Everyone who hears the words of Jesus and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. (Matthew 7.24-25)

Upcoming Services

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See below for more information on events and services. You are most welcome to join us.

Church Calendar: Click here for the detailed event calendar.

Church Notice Sheet: Click here to see a copy of the latest weekly sheet.

Sunday Services include Children’s Club. We generally alternate each week between Holy Spirit Church, Crawcrook and St John’s Church, Greenside.

Wednesday morning Holy Communion service is at Holy Spirit Church from 9.15am to 10.15am.

Healing Service at 4.00pm on the second Sunday of each month (instead of the 6.00pm service). Next Healing Services at 4pm in Holy Spirit Church, Crawcrook: 8 January 2016.


Talking Jesus Events Thursday 2nd March to Sunday 5th March, with Bishop James Newcome, Bishop of Carlisle at Greenside Parish.

Talking Jesus 1st QuestionTalking Jesus Prayer Spaces with Questions!

Share your thoughts on the poster questions you'll see around our local area. Click here to check out the questions. Click here to share your thoughts and comments with us. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Look out for them at these venues:

  • St John's Church Lych Gate, Woodside Road, Greenside
  • St John's Community Hall, Greenside Road, Greenside
  • Prayer Tree outside Holy Spirit Church, Crawcrook
  • Coffee Johnny's, Ryton 
  • Post Office, Ryton 
  • Pack Horse Pub, Greenside 
  • Greenside Methodist Church
  • Centenary Methodist Church, Crawcrook
  • The Ark, Crawcrook

Grill A Bishop

Saturday 4 March 2017 
7:30pm Pack Horse pub, Greenside.

Includes free burgers!

Have you ever wondered...
    What's life all about?
    What's church all about?
    How many vicars does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
    Did Noah have woodpeckers on the ark?
    At a movie theatre which arm rest is yours?

...or any other big questions of life? Then why not come along to the Pack Horse pub, grab a pint and...      

Grill a Bishop!

Contact Rev Tom Brazier for more details on 07799 217775

PS More events are to be planned for 2017. If you'd like to receive an email from Tom about when they will take place, just click on the link to subscribehttp://eepurl.com/crAgFP

Fairtrade Family Ceilidh

4th March, Sunderland Minster

Why not join us for a wonderful family Ceilidh at Sunderland Minster 6-8pm Saturday 4th March. Celebrate the end of Fairtrade Fortnight with a dance and chance to try some fairtrade goodies. Free for under 16's, students and refugees, with a suggested donation £5 for everyone else. Fairtrade goodies, hotdogs and light refreshments available.

New Wine Event March 2017

A great Leadership Conference is happening 13 - 15 March. We would love it if you could share the event with your congregation. 

This conference is designed to gather leaders to equip, encourage and empower them to change churches, community and culture.

Leadership Conference 2017: North 
Venue: Saint Philips Chapel Street, 2 Wilton Place, Salford, M3 6FR
Starts: 14:00 on 13 March;  Finishes: 12:45 on 15 March
Price: £75 (leaders in training £60 & under 30s £45).

There will be a variety of fantastic speakers who will all share insight into leadership, including Debby Wright (Trent Vineyard), Paul Harcourt (National Leader), Stuart Bell (Alive Church Lincoln), Miriam Swaffield and Luke Smith (both part of the Fusion team), Linda Maslen (developing Kingdom initiatives in the workplace), Rick Otto (Leader of Kids Ministry), Bishop Libby Lane (Bishop of Stockport), Gareth Robinson (Regional Director for North & West), Ben Woodfield (Oldhams Church) and Lee Kirkby (Head of Youth and Children at The Belfrey). 

Greenside Parish Monthly Ramble

Click here for more details.

Perspectives Men’s Breakfasts

Click here for more details.

'Talking Jesus' – Bishops in Mission 2017

Talking Jesus logoBishops in Mission 2017 will be held over the long weekend of the 2nd – 5th March 2017, titled ‘Talking Jesus’.

20 Bishops from across the Northern Province of the Church of England will come to our Diocese with their mission teams and help people engage in dialogue about Jesus. 

All our churches from across Durham Diocese are encouraged to put on great events during the weekend, supported by the Bishops and their teams. The events will be in a variety of places with a central theme of talking about Jesus and engaging with the wider community.

Our Prayer:

O God our Father, we thank you for Your great love shown to us in Jesus,
and that you have called us into the fellowship of Your church:
as we prepare for mission with our bishops, open our eyes to Your wonderful possibilities;
lead us to those whose hearts your touching, that we may bring them to Jesus
and learn together to follow Him; for You are our hope and eternal salvation,
and in His name we pray. Amen

For more information: Tel 0191 3746017 or www.facebook.com/talkingjesusdurham


John Ryeland

Healing Service

Sunday 12 March 4pm

Church of the Holy Spirit in Crawcrook

Our special guest speaker at this Healing Service on 12th March at 4pm in Crawcrook is John Ryeland, head of Church Healing UK (of which The Northumbrian Centre for Healing is a member). 

So we would encourage you to bring along to that Healing Service anyone who might need God's blessing in any way.

John has been Director of CHM since 1997 and is also the Healing Adviser to the Bishop of Kensington. Before becoming the Director, he was a Church of England Vicar in Essex for 11 years. He has an MA in Theology, with particular reference to the healing ministry. 

He has authored books and Bible studies around healing, including ‘Encountering the God who Heals’,  ‘Making Every Day Count’, ‘The Invitation….. Learning to Pray’ and ‘Exploring Christian Healing’.

In the Gospel stories, when Jesus went into a town things happened!  Lives were changed and people were healed. For this reason, one of the highest priorities of The Christian Healing Mission is to encourage people to engage with the presence of Jesus, which so often leads to healing and transformation. (Taken from the CHM website http://www.healingmission.org)

New Wine Inspire
Friday, 18 Aug 2017 13:00 to Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 12:00

This event is all about the family of God gathering together in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, sharing and worshipping Jesus. There will be children’s, youth, and an adult programme and at times we will all gather everyone together for some fun. This will be reflected in the whole event as different generations will be represented alongside each other.

Booking is now open for this 5 day New Wine event. It comes with hearty recommendation from members of our church who were there this last summer. It is expected to book up really quickly, so don't delay. Booking details here: https://www.new-wine.org/events/inspire-2017

Early Bird rate (tickets purchased before 31/3/17)                                                                  
Adult £95                                                                              
Children &Youth (5 to 18) £50

Children under 5 get a free place                                                                                                      

Standard rate (tickets purchased after 31/3/17)                                                                        
Adult £105
Children & Youth (5 to 18)  £60