news & events

2020 News & Events so far...

Feeding of the 5,000

In a parallel to the well-known Bible story, five thousand hot lunches will have been cooked and delivered by a team of volunteers to the elderly and vulnerable of Great Lumley on Friday 30 October 2020.

Doing our bit for the community during the Coronavirus Pandemic

By working with local councillors, volunteers and the power of social media, we have started to prepare and deliver cooked meals to those who are most vulnerable in the village.

It's been amazing to observe genuine concern for family, friends and neighbours... to experience the connnectedness and sense of community. Let's hope and pray that this remains with the panic is over. #loveoneanother

Sunday services held online during Coronavirus Crisis

Sunday gatherings are hugely important in church life so the absence of them matters. On Sunday 22 March the Chester-le-Street Circuit hosted its first attempt at an online service as a substitute for meeting in a building to worship God.

We're learning as we go but most of the usual components of a service were made possible (except the offering). We sang songs/hymns, said prayers and listened to a fine sermon from Rev Ian Kent.

Good Friday

Each year we perform a set piece re-telling of the events of Good Friday on the green outside the Old England Public House. This year it has had to be cancelled but we will be back in 2021.

Good Friday Service

This is also cancelled for 2020.


Things are slowly getting back to normal but normal may not be exactly the same as it used to be...