the 2nd November in a comic book style, with large text reading "Games, Crafts, Fun!"Thursday, 2nd November, St James’ URC Church

On 2nd of November between 7-8:15pm, ‘Contagious’, the Christian youth organisation in Alnwick, will be holding a Light Party for school years 5-6. Come to St James’ URC dressed a superhero and enjoy games, crafts and fun!

Contact Claire Mead, ‘Contagious’ Youth and Schools Worker on 07525 748728, or via the ‘Contagious’ website¬†

There is also another ‘Contagious’ Light Party in Alnmouth, for school years 5-8 on the 7th November at Alnmouth Methodist Church – click on the image below for more information.

Details for the 'Contagious' Light Party in Alnmouth Methodist Church from 6-7:15pm on the 7th November

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Celebration of Wholeness and Healing

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Sunday, 22nd October, 6pm

On Sunday 22nd October at 6.00 pm we will hold one of our twice-yearly Celebrations of Wholeness & Healing which will include, for those who wish, the laying-on of hands and anointing. This is a service which is appreciated by many and is one of the loveliest liturgies in the Church of England. Perhaps, if you’ve not experienced this before, you might consider coming along.

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Clocks Change

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British Summer Time ends on Sunday, 29th October at 2am. Please remember to change your clocks!

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Harvest Choral Evensong

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Sunday, 8th October 6pm

Choral Evensong sung by ‚ÄėColla Voce‚Äô, followed by Harvest Supper.

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Harvest Supper

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Sunday, 8th October, 7:30pm, St Michael’s Parish Hall

Harvest Supper and Auction of Goods. Tickets on sale now from our Churchwardens!

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Harvest Festival

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Prepare for Harvest: Saturday 30th September 10:30am – 12 noon.
Prepare for Harvest by helping to build a shelter and make decorations for it. All ages welcome and refreshments are included. From 10:30am in church.

Harvest Festival: Sunday, 1st October
8am Holy Communion
9.30am First Sunday Eucharist
6pm Evensong

We would be very glad of gifts of¬†Dried or Tinned Goods¬†with which to decorate the church, please ‚Äď but, on this occasion, not perishable goods.

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Battle of Britain Service

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‘Spitfires into Battle’, by Mark Postlethwaite

Sunday, 17th September at 2:30pm in church

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Flower Festival

From Thursday, 3rd August to Sunday, 6th August St Michael’s hosted the Alnwick Flower Festival. Find out more, and view some photos on our Alnwick Flower Festival page.

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Mini Michaels

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Thursday, 7th September

Every Thursday morning, St Michael’s Church plays host to a group of 0-5s and their parents, with activities, singing, and plenty of toys, giving children the chance to have fun, and their grownups a chance to chat and make new friends. On¬†Thursday, 7th September, Mini Michaels resumes after the summer holidays.

Find out more about Mini Michaels on our dedicated page

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Messy Church

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Saturday, 26th August

From 11am in the Parish Hall children and adults will enjoy crafts, singing, story and lunch. All welcome!

Activities for Children at St Michael’s
More about Messy Church

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3rd – 6th August, St Michael’s Church

Flower Festival poster in PDF format

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Alnwick International Music Festival

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Saturday 29th July to Saturday 5th August 2017

Every year, Alnwick hosts eight days of creative musical talent reflecting the cultural riches of the UK and wider world. Events take place throughout the day and in the evening, and range from folk music to jazz, and even poetry. Shoppers are provided for, too, with a variety of stalls in Alnwick Marketplace.

On Tuesday, 1st, Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th August St Michael’s will run a Homemade Goods Stall in the Marketplace in aid of church funds. We expect there to be a selection of jams, chutneys, scones, cakes, savouries, knitting, sewing and much more, and would like to encourage people to donate goods for sale, and to visit and buy!

Alnwick International Music Festival website

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Farewell Service

Photograph of the Rev'd Julia Myles, Curate of St Michael's

Sunday, 2nd July

Our Curate, the Rev’d Julia Myles will be leaving us to take up her position as Priest-in-Charge of the Arle Valley Benefice in Hampshire. Her last service with us at St Michael’s will be at 10am on Sunday, 2nd July¬†at the First Sunday Eucharist. Please do come and say farewell to Julia and her family. Please note that the 10am service will be the only service that morning.

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 Thy Kingdom Come

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Thursday 25th May ‚Äď Sunday 4th June

Our Archbishops have asked us to dedicate ourselves to praying from Ascension Day to Pentecost. (Thursday 25th May ‚Äď Sunday 4th June)

Each day in St Catherine’s Chapel there will be a new artwork, reflection and scripture passage for you and visitors to use any time the church is open (daily until 4.00 pm except when services are being held).

Thy Kingdom Come website

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Messy Church

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Saturday, 27th May

11:00am-1:00pm Parish Hall: the next meeting of Messy Church, a way of being church for families. Includes a story, activities and a meal.

Messy Church website

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Ascension Day

Painting of Jesus ascending to heaven, watched by his disciples

Thursday, 25th May

7:30pm Sung Eucharist

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Big Brekkie

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Saturday, 13th May

9:30am-11:30am in the Northumberland Hall. Come and enjoy a delicious breakfast and raise money to support the work of Christian Aid, helping to fight poverty across the globe. Hosted by Mettle youth group.

Christian Aid website
Contagious website
(Alnwick’s ecumenical youth charity, which includes Mettle, a group for High School pupils)

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Easter Youth Activities

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Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th April

10am-12pm Alnwick Methodist Church. Easter activities for school years 5-8 organised by Contagious, the ecumenical youth group. There will be cooking, craft and more. Subs £1 per young person per session, which includes a drink and a snack. A consent form for the sessions is available on the Contagious website, but can also be filled in on the day.

More information from the Contagious website

Flyers in pdf and Word .docx formats

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Northumbria Sinfonietta

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Saturday, 1st April, 7:30pm in church

Soloist ‚Äď Gina McCormack¬†¬†¬† (Violin)
Conductor ‚Äď Bryan Jackson
Overture The Yeomen of the Guard
Violin Concerto No. 1
Max Bruch
Symphony No.3 The Scottish

Tickets £10.00   at the door
In aid of Church Funds

Sinfonietta Concert poster in pdf format (and alternatively in Word .docx format)

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Coffee Morning

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Saturday, 25th March

A Coffee Morning in aid of the Flower Festival will be held at The Coach House, 20A Bondgate Within from 10am – 12:30pm on the 25th March.
Entrance is £1, which includes tea or coffee and a raffle and cakes will be available.
All welcome, please do come along and support the Flower Festival.

Flower Festival Coffee Morning poster (pdf)

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An Alternative to Mothering Sunday

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Sunday, 26th March

11.15am service. ‚ÄėSeing and Being Seen‚Äô – Late Morning Worship provides an alternative for any who would prefer not to focus on Mothering Sunday for whatever reason. We shall use readings set for the 4th Sunday of Lent. Posies will be available to all.

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Lady Day (Transferred)

A Communion chalice on an altar

Wednesday, 22nd March

10:15am Holy Communion
(Please note: This is a Day of Obligation for members of the Mothers’ Union)

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Coffee Morning

Logo imitating a coffee mug stain with the words 'Coffee Morning'

Saturday, 11th March

Spring coffee morning in St James’ URC Centre in Pottergate, from 9:30am.

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Shrove Tuesday Pancake Party

An image of a pile of pancakes with butter and syrup on a plate on a chequered tablecloth

Tuesday, 28th February in the Parish Hall

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

A simple image of five people standing together above text saying "Week of Prayer For Christian Unity"

Begins Sunday, 15th January

A poster giving the dates and times of Week of Prayer events and their locations

Click to view a larger version

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The word 'Epiphany' in a cursive, purple and yellow script with a star

Sunday, 8th January

At Epiphany, we celebrate the visit of the Magi to the infant Christ, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. There will be no 11.15am service this Sunday, and we warmly invite you to our other services, especially the 9.30am service, which will be especially welcoming to children.

8am Holy Communion
9.30am Parish Eucharist
6pm Sung Evensong

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A photograph of an orchestra playing

Wednesday, 11th January, 2pm in church

Our Curate, Rev’d Julia Myles¬†will be showing a 30 min film which she and her husband¬†made in Rome 2013. It features the New English Orchestra, a group of professional players and singers from across the world, all of whom are Christians, performing in the Pantheon as well as insights from Nigel Swinford, the Musical Director and Conductor who often features on BBC Radio.

The event is organised by the Mothers’ Union, but everyone is welcome to come along.

New English Orchestra Website

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Christmas Youth Worship

Brightly coloured poster highlighting the Christmas Youth Worship event on 16th December

Friday, 16th December, 6-7pm St James United Reformed Church, Alnwick

On 16 December Contagious is having a Christmas youth worship event at St James’ URC Pottergate from 6-7pm. We are going to have Christmas challenges, food, a talk by Revd James Harvey, sung¬†worship and more! Our Mettle and Rock Solid groups are being invited to come along and bring friends too.

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Winter Market

A poster advertising St Michael's Winter Market


Saturday 19th November, 10.00 am ‚Äď 3.00¬†pm, St Michael’s Parish Hall

Our annual market raising funds for St Michael’s. Featuring¬†lots of different stalls including home-made goods and preserves, a raffle and more. Please note¬†a change of venue from last year – the Market is in the¬†Parish Hall on Walkergate, around the corner from church.

A map showing the location of the Parish Hall

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Remembrance Sunday

A black and white landscape with a red poppy and the text "Remembrance Sunday"

Sunday, 13th November

2.30pm Remembrance Day service at St Paul’s RC Church

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All Souls’ Memorial Service

Photograph of a cross made from candles

Sunday, 30th October, 6pm

Requiem Eucharist for All Souls

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Angel Tree Coffee Morning

A stylised angel and tree with the text "Angel Tree: A ministry of Prison Fellowship"

5th November 10 am-12 noon in the Parish Room

A coffee morning in church with refreshments, games for children and a raffle in aid of the Angel Tree project, which enables children of prisoners to receive Christmas presents from their absent parent. £1 entrance per person.

More information about the Angel Tree project.

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Feast of Saints Simon and Jude

An Orthodox-style icon depicting Saints Simon and Jude

Friday, 28th October

9.30am Holy Communion

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 Chorister for a Day

Choristers at Durham Cathedral

Choristers at Durham Cathedral

Saturday, 15th October, 2pm

Come and try out being a chorister for a day here at St Michael’s, organised by Durham Cathedral! For children aged 6 – 10. Registration is at 2pm at St Michael’s Church and the afternoon concludes with a service at 4pm at which the children will sing.

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Service of Healing and Wholeness

Simple line drawing of a hand on another person's forehead

Sunday, 16th October, 6pm

Sunday 16th is the Sunday nearest to St Luke’s Day when, traditionally, the church concentrates on its Healing Ministry. In line with recent years we will hold a Service of Healing and Wholeness in place of Evensong at 6.00 pm. This Act of Worship, which includes the laying-on of hands and anointing for those who wish, is appreciated by many. If you have not taken part before, please do consider coming along.

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Harvest Thanksgiving

Photograph of various vegetables

Sunday, 2nd October, 9.30am

A celebratory service in church in the morning, followed by harvest supper in the evening with a two-course meal of pie & peas and Autumn fruit crumble. There will be an auction of perishable produce, and tickets (to the supper) are £10, with all proceeds to Water Aid. Contact the Office for more information.

On Sunday 9th October at 11.15am there will be a Harvest Thanksgiving at Denwick Chapel.

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“Ride and Stride” Steeplechase

An orange logo with text stating 'Ride and Stride for Churches'

Saturday, 10th September

Visit unique historic buildings, see beautiful countryside, get some exercise and have fun with the family!

People from all over England walk or cycle between churches, exploring and enjoying the countryside from Cornwall to Northumberland. The money they raise helps to save historic churches, chapels and meeting houses for future generations by helping to fund urgent repairs and the installation of modern facilities.

The Northumbria Historic Churches Trust Steeplechase¬†takes place on the second Saturday in September (10th) and includes many of the region’s finest churches – including St Michael’s!

Ride + Stride Northumbria website

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Battle of Britain Service

A painting of Spitfires into Battle, by Mark Postlethwaite

‘Spitfires into Battle’, by Mark Postlethwaite

Sunday, 18th September, 2.30pm

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Farewell Service for Bishop Frank

A photograph of Bishop Frank White

Sunday, 18th September

2.30pm, St Nicholas’ Cathedral, Newcastle

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Car Treasure Hunt

A cartoon car with four people in it, pointing in different directions and reading maps

Saturday, 3rd September

Hunting for treasure – and enjoying a meal! We now have sign-up sheets at the back of St Michael’s for teams of two or more (a driver plus at least one other). Please indicate whether you wish to join in with the meal at the end. The start time will be from the Parish Hall at 4.00 pm, when clues will be given out to participants. Any questions, please¬†contact us.

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The Blessed Virgin Mary

The Virgin in Prayer by Sassoferrato

Monday, 15th August

9.30am Holy Communion

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Alnwick International Music Festival

Photograph of Alnwick Marketplace during the music festival

Saturday 30th July to Saturday 6th August 2016

An eight-day festival featuring music, song and dance from around the world in locations around Alnwick. This year our stall in the Market Place is on Tuesday 2nd, Thursday 4th and Friday 5th August. We will be selling homemade goods, including baking, handicrafts, preserves and knitted goods. Donations welcome, and funds raised go to St Michael’s.

The logo of the Alnwick International Music Festival


Click here for the Alnwick International Music Festival website

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 Flower Festival

Displays from the 2015 Flower Festival

Thursday 4th РSaturday 6th August, 11am-4pm

Everyone is invited to the 2016 Alnwick Flower Festival, held in St Paul’s RC Church. Enjoy music from local artists, craft stalls, and tea and cake while you look at the beautiful arrangements – this year on the theme of “Memories of the Sisters of Mercy; Alnwick High School; Alnwick Garden; Family and Community.”

  • Preview Night – Wednesday 4th August at 6pm. Tickets ¬£5
  • Songs of Praise –¬†Sunday 7th August at 4pm

More details on the Flower Festival 16 pdf

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The Transfiguration of Our Lord

An icon of Christ, Moses and Elijah at the Transfiguration of Jesus

Saturday 6th August

9.30am Holy Communion

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¬†Installation of Rev’d Jane Scott

A photograph of Whittingham Parish Church

Tuesday 2nd August, 7.30pm

We’ve been pleased to announce that Jane has been appointed Priest-in-Charge of Whittingham with Edlingham and Bolton Chapel. Her Service of Installation will be at St¬†Bartholomew‚Äôs, Whittingham on Tuesday 2nd August at 7.30 pm. She would love to see St Michael‚Äôs folks there. It would be a great help if you could sign the list at the back of church if you intend to go.

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The User Friendly Theatre Company

A photograph of a happy and a sad mask representing the theatre

Friday 22nd July and Saturday 23rd July, Parish Hall


To commemorate The Somme and to celebrate WW1 poet F.W. Harvey

Friday 22nd July at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Admission by programme  £3


Meet Horatio the monkey and learn about Horatio Nelson –¬†fun for children of all ages

Saturday 23rd July at 11.30am and 2.30pm
Admission by programme £2: Family ticket £5

Words and music by Clare Graydon-James
St. Michael’s Parish Hall, Canongate, Alnwick.¬† NE66 1NB
For more information: tel.  01322 274791

Free refreshments available    Р  prize raffle

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Northumbrian Evening

The Northumbrian Flag with the words "Northumbrian Evening: Friday 15th July, parish hall"

Friday, 15th July, Parish Hall

A tasty supper with local entertainment from Adrian Ions and Avril Huntley.

More details (and tickets) available very soon but please make a note of the date in your diaries now ‚Äď and why not invite your friends to come along too.

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Rock Solid Taster Session

The logos of Rock Solid and Contagious

Thursday, 30th June, St James’ URC, Pottergate

You are invited to a special Year 4 Rock Solid taster session from 7-8pm (tuck shop from 8-8.15pm) at St James’ URC, Pottergate. Rock Solid is¬†a youth group for middle school pupils (years 5-8) run by Contagious.

Taster Session fliers: PDF, Word

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Feast of John the Baptist

An image of John the Baptist among a crowd of people, some dressing after baptism, pointing to Christ in the distance

Aleksander Ivanov “The Apparition of Christ to the People”

Friday, 24th June

9.30am Holy Communion

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Fruitful and Gigantic!

A photograph showing many kinds of fruit

3pm-5pm, Saturday, 18th June, St Nicholas’ Cathedral

A day of fun, activity and worship for children, young people and those who minister amongst them.

Live band – Chocolate fountain ‚Äď Bike Smoothie Maker – Circus Skills – Stilt¬†Walkers – Crafts ‚Äď Godly Play – Tours¬†Up the Tower ‚ÄďMaypole Dancing ‚ÄstPrayer Spaces and more‚Ķ‚Ķ.

With Bishop Christine we will be launching our diocesan strategy for ministry amongst children and young people by holding a celebration of the Fruits of the Spirit in activities and worship. Come and join in!

For more information and how to register please view the Fruitful and Gigantic Invitation (pdf)

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90th Birthday Celebration for the Queen

Photograph of Queen Elizabeth II

Sunday, 12th June

We look forward to Sunday 12th June when we will celebrate our Queen’s 90th birthday. There will be a joint act of Worship at 10.00 am, followed by a celebration lunch in the Parish Hall at 12 noon. Tickets are now available (£10), or £25 for a family ticket. Do come along and bring your friends.

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An image of paintbrushes, hammers, and other tools, with text overlaid saying "Toolkit: Practical Ideas for reaching children and young people beyond the church. Alnwick Monday 6 June 2016"

Monday, 6th June 2016

Toolkit aims to provide lots of practical advice and ideas to help us all – adults, children and young people – to join in with what God is doing to share the good news with children and young people beyond the church.

The training session, provided by the Scripture Union in association with Contagious, our youth charity, includes a number of workshops on practical themes with the aim of giving us a fresh vision of how we and our group can live up to the calling to be God’s people where you are.

The session will be held on Monday, 6th June, from¬†7.30 ‚Äď 9.30pm (doors open at 7pm) at Alnwick Baptist Church. To book call¬†Barbara Revill using:¬†01661 599 315 or email:¬†You can also book online here:

View the Toolkit leaflet for more information. (pdf)

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Mothers’ Union Deanery Festival

Mothers' Union logo

Thursday, 9th June

7pm St Cuthbert’s, Amble

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 The Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth

Orthodox Ikon depicting the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Elizabeth

Wednesday, 1st June

(Transferred from 31st May)

10.15am Holy Communion

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 The Feast of Corpus Christi

A photograph of a chalice and a loaf of bread

Thursday, 26th May

7.30pm Eucharist in church.

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Christian Aid Week

A red arrow saying "Christian Aid Week 15-21 May"

15-21 May

This is the week we love every neighbour

Jesus calls us to love our neighbour as ourselves, and not just the ones next door or at the end of the street.

Christian Aid Week unites over 20,000 churches to put this love in to action. House-to-house collections will be held in Alnwick, alongside other fundraising events, in order to raise money for the work of Christian Aid. Christian Aid works in the Americas, Africa, the Middle East and Asia to tackle the causes of poverty, support human rights and to work on gender justice, HIV awareness and support and disability rights. They work both in emergency situations and long-term with communities around the world.

For more information:

Christian Aid Website
Christian Aid Week website
Donate to Christian Aid

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Coffee Morning

A cup of coffee on a heart shape made from coffee beans

Saturday, 21st May, 10am-12 noon in the Parish Hall

Please make a note for your diary. There will be a raffle, tombola, cake stall and craft stall. Donations of items for the tombola and the craft stall are invited ‚Äď please place these in the box at the back of church. Home-made cakes, etc are requested on the day itself.

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Deanery Evensong

Right Rev'd Christine Hardman, Bishop of Newcastle

Right Rev’d Christine Hardman, Bishop of Newcastle

Holy Trinity, Embleton, Sunday 22nd May

6pm Deanery Evensong, at which we are fortunate that Bishop Christine has agreed to be the preacher.

N.B. There will be no Evensong at St Michael’s that day.

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 Nine Days of Prayer

A maze image with the text "Thy Kingdom Come"

Friday 6th – Saturday 14th May

We begin nine days of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost. There will be artwork on display each day and Prayer Stations in St Catherine‚Äôs Chapel. A nine-day colour prayer booklet with artworks, bible passage and prayer is available at ¬£1. Monday 9th ‚Äď Friday 13th there will be Midday Prayer at Noon and Compline at 9.00 pm.

For more details, please visit our Nine Days of Prayer page.

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St Matthias, Apostle

An Orthodox Ikon of the Apsotle Matthias

Saturday, 14th May

9.30am Parish Eucharist

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Ascension Day

Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio, Brazil

Thursday, 5th May

Sung Eucharist, 7:30pm

Thursday, 5th May is Ascension Day ‚Äď a Red Letter Day in the church calendar.
All confirmed members of the Church should receive Holy Communion on this day. Here at St Michaels’ there is a Sung Eucharist at 7.30 pm.

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METTLE Ascension Day Service

Logo stating the word 'Contagious'

Thursday, 5th May, 8.15pm at St James’, Shilbottle

Ascension Day service for the METTLE Youth Group of High School students at St James’ Church, Shibottle, including a Sausage Sizzle.

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Alnwick Spring Show

An image of daffodils in baskets at the Alnwick Spring Show

Saturday, 16th April from 11am-5pm, Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre

There are many classes for children and adults to compete at the Spring Show with flowers, floral art and cookery, and demonstrations by local groups showing their skills (and for people to join in). Alongside viewing competition entries, there are trade stands and catering to enjoy. 2016 will be the 10th show, so the committee have introduced an anniversary prize and a category for novice growers. Admission £2, free for exhibitors and children under 16.

Alnwick Spring Show website

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The Feast of the Annunciation

An ikon showing the Angel Gabriel appearing to the Virgin Mary

Wednesday, 6th April

10.15am Holy Communion (moved from 25th March due to Holy Week)

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Express It!

Logo stating the word 'Contagious'

Wednesday 30th March, 10am – 12pm

Easter Celebration at 11:30am with drinks and cake from our Youth Cafe to follow, along with¬†Easter crafts and games and a professional Gospel Singing workshop for school years 5-11 at St James’ URC.

Cost: £3 each, including refreshments. Consent forms and flyer are available on the Contagious website, and consent forms will also be available for parents/carers to sign on arrival.

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Soul and Gospel Music Concert

A photograph of singer Libby Redman

Wednesday, 30th March, Alnwick Cricket Club

Libby Redman is a soul and Gospel artist from York. She will be performing songs from her album “So Good”, and leading the Gospel Singing worship at Express It! Holiday club (see above). She will be performing at Alnwick Cricket Club from 7:30pm. Tickets are ¬£2 (child); adult (¬£4) or family (¬£10) and can be bought on the door. Visit the Contagious website for more details.

Libby Redman’s website

Flyer for Express it! and Gospel Concert

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Installation of the Rev’d Paul Scott as an Honorary Canon of Newcastle Cathedral

The Rev'd Paul Scott, Vicar

The Rev’d Paul Scott, Vicar

Paul’s Installation as an Honorary Canon of Newcastle Cathedral takes place on Sunday evening 13th March.

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 Thanksgiving for the Life of Joe Kent

Reproduction of a page from the Book of Common Prayer

Sunday, 28th February, during 6pm Evensong

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Women’s World Day of Prayer

Women's World Day of Prayer logo

Friday, 4th March, 1:45pm at St Paul’s RC Church

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A Celebration of Healing & Wholeness

Simple line drawing of a hand on another person's forehead

Sunday 21st February 6pm

A service of the church’s ministry of healing including (for those who wish) the laying on of hands and anointing.

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Pancake Party

An image of a pile of pancakes with butter and syrup on a plate on a chequered tablecloth

Tuesday, 9th February, 7:30pm in the Parish Hall

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Ash Wednesday

A drawn image of a woman's forehead with a cross made of ashes on it

Wednesday, 10th February

Holy Communion with Imposition of Ashes at 10:15am and 7:30pm (Sung)

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Image of hands reaching toward a cross

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is to be  held 17-24th January. The weekday services at each of the churches are short and are a blend of hymns, prayers and readings.Please try to attend as many of these as possible. Times and venues are:

  • Sunday 17th January,¬†St Paul‚Äôs RC Church,¬†Songs of Praise,¬†6.00 pm
  • Monday 18th January, Alnwick Baptist Church,¬†6.15 pm
  • Tuesday 19th January,¬†St James‚Äôs U.R.C.¬†6.15 pm
  • Wednesday 20th January,¬†St Michael‚Äôs Church,¬†6.15 pm
  • Thursday 21th January,¬†Methodist Chapel,¬†11.15 am
  • Friday 22nd January, St Paul‚Äôs RC Church,¬†6.15 pm
  • Sunday 24th¬†January, St James‚Äôs, Shilbottle,¬†6.00 pm

Information from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

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Burns’ Night Supper

A plate of haggis, neeps and tatties.

Saturday, 23rd January 2016, Parish Hall, 7pm

We look forward to our Burns Night Supper in the Parish Hall on Saturday 23rd January at 7.00pm. All the usual events, including traditional food, entertainment and the Address to the Chieftain O’ the Pudding Race.  The cost will be £10; please add your name to the sign-up sheet at the back of church as soon as possible.

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The Feast of the Naming of Jesus

A painting of Jesus and the Holy Family on the day of his circumcision

Friday, 1st January, Holy Communion, 10am

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St Andrew’s Day

Stained glass depiction of St Andrew

Monday, 30th November

9:30am Holy Communion

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Light up a Life for HospiceCare North Northumberland

The logo of HospiceCare North Northumberland

Monday, 7th December, 2pm and 6pm

Alnwick Hospice, Castleside House, 40 Narrowgate, Alnwick.
For more information: telephone: 01665 606 515
or email:

Poster with information about Alnwick, Berwick, Seahouses, Amble and Wooler events

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Angel Tree Coffee Morning

A stylised angel and tree with the text "Angel Tree: A ministry of Prison Fellowship"

Saturday 21st November, 10am-12 noon

A coffee morning in church with games, a raffle and a cake stall in aid of the Angel Tree project, which enables children of prisoners to receive Christmas presents from their absent parent. £1 entrance per person which includes a hot drink and a cake.

More information about the Angel Tree project.

Posters about the coffee morning for those who are able to display them and encourage others to come: Black and white poster (pdf), Black and white poster (Word), Colour poster (pdf), Colour poster (Word).

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Winter Market

Text stating "St Michael's Winter Market"

Saturday 14th November 9.30am

Our Winter Market selling crafts, homemade baked goods, and more will be held on Saturday 14th November at 9.30am in the Northumberland Hall in Alnwick Marketplace.

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Remembrance Sunday

A black and white landscape with a red poppy and the text "Remembrance Sunday"

Sunday, 8th November

  • 2:30pm Remembrance Day service in St Paul’s Church, followed by wreath-laying at the War Memorial
  • 7:30pm Alnwick Choral Society – Remembrance Day Concert in St Paul’s Church. Entrance ¬£10 on the door.

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 Music for Strings

A photograph of a violin resting on a book of sheet music

Saturday, 7th November, 7:30pm

We are pleased to announce that the¬†Northumbria Sinfonietta¬†will be holding a concert at St Michael’s in order to raise money for church funds on the 7th November. Admission (which is payable on the door) is ¬£10, wine will be offered for a donation during the interval and a raffle will also be held.

Further information in pdf format

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All Saints’¬†Day

The text 'All Saints' Day' with candles and a pulpit

Sunday, 1st November

8am Holy Communion
9.30am First Sunday Eucharist
6pm¬†All Souls’ Memorial Service

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All Souls’ Day

Photograph of a cross made from candles

Monday, 2nd November

9.30am Requiem Eucharist for the Faithful Departed

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The Feast of St Luke
The word 'healing' with a cross

A Celebration of Healing and Wholeness

Sunday, 18th October, 6pm

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Murder Mystery Evening

Text saying Murder Mystery

Friday, 9th October, 7:00pm in the Parish Hall

A 3-course French-themed meal with entertainment between courses. £10 per head. Wine available for donations. If interested, please sign up in church or contact the Office.

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St Michael’s Patronal Festival

A photograph of a statue of St Michael, Kiev, with the text "St Michael's Church Patronal Festival"

Sunday, 27th September

8am Holy Communion
9:30am Parish Eucharist
11:15am Late Morning Worship

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Farewell Evensong for the Very Rev’d Michael Sadgrove

Photograph of the Very Rev'd Michael Sadgrove

Durham Cathedral, 27th September, 3:30pm

You are warmly invited to attend the Farewell Evensong for the Very Rev’d Michael Sadgrove, Dean of Durham, on Sunday 27 September at 3.30pm at Durham Cathedral. This will be an opportunity to join with Michael (who was Vicar here 1982-87) as he says farewell to his many friends and to wish him and Jenny well as they prepare to retire back into the Diocese of Newcastle.

Durham Cathedral Website

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The Feast of St Matthew

An engraving of St Matthew the Evangelist

Monday, 21st September

9:30am Holy Communion

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 Battle of Britain Service

Image of Spitfire flying over the British Isles with the text 'Battle of Britain July 10 1940 - September 6 1940

Sunday, 20th September, St Michael’s Church, 2:30pm

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“Ride & Stride” Steeplechase

Logo text stating Ride + Stride for Churches

Saturday, 12th September, 10am

The “Ride and Stride” steeplechase provides funds for the Northumbria Historic Churches Trust. Participants are sponsored to visit as many churches as possible within one day and, this year, it is also possible to sponsor people to ‘spring clean’ the church as well. Forms to participate in the steeplechase are available in church now, and sponsors are most welcome too.

Northumbria Historic Churches Trust website

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Harvest Festival

Photograph of various vegetables

Sunday, 13th September

8am Holy Communion
9:30am Parish Eucharist
6pm Evensong
7:30pm Harvest Supper in the Parish Hall (sign up sheets in church)

Harvest Festival at St. Michael‚Äôs is earlier this year ‚Äď Sunday 13th September.¬† Please note that we will transfer our joint ‚ÄėFirst Sunday‚Äô Eucharist to this day and on the previous Sunday ‚Äď 6th September ‚Äď there will be a traditional Parish Eucharist at 9.30am and Late Morning Worship at 11.15am. In the evening we will hold our HARVEST SUPPER in the Parish Hall at 7:30pm after Evensong. ¬†There will be an auction of fresh produce with all proceeds going to the West End Refugee Service.¬†Do come along for an enjoyable evening. ¬†If you would like to come to the Harvest Supper, please reserve a place by calling¬†01665 604630. The cost of a ticket will be ¬£8.

Harvest Supper Flyer
West End Refugee Service website

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Car Treasure Hunt

Image of a faded antique map with "Treasure Hunt" written on it

Saturday, 5th September

Starting from the Parish Hall, our treasure trail will follow clues around the area, and finish at a delightful mystery hostelry. Entries ¬£10 per car ‚Äď forms available from Jean Darby, or contact the Office.

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 Music Festival

The logo of Alnwick International Music Festival

Sunday, 2nd August

9.30am Eucharist to mark the beginning of the Music Festival

Alnwick International Music Festival website

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Fund-raising Stall

Photograph of Alnwick Marketplace during the music festivalTuesday 4th, Thursday 6th, Friday 7th August

During the Music Festival, St Michael’s will have a¬†fund-raising stall in Alnwick Marketplace selling hand-crafted goods and, of course, hand-baked items such as cakes, scones, jams and so on.

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Preview Evening

Picture of a hand drawing back a theatre curtain

5th August in Church

A preview of our Flower Festival Рtickets from Michelle Duff (or contact the office)

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Flower Festival

The font with flower arrangements at its baseThursday 6th – Saturday 9th August

Have you noted the dates of the Flower Festival in your diary? It will run from Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th August. More information is available on this page.

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Songs of Praise

A heart made from musical notation

Sunday, 9th August at St Michael’s

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Afternoon Tea at “The Ritz”

A photograph of a cup of teaFriday 24th July in the Parish Hall

A fundraising afternoon tea in the Parish Hall from 4pm. Cost is £7.50 per person, dress code: wear what you like, but, if you have a hat, why not go a bit posh and wear it?!

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Feast of James the ApostleAn etching of the Apostle James

Saturday, 25th July 

9.30am Holy Communion

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Christian Aid Service in Newcastle Cathedral

The logo of Christian Aid3pm, 11th July at St Nicholas’ Cathedral, Newcastle

A “thank you” service and 70th anniversary celebration. Light refreshments are provided. To reserve a place, phone 0191 228 0115 or email

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Logo of Church of England Readers

Wednesday, 15th July, 7.00pm for 7.15pm.

Learn about Aelred of Rievaulx, Nicholas Ridley and C K Barrett. All welcome.
To book the meal contact Christine Bryars:

Newcastle Readers’ website

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St Michael’s First School Community Concert

Logo of St Michael's C of E First SchoolTuesday, 30th June

Amazingly the time is almost here for¬†St Michael’s First School to take part¬†in the exciting and¬†vibrant singing and recording project called PopUK. The culmination of this fantastic¬†project will be a community concert here in St Michael’s at 6 p.m. on Tuesday 30th June. At the concert the children will celebrate by performing the songs they have learnt, all of which focus on many key Christian values including Thankfulness, Compassion, Trust, Peace, Forgiveness, Friendship, Justice and Hope.¬†Entry to the concert is free,¬†but there will be a raffle for school funds and light refreshments available after the concert.

Please come and support the school community and enjoy the inspirational singing. There are also a number of people required to help with supporting the evening and Caroline Hutton-Stott would be very grateful to know if you are able to assist.

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Line drawing of Peter and Paul with text 'Sanctus Petrus' and 'Sanctus Paulus'

Monday 29th June

9.30am Holy Communion

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Clipart image showing the Italian flag

Saturday, 20th June, 7pm Parish Hall

A fund-raising evening will be held in the Parish Hall. There will be a 3-course meal, hand-cooked by our own Melanie, including antipasti, main course and pud. The cost will be £8 per person; all proceeds in aid of church funds. If you are interested in booking a place, please contact the office.

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Prayer Spaces in Schools

Blue logo stating 'Prayer Spaces in Schools'

Thursday, 18th June, 4pm

Open event at St Michael’s Church of England First School, Howling Lane, Alnwick

Prayer Spaces in Schools website

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Dementia Friends

Image of a flower with the text 'Dementia Friends: An Alzheimer's Society Initiative'

Wednesday, 10th June, 1.30pm in Church

At this month‚Äôs Mothers‚Äô Union meeting, in place of the ‚ÄėWave of Prayer‚Äô, Margaret Weaver is visiting us to talk about DEMENTIA FRIENDS, which is an initiative set up by the Alzheimer‚Äôs Society to increase awareness and give support to anyone affected by or suffering from dementia. The meeting, in church at 1.30 pm on Wednesday, is open to all ‚Äď please do come along and listen to what Margaret (a Dementia Friend) has to say.

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Logo of Carlisle DioceseTuesday, 2nd June from 5pm

Vergers from Carlisle Diocese will be joining us for Evening Prayer.

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Christian Aid Week

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From 10-16 May, churches the length and breadth of Britain and Ireland will come together to pray, campaign and raise money to improve the lives of people living in poverty around the world. Every year, 100,000 volunteers demonstrate God’s love for the poor by taking part in house-to-house collections for Christian Aid.

Christian Aid Week 2015 starts in Alnwick with an ecumenical service at the Methodist Church at 6pm.

Christian Aid website

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Ascension Day

An image of Jesus ascending into heaven

From the Cathedral of Sant Feliu de Llobregat, photograph by Enrique López-Tamayo Biosca

Thursday, 14th May

7.30pm Sung Eucharist for Ascension Day

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Licensing of the Area Dean

A photograph of Bishop Frank White

Sunday, 17th May, 6pm

At Evensong on Sunday, 17th May the Right Reverend¬†Frank White, Acting Bishop of Newcastle, will license our Vicar, the Rev’d Paul Scott, as Area Dean of¬†Alnwick.

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Icon depicting two men, the saints Philip and JamesFriday 1st May

9.30am Holy Communion

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¬†St Mark’s Day

Saturday 25th April

Mosaic of St Mark in Nea Moni

Holy Communion 9.30am

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Pre-Election Hustings

Image of the British Isles with the text 'General Election 2015'

Sunday, 26th April, 7pm at St James’ URC, Pottergate

Christians Together in Alnwick (CTiA) have organised a hustings event at St James’ United Reformed Church in Alnwick, giving us a chance to hear from candidates for our local constituency in the run-up to the May 2015 General Election. All welcome.

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Wednesday, 22nd April

Legend of St George, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, about 1862

Holy Communion 10.15am (transferred from 23rd)

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 Sunday, 12th April

We return to our regular worship schedule:

  • 8.00am Holy Communion
  • 9.30am Parish Eucharist
  • 11.15am Late Morning Worship
  • 11.15am Holy Communion at Denwick Chapel
  • 6.00pm Sung Evensong (BCP 1662)

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 Easter Day

5th April

Photograph of a sunset sky with text reading "Easter: Easter Sunday"

8.00am Holy Communion
9.30am Blessing of the Easter Garden & Parish Eucharist followed by Easter Egg Hunt for children
6.00pm Festal Evensong & Te Deum

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 Good Friday

3rd April

Good Friday2.00pm    The Liturgy of the Day

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4th April

Picture of a cave tomb with the words 'Holy Saturday: In Silence We Wait'7.30pm    Easter Ceremonies & Renewal of Baptismal Vows

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Maundy Thursday

2nd April

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7.30pm ¬† ¬†Eucharist of the Last Supper with Footwashing & Stripping of the Altar followed by ‘The Watch’ until 10.00pm

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Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday of Holy Week

30 & 31st March, 1st April

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7.30pm    Holy Communion with Hymns & Devotional Reflection

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Palm Sunday

29th March

Palm Sunday Procession, 2014

Palm Sunday Procession, 2014

8.00am Blessing of Palms & Holy Communion.
9.20am Blessing of Palms & Procession from the Barbican to St. Michael’s
9.30am Parish Eucharist with Dramatic Reading of the Passion
6.00pm Evensong

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Lent at St Michael's


Holy Communion

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Book of Common Prayer
Starts Thursday 19th February 7.30am. Followed by breakfast in the Parish Room.

Lent Reflections

LentenReflectionsMemorabilia Room, Costello Centre (Baliffgate)
12 noon – 12:30pm

Lent Lunches

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The Costello Centre, Baliffgate, 12 noon – 1:30pm
A short meditation followed by a simple lunch. The Lent lunches are hosted each week by a different church. Details as follows:

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14th March, (10am-1.00 pm), at Holy Nativity Church, Hillhead Parkway, Chapel House, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 1DR.

Bishop Frank as President of the Diocesan Synod invites the diocese to a morning of Reflection and Learning for Lent. All are welcome ~ please advise the Diocesan Office if you plan to come, on 0191 270 4100 or