None of our churches or projects are able to open as yet for public worship as we are continuing to carry out the risk assessments required in order to make our buildings safe places to meet together in.
Welcome to the website of the Newcastle upon Tyne Central and East Circuit of the Methodist Church.
We are a compact Circuit of twelve 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.
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.
We remember all of the church members at Longbenton Methodist Church as they have now 'ceased to meet' as a local congregation. Also, friends and users of Balliol Youth & Community Centre which has also needed to close. Please use prayers accessible from this link:
2020 Circuit Prayer
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