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Who we are

We became St Andrew’s in May 2003 having formerly been two churches, Christ Church United Reformed Church and Benton Methodist Church, which joined together. We then embarked on major redevelopment of our building which was completed in June 2008. 

We are actively exploring how we can be better followers of Jesus, share God’s word, and how we will respond to the issues in our world today. 

People tell us we are a very friendly church. We welcome everyone and our building is fully accessible, with toilets for the disabled on each level and a lift to all floors. 

Sunday morning worship starts at 10.30am; our average congregation is about 60 to 70 people including children and young people. There is a an active junior church on the third Sunday of each month where children have fun while learning about following Jesus.

On one Sunday morning of each month the service includes the sharing of bread and wine in Holy Communion and everyone is welcome to share in this. We have a singing group that contributes occasionally to the worship. After the service most folk stay for coffee and chat.      

Our Sunday evening service is at 6pm. This is a smaller congregation and worship is quieter and once a month includes Holy Communion.

We are part of the Newcastle Central and East Methodist Circuit and also of the Northern Synod of the United Reformed Church (click here to visit the Synod web site).

 We are a fair-trade church and this means that we use fairly traded products wherever possible. About once a month we have a stall where fair-trade products are on sale after the Sunday morning service.