New Chaplains in the Newcastle Distirct

During Synod we heard from the two new chaplains in the district Kate who has just started work as a university chaplain and Christian who is part-time airport chaplain and also works with Sports Chaplaincy UK. Kate Laws is the Methodist Chaplain and started working in June 2016.  You can read more about her here. Christian is the Part-time Airport …

Small Group Stories from around the District

We heard from two of the districts ministers as they shared with Synod some other types of small groups they have been running. Alf Waite shared with us the story of how a small group that started in the local Starbucks progressed and developed.  This group also birthed another small group that meets in the […]

Radical Hospitality : Spring Representative Synod 2016

Spring Synod met on the 9th April at Emmanuel College in Gateshead.  The theme for the day was radical hospitality which is a concept taken from the work of Robert Schnase on the five practices of fruitful congregations.  This theme was seen throughout the day from a warm welcome on arrival to fresh coffee and pastries available […]

A Radical Welcome for those with the Least : Paul Morrison of JPIT

This is a brief summary of the key note address by Paul Morrison at Spring Synod 2016 in the Newcastle upon Tyne District.  Links are provided to various reports that were used in the presentation. Our Attitudes to the Poor or how… Ministers are a bit strange… and we should try to learn from them. Church goers and […]