Lunch Stop came into being as a result of a Stewardship Renewal in 1996. The lunches are open to anyone and are served on Wednesdays between 12 noon and 1.00 pm.
The 2020 sessions are as follows:
- 29th January - 25th March
- If covid and government restrictions allow, then
30th September - 25th November
(+ Christmas special on 3rd December)
A team of volunteers serve a two course lunch with tea & coffee for £3.50, and are glad to welcome old & new diners and to share our fellowship and excellent facilities.
Christ, the Good Shepherd
by Bob Raymond
The Art and Craft workshop meets on Thursday mornings during school term time from 10 am till 12 noon, in the upper room at the back of the church in Old Elvet.
It is a self-help group in two parts:-
1. Following handicrafts, such as quilting, embroidery, patchwork, knitting, etc.
2. following drawing, painting and related topics – working mostly in watercolour, pastel or acrylic
The group supports the annual church Christmas Fair and occasionally has Art Exhibitions which contribute to the charity project being run at the time.
Just over half the attendees are members of the church. We have an approximate attendance of 10 people – mostly retired! but all ages are welcome.
Enquiries contact Kirstine Chamberlayne
There are approximately 30 members in the Thursday Club, which is open to all. We meet once a fortnight on a Thursday evening in the Upper Room of the church hall. The evening begins at 7.30 pm with opening devotions and any announcements.
We have a varied programme, beginning in September and ending with the AGM in May. We aim to cover a variety of topics from looking at different cultures such as Guatemala, to local interests, ‘Nostalgic Views of the North’ as well as religious, musical and other informative talks.
All our meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend and new members are always welcome.
MethSoc (which is the oldest student Christian society in Durham) has combined with the Anglican student society, to form JAMSoc - Joint Methodist and Anglican Society. We welcome members of all Christian denominations. We are a close knit and friendly group of Christians who support one another in our spiritual journeys, coming to know God more closely through prayer, meditation, Bible study and discussion held throughout the week. We are also involved in community service projects and regularly hold charity events.
Come along on Sunday evenings to hear one of our diverse weekly speakers discussing issues from homelessness to the Trinity or drop in at one of our mid week groups.
JAMSoc have an active Facebook page.
Join our friendly group for energetic (or not so energetic) walks.
We walk in and around the counties of Durham, North Yorkshire and Northumberland every two months or so.
Recent outings have included visits to Swaledale, Corbridge and Weardale.
Our friends from St. Oswald's often join us.
For information contact John Gibson on 3843169.