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

Greenside Parish Family Emmaus Weekend May 2019

Above: Our fabulous 2019 Church Family Weekend at the Emmaus Youth Centre.

Book your place now for the 2021 weekend!

Click here To meet more of our Church Family

J A M   S E S S I O N!

Saturday 15 June, 10am 

Church of the Holy Spirit, Crawcrook. 

Helen Hardisty says ‘Everyone’s welcome, including those new to playing a instrument. Just come along, bring your musical instruments, or borrow one, and voices and let’s play together!’


Friday 21 June, 7pm

Church of the Holy Spirit, Crawcrook

Helen Hardisty will repeat an evening of singing her songs, from the ‘Ups and Downs’ of her own Christian life. Helen's  friend says ‘Last time Helen played, there was a snow blizzard and that affected people being able to come. I made it through and spent the most relaxing evening, absorbing the heart of Helen’s songs. 

I’m sure they will bless you greatly, as they did for me’.

Greenside Parish Monthly Ramble

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Perspectives Men’s Breakfasts

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Corpus Christi Service

St John's Church, Derwent View, Chopwell

Chopwell Parish invites you to join them on Thursday 20th June 2019 at 7.00 pm 

Thanksgiving for Holy Communion; Procession of the Blessed Sacrament & Benediction

Celebrant : Fr Paul R Murray SSC; 

Preacher : The Venerable Bob Cooper, Archdeacon of Sunderland,

Followed by refreshments. All Welcome

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.

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: 8/7 (Syrian Refugee Drop in Centre, Rowlands Gill), 19/8, 21/10, 18/11

Nine Basic Modules of Christian Healing9 Modules

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

Recovery Support Group (pilot study of 3 sessions)

29 May, 5 June, 12 June

Wednesday evenings from 6.45pm to 9pm 

Holy Spirit Church, Crawcrook

Val Gardner and Lynn Carr –Woodward ( from Heddon Methodist Church) are running 3 evening sessions for those family or church members who need support themselves when trying to help someone in addiction and who would like to find out more about this support group which will be running weekly from September at Crawcrook Church. 
(NB this is not for those who are struggling with addiction themselves - for these people, a Recovery Course will be starting in Crawcrook  in September with details to follow soon).
For more information about The Recovery Support Group Pilot sessions or to let us know that you would like to attend, please phone Val on 07835 738314 or Lynn on 07809 683213- or just come along!

Churches Together in the Tyne Valley

Now Is The Time To WORSHIP: God On The Move.  An evening of Christian Celebration with Guest Speaker Rev'd Paul Revill Saturday 1st June 2019 6.30pm to 8.00pm (doors open 6pm) at Tynedale Function Suite, Hexham Auction Mart.  free admission - donations welcome.

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.      

Advanced Notice: please make a note in your diaries- 2 years time!
The next Greenside Parish Weekend at The Emmaus Centre, Allensford will be on the weekend of:
 14th-16th May 2021