Welcome to St Columba’s Church

We are a friendly and welcoming church in the heart of Wideopen, also serving Seaton Burn and North Gosforth, with a congregation drawn from across these communities and beyond. We welcome all in Christ’s name. We are part of the Christ the King Team Parish.

Verse of the Day

God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.

What’s Going On

During this second lockdown, the Government have permitted church buildings in the Church of England to open for private prayer .

As we move forward in this COVID time, our shared worship of God is online, whilst our care for each other continues. Of course we can pray wherever we are.. While out walking works for some!

The health and safety of our community is our priority. All bookings and events in our hall were cancelled with effect from Wednesday 18th March – to be reviewed as advised in accordance with government guidance.

At present we are open for services on Sunday and Wednesday

Our Sunday service is also online from 10am on Sunday

We also offer Evening Prayer on FacebookLive at 6pm on Fridays in Advent

Thank you for your support for St Columba’s through this challenging time and we will continue to pray for you all in the weeks ahead.
‘All shall be well, all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well’ – Julian of Norwich writing at the time of the Black Death.

Nativity Trail 2020

Greenfields Community Primary School have worked with us and taken the idea of a Nativity Trail for our community and turned it into a fantastic series of art installations, each from a different year group, which will be on display in Wideopen from 18th December 2020 to 5th January 2021. Each installation is in a garden or space in the community, and a map and guide with some activities can be downloaded here Trail and linksv2 for families / others who want to walk around the whole. We hope that you will also comment on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, including @GreenfieldsCPS) – the children will be watching to see which people like best and why. We will also be thinking about the different stations in our Family Carol Service at 3pm on Christmas Eve.

Find Virtual Services!

Look under the Our Church heading,

the section on Services,

to find links to recent online services.

A warm and Inclusive welcome

We are very pleased to report that we are now recognised as part of Inclusive Church  – a network of churches, groups and individuals uniting together around a shared vision:

“We believe in inclusive Church – a church which celebrates and affirms every person and does not discriminate. We will continue to challenge the church where it continues to discriminate against people on grounds of disability, economic power, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, learning disability, mental health, neurodiversity, or sexuality. We believe in a Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.”

Please support our work

Every little helps – like everyone else we have lost regular income over lockdown, but still have bills to pay… Go to https://www.give.net/StColumbaWideopen/oneoff 

Help us to be here for you and this community! Thank you!

Do you buy online?

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for St Columba’s Wideopen with easyfundraising?

There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/stcolumbaswideopen/?utm_campaign=raise-more and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to St Columba’s Wideopen at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and we at St Columba’s Wideopen will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

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Contact

Contact St Columba’s Church
Vicar Revd Dr Pauline Pearson
0775 374 4349
or email
InfoStColumbaWideopen@gmail.com

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