Please find below details of just a few of our regular activities.
We also host regular social events, fairs, concerts, coffee mornings, workshops, study groups, house groups, open days, flower festivals, schools visits, special services, all faiths meetings and family events.
Holy Nativity is a Local Ministry Parish. Both lay people and clergy work collaboratively to develop the ministry of the church in the community. A Ministry Team meets regularly to discuss the needs and hopes of the parish. The 'Outside In' community project developed out of such meetings.
The Parochial Church Council (PCC) is an elected group of people who have responsibility for running the church and its activities. The PCC is supported by a local 'Community Project Advisory Group' which includes representatives of other community groups, faiths communities, local schools, City Learning and Ward councillors.
Women's Fellowship meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings at 7pm.
Holy Nativity Women's Fellowship is open to anyone. The aim is to provide an opportunity to meet, enjoy fellowship and support the work of the church. The programme includes speakers on many and varied subjects, including slide shows and demonstrations. Outings to shows, meals and social events are also arranged. The committee is elected by the members.
Contact: Margaret Cathey.
The Mothers' Union is a world-wide organisation within the Anglican Communion, which works to support and strengthen marriage and Christian family life. It is open to women and men, married or unmarried, with a Christian commitment. Mothers' Union supports the 'Little Fishes' toddlers and carers group.
Contact: Millie Hornsby.
Look out for Courses and Events as advertised or contact the church office for advance information.
Successful courses so far have included 'Science and Faith', 'Aspects of Loss', 'Journey of Forgiveness', 'Food Safety', 'First Aid' and Inter-Faith events.
Contact: Anne Marr.
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'Little Fishes' Parent and Toddler Group meets Thursdays in term time from 9.30-11.30
Contacts: Joyce Brannen.
Sundays after the 10.00am Eucharist. A time to catch up with friends and the week's events over a welcome cup of tea or coffee. There is also quiet space available for personal conversations and prayer.
Mondays and Fridays between 10:00am and 11:30am.
Tea and coffee is served and provides an opportunity to chat and meet others. Do call in sometime and be assured of a warm welcome. Often extra activities / home made cakes available. Information leaflets about community services and localsupport.
Contact: Joyce Brannen.
Monthly Coffee Mornings 10:00am and 11:30am. (Dates as advertised)
Call in for coffee and home made scones / cakes. These events will usually include other activities eg free Computer Internet advice, crafts, table top sale. Profits go to parish centre funds and to elected charities.
Information leaflets available about community services and local support.
Contact: Margaret Cathey.
Weekly opportunities to help, and learn the tips about church flower arranging.
The Prayer Group meets every last Tuesday of the month in Church at 9am.
Contact: The Vicar.
The House Group is a monthly bible study group.
Contact: Barbara Perry.
The Magazine Group edits and produces 'The Star', a popular monthly small magazine with an interesting variety of regular and individual articles. You may wish to offer something for publishing!
The Reading Group meets monthly on various days and times. A relaxed opportunity to read books recommended by group members and provides an opportunity to talk about them.
Contact: Doreen Black.
Star Stitchers meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10.00 to 12.00. Knit, Sew, Chatter with a purpose...
Contact:Vanessa Duerdin, Linda Middleton
Lunch Munch meets on 4th Wednesday of each month from 12.30. 2 course hot meal for £5. Please book!
The Walking Group organises regular, not too strenuous, social walks to different destinations for people who like fresh air, discovering new places and keeping fit with others.
Care ConneXion Cafe Second Wednesday of each month 1.00-3.00 in Community Room. Light lunch, information, advice, therapies, social activities for carers and those they care for. Free.
Zumba Gold Mondays at 11.45-12.30 and Fridays 11.45-12.30 in Community Room
The Craft Group meets first and third Monday of each month from 2.00-4.00pm in Community Room
Adult Yoga meets weekly on Mondays from 9.45 - 11.15. In Community Room
Baby Massage meets weekly on Wednesdays from 9.45 - 11.15. In Rainford Room
Baby Yoga meets weekly on Thursdays 1.15-2.15 and Fridays 10.00-11.00 in Community Room
French for Toddlers meets weekly on Fridays from 1.30-2.30. In Community Room
Weight Watchers Tuesdays and Wednesdays weekly from 5.00-7.00 in Community Room
The skilled, the willing and the DIY extra-(s)milers! They helped to plan the Community Gardens. Now they help to maintain them. Volunteers welcome. We meet regularly to weed, plant, prune and eat bacon butties with coffee!
Contact: Harry Trueman, Roy Burridge.
The other group of skilled and willing volunteers who meet regularly and make a difference to linen, silver and the church interior.
Contact: Jacqueline Rainford.
For people who care: carers, receivers of care, former carers, supporters of carers. All are welcome. Informal, fun, renewing. Conversations, refreshments and relaxing activities.
Currently on the second Wednesday of every month -1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Come and join us for a light lunch, social afternoon, plus free wellbeing activities eg aromatherapy and manicure.
Many groups and charities are supported by the voluntary efforts of members of the church, including the following…
Hospital Chapel Volunteers - weekly visiting through the General Hospital chaplaincy service.
PCDC (Practical Compassion for Destitute Children) - a registered charity
based in the Newcastle Diocese.
PCDC Pictures of Activities. Groups make regular visits to Bethlehem and the surrounding area to support hundreds of children in Palestinian orphanages and schools. PCDC does not get involved with politics, but simply attends to the practical needs of the children, including education, health, hospital treatment or basic needs like shoes or clothes.
PCDC is about to launch its own website. Meanwhile, contact Rev'd Malcolm Jones for details: 13 Valeside, Throckley, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 9LA.Please download the documents below to view cards sold in aid of PCDC and Sabeel, a grassroots liberation theology movement among Palestinian Christians of all traditions, promoting awareness worldwide and working for justice. Blank cards with Flowers of the Holy Land are available. £2.50 per pack of 6 mixed designs.
Arrangements for booking a baptism (christening) or marriage at Holy Nativity are best made by calling into the office on Wednesday morning. If you would like to talk in more detail with one of the clergy, they are available after the Sunday 10:00am or 4:00pm services, or contactable through e-mail or telephone.
Marriage Courses. Recommended courses for engaged or married couples are run country-wide by the Anglican, Roman Catholic and Baptist churches. The courses help to build on strengths within marriages and are not recommended for couples needing marriage counselling. For locally run courses see www.marriageencounter.org.uk
We also host regular social events, fayres, concerts, coffee mornings, workshops, study groups, house groups, open days, flower festivals, schools visits, special services, all faiths meetings and family events.