Welcome to Gosforth Parish Church

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    Gosforth St. Nicholas seeks to be a welcoming, prayerful community witnessing to the love of Christ, seeking to share God's love with the whole community for all to grow in hope and love.

    Directions

    St Nicholas Church at the corner of Church Road with the A191, Station Road. The junction is closed to vehicles. The nearest Metro station is South Gosforth (immediately opposite the church), and there are bus stops on Station Road, outside the church.

    Postcodes:  Church NE3 1BJ 
    Churchhall Carpark  NE3 1AN

                                          

    Traditional Choral Eucharist,First Sunday in the month, 6.00 p.m..

    Starts: Sunday 4 September

    A new venture based on ancient tradition.

    We use the beautiful language of the Book of Common Prayer, together with choral music, hymns and incense to offer the best worship we can to the glory of Almighty God.

    The readings are those appointed by the Prayer Book as from 1549. The sermon is contemporary - and short!

    The ancient ceremonial actions of the sacred ministers and servers are symbolic of the worship of the whole Church across the ages.

    The timing suits those who can’t manage earlier in the day ... and  for those who want to go on somewhere afterwards - Eucharist lasts about an hour.

    The welcome and community is inclusive of all - and we have a glass of sherry afterwards!

    The Sunday Eucharist raises our gaze to the outstretched arms of Jesus on the cross, the ultimate sign of God's love and celebrates Christ’s love given us in the Blessed Sacrament.

    Come and experience “something ancient, something new” as we celebrate the timelessness of Eucharistic worship in ancient Catholic tradition within our  historic Anglican blend of dignity and homeliness.                         

    Sunday  Worship

    7 .30 Morning Prayer

    8.00 Holy Communion  - quiet, traditional langauge worship, 25 minutes

    10.00 a.m. Family Parish Eucharist
    (with material for little ones in Fr Ted's prayer Corner and, in school term time, Sunday School) )
    about 70 minutes with hymns and music followed by coffee and chat.

    6.00 Evensong
    Sometimes this is fully choral using the  traditional Book of Common Prayer; sometimes we use a more contemplative, reflective format, "Hail Gladdening Light"; just occasionally we say Evening prayer together and spend some time questioning and thinking around a theme.  For details and dates see Calendar or "What's On" pages.

    Midweek Eucharists

    Tuesday Evening Eucharist (7.30 p.m.) 
    quiet, reflective worship, lasts about 35 minutes.

    Wednesdays : Big Bear's Tiny Church
    alternate weeks (see What's On), 9.30 a.m. for an hour or a bit more, for parents with babies and toddlers; chat, fun, prayers, songs, coffee

    Wednesdays: Abbeyfield Communion
     10.30 a.m. - all very welcome. For details see What's On Page and Calendar.

    Thursday Holy Communion (10.00 a.m.)
    Using the Book of Common Prayer. There is a sermon. Afterwards we have coffee in church.  25+ worshippers.

     Daily Office

    Monday : 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.
    Tuesday : 8.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m.
    Wednesday 8.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.
    Thursday : 9.15 a.m. and 5.00 p.m.
    Friday : 9.15 a.m.  and 5.00 p.m.
    Saturday 5.00 p.m.

    (please see What's On page or Calendar for any changes)

    CLERGY CONTACT DETAILS

    VICAR:  Revd. Canon Philip Cunningham, The Vicarage, 17 Rectory Rd. Gosforth NE3 1XR 0191 285 1326 philipcunningham@hotmail.com
    Assistant Priest : Revd. Michael Douglass 44 Regent Rd. Gosforth NE3 1ED
    0191 2850977 m. douglass@blueyonder.co.uk
    Curate: Revd. Tom Birch, 59 Sturdee Gardens, NE3 2QU 07583 053729 revdtombirch@gmail.com
    Readers:  Canon Ron and Olwyn Black 44 Bowsden Terrace NE3 1RX
    0191 2846718 ronolw@yahoo.co.uk

    Churchwardens:

    Chris Owens : 285 6045, Gill Mitchell 285 4111,
    David Young: 284 6142, Anne Moran : 213 5243
    Church Hall Secretary: 284 6142

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