Loving God, guiding the people of Durham Diocese faithfully through the years: we thank you for saints who have marked our path, young and old, known and unknown, from all places and in all walks of life. Help us to find your way in our generation: transformed by your truth, sharing your life, blessing our communities. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

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.

Free to Be Service at 6.00pm on the second Sunday of each month at St John's Church, Greenside

Click here to Meet some of our Church Family!


Thy Kingdom Come

Join the global wave of prayer! 

30th May - 9th June 2019

Click here to hear... 

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, encouraging us to pray for five people, 

as part of Thy Kingdom Come and of the joy that this brings.

Greenside Parish Monthly Ramble

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Perspectives Men’s Breakfasts

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Wednesday Morning Parish Breakfast @ Holy Spirit 

7.30am - 9.00am -  term time only. 

Do drop in, children very welcome! 

Followed by 9.15am Holy Communion at Holy Spirit Church.

Monthly Prayer Meeting @ Holy Spirit Church 

First Wednesday of Each Month

Each month, Tom invites us to join with him and others, in the Prayer Meeting at Church of the Holy Spirit, at 7.30pm. to pray together as a corporate body.

SEDER (Passover) Meal

Monday 15th April 2019.6.30pm at St. John’s Hall, Greenside 

Local churches are invited. Forms at back of church to reserve your place. Please look out for lists showing where help will be required e.g. shopping, food preparation, serving, setting/clearing up. For more information please see Gloria or Jackie.

Church of the Holy Spirit, Crawcrook NE40 4NBUse Your Loaf October Session


Bread Making 

Monday 20 May 2019 10.00am to 1.30pm

Holy Spirit Church Hall Crawcrook. 

Want to join us in making  bread, sharing a light lunch and having time together? You're welcome! If you would like more information, just click here to email us. And remember, we always give some of our freshly baked bread away - to a stranger!

Children must be accompanied by an adult please. Other dates include: 17/6, 22/7, 19/8, 21/10, 18/11

Nine Basic Modules of Christian Healing

Starting Tuesday 4th June, for 6 weeks, from 7pm to 9.30pm, a series of 9 standalone modules, across 6 Tuesdays will take place, for those either involved in the healing ministry or those looking to get involved.  

David Vickers says 'We will be exploring a diverse range of subjects from how to catch people who fall under the power of the Spirit, to does God want everyone to be healed, to knowing how to speak to sickness and see people healed, to how do I know I’ve heard from God and much more besides. No experience necessary - just a desire to want to know and learn'.  Taught by a team from the Healing Centre - christian-healing.com - comprised of Randy, Ruth, Lisa, David & Sandra. The sessions are free but you will need to buy a copy of the course book at £5, available on the night. The sessions are made up of:

June 4th - Randy & Lisa: Cycle of Grace (5) & gifts of the spirit (4)
June 11th - Lisa & Randy: Listening to God (8) & Listening to others (2)
June 18th - Lisa & Sandra: Be clear for prayer (7)
June 25th - Ruth & Lisa: Nature & will of God to heal (1) and Knowing our authority (3)
July 2nd - David & Lisa: Healing through worship (9)
July 9th - Ruth & David, Randy & Lisa: Models of ministry (6)

Contact : David Vickers david@christian-healing.com / 07966 692650

Greenside Parish Weekend

Emmaus Youth Village

Friday 10 May to Sunday 12 May 2019

This will be a special time to come together as a church family, for two nights, staying at the Emmaus Youth Village, Pemberton Rd, Allensford, Consett DH8 9BA. It's situated in the rolling hills of the Derwent Valley and surrounded by outstanding natural beauty.

If you haven't stayed there before, you will love the 'Swiss Village' look of this place. It has: Large Capacity Auditorium and Dining Hall, 98 beds spread across 4 suites, Twin and Triple en-suite Bedrooms, Underfloor heating, Surrounded by 60 acres of land, Free Wi-Fi, Disabled Access and Areas for prayer and reflection.

How much? We are not charging anyone to come on the weekend away. The cost will be paid from church funds. However, everyone is encouraged to make a contribution to church funds to help cover the cost of the weekend. To give you an idea, we expect the weekend to cost about £80 per adult and £50 per child on average. Please think and pray about how many places you would like to cover. Contributions will go into general church funds and if we have anything left over, we’ll use it for church running costs.

Interested? To ensure your place is booked, speak to Beth for a form to be completed and then handed back to her. Forms will also be available in church. Exciting times ahead!

Graham Kendrick @Dunston Activity Centre

May 2nd at 7.30pm. Tickets £12 from the centre, Tel 0191 425 2222

United 19 at The East of England Showground, Peterborough

Week 1: Sunday 27 Jul 2019 - 09:00 to Saturday, 2 Aug 2019 - 23:00

(Our church is booking into 27 Jul week)

Week 2: Sunday 4 August 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, 10 August 2019 - 11:00pm

What is United 19? New Wine gathers as a family in the summer to celebrate everything God has done in our lives, and to encounter him afresh together and take his blessing back to our churches and communities – to see the nation changed through the local Church. United is a space for our church network to spend quality time together, to pitch in as a family, sharing food, receiving and praying for one another, and supporting each other and our churches. 

Experience impactful teaching, worship, a programme for all, friendships for life and transformational encounters with God.

With the nation in mind, we’ve been praying for several years for an opportunity to move our summer events to a more central location. Peterborough is near major transport routes and is more easily accessible for a greater number of people. The showground has excellent facilities, with room for us grow and, for any non-campers, over 1,000 hotel rooms nearby!  Our prayer is that this event is bigger than the two weeks when we gather, that it helps resource and commission the local church. We want to acknowledge and welcome God’s Spirit at work in and through us to be sent, living what we sing and experience in our everyday. We’d love you to join us at the start of this new chapter for New Wine. 

PRICING: Adult £169; Student 18-23 £155); Age 12-17 £141); Age 5-11 £123); Age 0-4 £86); Free for Age 0-2 (Non-Gems). Ticket price includes entry to all venues (subject to capacity), use of facilities and a camping pitch. There is no discount for staying off site. Student ticket price: You must be age 18-25 and in full time UK education. If you are eligible for the student rate, please ensure you bring evidence of your student status with you (i.e. student ID card) as you may be asked to provide it to gain entry to the show ground.