All the family and friends are invited to
A Welcome & Induction service with Afternoon Tea for Karen Dunn, our new House for Duty minister from Charleston, South Carolina, USA and welcome her husband and two sons aged 7 & 9 yrs.
at Belford URC, Saturday June 30th at 2.30pm.
This will be an all-age afternoon, children will be involved in the worship, and games – either in the Ferguson Hall or outside weather permitting.
After 30 mins. in Church children are invited to a Mini Olympics
This is a great opportunity to meet Karen, husband Ethan, and sons Dylan and Roan.
They will be living at our Wooler Manse: 51 Glendale Road, Wooler, NE71 6HT. The manse has a new telephone number – 01668 281441.
Flodden Peace & Reconciliation supporters gather together on the banks of the river Till which was forded by English troops preparing for battle nearly 500 years ago. With ingenuity and good humour the river has been forded once more, this time by a rainbow ribbon – a symbol of hope and reconciliation. Afterwards, we met in Crookham village hall for a celebration marking the birthday of Henry Dunant, founder of the International Red Cross Committee.
Wooler Easter Hillside Dawn 6.30 am ( take the bridle path off Cheviot Street, and walk along for 5 mins to join the crowd on the hill) followed by Easter Breakfast in the Glendale Hall. Led by Rev P Ward 11 am Easter Holy Communion led by Rev Rachel Poolman
Spittal/ Berwick 8 am worship on the beach at spittal. 11 am Easter Worship Led by Mr Graham Ferguson & 6 pm Rev Tony Richie.
North Sunderland 9 am Holy Communion led by Rev David Herbert
Chatton – the URC are not holding a service today, but there is an C of E service at 9.30 am
Belford 10.30 Worship with Holy Communion, Children’s worship with Egg Rolling and Egg Hunt. Refreshments in the Ferguson Hall. Led by Rev Dave Herbert
Horncliffe 11.30 Holy Communion led by Rev Rob Kelsy.
Crookham 3 pm Easter Worship with The Crookham Cuckoo singing and Easter Egg Hunt, and refreshments. Led by Rev Dave Herbert
On Sunday 4th March, Rowena Francis Moderator of Northern Synod preached at Crookham Church. The community choir, The Crookham Cuckoo sang and there was a launch of the new banners announcing the coming Peace and Reconciliation Centre and Garden. The next public steering group meeting is Fiday 16th March 5.30 pm The Blue Bell, Crookham. All are welcome to attend this informal meeting.
Farmer, Margaret Brown, an Elder at Wooler United Reformed Church is leading a guided tour of the newly archived material created by Sheep Tales and Spinning Yarns. Hear all the stories using material rooted in oral history to old photos and a mix of farming artefacts. Promises to be a good night. £2 for Refreshments. The crack is free. See below (Oswald) Dos Donnovan, shepherd at Wooler United Reformed Church. Wednesday 29th Feb 7.30 pm.
Erskine, Belford 1st Messy Church on the Sheep Tales and Spinning Yarns theme of the Good Shepherd was a huge success with 22 children attending with their parents and a further 9 adult helpers. Fabulous play, worship and food. Dates for a future Messy Church to be 1st Monday of the month, March 5th and April 2nd. No Messy Church on Bank Holiday Mondays in May and June.
The church with Crookham Garden Club hosted Gardens Question Time on the 12th March 2012 and it was broadcast shortly afterwards. Dave asks a horticultural question on plants for a peace garden.
The next meeting of Flooden Peace and Reconciliation Centre at Crookham is Wednesday 30th May both meetings at The Blue Bell, Crookham. All are welcome to attend and contribute to the project.
You can hear Dave asking his question and the panel’s answers by playing this audio file:
Or you can listen to the entire show from Crookham by playing this audio file, the opening gives an introduction to the church, village, Flodden and the Peace Centre:
newpaper Ferguson Hall jan 2012 Click to read the Northumberland Gazette article.
Belford church and hall are in the news, inviting the local community to become a ‘Fergy Friend’ to ensure the sustainability of the the church hall for the village.
We are hosting in the Hall on Nursery Lane, a Ferguson Hall Users Meeting February 22nd 2012, 7pm. See below the hall used in January’s 2012 annual children’s Unity Party
All user groups, the Parish Council, the Development Trust, sister churches, Bell View and other community groups to come and share their ideas. If you think you are in a position to help please contact our church secretary Mrs A Thomson, 3 Nursery Lane Belford, or Tel Rev David Herbert 01666219584.
Could your group run an evening of entertainment, quiz, or dance, which would raise money for The Ferguson Hall on a regular basis, even if just once a year?
Maybe you would like to join Friends of the Fergy Hall? Life Membership £100 or Annual Subscription £20
Could you offer your time to help to maintain the Hall?
If you are able to make a gift of money please confirm if you are a UK tax payer and wish for gift aid to be claimed on your donation. Please make cheques made payable to Erskine United Reformed Church and send to Judith Burn, Fenham le Moor Farm, Belford.
Direct payments to Erskine URC: Sort Code 205817 Account No 80161381 Barclays Bank PO Box 36 Morpeth NE613YY
More details of the Fergy Friends and the hall and churches finances can be found on the village website www.belfordnorthumberland.co.uk
Newcastle’s Bare Toed Dance perform their playful aerial dance show themed around sleep, dreams and bedtime. Serenaded by sounds from a musical bed, dancers run with the moon, snooze in the air and fly to the top of the stairs of a purpose made, interactive set designed to encourage little ones to dance, fly, play and make music. A show for pre-school/ young primary children and their families.
Professional performers brought to Spittal by the local church working in collaboration with Spittal Development Trust and Highlights Rural Touring Scheme funded by the Arts Council. More details and the full list of performances in Northumberland can be found at www.highlightsnorth.co.uk
Thursday 26th April 2pm Berwick United Reformed Church £7.50/ £3.50 Child 84 Main St. Spittal, Berwick TD15 1RD Bookings: 07752 403 409 (3pm free workshop. Advance booking required)
With his new trio of guitar, mandolin and bass, “one of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists” (fRoots) performs an evening of boundary crossing music – English, Scottish, Irish, Swedish, American and Quebecois traditional to country, ragtime, Latin, African, swing and modern jazz – interspersed with warm and witty anecdotes delivered in his trademark laid back style.
Professional musicians brought to Spittal by the local church working in collaboration with Spittal Development Trust and Highlights Rural Touring Scheme funded by the Arts Council. More details and the full list of performances in Northumberland can be found at www.highlightsnorth.co.uk
Saturday 17th March 7.30pm Berwick United Reformed Church £8.50/ £3.50 Child 84 Main St. Spittal, Berwick TD15 1RD Bookings: 07752 403 409