Hub service at St James

Every Sunday at 11 a.m. for 1hr
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St James' Benwell
Benwell Lane
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 6RS
United Kingdom

Join our team service at St James every Sunday at 11am.

Check our website for dates and latest news and livestreams of ou services at http://benwellscotswood.com

You are welcome whether you know what you believe or not, or are just curious. Join us for Communion, Eucharist, Lord's Supper, Mass… whatever you call it, this is the heart of our community life.

Eucharist/Holy Communion Common Worship Sunday School / Organised Children's Activities Asylum support Refugee advice

West End Voices

Every Monday at 7 p.m. for 1hr 30m
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Benwell Lane
Benwell
Newcastle upon Tyne

(Term time only)
A friendly and fun community choir led by Kat Davidson of the Sage. Everyone is welcome – all ages and abilities. There are no auditions, no need to read music – just enjoy the singing! The West End Voices meet at St. James Church on a Wednesday from 7-8.30pm during school term time. The choir is currently free of charge but small voluntary donations are welcome.

Term-time only

Private prayer

Every Tuesday, Wednesday at 11 a.m. for 2hr
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Benwell Lane
Benwell
Newcastle upon Tyne

The church is open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for quiet and prayer. Please feel free to take a seat wherever you like.

If you would like help with anything or someone to speak to, then just ask one of our volunteers or contact us.

Asylum seeker support

Every Tuesday, Wednesday at 11 a.m. for 3hr
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Benwell Lane
Benwell
Newcastle upon Tyne

We are your community and are here to help anyone.
When we are open on Tuesdays & Wednesdays we will try to help you with immigration issues, wellbeing, and signposting you to other services in the community. We may not always have the solution but we do promise to do all we can! Just speak to Father Chris or Father David.
Foodbank volunteers can also help you with food, benefits payments, and other issues.

We also have:
Volunteering opportunities
Free Wifi
Tea and coffee
Conversation & spiritual support
Social time
Time for peace and quiet

Contact: Fr Chris 07792267223

Lunch Break

Every Tuesday at noon for 2hr
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Benwell Lane
Benwell
Newcastle upon Tyne

Free lunch (donations welcome!) come and go as you please, this is a time to spend meeting your community, it is for anyone, any age, any background, any physical or mental ability, or any belief.

Bible study with Farsi Translation

Every Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. for 1hr 30m
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Benwell Lane
Benwell
Newcastle upon Tyne

We meet as a group to learn more about the Bible, Christianity, and each other.

We have a Farsi translator, but anyone is welcome whatever language you speak!

Foodbank Voucher Hub

Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for 3hr
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Benwell Lane
Benwell
Newcastle upon Tyne

WEDNESDAY 10AM TO 1PM

If you need help with food, don't worry, that's what we are here for! We don't want anyone in our community to ever go hungry.

A volunteer will take some basic details to help identify your needs and write our the voucher.

If you can, please bring:
Proof of Address
Photo ID
Proof of benefits (if relevant)
Proof of other members of your household

Once you have a voucher you can exchange this for a food parcel at:

Venerable Bede Church, West Road, NE4 8AP
Monday & Thursday 10am - 1pm

Foodbank Centre, Benwell Lane NE15 6LX
Tuesday & Wednesday 10am - 1pm

Heritage and Environment Group

Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for 3hr
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Benwell Lane
Benwell
Newcastle upon Tyne

Heritage & Environment Group

The Heritage & Environment Group is an independent voluntary organisation and registered charity based in Benwell whose aims are to explore and share the history of the west end of Newcastle and to promote the improvement of the historic graveyard of St James'.

The Group meets weekly to maintain the graveyard of St James’ in Benwell, and to welcome visitors there. At the moment, sessions are held on Wednesday mornings between 10am -1pm. Visitors are welcome to look around during these times. There are are three interpretation boards on site which provide information about the history and environment of the graveyard. You can also read or download our two graveyard guides A Guide to St James’ Graveyard and A short history of St James’ Graveyard, Benwell. If you would like an informal tour of the graveyard, contact the Group on [email protected] Please note that the graveyard is not normally accessible outside these hours. However requests for visits at other times will be considered.

The Group maintains a data-base of burials and memorials, and welcomes inquiries about people buried in the graveyard.

Volunteers

The Group welcomes help with maintaining the graveyard, whether as a regular or occasional volunteer. For more information or to offer help, email us at [email protected] or visit on a Wednesday between 10am-1pm.

Publications and Resources

The Group has produced a variety of books, heritage guides, films and other resources about the history of the west end. These can be accessed on our website and printed copies can be obtained from us.

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Write: c/o Sunnybank Centre, 12/14 Sunnybank Avenue, Pendower, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 6SD