Music for St Oswald’s Hospice

A Musical Evening

 Thursday 23rd May

 and

 Music for a Spring Evening

 Saturday 25th May

 Tickets £10.00 (as a donation to the Hospice)

Light Refreshments

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Walking with Christ: A reflection for the start of Holy Week 13th April

Revd Rachel Poolman the Warden of the St Cuthbert’s Centre on Holy Island will lead a quiet time on  Saturday 13th April 10.30am – 1.00pm in the church

Tea and coffee from 10.00am

To book, please contact Alison Shiel

alison.shiel@hotmail.co.uk or 0191 281 3417

 

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Daily devotions by email!

 Every morning the URC sends out a Daily Devotion online, consisting of a reading, a short reflection and prayer, to around 2000 people. The reflections are written by a range of people from different places and perspectives – mainly from the URC. If you would like to read any of the previous Devotions or sign up to receive them each morning, please go to devotions.urc.org.uk.  Highly recommended!

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General Data Protection Regulations – Our Policies

One of the biggest changes to UK data privacy law comes into effect on 25th May 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR, becomes law.

Jesmond URC takes all reasonable steps to ensure compliance with data protection law in holding personal data only as long as it is needed, keeping it safe, accurate and up to date and only using it for the purposes for which you have provided it.

The Elders of Jesmond United Reformed Church collect and process personal data in accordance with our Data Privacy Statement which has now been approved and is effective from the 25th of May – this is now available to view.

The Elders have contacted all members and adherents and sent a Data Consent Form to seek express permission to collect and process personal data.

 

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Jesmond Presbyterian Church in the Great War

The Great War comes to Jesmond                                                 

In summer 1914 south Jesmond was swept up by the horror that was to be known as the Great War. This was deemed to be the worst ever, until it was succeeded by a worse war in 1939, and so it is now often called the First World War. The Presbyterian Church in this suburb on the north fringe of Newcastle upon Tyne was to be at the centre of the action because of its links to the 4th Battalion Tyneside Scottish, the nearby First Northern General Hospital, where injured servicemen were repatriated, and by its own members, 106 of whom served and 26 were not to return. Those who did not serve directly were indirectly involved through nursing, the provision of ‘comforts’ for the troops, by visiting the injured and by providing support and entertainment for those billeted in the church hall. This is the story of these people or, at least, the best effort that we can make to tell those living a century later what happened. I hope that you find it informative, and please remember that we are always seeking new information, contacts and corrections. I can be contacted at robert.shiel@ncl.ac.uk

The full story can be read here JURC WW1_250117

 

 

 

 

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Jesmond URC shortlisted for national award

Our church is one of only five projects to be shortlisted for the 2016 President’s Award of the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association and the National Churches Trust (in the category of ‘reordering/alteration and extension projects)’.

Architect Vincent Stienlet, Rev. Ruth Crofton (Chair of the Development Committee) and Dr Alison Shiel (Church Secretary) will attend the awards ceremony in London on November 3rd, at which the Duke of Gloucester will present awards. This is a great honour for Vincente, Project Manager Graham Hatt, all involved in the project and the whole church community, and it matches the pleasure we experience in seeing how people enjoy using the refurbished buildings.

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Heritage Lottery grant to restore the colour of the Tyneside Scottish (4th Battalion)

Success!

The church is custodian of the Colour of the Tyneside Scottish (4th Battalion), whose officers and men suffered greatly during the Battle of the Somme. A number of church families lost their sons in the conflict. The Colour is at present awaiting conservation, before being returned to the church. We are delighted to tell you that we have been awarded a grant of £9000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, for restoration of the Colour, and to fund a related programme of events over the next two years.

Please help us with this wonderful project, more details about how to get involved or to make a donation are available here

More information about the 4th can be found here and the details of those who made the ultimate sacrifice can be found here

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Quite Somme Centenary art Exhibition!

160702 Centenary of The Somme

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Need a room for an event? Share ours!

We have a range of rooms for hire. We’re only half a mile from Newcastle city centre – an easy short walk.  Jesmond Metro is only 5-8 minutes walk away and the bus stops on the Great North Road and Osborne Road are even closer. On street parking is available nearby. For map and directions, click here. for details of the rooms available click here

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