Churches Together

St Elizabeth Roman Catholic Parish Church, Minsteracres

St James Parish Church, Riding Mill

Riding Mill Methodist Church

 

Churches Together

MinsteracresRiding Mill Churches Together is led by a committee representing the three churches which serve the parish. The aim is to create opportunities for Christians in the area to share life and worship, beyond their own traditions. To this end, the RMCT committee puts together a varied programme each year, including elements of worship, study, witnessing to our faith and serving the community on an ecumenical basis.

St Elizabeth Roman Catholic Parish Church, Minsteracres
St James Parish Church, Riding Mill
Riding Mill Methodist Church
Stocksfield Quaker meeting

The present members of the committee are:

St James' ChurchDavid Kilner (Chair, Methodist Church)
Elaine Ryder (Secretary, St James Parish Church)
George Proud (St James Parish Church)
Rev Stephen Caddy (Methodist Church)
Fr Jeroen Hoogland (Minsteracres RC Church)
Eileen Carew (Minsteracres RC Church)
Sylvia Chainey (Stocksfield Quaker meeting)

 

Riding Mill Churches Together Café Church

An introduction

What is café church?

It is an occasional opportunity to worship and to explore the Christian faith in an informal setting, whilst sharing food. It includes both items to watch / listen to and opportunities for discussion with those sharing your table.

Methodist ChapelHow is it happening in Riding Mill?

Riding Mill Churches Together are hosting occasional café church ‘services’. The first was held on 13 May 2007 in the afternoon in the Millennium Hall. At this one, around 30 people (including a number of children) focussed on the theme ‘rescued’.

Afternoon tea was provided free of charge, including sandwiches, savoury items and lots of cakes! Tea and coffee were ‘on tap’ throughout the session. Elements of the afternoon included a background slide loop of pictures, an illustrated song about people being moved from St Kilda, Bible stories (including audience participation), and opportunities for discussion and reflection. Alongside, the children came and went from their own table, where they built structures with spaghetti and marshmallows, and made bookmarks (and everyone received a reminder bookmark at the end of the session).

If you would like to be involved in preparing the material, setting up the hall or providing food, please contact Elaine Ryder 01434 682644.