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Listed below are forthcoming events at the Morpeth Methodist Church or of interest to its members. Please check with the contact listed for each event to ensure that the details are accurate.

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Below is a selection of relevant notices which may be of interest to members. Not all notices from the regular Sunday notice sheet are included here, mainly for privacy reasons.

World Day of Prayer

World Day of Prayer

The World Day of Prayer 2020 is on Friday 6th March at 2pm.

Morpeth Baptist Church will host this year’s meeting at this church.

This year’s focus is Zimbabwe and the theme is ‘Take your mat and walk’ Choir rehearsals will be held on Friday 21st and 28th February at 11:00 for one hour. Please come and join in! The final rehearsal will be at 10:am 6th March. The service will be followed by refreshments—all are welcome.

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Church Council

The next meeting of Church Council will be on Wednesday 26th February, 7:30 p.m.  If you have any matter which you would like to raise with Church Council then this should be given in writing to Revd. Antony or to church council secretary Maureen Baker (

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Social Events in the Near Future

Friday March 27th 7pm

Quiz Night

Saturday April 4th 7.30pm

East Coast Swing Band


Late Spring Fayre to be arranged

Saturday 19th September 7pm

Backworth Male Voice Choir

Other event s to be discussed at our next meeting. Any ideas, please?

Vivien Scott

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Synod Retreat


The dates are Tuesday 10th to Thursday 12th March. We start with lunch on the Tuesday, and end after Communion and before lunch on the Thursday.

The place is the lovely peaceful house of Shepherds Dene, near Riding Mill.

Our leader is to be Rt Rev John Pritchard, retired Bishop of Oxford, formerly Bishop of Jarrow. His title is: 'Let him easter in us': letting resurrection loose in our lives. John says: “The quote is from Gerard Manley Hopkins and I love the idea of easter being a verb. We would explore resurrection through the biblical accounts, stories, poetry, art and music”.

The Retreat is open to all in Northern Synod – ordained or lay, active or retired.

The cost of the Retreat is £160 per person – most of you will be able


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Marie Curie Charity


Marjorie Glass from Doxford Place, Cramlington Methodist Church is collecting unwanted or broken watches for Marie Curie Charity, to be refurbished and sold on by the charity, or if beyond repair, broken up and used for parts.  The charity benefits and the watches don’t go into landfill, so win, win! A box will be placed at the back of the church should anyone wish to use it

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Morpeth and Mitford Churches Together


Asylum Seekers Support Group

West End Refugee Service

The WERS website is currently saying that they are still unable to accept any donations of clothing etc for their clothing store, as all their storage areas are full.

Justice and Peace Refugee Project

I have also received an email from the Justice and Peace Project to tell me that they have received some very generous donations of bedding recently.  Usually they have a huge demand for this but the demand has more or less dried up this year, probably because of the very mild winter.  Consequently, they have a huge glut of bedding and can't take any more at the moment.  So they want people to hang fire on bedding donations for the time being. 

I am sure both of these Projects will require more stocks before long.  I will let you know when their stores are open again for donations.  Meanwhile please keep donations of food and toiletries coming.

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Golden Jubilee of Doxford Place Methodist Church


In celebration of the Golden Jubilee the Backworth Male Voice Choir in concert with soprano Delia Mc Nally will perform  at Doxford Place Methodist Church, Cramlington on Saturday 28th March at 7:00pm Tickets £6.00 Contact Terry Watson 01670-731225

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Morpeth Music Society Concerts

Tickets available at Morpeth Methodist Church

Adults: £16:00 each

Students: £3:00 each

Children: Free when accompanied by an adult

Run by Morpeth Music Society


Thursday 13th February 2020 19:30pm

Artist: Metamorphoses (Clarinet viola & piano)

Thursday 19th March 2020 19:30pm

Artist: Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch (piano trio)

Thursday 30th April 19:30pm

Artist: Anna Fedorova (piano)


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Saturday Walking.

The next two walks will be on Saturdays 29th February and 21st March.  29th February will be a walk in the countryside around Blaydon – meet 9:30 a.m. at Morpeth Rugby Club.  Venue yet to be decided for 21st March but book the date now for a friendly Spring walk with refreshments afterwards.  Further details from Maureen Baker

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Christians Against Poverty [CAP] Job Club

Over the past year, we at Doxford Place Methodist Church, have been exploring the possibility of partnering with Christians Against Poverty to run a Job Club.

 Job Clubs are part of the CAP network, running alongside their Debt Advice Service to help those who are unemployed get back into work and out of debt and poverty.

The opening of The Hope Centre in Cramlington Town Centre, by St Nicholas’ Church provided further impetus to this idea, and matters are now coming to fruition.

We are launching the service on Tuesday 25th February 2020 (Shrove Tuesday) at 1.00 pm, and publicity is now being circulated.

 Gordon Summers (Coach) and Eric Brook (Manager) spent a very hectic two days at CAP headquarters in Bradford in November training for our roles in the Club.

 We are both excited about this project and hope that others can catch the vision. Our message is “Watch this Space!”

The service will be based at The Hope Centre in Forum Way, Cramlington and will be part of the centre’s mission of showing the love of Jesus to the community. If you know of someone who might benefit, please pass the message on, and get in touch with us.

Contact phone numbers are :-

Eric : 07387 874804        Gordon : 07494 991783

 Hopefully the service will grow and we will need more volunteers to work alongside us. Volunteers must be willing to be trained by CAP, at their Headquarters in Bradford- requiring an overnight stay.

Most of all, keep us in your prayers.

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Memory Cafe


For people with memory problems or dementia, and their carers, family and friends. Come along for a chat, to pick up information and to enjoy some social time with others in a similar situation to your own where you can share ideas and experiences. No need to book, please just drop in!

Refreshments will be available.

The café will run on the Thursdays shown below from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon in the Coffee Lounge at the Morpeth Methodist Centre, Howard Terrace, Morpeth. For further information please contact the church office on 01670 511078

or e-mail

Memory Café Dates January to May 2020

January 2nd and 16th

February 6th and 20th

March 5th and 19th

April 2nd and 16th

May 7th and 21st   


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