The Church of England in Cramlington
Prayer and Praise service
The next P&P service is on
Sunday 3rd September.
The next Messy Church is on Saturday 9th September, at 10.30am in St. Nicholas.
A social action group for young people
5.15pm-6pm on Wednesdays
at St. Nicholas' Church
Services - details
St. Andrew's Church meets on Sundays at 10.30am every week in Beaconhill Community Centre. It is a small informal and friendly fellowship, and refreshments are available after each service. The first Sunday of the month is a communion service and the other Sundays follow a less liturgical service of the word format.
Service times may vary around Christmas time, so check the web site for any changes.
St. Peter's Cafe Church is on the first Sunday of each month, at 10.30am in Northburn Primary School. The service usually involves singing, stories and crafts, with participation aimed especially towards children, although it is also very adult-friendly. It is a relaxed and informal service with drinks, cakes and biscuits available before,during and after the service.
St. Peter's Church meets weekly on Sundays at 10.30am in Northburn Primary School. Usually the service on the 4th Sunday of the month is a communion service. The other Sundays (apart from Cafe Church on the first Sunday) follow a less liturgical service of the word format.
The St. Nicholas 8am service is a quiet service of Holy Communion following the Common Worship service. There are usually one or two hymns, and the service lasts about 50 minutes.
This is the main weekly celebration at St. Nicholas Church. It is a family communion service with children's teaching (Big Fishes) available on all but the first Sunday of the month, when most of the children are at Cafe Church at St. Peter's. There is a lot of music, led by the piano or organ and music group singers, and broadly follows Common Worship liturgy. The service usually lasts about an hour and a half.
The 10 o'clock service on a Wednesday morning is a friendly congregation and the service is a holy communion. During the seasons of Advent and Lent the liturgy uses the Book of Common Prayer, but the rest of the year is based on Common Worship. There are usually three hymns led by the organist and the service itself lasts just under an hour. Many of the congregation stay for a coffee and a chat after the service.
Child baptism services take place on the 2nd Sunday of the month at St. Nicholas Church. Baptism for church members' children will usually take place during their usual morning service.
The monthly parish Prayer and Praise services at St. Nicholas Church are opportunities for more relaxed worship, focusing on spending time in God's presence, sometimes with an in-depth teaching time, usually a time of prayer and possibly some drama.
The worship band is made up of musicians from all three churches who meet together earlier in the afternoon to practice the music for the service. The services usually happen on 1st Sunday of the month but this is variable - sometimes it is moved to coincide with a key event like Easter or Pentecost, or to avoid dates when key members of the worship band are unavailable. Each service starts at 6.30pm.
Morning prayer in St. Nicholas on a Tuesday is led by Revd Sheena Ward, but doesn't happen every week. If you'd like to come please email her to check it's happening.
Friday's morning prayer is more regular. Contact Mick Sim if you want to check it is on.