Please be aware that no worship services will be held at any Methodist churches for the foreseeable future.

Newcastle Central & East Circuit

Welcome to the website of the Newcastle upon Tyne Central and East Circuit of the Methodist Church.
We are a compact Circuit of thirteen churches with a strong ecumenical flavour seeking to be open and responsive to the Spirit of God, alive in our witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and passionate about social justice.

Our work is increasingly diverse as we seek to explore ministry 'outside of the box' and so, alongside our local church communities, we operate 'Presence', a space within Pottery Bank Community Centre, Walker, where community groups and individuals are supported and shown the love of Christ; Shieldfield Art Works, a community arts project, Hand in Hand, a befriending service for the elderly or housebound and Balliol Youth & Community Centre on the Longbenton estate.

Some of our churches run ‘Messy Church’, ‘Breakfast Church’, ‘Open the Book’ (ecumenically) in schools whilst others have student and young adult ministries to cater for the large student population in our city. This includes ministry to international students and, specifically, to Chinese students.

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Newcastle Circuit

The Circuit reflects the diversity of the NE region from wealthy suburbs to more deprived areas and there is a strong commitment to using resources for the benefit of the whole people of God and especially to support the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of deprivation.

We hope that you find what you are looking for on our website but, if not, please do call or email and we will do our best to assist in whatever way we can.

God bless you.

Rev Paul Cleever-Thorpe
Superintendent Minister

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