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At St Alban’s Church, Windy Nook we try to live out our faith in Jesus Christ in practical ways that demonstrate our loving service for our local community. We can only do that by understanding and taking to heart the gospel message.
We don’t believe that you can be a Christian just on a Sunday.
As a community we aim to support each other throughout the week.
At St Albans there a number of mid-week groups and activities that we hope will help our community grow. Some of these focus on Christian Discipleship, while others are simply about getting know each other better!
At several times during the year we get together to think about life and faith. Our relaxed and informal groups are usually held in church.
Contact: Danie Lindley 07902477474 / 01914422499
Alternate Mondays from 10am at St Albans Church.
Tea, coffee, cakes and scones and the change to chat with friends.
A great way to start the week. All are welcome. There are toys and books for the children, and the opportunity to light a candle and leave a prayer request.
Contact Christine Chisholm: 4699620
Or watch out for the banner outside church!
Crafts and Knitting Group
Monday 1:30 pm to 3:30pm in St Albans Centre.
Bring your crafts along and join the group and learn new skills.
Music Group and Singers
Our music group and singers lead the worship on a Sunday morning and welcome both adults and young people as its members. All musicians and singers, of any skill level are welcome to come and join us. We rehearse each week on a Tuesday evening at 7.30pm. You can join in every week, or just now and then, when you feel like it.
St Albans is also a venue for concerts as part of our outreach. For more information and to see upcoming events, please like our Facebook page.
Contact: John Goodenough on 0191 4874849
Our community garden
Each Spring-time our churchyard bursts into bloom and is fast becoming an attractive wildlife garden. We are literally planting seeds to grow our community links. Local schools, and the Scout Group have been willing helpers. Just come in and enjoy wandering around our churchyard or get more involved. There is always a need for more helping hands in a garden this size!
Contact: Rob Watts 0191 4779268
Lite Bite Café
Usually the first Saturday of each month from 10am to 12 noon at St Alban’s Centre.
A place to meet with friends for inexpensive meals in a café setting. In addition, there is a chance to buy some handmade knitted items from our Knitting and Craft Group, browse through our second hand books and explore our knick-knack stall.
Several members of the congregation volunteer at Gateshead Foodbank.
You can drop off food donations whenever the church is open or in the Parish Centre at Lite Bite, Toddler Group, and the Scout Group.
Contact: Revd Ken Coulson T: 0191 4871544
Find out more at: https://gateshead.foodbank.org.uk/