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  • Vigil for Jo Cox MP. From 7pm Friday17th June 2016

    Tonight a candlelit vigil will be held in church from 7pm in response to the tragedy yesterday of the death of Jo Cox MP.The following hymn was written by Ally Barret who, in her grief, was up all night unable to sleep and used her anguish to compose this heartfelt hymn. The hymn will be played at Sunday's 9.15am Eucharist. (It can be sung to 'I heard the voice of Jesus say')O God of all salvationIn this our darkest hourLook down at your creationwith pity and with all the pain we're seeing,for parent, partner, friend,we'll cling with all our beingTo love that cannot end.O God, your loving passionIs deeper thanour pain,Look down and in compassion,Bring us to life again.When we are found despairing,when all seems lost to sin,we'll hear your voice declaringthat love alone will win.O God, when hate grows stronger,with fear to pave its way,the cry 'Lord, how much longer'with broken hearts we pray.In all that is dismayingIn humankind's freewill,we'll join our voices prayingthat love will triumph still.O God whose love will neverBe silenced, stalled or stilled,set us to work whereverthere's bridges to re-build.we'll take our lives vocationto make, like heav'n above,in this and every nationa kingdom on love.
  • Argus Singers Christmas Concert 7pm 10th Dec

    Concert in Church 7pm Who are the Argus Singers?? We are a mixed voice choir based in Chester le Street. Originally formed by former members of the Durham County Youth Choir but supplemented over the years by friends and other people who love singing, our membership is never more than 50. Our repertoire is varied, composed mainly of part songs - a typical programme may include works by anybody from Bach to Sondheim, taking in Stanford, Gershwin, the Beach Boys and Billy Joel along the way! What never varies is our consistent commitment to the highest quality sound and a love of making music. We perform concerts throughout the year either by request from local organisations or organised by ourselves, and our annual Christmas concert at Chester le Street Methodist Church has become an unmissable feature of Christmas for many in the area. We have also produced several recordings, performed on local radio and television and have recently won the mixed voice choir class, gaining a Distinction at Consett Music Festival. For more information contact Pam on or call 03333 666 300 option 3
  • Messy Church 3 to 5 pm 3rd July 2016

    Next Messy Church 20th March 2016 is a way of being church for families involving fun is a church, not a craft club, that helps people encounter Jesus as Lord and Saviour is found across the world values are about being Christ-centred, for all ages, based on creativity, hospitality and celebration
  • Ordination of Rev Steve Muneza 2nd July Durham Cathedral

    Rev Steve Muneza will be ordained at a ceremony held at 5pm in Durham Cathedral.  If you wish to attend please add your name to the list at the back of church.
  • Woodland Wonders Holiday Club - 15th - 19th August

    Witton Woodland Wonders Outdoor Holiday Club for children aged 5-11 years 15th - 19th August, 10am to 3pm A week of fun forest activities for 5 to 11 year olds: ★ Explore the woodland and churchyard ★ Play active outdoor games ★ Discover local wildlife and creepy crawlies ★ Learn simple green woodwork skills ★ Make crafts from natural materials ★ Listen to stories around the campfire Limited places so please book by Friday 14st August - ring Gillie Boggon on 07508 471 522 Meet at St. Michaels and All Angels church Come weather prepared and bring a packed lunch Free (donations to Breathing Space welcome)  
  • Breathing Space Showcase Event 13th to 17th June

    Breathing Space will hold a showcase event during the week commencing 13th June 2016 Monday 12.15pm to 1.15pm Tai Chi in Churchyard Tuesday 12.15pm to 2.15pm Men's Shed in Dene Wednesday 2.00pm to 3.15pm Get Active in Methodist Chapel Thursday 3.30pm to 4.30pm Woodland Wonders taster session Friday 10.00am to 11.00am Mindfulness session in church Friday 1.00pm to 3.00pm Folksinging taster session
  • Deanery Confirmation St Oswald's 6pm

     Please support and pray for our candidates that are to be confirmed.
  • Monthly Evensong 6pm

    Evensong is held on the second Sunday of the month at 6pm for 1 hour.All welcome to this service.
  • Monthly Evensong 6pm

    Evensong is held on the second Sunday of the month at 6pm for 1 hour.All welcome to this service.
  • Morning Prayers 8.30am

    Morning Prayers each Tuesday 8.30am for 30 min.
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