Lent Lunches in Alnwick

Thankfully, we are now able to return once again to meeting up together as Christians Together in Alnwick for Lent Lunches.

Starting on 3rd of March, we will meet in St James's church hall every Thursday between 12- 1.30pm for soup, bread and cheese and a cup of tea or coffee.

All are welcome - please come along and enjoy being with friends. As before, there is a suggested donation of £3.50, or whatever you feel able to afford.

Donations will be shared, as usual, between Christian Aid, CAFOD, and Contagious.

Here is a list of dates, and which church team is taking charge of the hospitality:

3rd March: Alnwick Baptist Church

10th March: St Paul’s Church

17th March: St Michael’s Church

24th March: Alnwick Methodist Church

31st March: St James Church, Shilbottle

7th April: St James’s Church, Alnwick

We look forward to seeing you!

IGNITE Alnwick - the new working name for 'Contagious' youth work in Alnwick

Ignite is a Christian charity based in Alnwick, Northumberland, supported by local churches, individuals and volunteers. We aim to deliver a range of youth and schools activities, striving to serve our local community with love and action.

We believe that all young people should be encouraged to think about spiritual matters while recognising that they need the space to make their own choices as to what to believe. We desire to raise the aspirations of young people and facilitate their healthy and full development. We wish to help young people become active in the community and develop into mature and responsible citizens.

WANTED: New leadership for Mighty Oaks

Mighty Oaks Alnwick is a Christian outreach project providing a fully equipped coffee van which is manned by volunteers and deploys in the town centre on Saturday evenings. This offers hot drinks and a friendly point of contact for youngsters and other town centre visitors.

Due to Covid-19 this has been suspended since March 2020. We would like to get this back up and running soon – but to do this we need a new person or persons to take the lead on maintaining the vehicle and equipment and coordinating the team of hardy volunteers. The key tasks involved could be shared amongst a couple or more people.

For more details please click here (A4 PDF page)

Prayer for Schools

As our schools are now back in action following so much disruption and uncertainty, we offer these prayer points (as suggested by the Bible Society):

  • That children will settle well in their new classes

  • For the mental health and wellbeing of children following long periods away from school and their peers

  • For the confidence of young people returning to education after exams were disrupted, perhaps having received unexpected results

  • For energy and enthusiasm for teachers

  • For protection as school leadership and teaching and support staff work tirelessly to follow government guidelines and make the school environment safe for everyone

  • For parents and carers as they support the children in their care and adjust to new routines

  • For Christian children and adults in education to be courageous witnesses – a light and encouragement to their friends and colleagues

Heavenly Father, Please pour out Your blessings upon our whole education community in Alnwick – teachers, pupils, administrative and support staff.

We ask this in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen