Working with other Churches

We believe in actively engaging with other Baptist churches and local chuches from other streams/denominations.

Churches Together in Stocksfield and Mickley

We are part of this active group including the three  Anglican churches of St. Peter’s Bywell, St. John’s Painshawfield and St George’s Mickley; along with Stocksfield and Mickley Methodist churches and Stocksfield Quakers. Several regular events are organised jointly each year, including:

  • services for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January) and the Women’s World Day of Prayer (March),
  • Good Friday procession of witness and joint service,
  • Christian Aid Week collection,
  • joint tea and ecumenical service on Pentecost Sunday,
  • help with stewarding at the Northumberland County Show in May,
  • Children’s holiday club in July,
  • Charity Christmas Card sale and coffee morning in early November, and
  • 'Big Sing’ ecumenical carol service for the village held in SICA in early December.

In most years there has also been a Lent course of some kind, hosted by one of the churches, and a The Methodists and Anglicans are now running a joint monthly ‘Messy Church.’ New for 2017 was the churches’ involvement at the Stocksfield Festival in September.

Not every church enjoys such good relations with other local Christians; the fellowship we have with them is real, and is a blessing to all!

Prudhoe Churches

Although there's no formal 'Churches Together' in Prudhoe, all the churches work together and are excited by a number of prophetic words encouraging us about what God is doing in the area.

The clergy meet monthly to share info and pray togther. A real blessing over the last couple of years has been the Prudhoe prayer meeting. Every Friday morning at 8.30, the ministers and members of all the Prudhoe churches meet to pray for the town. Venues vary; usually one of the churches, sometimes in the Spetchells Centre. Occasionally we’ve prayed in significant buildings like Prudhoe Castle, or outdoors in the Glade, by the river Tyne or prayer-walked the streets. 

 

It’s a huge privilege to pray together like this and God is clearly at work in the Tyne Valley! We wait with excitement to see what will happen next!